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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Relapsed Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

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 2001 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: February 6, 2009
Last verified: January 2001

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 consisting of cytarabine plus idarubicin in treating patients who have relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia Drug: cytarabine Drug: idarubicin Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation Procedure: autologous bone marrow transplantation Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Relapsed Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Consisting of Intermediate Dose Cytosine Arabinoside (ARA-C) Plus Interspaced Continuous Infusion Idarubicin, Followed by Continuous Infusion of Low-Dose ARA-C, A Phase II Study by the EORTC-LCG

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

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the feasibility and efficacy of intermediate dose cytarabine plus idarubicin followed by low dose cytarabine in patients with relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive intermediate dose cytarabine IV over 2 hours twice a day on days 1-5, idarubicin IV over 24 hours on days 1, 3, and 5, and low dose cytarabine IV over 24 hours on days 6-15. If patients achieve complete remission by day 35, this regimen is repeated once. If patients achieve partial remission by day 35, this regimen is repeated, except with an additional day of idarubicin on day 7. If these patients then achieve complete remission by day 70, the regimen is repeated. Patients may then undergo stem cell transplantation within 6 months of achieving complete remission. Patients who have an HLA identical sibling available receive an allogeneic transplant; others receive an autologous transplant. Patients are followed monthly for 1 year, every 3 months for 3 years, then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 24-60 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: First bone marrow relapse of primary acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), all subtypes except M3 OR First bone marrow relapse of secondary AML that occurred after other malignancies, but cured, or after alkylating agents and/or radiotherapy, or after myelodysplastic syndrome No previously untreated AML or second or subsequent relapse of AML No isolated extramedullar localization of AML Must have achieved a first complete remission No leukemias after other myeloproliferative diseases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 15 to 60 Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 1.5 times ULN AST no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Cardiovascular: No cardiac contraindications to anthracycline chemotherapy Ventricular ejection fraction at least 45% Other: No uncontrolled infection No concurrent severe neurological or psychiatric disease No other progressive malignant nonhematological disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior allogeneic or autologous bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplant Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003758

Algemeen Ziekenhuis Middelheim
Antwerp, Belgium, 2020
A.Z. St. Jan
Brugge, Belgium, 8000
Institut Jules Bordet
Brussels, Belgium, 1000
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
Edegem, Belgium, B-2650
Medical School/University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia, 41000
University Hospital Rebro
Zagreb, Croatia, 41000
Hotel Dieu de Paris
Paris, France, 75181
Hopital Necker
Paris, France, 75743
Ospedale San Eugenio
Rome, Italy, 00144
Policlinico A. Gemelli - Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Rome, Italy, 00168
Groot Ziekengasthuis 's-Hertogenbosch
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 5211 NL
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, Netherlands, 2300 ZA
University Medical Center Nijmegen
Nijmegen, Netherlands, NL-6252 HB
Sint Joseph Ziekenhuis
Veldhoven, Netherlands, 5500 MB DB
Hospital Escolar San Joao
Porto, Portugal, 4200
Ibn-i Sina Hospital, Ankara Univeristy
Ankara, Turkey, 06100
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Petra Muus, MD, PhD Universitair Medisch Centrum St. Radboud - Nijmegen
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003758     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066882
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: February 6, 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adult acute erythroid leukemia (M6)
childhood acute erythroleukemia (M6)
recurrent childhood acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
adult acute monoblastic leukemia and acute monocytic leukemia (M5)
childhood acute monoblastic leukemia and acute monocytic leukemia (M5)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia without maturation (M1)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation (M2)
adult acute myelomonocytic leukemia (M4)
adult acute eosinophilic leukemia
adult acute basophilic leukemia
adult acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (M7)
childhood acute myeloblastic leukemia without maturation (M1)
childhood acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation (M2)
childhood acute myelomonocytic leukemia (M4)
childhood acute eosinophilic leukemia
childhood acute basophilic leukemia
childhood acute megakaryocytic leukemia (M7)
adult acute minimally differentiated myeloid leukemia (M0)
childhood acute minimally differentiated myeloid leukemia (M0)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
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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