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Standard induction chemotherapy (chemotherapy given with the intent of inducing a remission/disappearance of the cancer) can lead to a complete remission (CR) in a large percentage (60% to 80%) of younger patients with newly diagnosed AML. However, the majority of patients relapse (their disease returns) despite intensive consolidation chemotherapy. In most chemotherapy studies, only a small percentage (30% to 40%) of patients who achieve a CR still are disease-free 5 years later. The outcome for older adults is even less favorable. Approximately 75% of elderly patients who achieve CR will relapse after 2 years or less and the toxicities seen with treatment are significant. A number of studies have shown that chemotherapy given to older adults after a remission has not improved this outcome; therefore new treatments need to be investigated. Clofarabine is a drug that has been studied in older adults who have achieved a CR. The treatment was found to have fewer side effects then other consolidation therapies. This study will give participants the drug for a longer period of time to see if doing this will extend the cancer remission. Clofarabine has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), another form of acute leukemia. The study drug is considered experimental for AML because it has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of AML.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Northwestern University, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:02-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine the recommended phase II dose of clofarabine when administered in combination with standard dose Ara-C to older (>=60 years of age) patients with ...
The goal of this clinical research study is to find the best safe dose for 2 different drug combinations. For this purpose, participants will either receive the combination of clofarabine...
Primary endpoint is to determine the efficacy and optimal dose levels of clofarabine and fludarabine in combination with busulfan for treatment of high risk patients with AML (Acute Myeloi...
The purpose of the study is to determine if treatment of older patients indicated with untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) who are not considered to be suitable for intensive chemothera...
This is a phase I study designed to test the safety of oral clofarabine when given as consolidation therapy to older patients with AML in remission.
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