PET-Directed Therapy in Treating Patients With Limited-Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Diseases and Conditions Researched
Limited-stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
What is the purpose of this trial?
Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, and prednisone, work in different ways to stop cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, such as yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, can find cancer cells and carry cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as PET scan and CT scan, done before, during, and after chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment. This phase II trial studies how well PET-directed chemotherapy works in treating patients with limited-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
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|Sponsor:||Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)|
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