Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Patients Acute Myeloid With Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy and kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bone marrow transplantation following combination chemotherapy in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome .
|Leukemia Myelodysplastic Syndromes||Drug: busulfan Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: cyclosporine Drug: cytarabine Drug: methotrexate Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation Procedure: syngeneic bone marrow transplantation||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||ALLOGENEIC AND SYNGENEIC MARROW TRANSPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE NON-LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA|
|Study Start Date:||August 1987|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2003|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Liposomal Ara-C
- Methotrexate Sodium
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine overall and leukemia-free survival of patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome treated with busulfan and cyclophosphamide (low-risk patients) or cytarabine, busulfan, and cyclophosphamide (high-risk patients) followed by allogeneic or syngeneic bone marrow transplantation. II. Compare the therapeutic effects of these cytoreduction regimens with those reported in the literature for similar patients who undergo syngeneic or allogeneic marrow transplantation following cytoreduction that includes total-body irradiation. III. Determine the early and late toxic effects produced by these chemotherapy regimens in this patient population.
OUTLINE: Low-risk patients (those in first complete remission (CR) who achieved CR with 1 course of chemotherapy) are treated on Regimen A. High-risk patients (those in second or subsequent CR who required more than 1 course of chemotherapy to achieve first CR or those with myelodysplastic syndrome) are treated on Regimen B. All patients undergo diagnostic lumbar puncture prior to beginning therapy and fluid is examined for CNS disease. Patients receive methotrexate IT along with the tap. Prior to initiation of chemotherapy, patients with CNS disease present on diagnostic lumbar puncture receive methotrexate IT every 2-3 days until lumbar puncture shows no leukemia cells and then 1 additional dose. Cytoreductive chemotherapy begins 3 days after the last dose of methotrexate. Regimen A: Patients receive oral busulfan every 6 hours on days -7 to -4 for a total of 16 doses and cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -3 and -2. Allogeneic bone marrow is infused on day 0. Regimen B: Patients receive oral busulfan every 6 hours on days -9 to -6 for a total of 16 doses. Patients receive cytarabine IV over 1 hour every 12 hours on days -5 and -4 and cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -3 and -2. Allogeneic bone marrow is infused on day 0. Graft versus host disease prophylaxis: Patients receive cyclosporine IV continuously on days -1 to 28 followed by a taper of oral cyclosporine until day 180. Patients receive methotrexate IV on days 1, 3, 6, and 11. CNS disease prophylaxis: Patients receive 5 more doses of methotrexate IT weekly beginning between days 50 and 70. In addition, patients with history of CNS disease receive 1 dose of methotrexate IT monthly for 1 year. Patients are followed frequently during the first 100 days, at 6 months, 1 year, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.7 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002547
|United States, Michigan|
|Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute|
|Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201|
|Principal Investigator:||Esteban Abella, MD||Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute|