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Protocol For the Treatment Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia With Ph 'Negative in Elderly Patients (> 55 Years)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
PETHEMA Foundation

Brief Summary:
The protocol objective is providing adequate treatment and based on broad consensus in elderly patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Apply uniform treatment that enables a joint analysis of results strong enough to make conclusions on specific subgroups of patients (genotypic subtypes, particularly LAL Bcr/abl positive, phenotype, or strata of age or associated diseases). Provide results of a treatment to consider standard against which to compare the results of phase II trials of experimental drugs that undoubtedly will be activated in the coming years

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Drug: Dexamethasona, Idarubicine, ARA-C, Methotrexate Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Prephase (days -5 to -1) Dexamethasone 10 mg/m2 bolus day IV for 5 days (-5 to -1). Supplementary treatment: hydration minimum 2000 ml/day, allopurinol 300 mg / day, gastric protection (as center), daily monitoring of blood glucose, daily monitoring of renal function. Intrathecal treatment (diagnosis and prophylactic) day -5: 12 mg were administered intrathecal methotrexate. The morphological study of the CSF will be defining initial CNS involvement by LAL. Although it is recommended immunophenotypic study of CSF, the definition of CNS involvement by LAL (and its therapeutic consequences) based on morphological observation of blasts in CSF cytocentrifuge.

Remission induction:

Tolerance prephase period can be used to establish the final indication of treatment (standard protocol or frail patients). Day 0 is free of treatment and is considered as +1 the first day of induction. The total duration of the induction is 30 days, consists of two phases (Phase I, days +1 to +14 and phase II, days +15 to +30). Mandatory testing is considered counting the percentage of blasts in peripheral blood +8 day of induction, a myelogram to day +14 to assess early response and a day +35 to assess the complete remission

(days +1 to +14)

  • Vincristine (VCR) 1 mg (absolute dose) IV 1 and 8.
  • Idarubicin (IDA): 10 mg (absolute dose) IV 1, 2, 8 and 9.
  • Dexamethasone (DEX): 10 mg/m2 bolus days 1 and 2 IV, 8 to 11

days +15 to +30)

  • cyclophosphamide (CFM): 300 mg / m 2 iV in 1 hour 15 to 17. (3 total doses).
  • Cytarabine (ARAC): 60 mg / m 2 iV in 1 hour 16 to 19, 23 to 26. (8 total doses).
  • Vincristine (VCR) 1 mg (absolute dose) iV 1 and 8.
  • Idarubicin (IDA): 10 mg (absolute dose) iV 1, 2, 8 and 9.
  • Dexamethasone (DEX): 10 mg/m2 bolus days 1 and 2 iV, 8 to 11


Cycles 1, 3, 5 MTX: 1,000 mg/m2, IV infusion of 24 hours day 1 L-ASA. 10,000 IU / m 2 IV or IM Day 2 Cycles 2, 4, 6 ARAC: 1,000 mg/m2, IV in 3 hours on days 1, 3 and 5

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PROTOCOL FOR THE TREATMENT Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia With Ph 'NEGATIVE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS (> 55 Years)
Actual Study Start Date : May 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Chemotherapy Drug: Dexamethasona, Idarubicine, ARA-C, Methotrexate

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy in terms of response rate [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy in terms disease free survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  2. Efficacy in terms of global survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Adults over 55 years diagnosed with ALL with chromosome Ph 'negative and naïve

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. L3 ALL with mature B phenotype or cytogenetic abnormalities ALL characteristics of Burkitt type (t [8, 14], t [2, 8], t [8, 22]).
  2. Biphenotypic acute leukemias and bilinear
  3. Acute undifferentiated leukemia

    The criteria for exclusion from treatment (but not patient record) any of the following:

  4. Patients with a history of severe and uncontrolled disease, including:

    • Coronary artery disease, valvular or hypertensive heart disease.
    • Chronic liver disease (active viral or alcoholic).
    • Chronic respiratory failure.
    • Renal failure not due to the ALL.
    • Serious neurological disorder not due to the ALL. f. Improperly controlled diabetes.
  5. General condition affected (grades 3 and 4 of the WHO scale, see Appendix II), not attributable to the LAL.
  6. LAL chromosome Ph 'positive (must register even if you follow a specific protocol).
  7. Lack of consent by the patient to use their medical records.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01366898

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Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and all Hospital Pethema Recruiting
Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
Contact: José Mª Ribera, Dr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
PETHEMA Foundation

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: PETHEMA Foundation Identifier: NCT01366898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LAL-07OLD
First Posted: June 6, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors