Intensification Therapy of Mature B-ALL, Burkitt and Burkitt Like and Other High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Adults
All patients are treated according to the same therapy regimen. Therapy duration (number of cycles) and radiotherapy vary according to age group, stage and response. Chemotherapy consists of a pre-phase-treatment (for all patients) and varying A, B and C cycles. Therapy for Patients in the 18-55 Age Group
- Patients in stages III-IV and all patients with mediastinal tumors or extranodal involvement are administered 6 cycles (A1, B1, A2, B2, A3, B3).
- Chemotherapy is stopped after 4 cycles (A1, B1, A2, B2) for patients with stage I/ II if a clear CR has been achieved and there is initially no mediastinal or extranodal involvement.
- In cases of refractory or progressive disease after 4 cycles, study therapy is stopped. These patients are to be given salvage therapy with subsequent stem cell transplantation. Therapy for Patients older than 55 years
- The course corresponds to that of patients in the younger age group, but the regimen is dose reduced (A1*, B1*,A2*, B2*, A3*, B3*). Antibody therapy with anti-CD20 is to be administered on day 1 of each chemotherapy cycle (A, B). After end of chemotherapy (6 or 4 cycles) 2 more cycles of anti-CD 20 are to be administered to reach a total number of 8 resp. 6 cycles antibody therapy.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Institute of Haematology "L. e A. Seragnoli"
University of Bologna
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00797810
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A pyrimidine nucleoside analog that is used mainly in the treatment of leukemia, especially acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia. Cytarabine is an antimetabolite antineoplastic agent that inhibits the synthesis of DNA. Its actions are specific for the S phase of the cell cycle. It also has antiviral and immunosuppressant properties. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p472)
Enzyme that is a major constituent of kidney brush-border membranes and is also present to a lesser degree in the brain and other tissues. It preferentially catalyzes cleavage at the amino group of hydrophobic residues of the B-chain of insulin as well as opioid peptides and other biologically active peptides. The enzyme is inhibited primarily by EDTA, phosphoramidon, and thiorphan and is reactivated by zinc. Neprilysin is identical to common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA Antigen), an important marker in the diagnosis of human acute lymphocytic leukemia. There is no relationship with CALLA PLANT.
Precursor B-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-lymphoma
A leukemia/lymphoma found predominately in children and adolescents and characterized by a high number of lymphoblasts and solid tumor lesions. Frequent sites involve LYMPH NODES, skin, and bones. It most commonly presents as leukemia.
Leukemia, Eosinophilic, Acute
A rare acute myeloid leukemia characterized by abnormal EOSINOPHILS in the bone marrow.
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute
An acute myeloid leukemia in which abnormal PROMYELOCYTES predominate. It is frequently associated with DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION.
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