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Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Refractory or Recurrent Acute Leukemia or Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003230
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 8, 2004
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating patients with refractory or recurrent acute leukemia or chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Drug: paclitaxel Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of paclitaxel given as a 96-hour infusion in patients with acute leukemia refractory to or recurrent after standard chemotherapy, in patients with blast crisis of chronic myelogenous leukemia, or in elderly patients (65-75) with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. II. Determine the rate of complete and partial remissions to paclitaxel treatment in these patients. III. Assess the toxic effects of paclitaxel given as a 96-hour infusion in these patients. IV. Determine the duration of remission after paclitaxel treatment in these patient populations.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation, multicenter study. Patients receive paclitaxel as a 96-hour continuous infusion. Patients may receive a second course of treatment after 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity irrespective of the treatment results after 1 course. Cohorts of 3 patients are treated at escalating doses of paclitaxel in the absence of dose limiting toxicity (DLT). If 1 out of 3 patients develops DLT, then 3 additional patients are treated at the same dose level. If DLT occurs in more than 1 out of 3-6 patients, dose escalation stops and this is considered the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). Once the MTD has been defined, the next patients are entered at the dose level preceding the MTD for the phase II portion of the study. Patient are followed at 2 weeks after completion of study and then every 3-6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be a total of 33 patients accrued (22 patients in the first stage and 11 in the second stage) in this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 33 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Paclitaxol (Taxol) for Refractory or Relapsed Acute Leukemia in Elderly Patients, and Blast Crisis of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: A Multicenter Phase I/II Study
Study Start Date : January 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2000

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) of B-cell or T-cell type, or blast crisis of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) Must fulfill one of the following criteria: - Newly diagnosed, previously untreated AML or ALL in elderly patients (65 75) - First or subsequent relapse of AML or ALL after standard chemotherapy, autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, or high-dose treatment with peripheral blood stem cell support - AML or ALL that is refractory to standard chemotherapy (no complete remission achieved after 2 courses of conventional induction chemotherapy) - CML in blast crisis of any subtype (i.e., myelogenous or lymphoblastic) with or without previously known chronic phase No leukemic involvement of the central nervous system

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 75 Performance status: WHO 0-3 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.25 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Renal: Creatinine less than 1.25 times ULN Cardiovascular: No history of atrial or ventricular arrhythmias No history of congestive heart failure, even if medically controlled No history of documented myocardial infarction Neurologic: No motor or sensory neuropathy grade 2 or more No dementia or significantly altered mental status Other: HIV negative No active infection or other serious underlying medical condition No prior allergic reaction to a drug containing Cremophor EL No complete bowel obstruction Not pregnant or nursing Adequate contraception required of all fertile patients

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No required concurrent cytoreductive treatment in addition to paclitaxel No concurrent growth factors or cytokine No concurrent immunotherapeutic drugs Chemotherapy: No prior paclitaxel or related compounds for a malignancy other that leukemia No required concurrent cytoreductive treatment in addition to paclitaxel Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003230

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Kantonspital Aarau
Aarau, Switzerland, 5001
Office of Walter Weber-Stadelman
Basel, Switzerland, CH 4051
University Hospital
Basel, Switzerland, CH-4031
Inselspital, Bern
Bern, Switzerland, CH-3010
Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, CH-1211
Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana
Lugano, Switzerland, CH-6900
Burgerspital, Solothurn
Solothurn, Switzerland, 4500
City Hospital Triemli
Zurich, Switzerland, 8063
Klinik Hirslanden
Zurich, Switzerland, CH-8008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research
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Study Chair: Albert von Rohr, MD Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich
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Responsible Party: Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research Identifier: NCT00003230    
Other Study ID Numbers: SAKK 34/95
First Posted: July 8, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Keywords provided by Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research:
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action