Treatment of Acute Leukemia Relapse After Allotransplantation

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2015 by University of Bergen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Øystein Bruserud, University of Bergen Identifier:
First received: June 7, 2011
Last updated: June 23, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
Patients with relapse of acute leukemia often only receive supportive therapy. Our hypothesis is that a combination therapy can stabilize the disease for patients with early relapse after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. The investigators will combine 5-azacitidine 100 mg daily subcutaneously (days 1-3), valproic acid (continuous therapy from day 1), All-trans retinoic acid (days 1-14) and hydroxurea (continuous treatment from day 15 of first cycle. Azacitidine and ATRA can be repeated with 5 weeks intervals, donor leukocyte infusions on day 10 is allowed from the second cycle.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Drug: Combined use of azacitidine, valproic acid, hydroxurea and eventually donor leukocyte infusions.
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Relapsed Acute Leukemia After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation: Disease Stabilization Through Chemotherapy, Immunomodulatory Treatment and Immunotherapy

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Further study details as provided by University of Bergen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease stabilization [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Strict criteria defined in the protocol.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Azacitidine, valproic acid, all-trans retinoic acid, hydroxyurea, eventually donor leukocyte infusions
Drug: Combined use of azacitidine, valproic acid, hydroxurea and eventually donor leukocyte infusions.
Azacitidine 100 mg day 1-3 in each cycle Valproic acid, continuous therapy from day 1 All-trans retinoic acid 22.5 mg/m2 twice daily day 1-14 in each cycle Hydroxurea 500 mg initially eventually increased to 1 g daily. Eventually donor leukocyte infusions on day 10 from the second cycle.
Other Name: Give as repeated cycles with 5 weeks intervals. Donor leukocyte infusions are allowed from cycle 2.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • AML relapse within one year after transplantation
  • Blood and marrow sampling being possible
  • Expected survival at least 4 weeks
  • No expected drug interactions
  • Informed consent possible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intolerance to any study drug
  • Serious kidney or liver disease
  • Informed consent not possible
  • Previous pancreatitis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01369368

Contact: Oystein Bruserud, MD 0047 55975000
Contact: Bjorn Tore Gjertsen, MD 0047 55972997

Haukeland University Hospital Recruiting
Bergen, Norway, N-5021
Principal Investigator: Oystein Bruserud, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bergen
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Øystein Bruserud, Professor, University of Bergen Identifier: NCT01369368     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Allo-Relapse-2011
Study First Received: June 7, 2011
Last Updated: June 23, 2015
Health Authority: Norway: Innovest, Haukeland University Hospital, N-5021 Bergen, Norway

Keywords provided by University of Bergen:
Acute myeloid leukemia
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
Disease stabilization, survival

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Valproic Acid
Antimanic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Enzyme Inhibitors
GABA Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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