Differentiation Induction in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2009 by University of Bergen.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Bergen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00175812
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: February 27, 2009
Last verified: February 2009

September 9, 2005
February 27, 2009
November 2004
May 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Survival [ Time Frame: 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Survival
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  • Disease stabilisation [ Time Frame: 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Disease complications [ Time Frame: 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Side effects of therapy [ Time Frame: 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Disease stabilisation
  • Disease complications
  • Side effects of therapy
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Differentiation Induction in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Differentiation Induction Therapy for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Hypothesis: Differentiation induction therapy in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) can be used to achieve disease control and stabilize peripheral blood counts in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia.

Adult patients (<18 years of age) who can be included: Elderly patients (>60 years of age) with newly diagnosed AML who cannot achieve standard chemotherapy, patients with relapsed or resistant AML. Patients with relapsed or resistant AML who cannot receive intensive chemotherapy.

Treatment: Patients will be treated with all-trans retinoic acid (oral administration), valproic acid (7 days intravenous administration and later oral administration)and theophyllamine (7 days intravenous administration and later oral administration). Duration of treatment at least 2 months or until disease progression. Maximal duration of treatment 2 years.

Followup: Clinical evaluation, peripheral blood samples, bone marrow samples.

Patients to be included:

  1. Elderly patients above 60 years of age with newly diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) who cannot receive conventional intensive chemotherapy.
  2. Adult patients of any age (> 18 years of age)with relapsed or resistant AML who cannot receive conventional intensive chemotherapy or allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

We plan to include at least 20 patients, but if possible 30 patients during a 3 years period. The first patient was included November 2004.

Treatment:

All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) administered orally 22.5 mg/m2 twice daily for 14 days, repeated every third month.

Valproic acid started on day 3 of ATRA therapy, the first week as intravenous administration and later oral administration.

Theophyllamine started on day 3 of ATRA therapy, the first week as intravenous administration and later oral administration.

Duration of treatment at least 2 months unless side effects,until disease progression or an overall duration of treatment of 2 years.

Supportive therapy according to the hospitals general guidelines.

Followup:

The first week treatment in hospital. Later out-patient treatment with regular controls including clinical examination, peripheral blood parameters (including serum valproic acid and theophyllamin levels), bone marrow samples.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Drug: all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA)
    All-trans retinoic acid 22.5 mg/square meter twice daily days 1-14
  • Drug: Valproic acid
    Valproic acid, highest dose without side effects from day 3 until progression
  • Drug: Theophyllin
    Theophyllin, targetted serum level 50-100 from day 3 until progression
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Active, not recruiting
30
November 2009
May 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recently diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • Patients above 60 years of age
  • Patients who cannot receive conventional chemotherapy
  • Patients with relapsed or refractory AML independent of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia in blast phase
  • Intolerance to the study drugs
  • Serious liver disease
  • No informed consent
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
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Norway
 
NCT00175812
REK-Vestnr21503
No
Professor Øystein Bruserud, Haukeland University Hospital
University of Bergen
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Principal Investigator: Oystein Bruserud, MD University of Bergen
University of Bergen
February 2009

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