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Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2001
Last updated: February 26, 2014
Last verified: November 2012
This phase II trial is studying how well combination chemotherapy with or without donor peripheral stem cell transplant works in treating children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Giving combination chemotherapy before a donor peripheral stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It also helps stop the patient's immune system from rejecting the donor's stem cells. When the healthy stem cells from a donor are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Condition Intervention Phase
Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission
Recurrent Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: asparaginase
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: cyclosporine
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: imatinib mesylate
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Drug: mercaptopurine tablet
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: pegaspargase
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Procedure: umbilical cord blood transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Children's Oncology Group Pilot Study for the Treatment of Very High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children and Adolescents (Imatinib (STI571, GLEEVEC) NSC#716051)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility, in terms of patient accrual [ Time Frame: Up to 1.75 years ]
    As a target goal, we wish to enroll at least 80% of the potential available patients. The accrual duration for this pilot study will be based on accruing adequate numbers to complete the dose escalation study in the Ph+ subset. The planned study accrual duration should be approximately 1.75 years.

  • Feasibility, in terms of incidence of adverse events graded according to NCI CTC v 2.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 7 years ]
    The use of imatinib as given in combination with other agents in a particular cohort will be considered feasible initially if 5 or more of the first 6 evaluable patients complete the phase(s) without evidence of grade 3 or 4 targeted toxicities.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Event-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 7 years ]
    Estimated with 90% confidence interval.

Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: October 2002
Primary Completion Date: October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I
See Design Details.
Biological: filgrastim
Given SC
Other Names:
  • G-CSF
  • Neupogen
Drug: asparaginase
Given IM
Other Names:
  • ASNase
  • Colaspase
  • Crasnitin
  • Elspar
  • L-ASP
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CPM
  • CTX
  • Cytoxan
  • Endoxan
  • Endoxana
Drug: cyclosporine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ciclosporin
  • cyclosporin
  • cyclosporin A
  • CYSP
  • Sandimmune
Drug: cytarabine
Given IT and IV
Other Names:
  • ARA-C
  • arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • arabinosylcytosine
  • Cytosar-U
  • cytosine arabinoside
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Cerubidin
  • Cerubidine
  • daunomycin hydrochloride
  • daunorubicin
  • RP-13057
Drug: dexamethasone
Given orally
Other Names:
  • Aeroseb-Dex
  • Decaderm
  • Decadron
  • DM
  • DXM
Drug: etoposide
Given IV
Other Names:
  • EPEG
  • VP-16
  • VP-16-213
Drug: ifosfamide
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Cyfos
  • Holoxan
  • IFF
  • IFX
  • IPP
Drug: imatinib mesylate
Given orally
Other Names:
  • CGP 57148
  • Gleevec
  • Glivec
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Given IV or orally
Other Names:
  • CF
  • CFR
  • LV
Drug: mercaptopurine tablet
Given orally
Other Names:
  • 6-mercaptopurine
  • 6-MP
  • Leukerin
  • MP
Drug: methotrexate
Given IT, IV, and orally
Other Names:
  • amethopterin
  • Folex
  • methylaminopterin
  • Mexate
  • MTX
Drug: pegaspargase
Given IM
Other Names:
  • L-asparaginase with polyethylene glycol
  • Oncaspar
  • PEG-L-asparaginase
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Given IV
Other Names:
  • leurocristine sulfate
  • VCR
  • Vincasar PFS
Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Undergo allogeneic bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, or umbilical cord blood transplantation
Other Names:
  • bone marrow therapy, allogeneic
  • bone marrow therapy, allogenic
  • transplantation, allogeneic bone marrow
  • transplantation, allogenic bone marrow
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Undergo allogeneic bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, or umbilical cord blood transplantation
Other Names:
  • PBPC transplantation
  • PBSC transplantation
  • peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation
  • transplantation, peripheral blood stem cell
Procedure: umbilical cord blood transplantation
Undergo allogeneic bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell, or umbilical cord blood transplantation
Other Names:
  • cord blood transplantation
  • transplantation, umbilical cord blood
  • UCB transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
Undergo radiation therapy
Other Names:
  • irradiation
  • radiotherapy
  • therapy, radiation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Received prior front-line therapy on a Pediatric Oncology Group (POG),Children's Cancer Group (CCG), or Central Oncology Group (COG) study
  • Received induction therapy comprising vincristine, asparaginase, prednisone/dexamethasone, and daunorubicin as in CCG, POG, or COG protocols
  • M1 or M2 bone marrow status after front-line induction therapy and presenting with at least 1of the following:

    • Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) with t(9;22)(q34;q11) by cytogenetics or fluorescence in situ hybridization
    • bcr-abl fusion transcript by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction
    • Hypodiploid with less than 44 chromosomes and/or DNA index less than0.81
    • MLL translocation (11q23) by cytogenetics and a slow early response (SER) to induction therapy, defined as at least 5% blasts at day 15 of induction and/or at least .1% minimal residual disease (MRD) after induction therapy
  • Failed to achieve remission after front-line induction therapy

    • M3 bone marrow status (greater than 25% blasts) after induction therapy
    • M2 bone marrow status (5-25% blasts) or at least 1% MRD after induction therapy and M2 or M3or at least 1% MRD after consolidation therapy (CCG studies) or extended induction therapy (POG or COG studies)
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No concurrent prophylactic cranial radiotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00022737

United States, California
Children's Oncology Group
Arcadia, California, United States, 91006-3776
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Kirk Schultz Children's Oncology Group
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00022737     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-01862
NCI-2012-01862 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
AALL0031 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
AALL0031 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA098543 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: August 10, 2001
Last Updated: February 26, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Imatinib Mesylate
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents processed this record on April 24, 2017