Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins

Trial Management Group


Trial Closure: LY7 (EORTC) Phase III Randomized Trial

The LY7 (EORTC 20981): Chimeric Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody (Rituximab)in Remission Induction and Maintenance Treatment of Relapsed Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: A Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial has been permanently closed by the lead group.

Patients with stage III or IV follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (at initial diagnosis) who have relapsed after a maximum of two non-anthracycline containing systemic chemotherapy regimens. Patients must have had a complete or partial response to at least one of the previous regimens. Lymphoma must be CD20 positive.

Objectives: To establish the effect of addition of rituximab to CHOP chemotherapy on the response rate and quality of remission in relapsed low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To establish the effect of maintenance treatment with rituximab on progression free survival in relapsed low grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in remission after CHOP.