A trial looking at treatment for children with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL-Relapse, NHL 2006 01)

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Cancer type:

Blood cancers
Children's cancers
High grade lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma




Phase 3

This trial looked at chemotherapy for children with a type of non Hodgkin lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) that had not responded to treatment or had come back after treatment. The trial was for children and young people up to the age of 22.

ALCL is a rare type of high grade non Hodgkin lymphoma. Children and young people with ALCL usually have treatment with a combination of different chemotherapy drugs. But for a very small number of children, the treatment does not work or their ALCL comes back later (relapses Open a glossary item).

The aims of this study were to

  • See if chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant improved the outcome for children and young people who had relapsed ALCL
  • Find out the effect of a drug called vinblastine in children and young people who hadn’t had this drug as part of their initial treatment

Summary of results

This trial closed in the UK as very few patients were recruited.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Dr Denise Williams

Supported by

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 764

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3 phases of trials

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