Sodium Salicylate in Treating Patients With Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 28, 2000
Last updated: January 17, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

January 28, 2000
January 17, 2013
August 1999
September 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Sodium Salicylate in Treating Patients With Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
A Phase I Study of Salicylate for Adult Patients With Advanced Myelodysplastic Disorders or Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of sodium salicylate in treating patients who have advanced myelodysplastic syndrome , acute myelogenous leukemia or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


  • Evaluate the safety, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of sodium salicylate in patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndrome; newly diagnosed, relapsed, or refractory acute myelogenous leukemia; or relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Define biologic characteristics that influence the likelihood of a clinical response to this drug in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral sodium salicylate twice a day. Intrapatient dose escalation or de-escalation is permitted. Treatment continues for up to 6 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Responding patients may continue to receive sodium salicylate beyond the 6-week period.

Patients with acute myelogenous leukemia are followed until the end of therapy. Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome are followed until death or progression to leukemia.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

Phase 1
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Drug: sodium salicylate
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Klimek VM, Dolezal EK, Smith L, Soff G, Nimer SD. Phase I trial of sodium salicylate in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myelogenous leukemia. Leuk Res. 2012 May;36(5):570-4. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2011.10.023. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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September 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


  • Relapsed or refractory acute myelogenous leukemia OR
  • Elderly patients with newly diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia not eligible for standard therapy OR
  • "High-risk" myelodysplastic syndrome, including:

    • Refractory anemia with excess blasts
    • Refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation
    • Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia OR
  • Relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Not eligible for transplant protocols at MSKCC or refuses transplant
  • Not eligible for a higher priority protocol (e.g., bone marrow transplantation)



  • Over 18

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Platelet count at least 25,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL
  • Transaminase levels less than 3 times upper limit of normal
  • PT no greater than 14 seconds
  • PTT no greater than 34.6 seconds


  • Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No history of abnormal bleeding or unexplained bleeding disorders
  • No history of peptic ulcer disease
  • No salicylate allergy
  • No other concurrent active malignancy
  • No other concurrent illness that would preclude study assessment to a significant degree


Biologic therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


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18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
99-057, P30CA008748, MSKCC-99057, NCI-G99-1661
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Virginia Klimek, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
January 2013

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