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Kristen N Ganjoo

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  • A phase II study of single agent gemcitabine in relapsed or refractory follicular or small lymphocytic non-Hodgkin lymphomas - A hoosier oncology group study AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY-CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS Ganjoo, K. N., Robertson, M. J., Fisher, W., Jung, S. H., McClean, J., Huh, S. Y., Bufill, J., Williams, S., Cripe, L. D. 2005; 28 (2): 169-172


    Gemcitabine is a pyrimidine analog that is active in patients with aggressive lymphomas and Hodgkin disease. This study assessed tumor response in patients with previously treated follicular or small lymphocytic non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This was a 2-stage phase II trial with the first stage requiring 2 of 13 responses to proceed to the second stage. Gemcitabine was given as a single agent to patients with previously treated follicular or small lymphocytic lymphomas. Gemcitabine was administered at 1250 mg/m2 over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle for a maximum of 6 cycles. Thirteen patients were treated with 1 to 6 cycles of chemotherapy. Two patients experienced grade 4 toxicity with neutropenia. No grade 4 nonhematologic toxicity was seen. There was 1 partial response and 8 patients (61%) had either minimal response or stable disease. Single-agent gemcitabine administered at this dose and schedule produced 1 partial remission and half the patients had stable disease. However, the study had to be stopped early because of lack of meaningful response.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/01.coc.0000144812.74663.d0

    View details for Web of Science ID 000228240600013

    View details for PubMedID 15803012

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