Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 in treating patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A PHASE I TRIAL OF SUBCUTANEOUS, OUTPATIENT INTERLEUKIN-2 FOR PATIENTS WITH MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME (MDS)|
|Study Start Date:||January 1996|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the safety, tolerance, and maximum tolerated dose of subcutaneous interleukin-2 (aldesleukin; IL-2) in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
- Evaluate the hematologic effects of subcutaneous IL-2 in MDS.
OUTLINE: IL-2 will be administered in cycles of twice daily subcutaneous injections 7 days a week for 4 consecutive weeks. After each cycle the patient will be evaluated for response. The patient could continue IL-2 therapy for up to 12 cycles. There are 4 dose levels of IL-2. At each dose level 3 patients will be accrued sequentially.
Treatment with IL-2 should be continued until grade III toxicity or any side effects requiring hospitalization occurs. After the patient returns to baseline pretherapy values or grade I toxicity, the subject will resume IL-2 at 50% of the initial dose. If the patient again goes into grade III toxicity or is in need of hospitalization, IL-2 will be discontinued.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Between 12-24 patients will be accrued.
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington Medical Center|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195-6043|
|Study Chair:||John A. Thompson, MD||Seattle Cancer Care Alliance|