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Amifostine in Treating Patients With Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2004 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: January 2004

RATIONALE: Amifostine may be effective in helping blood counts return to normal in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of amifostine in treating patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndrome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Drug: amifostine trihydrate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Ethyol (Amifostine) in Adult Patients With Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: August 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the overall hematologic response rate to amifostine in patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndrome. II. Determine the toxic effects of amifostine in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is an open label study. Patients receive intravenous amifostine over 15 minutes three times a week. Patients failing to respond by 8 weeks undergo dose escalation. Nonresponding patients are removed from the study by 12 weeks. Therapy is continued for up to six months in responding patients. Patients are observed for duration of response upon therapy discontinuation. Patients who relapse will have therapy resumed at the previous dose. Patients will be followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 36 patients will be accrued.


Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), including: Refractory anemia Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts Refractory anemia with excess blasts Refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation MDS with at least bicytopenia No chronic myelomonocytic leukemia No acute leukemia

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 17 and over Performance Status: ECOG 0-2 Life Expectancy: Greater than 6 months Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin less than 8.5 g/dL Absolute granulocyte count less than 1,000 g/dL Platelet count less than 70,000/mm3 Hepatic: No major hepatic problems Renal: No major renal problems Cardiovascular: No major cardiac disease Other: Prior transfusion of blood products is allowed Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Prior cytokine therapy is allowed Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Prior steroid therapy is allowed Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: Prior leucovorin calcium and pyridoxine allowed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003123

United States, Michigan
Osteopathic Medical Oncology and Hematology, P.C.
Clinton Township, Michigan, United States, 48038-1657
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Garden City Hospital
Garden City, Michigan, United States, 48135
Marquette General Hospital
Marquette, Michigan, United States, 49855
Providence Hospital Cancer Center
Southfield, Michigan, United States, 48075
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
Providence Hospital
Study Chair: Howard R. Terebelo, DO Providence Hospital
  More Information

Terebelo H, Marsico D, Shurafa M, et al.: A phase II trial of amifostine in patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndromes. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 18: A82, 23a, 1999. Identifier: NCT00003123     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065882
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: November 5, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
refractory anemia
refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
refractory anemia with excess blasts
refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Radiation-Protective Agents
Protective Agents
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