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Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
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Boston Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2000
Last updated: September 21, 2010
Last verified: May 2001

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of CC-1088 in treating patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia that has not responded to previous therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia Drug: CC-1088 Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CC-1088 Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Phase I/II Trial

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Further study details as provided by Boston Medical Center:

Study Start Date: August 1999
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity of CC-1088 in patients with refractory, progressive, B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. II. Determine the response rate to this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral CC-1088 three times a day for 28 days. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 11-20 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed refractory, progressive, B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia Failed prior first line therapy of chlorambucil or fludarabine (or their equivalent) Progressive disease as defined by at least one of the following: Greater than 50% increase in the sum of the products of at least 2 lymph nodes on two consecutive determinations 2 weeks apart (at least one lymph node must be greater than 2 cm) Appearance of new palpable lymph nodes At least a 50% increase in size of previously palpable liver or spleen Appearance of palpable hepatomegaly or splenomegaly not previously present At least a 50% increase in the absolute lymphocyte count to at least 5,000/mm3 Transformation to an aggressive histology (e.g., Richter's or prolymphocytic leukemia) High risk OR Intermediate risk with active disease, as defined by the following: Greater than 10% weight loss Extreme fatigue Fevers greater than 100.5 Fahrenheit for greater than 2 weeks without infection Night sweats Splenomegaly greater than 6 cm Lymphadenopathy greater than 10 cm Lymphocytosis with a doubling time less than 6 months

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG or Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: See Disease Characteristics Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) ALT and AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 weeks after study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006097

United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
Study Chair: Timothy J. Ernst, MD Boston Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Timothy Ernst, MD, Boston Medical Center Identifier: NCT00006097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068104
Study First Received: August 3, 2000
Last Updated: September 21, 2010

Keywords provided by Boston Medical Center:
refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell processed this record on September 21, 2017