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High-Dose Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Followed by Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Acute Leukemia in Remission

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of high-dose radiation therapy and etoposide followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients with acute leukemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bone Marrow Ablation Leukemia Biological: filgrastim Drug: etoposide Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Radiation: low-LET electron therapy Radiation: low-LET photon therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: March 1994
Study Completion Date: November 2000
Primary Completion Date: November 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of myeloablative total-body irradiation and etoposide followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation in prolonging the disease-free survival of patients with acute leukemia. II. Investigate the ability of growth factor-primed PBSC to provide hematopoietic reconstitution following myeloablative therapy.

OUTLINE: Patients are treated on Regimen A, then Regimen B. Regimen A: Stem Cell Mobilization. Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (Amgen), G-CSF, NSC-614629. Regimen B: Radiotherapy and Myeloablative Chemotherapy with Hematopoietic Rescue. Total-Body Irradiation, TBI (high-energy electrons used for lung boost); and Etoposide, VP-16, NSC-141540; with Peripheral Blood Stem Cells, PBSC; G-CSF.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Up to 45 patients will be studied over approximately 3 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Previously diagnosed acute leukemia in one of the following categories: Acute myelogenous leukemia (any subtype) in first or subsequent remission Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in first or greater remission Ph- ALL in second or subsequent remission Cellular marrow with no morphologic evidence of residual leukemia within approximately 2 weeks of cryopreservation Negative CSF cytology required of ALL patients Allogeneic marrow transplant considered for patients under age 55 with a healthy HLA-identical family member available

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 16 to 65 Performance status: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dl Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dl OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 ml/min Cardiovascular: LVEF at least 50% by MUGA or normal on echocardiogram Pulmonary: DLCO at least 50% of predicted Other: HIV seronegative No uncontrolled infection Negative pregnancy test required of fertile women

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002567

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Peter Maslak, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 93-161
CDR0000063595 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 25, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
adult acute erythroid leukemia (M6)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia without maturation (M1)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation (M2)
adult acute promyelocytic leukemia (M3)
adult acute myelomonocytic leukemia (M4)
adult acute monoblastic leukemia (M5a)
adult acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (M7)
adult acute monocytic leukemia (M5b)
bone marrow ablation
adult acute minimally differentiated myeloid leukemia (M0)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on June 23, 2017