Combination Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Patients With Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy consisting of busulfan and cyclophosphamide followed by bone marrow transplantation in treating patients who have acute or chronic leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome.
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||BUSULFAN AND CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE FOR CYTOREDUCTION OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC LEUKEMIAS AND MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES UNDERGOING ALLOGENEIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION WHO CANNOT BE TREATED WITH TOTAL BODY IRRADIATION|
|Study Start Date:||July 1992|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effect of marrow ablation with high dose busulfan/cyclophosphamide on engraftment, incidence of posttransplant relapse, incidence and severity of graft versus host disease (GVHD), and incidence and severity of nonGVHD posttransplant complications in patients with acute or chronic leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome who are eligible for allogeneic bone marrow transplants from HLA identical/compatible donors but who cannot or should not receive total body irradiation as part of their cytoreductive regimen.
OUTLINE: 2-Drug Combination Cytoreductive Chemotherapy followed by Bone Marrow Transplant with, as indicated, CNS Prophylaxis. Busulfan, BU, NSC-750; Cyclophosphamide, CTX, NSC-26271; followed by Allogeneic Bone Marrow, AlBM; with, as indicated, Intrathecal Cytarabine, IT ARA-C, NSC-63878.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At least 15 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Esperanza B. Papadopoulos, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|