This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and plasma cell neoplasm, myelodysplastic syndromes
Treatment arsenic trioxide
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Start date November 1997
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT00003885, CDR0000067053, NCI-V99-1545, OLMMC-9808, OLMMC-FDR001699


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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of arsenic trioxide in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory acute leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, lymphoma, or myeloma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven recurrent or refractory acute leukemia (myeloid or lymphoid), blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, lymphoma, or myeloma of all FAB subtypes PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 6 weeks Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL (except for leukemic infiltration dysfunction) Alkaline phosphatase less than 2 times upper limit of normal (except for leukemic infiltration dysfunction) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: No active infection Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception No history of seizure disorders PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 2 weeks since prior chemotherapy (except hydroxyurea) No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent investigational agents Concurrent antibiotic therapy allowed for stable patients

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Study of Arsenic Trioxide in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Leukemia and Blast Crisis of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effect of arsenic trioxide on the remission rate in patients with recurrent or refractory acute leukemia, blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplasia, lymphoma, or myeloma. II. Determine the time to progression and survival in patients treated with this regimen. III. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients. OUTLINE: Patients are stratified into 1 of 8 categories: first relapse no greater than 6 months after complete response vs second relapse or refractory vs prior hematologic disorder vs myeloid blast crisis of chronic myeloid leukemia vs lymphoid leukemia vs lymphoma vs myeloma vs myelodysplasia. Patients receive IV arsenic trioxide over 2-3 hours for 5 consecutive days with 2 days of rest. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression until complete response or 90 days is reached. Upon achieving complete response, treatment is discontinued for 30 days. Patients exhibiting complete response receive a second 28 day course of consolidation therapy while in remission starting no sooner than 31 days after the end of induction therapy. Patients are followed monthly. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-29 patients per lymphoma and myeloma stratum and a total of 31 patients per leukemia stratum will be accrued for this study within 18-24 months.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2013.
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