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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy and Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Acute Promyelocytic 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 20, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them, without harming normal cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy plus monoclonal antibody therapy in treating patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia in remission.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: lintuzumab
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: idarubicin
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:

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 1994
Study Completion Date: February 2003
Primary Completion Date: February 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the antileukemic effects of humanized anti-CD33 monoclonal antibody M195 (HuM195) against minimal residual disease in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) by using a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction for the mutated retinoic acid receptor-alpha to detect changes in minimal residual disease. II. Assess the disease free and overall survival of patients with APL receiving HuM195 for minimal residual disease. III. Evaluate the safety and toxicity of HuM195 in these patients. IV. Evaluate whether HuM195 elicits a human anti-human antibody response, including anti-idiotype antibody responses, in patients with APL.

OUTLINE: Patients continue retinoid therapy until 30 days after documentation of clinical complete remission. Patients begin treatment within 10 days of documentation of clinical complete remission, or after RT-PCR-confirmed molecular relapse, or 3-6 weeks after chemotherapy. Patients receive HuM195 IV over 60 minutes twice a week for 6 doses. Patients with unacceptable toxicity, in first complete remission, or ineligible for bone marrow transplant (BMT) proceed to the next regimen. Patients receive idarubicin IV over 15 minutes on days 1-3 and cytarabine IV continuously over days 1-5. Patients then receive 2 more courses, given at 4-6 week intervals, consisting of idarubicin IV over 15 minutes on days 1-2 and cytarabine IV continuously on days 1-4. Patients begin maintenance therapy after toxicity resolves or 1 week after the last dose of HuM195. This consists of HuM195 IV over 60 minutes for 2 doses (72-96 hours apart). Treatment repeats once a month for 6 courses. Patients who have an initial molecular response but are positive on the RT-PCR assay, or who achieve complete remission following clinical relapse of disease during treatment are eligible for retreatment. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-40 patients will be accrued for this study over 2-3 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Pathologically confirmed acute promyelocytic leukemia in one of the following categories: First complete remission following induction retinoids First complete remission following induction chemotherapy and not eligible for additional consolidation chemotherapy Second or subsequent remission following induction retinoids or chemotherapy Clinically complete remission following consolidation chemotherapy and: Detectable minimal residual disease by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay Not eligible for bone marrow transplant Molecular remission (i.e., negative RT-PCR assay) with subsequent evidence of early molecular relapse (i.e., normal peripheral blood counts, normal bone marrow morphology, and positive RT-PCR assay)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 12 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Greater than 4 weeks Hematopoietic: See Disease Characteristics Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL AST no greater than 4 times normal Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 4 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: (Patients receiving idarubicin and cytarabine only) No history of cardiac disease OR Left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 50% by MUGA or echocardiogram Other: No uncontrolled serious infection HIV negative No active second malignancy except basal cell carcinoma Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile women must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Retinoid therapy to continue until 30 days past complete remission No other concurrent chemotherapy At least 3 weeks since any cytotoxic chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since any radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002609

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: David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002609     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 94-088
CDR0000063898 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 20, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
childhood acute myeloid leukemia in remission
adult acute promyelocytic leukemia (M3)
childhood acute promyelocytic leukemia (M3)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Leukemia, Myeloid
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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