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2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine and Cytarabine in Patients With Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2007
Last updated: August 1, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

Primary Objectives:

  1. To determine the response rate, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival of patients who receive 2-CdA + Ara-C.
  2. To examine if there is any clonality in the cytokine expression of helper T cells or cytokine receptor expression of eosinophils.
  3. To determine the effect of 2-CdA on accumulation of Ara-C triphosphate in eosinophils.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: 2-CdA
Drug: Ara-C
Drug: G-CSF (Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study: 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) and Cytarabine (Ara-C) in Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Outcomes at 6 Weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline to 6 weeks timepoint (day 42) ]
    Patient outcomes defined at 6 weeks as Complete Remission (CR), absolute eosinophil count less than 1,500/mm3 and less than 5% of eosinophilic infiltrates in the bone marrow; and PR (partial response) defined as major clinical improvement without meeting the criteria specified for CR including an improvement in performance status to Zubrod's 0 or 1 along with clearance of clinical signs and symptoms of disease that are present at baseline.

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: March 1998
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 2-CdA + Ara-C + G-CSF
2-CdA 12 mg/m^2/day by vein (IV) Continuous Infusion and Ara-C 1 gm/m^2/day IV for 5 Days with G-CSF 5 mcg/kg/day subcutaneously starting Day 9
Drug: 2-CdA
12 mg/m^2/day by vein (IV) Continuous Infusion x 5 Days
Other Names:
  • 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine
  • Cladribine
Drug: Ara-C
1 gm/m^2/day IV Over 2 Hours x 5 Days
Other Name: Cytarabine
Drug: G-CSF (Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor)
5 mcg/kg/day given under the skin (subcutaneously) starting Day 9
Other Names:
  • Filgrastim
  • Neupogen
  • Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
  • GCSF

Detailed Description:

Before the study begins, patients will have a physical exam, blood tests, and urine tests. Women will have a pregnancy test. A bone marrow sample will be taken. This is done with a large needle. Heart tests and an MRI scan of the brain will be done if there is a suspicion of disease in the heart or central nervous system.

Patients in this study must have a catheter (thin tube) placed in a vein in the arm or under the collarbone. This tube will be left in place throughout the study. 2-CdA (Cladribine) will be given through the catheter 24 hours a day on days 2 to 6. Ara-C (Cytarabine) will be given through the catheter over 2 hours on days 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Starting on day 9, patients will inject G-CSF under their skin once a day; G-CSF helps blood counts return to normal. Treatment will be given on an inpatient or outpatient basis. The first course is normally done inpatient.

During the study, patients will have blood tests daily during the first week and every other day after that. Bone marrow samples will be taken on days 14, 21, and 28. Further bone marrow samples may be necessary to evaluate response. Heart tests and MRI scans of the brain may be done.

This is an investigational study. G-CSF, 2-CdA, and Cytarabine are approved by the FDA for treatment of cancer. Up to 40 patients will take part in this study. Patients will be treated at M. D. Anderson or other centers. A total of 40 people will take part in this study. About 1 patient every 3 months will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 76 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient must have diagnosis of idiopathic HES, defined as (1) no recent history of allergic reaction or parasitic infection; (2) sustained (> 6 months) hypereosinophilia (1,500/mm^3); and (3) signs or symptoms of organ involvement.
  2. Age less than 76 years old.
  3. Patient is not pregnant.
  4. Zubrod performance status < 3.
  5. Life expectancy is not severely limited by concomitant illness.
  6. Serum creatinine < 2 mg/dL.
  7. Serum bilirubin < 2 times upper limit of normal (2 mg/dL).
  8. Alanine aminotransferase (SGPT) < 2 times upper limit of normal (112 IU/L).
  9. Participant has completed the informed consent process, understands the investigational nature of the study, agrees to participate, and has signed the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of chronic active hepatitis or cirrhosis, and > 1 month from prior episode of hepatitis.
  2. Presence of an active infection.
  3. HIV positive.
  4. Has eosinophilic leukemia (defined by presence of clonal cytogenetic abnormalities).
  5. Recent history of parasite infection.
  6. Recent history of allergic reaction.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00483067

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Michael Andreeff, MD, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00483067     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DM97-232
Study First Received: June 5, 2007
Last Updated: August 1, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adjuvants, Immunologic processed this record on April 24, 2017