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Irinotecan, Vincristine, and Dexamethasone In Children With Relapsed And/Or Refractory Hematologic Malignancies

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2008
Last updated: August 26, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The purpose of this study is to estimate the maximum tolerated dose of dexamethasone given for 5 consecutive days when combined with fixed doses of irinotecan (given IV, qd x 5, 2 days off, qd x 5) and vincristine (given IV, 2 doses total on days 1 and 8 of schedule) in children with relapsed or refractory hematologic malignancies. In addition we will also study the pharmacokinetics of irinotecan when given without and then with dexamethasone in each patient, evaluate the relationship between irinotecan pharmacokinetic parameters and toxicity and describe any antitumor effects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Hodgkin's Disease
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Drug: Dexamethasone
Drug: Irinotecan
Drug: Vincristine
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Trial Using Irinotecan, Vincristine, and Dexamethasone In Children With Relapsed And/Or Refractory Hematologic Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Estimate the maximum tolerated dose of dexamethasone given for 5 consecutive days when combined with fixed doses of irinotecan and vincristine in children with relapsed hematologic malignancies [ Time Frame: Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) ]

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Dexamethasone
5 doses given on Days 6-10
Drug: Irinotecan
20 mg/m2/day IV, 10 doses given on Days 1-5, 8-12
Drug: Vincristine

1.5 mg/m2/day IV (max 2 mg), 2 doses given on Days 1,8

* Patients < 1 year of age or < 10kg in weight: Vincristine 0.05 mg/kg

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age < or equal to 21 years at time of study entry
  • Pathological diagnosis of a recurrent or refractory Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, or acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • ECOG performance status < or equal to 2 (or Lansky play-performance scale > or equal to 50% for children <10 years of age).
  • Has not received chemotherapy in previous 2 weeks. In the case of rapidly progressing disease, this criterion may be waived by consulting with the Principal Investigator, provided the patient has recovered from the acute effects of prior therapy.
  • Hemoglobin >8 g/dl, absolute neutrophil count >1000 /mm3 (without growth factor support), and platelet count >50,000/mm3 (without transfusion support) unless bone marrow is involved with tumor or leukemia
  • Adequate liver function (bilirubin < 1.5 x normal for age, AST and ALT < 3 x normal for age)
  • Adequate renal function (serum creatinine <3 x normal for age)
  • No active graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) or ongoing treatment for GVHD

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently receiving other cytotoxic or investigational drugs
  • Pregnant or lactating females are not eligible. Pregnancy tests must be obtained in females who are post-menarchal.
  • Concomitant use of phenytoin, carbamazepine, barbiturates, rifampicin, phenobarbital, azole antifungals, aprepitant, or St. John's Wort is not allowed.
  • Evidence of active infection at the time of protocol entry
  • History of allergy to any of the study medications
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00718757

United States, California
Rady's Children Hospital San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
United States, Tennessee
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Principal Investigator: John T Sandlund, MD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Identifier: NCT00718757     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VIDML
Study First Received: July 17, 2008
Last Updated: August 26, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
BB 1101
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 26, 2017