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3-AP and High-Dose Cytarabine in Treating Patients With Advanced Hematologic Malignancies

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2004
Last updated: January 23, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cytarabine, work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. 3-AP may help cytarabine kill more cancer cells by making them more sensitive to the drug. This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of 3-AP when given with high-dose cytarabine in treating patients with advanced hematologic malignancies

Condition Intervention Phase
Accelerated Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Inv(16)(p13;q22)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(15;17)(q22;q12)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22)
Blastic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Recurrent Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Relapsing Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: triapine
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Triapine in Combination With High Dose Ara-C (Hi-DAC) in Patients With Advanced Hematologic Malignancies

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • MTD defined as the dose preceding that at which greater than or equal to 2 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity assessed using NCI CTCAE version 3.0 [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: January 2004
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (cytarabine and triapine)
Patients receive high-dose cytarabine IV over 2 hours on days 1-5 and triapine IV over 2 hours on days 2-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: cytarabine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ARA-C
  • arabinofuranosylcytosine
  • arabinosylcytosine
  • Cytosar-U
  • cytosine arabinoside
Drug: triapine
Given IV
Other Names:
  • 3-AP
  • OCX-191
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:


I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of 3-AP (Triapine) administered with high-dose cytarabine in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies.


I. Determine the clinical activity of this regimen in these patients. II. Determine the effect of treatment with 3-AP (Triapine) on intracellular levels of cytarabine in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of 3-AP (Triapine).

Patients receive high-dose cytarabine IV over 2 hours on days 1-5 and 3-AP (Triapine) IV over 2 hours on days 2-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients in each stratum receive escalating doses of 3-AP (Triapine) until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

Patients are followed for up to 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 6-48 patients (3-24 per stratum) will be accrued for this study within 15-24 months.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of 1 of the following hematologic malignancies:

    • Relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
    • Relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    • Secondary AML, including AML arising from antecedent hematologic diseases, such as myelodysplastic syndromes or myeloproliferative disorders OR therapy-related AML
    • Chronic myeloid leukemia in accelerated or blast phase
  • Refractory to standard therapy or no standard therapy exists
  • No known brain metastases
  • Performance status - CALGB 0-2
  • Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100%
  • No G6PD deficiency
  • Bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dL (unless due to Gilbert's syndrome)
  • AST and ALT < 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Creatinine < 1.5 times ULN
  • No symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina pectoris
  • No cardiac arrhythmia
  • No pulmonary disease requiring oxygen
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No prior allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to study drugs
  • No neuropathy
  • No ongoing or active infection
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • No other concurrent uncontrolled illness
  • No concurrent biologic agents
  • At least 72 hours since prior hydroxyurea
  • At least 2 weeks since other prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosoureas)
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy
  • At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy
  • Recovered from all prior therapy
  • At least 4 weeks since prior investigational agents
  • No other concurrent investigational therapy
  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00077181

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637-1470
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Olatoyosi Odenike University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00077181     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02570
U01CA069852 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
CDR0000349659 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: February 10, 2004
Last Updated: January 23, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Blast Crisis
Leukemia, Myeloid, Accelerated Phase
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
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