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Trial record 27 of 93 for:    "Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood" | "Autonomic Agents"

Studying Dexamethasone and Prednisone Sensitivity in Samples From Younger Patients With High-Risk B-Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2016
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood, tissue, or bone marrow from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research trial is studying dexamethasone and prednisone sensitivity in samples from younger patients with high-risk B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Leukemia Genetic: DNA analysis Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • Identify differences in the effect of dexamethasone (Dex) and prednisone (Pred) on glucocorticoid receptor (GR) occupancy and gene expression in high-risk (HR) B-cell precursor (BCP)-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) samples from patients aged 1-9.
  • Identify differences in gene expression and GR occupancy of response elements in HR BCP-ALL patients > 10 years old in response to both Dex and Pred.

OUTLINE: Archived samples are analyzed for gene expression analysis and genomic location of glucocorticoid receptor by ChIP sequencing (ChiPseq) and RNA sequencing. Data of gene expression and ChiPseq data sets are compared by luciferase reporter assay.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): Studying the Mechanisms Behind Dexamethasone and Prednisone Sensitivity in High-Risk Patients
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Differentially expressed genes from both HR BCP-ALL patients aged 1-9 and patients over 10 years old
  2. Genes that are required for efficient apoptosis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients diagnosed with high-risk B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia


  • Patients diagnosed with high-risk B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Samples from patients treated and not treated with Dex and Pred


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01553162

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Miles A. Pufall, PhD University of Iowa

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Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01553162     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AALL12B4
COG-AALL12B4 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
CDR0000728515 ( Other Identifier: )
AALL12B4 ( Other Identifier: COG )
NCI-2012-00704 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Posted: March 14, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
B-cell childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
untreated childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autonomic Agents
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents