Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Bone Marrow Transplantation in Treating Children With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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 doctors to give higher doses of chemotherapy and kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known whether chemotherapy is more effective with or without bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of chemotherapy with or without bone marrow transplantation in treating children who have acute myeloid leukemia.
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: mitoxantrone hydrochloride
Drug: therapeutic hydrocortisone
Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Medical Research Council Working Party on Leukaemia in Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Trial 12|
|Study Start Date:||July 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2005|
|Christie Hospital N.H.S. Trust|
|Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 4BX|
|Study Chair:||Tim O.B. Eden, MB, BS, FRCPE, FRCP, FRCPCH, F||Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|