Clofarabine Plus Cytarabine in Patients With Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia and High-risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00065143|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 18, 2003
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Leukemia, Myeloid Myelodysplastic Syndromes||Drug: clofarabine Drug: Ara-C||Phase 2|
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients has not improved significantly in recent years when compared with the considerable progress that has been made in younger patients. Hence, new drugs and approaches are needed in this poor-prognosis group of patients with AML.
Nucleoside analogs are among the most active antileukemic agents available. Clofarabine was synthesized as a rational extension of the experience with other deoxyadenosine analogs. Clofarabine is converted to the monophosphate form by the enzyme deoxycytidine kinase which represents the major metabolite of clofarabine. Phosphorylation of clofarabine is substantially more efficient than that of other nucleosides such as fludarabine and so is intracellular retention of the triphosphate form of clofarabine. Mechanisms of action include inhibition of DNA synthesis, inhibition of DNA polymerases, and potent inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) resulting in depletion of normal nucleotides and increased DNA uptake of the analog. Single agent clofarabine has shown activity in phase I studies in AML and ALL. As a potent inhibitor of RNR, however, clofarabine is ideal to be incorporated into biochemical modulation strategies such as have been tested and validated with fludarabine and ara-C in AML. By combining clofarabine with ara-C, inhibition of RNR by clofarabine will result in a drop of deoxynucleotides causing a decrease in the feedback inhibition of deoxycytidine kinase which is the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of ara-CTP leading to increased retention of ara-CTP. Therefore, the activity of clofarabine and ara-C in leukemic cells would be complemented by a biochemical synergism between these agents that should result in better clinical efficacy. We have established the safety of the combination in salvage patients with acute leukemias.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of Clofarabine in Combination With Cytarabine (Ara-C) in Patients >/= 50 Years With Newly Diagnosed and Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and High-risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) (>/= 10% Bone Marrow Blasts)|
|Study Start Date :||June 2003|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2006|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00065143
|United States, Texas|
|The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Stefan Faderl, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|