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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Untreated Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 1, 2016
Last verified: July 2016

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have untreated acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: G-CSF
Drug: asparaginase
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Drug: mercaptopurine
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: prednisone
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Drug: Allopurinol
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study in Adults With Untreated Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Testing Increased Doses of Daunorubicin During Induction, and Cytarabine During Consolidation, Followed by High-Dose Methotrexate and Intrathecal Methotrexate in Place of Cranial Irradiation

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete Response [ Time Frame: 6 months post treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: prior to ea tx and ea maintenance course ]
  • CNS relapse rate [ Time Frame: before ea tx, q 3 mon for 1 yr, q 6 mon for 2 yrs, then yrly up to 10 yrs ]

Enrollment: 163
Study Start Date: January 1999
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Daunorubicin, ara-C, & MTX Therapy
daunorubicin during induction, increasing doses of cytarabine during consolidation followed by methotrexate in place of cranial irradiation for treatment of ALL
Biological: G-CSF
Courses I, II, IV, V: 5 ug/kg/d subQ injection Day 4 until ANC > 5,000 uL after nadir: 7 day minimum for Courses I & IV
Other Name: filgrastim
Drug: asparaginase
6000 U/sq m subQ or IM injection 2X/wk for 6 doses starting on Day 5: Courses I & IV
Drug: cyclophosphamide
1200 mg/sq m IV infusion over 15-30 min Day 1 Courses I & IV (pts < 60y/o) 1000 mg/sq m IV infusion over 15-30 min Day 1 Courses II & V
Drug: cytarabine
2000 mg/sq m IV infusion over 3 hrs Days 1,2, & 3: Courses II & V
Other Name: ara-C
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
80mg/sq m (pts<60y/o)OR 60mg/sq m (pts =/>60y/o) IV infusion over 5-10 min Days 1,2,& 3: Courses I & IV
Drug: leucovorin calcium

Courses III & VI:

25mg/sq m IV infusion Days 2, 9, and 16 5mg/sq m PO q 6 hr for 8 doses or until serum MTX <0.05 uM after ea IV dose

Drug: mercaptopurine
60mg/sq m/d PO every day Course VII
Drug: methotrexate
15mg intrathecal Day 1 Courses II & V 1000mg/sq m IV infusion over 3 hrs Days 1, 8, & 15 and 25mg/sq m PO q 6hr x 4 doses after ea IV dose: Courses III & VI.
Drug: prednisone
60mg/sq m/day PO Days 1-21 (pts<60y/o) OR Days 1-7 (pts >/= 60y/o) Courses I & IV and Days 1-5 of ea 4 cycle in Course VII
Drug: vincristine sulfate
2 mg total IV infusion Days 1,8,15,& 22 Courses I & IV and Days 1, 8, & 15 Courses III & VI, and Day 1 of ea 4 wk cycle in Course VII
Drug: Allopurinol
300mg PO q day Days 1-14 Course I

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  1. Any other serious illnesses which would limit survival to <2 years, or psychiatric condition which would prevent compliance with treatment or informed consent.
  2. Uncontrolled or severe cardiovascular disease.
  3. History of pancreatitis or overt coagulopathy (prior cerebrovascular accident or hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack or deep venous thrombosis).
  4. Elevations in bilirubin, creatinine, or amylase that may suggest impaired hepatic, renal, or pancreatic function must be considered as potentially serious obstacles for safe tolerance of the therapy prescribed in this protocol.
  5. Prior use of the agents administered in this protocol for other non-malignant disease may reduce the likelihood of beneficial outcome, and should also be considered prior to enrolling patients.
  6. Treatment under this protocol would expose an unborn child to significant risks.

    Women and men of reproductive potential should agree to use an effective means of birth control.

  7. Unequivocal histologic diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), FAB L1-or L2 or Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia (AUL).
  8. Age ≥ 15 years
  9. Prior Treatment: No prior treatment for leukemia, with three permissible exceptions:

    i. emergency leukapheresis; ii. emergency treatment for hyperleukocytosis with hydroxyurea; iii. cranial RT for CNS leukostasis (one dose only).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003700

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Wendy Stock, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Stock W, Yu D, Johnson J, et al.: Intensified Daunorubicin during induction and post-remission therapy of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): results of CALGB 19802. [Abstract] Blood 102 (11 Pt 1): A-1375, 2003.
Stock W, Dodge RK, Vardiman JW, et al.: Treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): phase II trial of dose intensification of Daunorubicin and Cytarabine followed by high-dose Methotrexate and intrathecal Methotrexate in place of cranial irradiation (CALGB 19802). [Abstract] Blood 98 (11 Pt 1): A-2472, 2001.

Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier: NCT00003700     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALGB-19802
U10CA031946 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
CDR0000066807 ( Registry Identifier: NCI Physician Data Query )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 1, 2016

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
L1 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
L2 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017