Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Adults With Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 16, 2013
Last verified: December 2006

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: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of various combination chemotherapy regimens in treating patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: asparaginase
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Drug: mercaptopurine
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: mitoxantrone hydrochloride
Drug: prednisolone
Drug: teniposide
Drug: thioguanine
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Drug: vindesine
Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Study Start Date: January 1993
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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of low-risk acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) (common ALL or pre-B-cell) Must meet 1 of the following 2 conditions: Age 51 to 65 and meets the following criteria: No mediastinal mass No T-cell or B-cell disease Age 15 to 50 and meets the following criteria: Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) negative bcr-abl negative Initial WBC less than 30,000/mm3 OR Diagnosis of T-cell ALL with or without mediastinal involvement Age 15 to 50 OR Diagnosis of high-risk ALL (common ALL or pre-B-cell) Age 15 to 50 and meets 1 of the following criteria: Ph positive bcr-abl positive Pre-pre-B-cell disease, i.e., t(4;11) Initial WBC greater than 30,000/mm3 OR Diagnosis of B-cell ALL

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: See Disease Characteristics 15 to 65 Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: See Disease Characteristics Hepatic: Not specified Renal: No renal failure Cardiovascular: No cardiomyopathy Other: HIV-1 and HIV-2 negative No severe psychiatric disease

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior cytostatic drugs except vincristine Endocrine therapy: Prior corticosteroids allowed Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: No more than 2 weeks of prior therapy No other prior cytostatic drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002531

Klinikum der J.W. Goethe Universitaet
Frankfurt, Germany, D-60590
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
Study Chair: Dieter Hoelzer, MD, PhD Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00002531     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000078421, GER-GMALL-ALL-05/93, EU-93002
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 16, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
T-cell adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
B-cell adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
non-T, non-B adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antirheumatic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
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