Methotrexate, Vincristine, Pegylated L-Asparaginase and Dexamethasone (MOAD) in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Salvage

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: May 18, 2009
Last updated: September 11, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

This goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the combination of methotrexate, pegylated-L-asparaginase, vincristine, and dexamethasone (also rituximab in some patients) can help to control ALL that has not responded to previous treatment or has come back after a response or CML.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute
Drug: Methotrexate
Drug: Vincristine
Drug: PEG-l-asparaginase
Drug: Dexamethasone
Drug: Rituximab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Methotrexate, Vincristine, Pegylated L-asparaginase and Dexamethasone (MOAD) in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Salvage

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete Response (CR) Rate Defined as Number of Participants Who Achieve a Complete Response [ Time Frame: 6 cycles (cycle = 28 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MOAD
Chemotherapy regimen of methotrexate, rituximab, vincristine, pegylated L-asparaginase and dexamethasone (MOAD).
Drug: Methotrexate
200 mg/m^2 by vein on days 1 and 15.
Other Name: Rheumatrex
Drug: Vincristine
1.4 mg/m^2 by vein (maximum dose 2 mg) on days 1, 8 and 15.
Other Name: Oncovin®
Drug: PEG-l-asparaginase
2500 International units/m^2 by vein on days 2 and 16
Other Names:
  • Oncaspar®
  • PEG asparaginase
  • Pegaspargase
  • Polyethylene Glycol Conjugated Lasparaginase-H
Drug: Dexamethasone
40 mg by vein or by mouth daily days 1-4 and 15-18.
Other Name: Decadron®
Drug: Rituximab
Rituximab 375 mg/m^2 by vein on days 1 and 15 (first 4 cycles) for patients CD20 positive or positive by immunostain.
Other Name: Rituxan®

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Previously treated ALL (including Burkitt's lymphoma) or lymphoblastic lymphoma in relapse or primary refractory; without viable stem cell transplant option. Patients with previously treated Philadelphia chromosome positive ALL will be also eligible;
  2. Chronic myeloid leukemia in blast phase
  3. Zubrod performance status </= 3;
  4. Adequate liver function (bilirubin </= 3.0mg/dl, unless considered due to tumor),and renal function (creatinine </= 3.0 mg/dl unless considered due to tumor;
  5. Age >/= to 1 year
  6. Understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent form.
  7. For pediatric patients (age >/= 1 year to </= 18 years), Lansky performance status >/=50
  8. For pediatric patients (age >/= 1 year to </= 18 years), second or greater relapse

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant patients
  2. Prior history of allergic reaction, serious pancreatitis, hemorrhagic or thrombotic event with PEG-l-asparaginase or its components.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00905034

United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Gautam Borthakur, M.D. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00905034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-0267
Study First Received: May 18, 2009
Last Updated: September 11, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
PEG asparaginase
Polyethylene Glycol Conjugated Lasparaginase-H

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
BB 1101
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
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