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Natural Killer Cells in Older Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: October 5, 2007
Last updated: May 13, 2011
Last verified: July 2009

RATIONALE: Studying natural killer cells in samples of blood from patients with cancer may help doctors find out how these cells are effected by chemotherapy.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying natural killer cells in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Condition Intervention
Leukemia Drug: cytarabine Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Descriptive Study Evaluating the Presence and Function of Natural Killer Cells in Elderly Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia in First Remission.

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evolution of functional natural killer (NK) cells after chemotherapy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Kinetics of NK cells
  • Activation markers of NK cells

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • Determine the evolution of functional receptors of natural killer (NK) cells after completion of chemotherapy in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia in first remission.


  • Measure the kinetics of cytotoxic functional recovery of NK cells.
  • Determine activation markers of NK cells.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive 1 course of consolidation therapy comprising an anthracycline and cytarabine to induce first remission.

Blood is collected on day 0 of the consolidation course and then every 2 weeks for 8 weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia

    • No promyelocytic leukemia
    • No prior therapy


  • Hemoglobin > 10 g/dL


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00540956

Marseille Institute of Cancer - Institut J. Paoli and I. Calmettes
Marseille, France, 13273
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Paoli-Calmettes
OverallOfficial: Norbert Vey, MD Institut Paoli-Calmettes
  More Information Identifier: NCT00540956     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000564106
Study First Received: October 5, 2007
Last Updated: May 13, 2011

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
adult acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (M7)
adult acute minimally differentiated myeloid leukemia (M0)
adult acute monoblastic leukemia (M5a)
adult acute monocytic leukemia (M5b)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation (M2)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia without maturation (M1)
adult acute myelomonocytic leukemia (M4)
adult erythroleukemia (M6a)
adult pure erythroid leukemia (M6b)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with 11q23 (MLL) abnormalities
adult acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16)(p13;q22)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(16;16)(p13;q22)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
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