Vaccine Therapy in Preventing Flu in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
RATIONALE: Flu vaccine may help the body build an immune response and decrease the occurrence of flu in children who are receiving chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
PURPOSE: Clinical trial to study the effectiveness of vaccine therapy in preventing flu in children who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Influenza Vaccine Immunogenicity in Children During and After Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|
|Study Start Date:||August 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the immune response, in terms of the formation of protective antibody titers to influenza, in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with split-virus trivalent influenza vaccine.
- Correlate the formation of protective antibody titers following immunization with the absolute neutrophil counts and absolute lymphocyte counts in these patients at the time of vaccination.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to current treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (consolidation chemotherapy vs maintenance chemotherapy vs off therapy for the past 6 months).
Patients receive split-virus trivalent influenza vaccine intramuscularly once or twice at 4 weeks apart for 2 doses.
Patients are followed at week 5. Patients receiving 2 doses of vaccine are also followed at week 9.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 175 patients (50 receiving consolidation therapy, 75 receiving maintenance therapy, and 50 off therapy) will be accrued for this study within 2 years.
|United States, New Jersey|
|Hackensack University Medical Center|
|Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601|
|United States, New York|
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001|
|Study Chair:||Martin L. Brecher, MD||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|