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Decitabine in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003361
First Posted: March 12, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  Purpose

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

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


Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia Myelodysplastic Syndromes Drug: decitabine Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study With Decitabine (5-aza-2'-Deoxycytidine, DAC) in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: April 1998
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia) to decitabine.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by disease (low risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) vs. high risk MDS vs. chronic myelomonocytic leukemia). Patients receive decitabine as a 4 hour infusion every 8 hours on days 1-3. Treatment continues every 6-8 weeks for 4-6 courses. Patients are followed at 6 and 12 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 75 patients will be accrued for this study over 1 year.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven myelodysplastic syndrome Refractory anemia (RA) RA with ringed sideroblasts (RARS) RA with excess blasts (RAEB) RAEB in transformation Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) RA and RARS: Platelet count less than 50,000/mm3 CMML: If WBC greater than 10,000/mm3, then must have at least 8% monocytes in the blood or marrow

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 15 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: See Disease Characteristics Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease Other: No active or uncontrolled infection Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No other active cancer except skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than one prior chemotherapy regimen for myelodysplastic syndromes At least 3 weeks since chemotherapy and recovered No prior high-dose cytarabine (at least 0.5 g/m2 for at least 4 doses) Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003361


Locations
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Stephen D. Nimer, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003361     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSKCC-98017
CDR0000066343 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
NCI-G98-1444
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: March 12, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: December 2009

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
chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
de novo myelodysplastic syndromes
previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
secondary myelodysplastic syndromes
childhood myelodysplastic syndromes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Preleukemia
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Neoplasms
Decitabine
Azacitidine
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors