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Arsenic Trioxide in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Acute Leukemia, Chronic Myeloide Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Lymphoma, or Myeloma

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 June 2000 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: June 2000

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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of arsenic trioxide in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory acute leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, lymphoma, or myeloma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm Myelodysplastic Syndromes Drug: arsenic trioxide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Arsenic Trioxide in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Leukemia and Blast Crisis of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effect of arsenic trioxide on the remission rate in patients with recurrent or refractory acute leukemia, blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, lymphoma, or myeloma. II. Determine the time to progression and survival in patients treated with this regimen. III. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified into 1 of 8 categories: first relapse no greater than 6 months after complete response vs second relapse or refractory vs prior hematologic disorder vs myeloid blast crisis of chronic myeloid leukemia vs lymphoid leukemia vs lymphoma vs myeloma vs myelodysplasia. Patients receive IV arsenic trioxide over 2-3 hours for 5 consecutive days with 2 days of rest. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression until complete response or 90 days is reached. Upon achieving complete response, treatment is discontinued for 30 days. Patients exhibiting complete response receive a second 28 day course of consolidation therapy while in remission starting no sooner than 31 days after the end of induction therapy. Patients are followed monthly.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-29 patients per lymphoma and myeloma stratum and a total of 31 patients per leukemia stratum will be accrued for this study within 18-24 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven recurrent or refractory acute leukemia (myeloid or lymphoid), blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, lymphoma, or myeloma of all FAB subtypes

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 6 weeks Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL (except for leukemic infiltration dysfunction) Alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times upper limit of normal (except for leukemic infiltration dysfunction) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: No active infection Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception No history of seizure disorders

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy (except hydroxyurea) No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent investigational agents Concurrent antibiotic therapy allowed for stable patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003885

United States, New York
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10466
Sponsors and Collaborators
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
Study Chair: Janice P. Dutcher, MD Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067053
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: November 5, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage I multiple myeloma
stage II multiple myeloma
stage III multiple myeloma
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
recurrent adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
splenic marginal zone lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Arsenic trioxide
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on June 23, 2017