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Theophylline in Treating Patients With In Situ, Stage I, or Stage II Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

2014-07-24 14:35:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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 theophylline in treating patients who have in situ, stage I, or stage II chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate in asymptomatic patients with stage 0, I, or II B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with theophylline. II. Determine the toxicity of this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral theophylline daily. Daily treatment continues for a maximum of 6 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 4 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 35 patients will be accrued for this study over approximately 10 months.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Leukemia

Intervention

theophylline

Location

CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale
Arizona
United States
85259-5404

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:35:55-0400

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