Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (PI left institution)
First Posted : November 24, 2003
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2012
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Columbia University

November 1, 1999
November 24, 2003
November 19, 2012
February 1996
February 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether intensive idarubicin and cytarabine leads to adequate harvest of Philadelphia chromosome-negative peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia in chronic phase. II. Determine the toxicity of this intensive regimen in these patients. III. Determine the graft-versus-leukemia effect induced in these patients by cyclosporine and interferon gamma post-PBSC transplantation. IV. Determine the transformation-free and overall survival in patients treated with a high-dose conditioning regimen comprising busulfan and cyclophosphamide followed by PBSC transplantation plus immunotherapy.

OUTLINE: Patients receive idarubicin IV and cytarabine IV over 2 hours on days 1-3. When blood counts recover, Philadelphia chromosome negative peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are harvested. Filgrastim (G-CSF) is administered subcutaneously (SC) beginning 24 hours after completion of cytarabine infusion and continuing until blood counts have recovered for 3 consecutive days after harvest of PBSC. Patients with more than 5% blasts in marrow or any peripheral blasts, interferon resistance, interferon intolerance with poor prognosis, and clonal evolution proceed to conditioning followed by PBSC transplantation. Patients receive conditioning comprising oral busulfan every 6 hrs on days -8 to -5 and cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -4 and -3. PBSC are reinfused on day 0. Patients receive graft versus leukemia induction comprising cyclosporine IV over 4 hours every 12 hours on days 0-28 and interferon gamma SC beginning on day 7 and continuing every other day through day 28. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year and then annually for 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-43 patients will be accrued for this study within 4-8 years.

Phase 1
Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Biological: filgrastim
  • Biological: recombinant interferon gamma
  • Drug: busulfan
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: cyclosporine
  • Drug: cytarabine
  • Drug: idarubicin
  • Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
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Papadopoulos KP, Nichols G: Autologous peripheral blood progenitor (PBPC) transplantation in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 4(2): A-55, 109, 1998.

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October 2007
February 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia in first chronic phase Philadelphia chromosome-positive Myelofibrosis less than 3+ on bone marrow biopsy Ineligible for allogeneic transplantation No suitable allogeneic sibling donor OR Under 55 years old but refuses unrelated donor transplantation or no unrelated donor available

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to physiologic 60 Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Hematopoietic: See Disease Characteristics WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2 times normal (unless elevation due to Gilbert's disease) SGOT less than 1.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 times normal Cardiovascular: Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 50% Pulmonary: DLCO at least 60% predicted Other: HIV negative

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior interferon alfa Chemotherapy: No concurrent conventional chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent steroids during chemotherapy Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: No concurrent barbiturates or acetaminophen during chemotherapy

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
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United States
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Columbia University
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Study Chair: Gwen L. Nichols, MD Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University
November 2012

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