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Label c888bf74ba80d02574dadf92b203ffb8
Slug c888bf74ba80d02574dadf92b203ffb8
Criteria DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed recurrent intermediate or high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) AIDS-related NHL eligible At least 1 evaluable or measurable disease as defined by the following: Radiographic findings are acceptable Bidimensionally measurable defect on a computed tomographic (CT) scan Clearly defined abdominal masses on CT scans Enlarged spleen and/or liver extending at least 5 cm below the costal margin Biopsy proven lymphomatous hepatic involvement No clinical or radiographic evidence of parenchymal CNS involvement by lymphoma (meningeal lymphoma permitted) A new classification scheme for adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been adopted by PDQ. The terminology of "indolent" or "aggressive" lymphoma will replace the former terminology of "low", "intermediate", or "high" grade lymphoma. However, this protocol uses the former terminology. PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Any age Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: At least 6 weeks Hematopoietic: WBC at least 1500/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 3.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 3.0 mg/dL Other: May be HIV positive Immunocompetent (HIV-seronegative) NHL patients must be suitable candidates for bleomycin chemotherapy Active infections undergoing drug treatment allowed Negative head CT/MRI scan PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 1 prior systemic chemotherapy regimen Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Prior radiation therapy for localized stage I/II disease that has progressed beyond initial radiation therapy port is allowed Surgery: Not specified Other: Concurrent zidovudine, didanosine, or zalcitabine therapy allowed
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