Lithium Carbonate and Tretinoin in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of tretinoin when given together with lithium carbonate in treating patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia. Lithium carbonate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Tretinoin may help [type of cancer] cells become more like normal cells, and to grow and spread more slowly. Giving lithium carbonate together with tretinoin may kill more cancer cells
Adult Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (M7)
Adult Acute Monoblastic Leukemia (M5a)
Adult Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5b)
Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia With Maturation (M2)
Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Del(5q)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Inv(16)(p13;q22)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22)
Adult Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4)
Adult Erythroleukemia (M6a)
Adult Pure Erythroid Leukemia (M6b)
Recurrent Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Drug: lithium carbonate
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase I Trial of Lithium and Tretinoin for Treatment of Non-Promyelocytic Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Patients Intolerant or Relapsed/Refractory to Standard Chemotherapy.|
- Maximum tolerated dose of tretinoin when given together with lithium carbonate, defined as the dose level immediately below that at which at least 2/6 subjects experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT), graded using the NCI CTCAE version 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Treatment (tretinoin, lithium carbonate)
Patients receive tretinoin PO every 12 hours on days 1-7 and 15-21 and lithium carbonate PO TID on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other Names:Drug: lithium carbonate
Other Names:Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
I. To determine the safety and maximum tolerated dose of the combination of tretinoin with lithium carbonate in subjects with non promyelocytic acute myeloid leukemia.
I. To describe the dose limiting toxicities associated with the combination of lithium (lithium carbonate) and tretinoin.
II. To determine the ability of lithium to inhibit glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) activity in circulating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells and to enhance the retinoic acid receptor expression.
III. To determine the ability of lithium and tretinoin to induce differentiation and/or growth inhibition of AML cells.
IV. To determine the response rate of acute myeloid treatment to treatment with the combination of Tretinoin and Lithium.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of tretinoin.
Patients receive tretinoin orally (PO) every 12 hours on days 1-7 and 15-21 and lithium carbonate PO three times daily (TID) on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 30 days.
|United States, Ohio|
|Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Contact: Paolo F. Caimi 800-641-2422 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Paolo F. Caimi|
|Principal Investigator:||Paolo Caimi||Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center|