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Chemotherapy With or Without Imatinib and/or Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (LAL0904)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00458848
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gruppo Italiano Malattie EMatologiche dell'Adulto

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. A peripheral stem cell transplant may be able to replace blood-forming cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy. When the healthy stem cells are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Giving combination chemotherapy together with imatinib mesylate and peripheral stem cell transplant may be an effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Nevertheless, in the last few years GIMEMA has pubblished a paper in which 100% of Ph+ ALL patients reach HCR only with Imatinib, without any chemiotherapy. Thus, this treatment will be implemented in patients pertaining to this category.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Drug: asparaginase Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride Drug: etoposide Drug: idarubicin Drug: imatinib mesylate Drug: mercaptopurine Drug: methotrexate Drug: methylprednisolone Drug: mitoxantrone hydrochloride Drug: prednisone Drug: vincristine sulfate Procedure: allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Procedure: autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 470 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): Imatinib in Combination With Chemotherapy in Ph+ Patients, and Post-remissional Treatment Intensification in High-risk Ph- Patients, With Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring.
Study Start Date : October 2004
Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Study Completion Date : March 2014

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease-free survival [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
    Evaluation of disease free survival in patients with high risk of remission obtaining a Complete Remission as from the date of hematological complete remission.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete response after HAM [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
    Evaluation, in terms of complete response, of HAM as 2nd line treatment in resistant patients not in progression after the 2nd or 3rd induction cycle

  2. Feasibility of minimal residual disease (MRD) monitoring [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
    Feasibility of minimal residual disease in hight and standard risk patients

  3. Negative prognostic role of MRD positivity [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
  4. Rate of complete hematological response after induction therapy in Ph+ patients [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
  5. Disease free survival in Ph+ patients [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
  6. Cumulative incidence of relapse [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
  7. Molecular monitoring of BCR/ABL after complete hematological response [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
  8. Overall survival [ Time Frame: At 4 years from study entry ]
    Overall survival from diagnosis

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


  • Diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) meeting the following criteria:

    • Negative myeloperoxidase stain
    • Phenotype T (T-ALL) or B (B-ALL)
    • No mature B-ALL (FAB L3, serum immunoglobulin-positive, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-negative)


  • Creatinine ≤ 2.5 mg/dL (after adequate hydration)
  • SGOT and SGPT ≤ 3 times upper limit of normal
  • LVEF ≥ 50%
  • No severe psychiatric disorders
  • No other concurrent malignant disease
  • No presence of documented infections not responding to antibiotic and/or antifungal therapy
  • Not pregnant


  • No prior steroids
  • No prior antiblastic chemotherapy
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy or radiotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00458848

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gruppo Italiano Malattie EMatologiche dell'Adulto
Study Chair: Roberto Foa, MD Universita Degli Studi "La Sapeinza"

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gruppo Italiano Malattie EMatologiche dell'Adulto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00458848     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LAL0904
LAL0904 ( Other Identifier: GIMEMA )
2004-001738-11 ( Other Identifier: EudraCT )
First Posted: April 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Gruppo Italiano Malattie EMatologiche dell'Adulto:
B-cell adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
T-cell adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
L1 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
L2 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
TdT positive adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Prednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone acetate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs