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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Leukemia or Lymphoma

2014-08-27 03:55:46 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining cytarabine and mitoxantrone in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory leukemia or lymphoma.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine non-hematologic toxic effects of high-dose cytarabine and high-dose mitoxantrone in patients with recurrent or refractory leukemia or lymphoma.

- Determine the in vitro T/NK lymphocyte proliferative responses to patient's leukemia/lymphoma cells before and after treatment with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive high-dose cytarabine IV over 1 hour on days 1-5 and high-dose mitoxantrone IV over 15-30 minutes on day 5. Patients also receive sargramostim (GM-CSF) subcutaneously beginning on day 14 and continuing until blood counts recover.

Patients who achieve at least stable disease or a response may receive a second course beginning at least 14 days after the first course is completed.

Patients are followed for 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-30 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 2-3 years.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Leukemia

Intervention

sargramostim, cytarabine, mitoxantrone hydrochloride

Location

Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland
Ohio
United States
44106-7284

Status

Completed

Source

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:46-0400

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