Docetaxel in Treating Children With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic or Acute Myeloid Leukemia
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of docetaxel in treating children who have relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic or acute myeloid leukemia.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of Docetaxel (Taxotere) (NSC# 628503, IND# 59,761) in Children With Refractory Leukemias|
- Response to therapy [ Time Frame: At any time during protocol therapy ]The levels of pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins will be evaluated in specimens taken before and after administration of docetaxel, at the end of therapy and at the time of relapse. The average values and variance of these levels will be used to design further investigations. The pre- and post- docetaxel levels will be compared using the difference of these two values for each patient. The change in level will be assessed using a paired t-test with an appropriate transformation for normality.
|Study Start Date:||August 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Relapsed or Refractory ALL, AML
Docetaxel 60 mg/m^2 per dose weekly (Days 1,8,15) for 3 weeks followed by 1 week of rest.
Continuous IV infusion
- Determine the response rate in pediatric patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic or acute myeloid leukemia treated with docetaxel.
- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days for a maximum of 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10-20 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00021242
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|Study Chair:||Janet Franklin, MD, MPH||Children's Hospital Los Angeles|