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A Study of All-Trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA) and Bryostatin in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

2014-08-27 03:52:14 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of the combination of all-trans retinoic acid in combination with one of two schedules of Bryostatin 1 in patients with myelodysplasia and acute myelogenous leukemia.

Description

All patients receive all-trans retinoic acid at a dose of 150 mg/m2/day and patients are randomized to one of two schedules of Bryostatin 1.

Arm 1: Bryostatin 1 is administered at a dose of 60 mcg/m2 as a 30 minute intravenous (IV) infusion on days 8 and 22.

Arm 2: Bryostatin 1 is administered at a dose of 40 mcg/m2 as a 72 hour IV infusion starting on days 8 and 22.

Patients are assessed for response on day +50 with a bone marrow examination and patients with either a clinical response or stable disease receive further therapy.

Bryostatin 1 pharmacokinetic samples are to be drawn on days 1, 8 and 50 of each cycle.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Intervention

All-trans retinoic acid, Bryostatin 1

Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Status

Completed

Source

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:52:14-0400

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