Tetradecanoylphorbol Acetate, Dexamethasone, and Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

2014-08-27 03:18:08 | BioPortfolio


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as tetradecanoylphorbol acetate (TPA), dexamethasone, and choline magnesium trisalicylate, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well giving tetradecanoylphorbol acetate together with dexamethasone and choline magnesium trisalicylate works in treating patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia.



- To determine the anti-leukemic effects and toxicities of tetradecanoylphorbol acetate (TPA) when administered with dexamethasone and choline magnesium trisalicylate (CMT) in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

- To determine if response rates are > 20% in these patients.

- To determine if grade 3 and 4 non-hematologic treatment-related toxicity rates are < 25% in these patients.

- To analyze the effects of TPA when administered with dexamethasone and CMT on the immunophenotype, signaling profile, and nuclear NF-kB expression of AML cells.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive tetradecanoylphorbol acetate (TPA) IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Patients also receive oral dexamethasone every 6 hours and oral choline magnesium trisalicylate every 8 hours beginning 24 hours before TPA and continuing until 24 hours after TPA. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Blood samples may be collected for further analysis.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




choline magnesium trisalicylate, dexamethasone, tetradecanoylphorbol acetate, laboratory biomarker analysis


Cancer Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick
New Jersey
United States




National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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