Erwinase Study in Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
The goal of this clinical research study is to allow doctors to use Erwinia L-Asparaginase (Erwinase®) as a replacement for patients who are allergic to E.coli L-asparaginase or Pegylated E.coli L-asparaginase as part of the treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or T or B cell lymphoma.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Erwinia L-Asparaginase (Erwinase) Study in Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|
- Patient Toxicity Data [ Time Frame: 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
6 doses of 25,000 Units/m2 Erwinase® intramuscular/subcutaneously every other day to replace each dose of Pegylated Asparaginase
If allergic to E.Coli Asparaginase = 1 Dose (20,000 Units/m2) Daily; If allergic to Pegylated Asparaginase = 6 Doses (25,000 Units/m2) Daily Every Other Day. Received as an injection through a needle in vein, under the skin, or in muscle.
Other Name: Erwinia L-Asparaginase
The Study Drug:
Erwinia L-Asparaginase helps stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking the nutrients that cancer cells needed to survive.
Erwinia L-Asparaginase will be given either outpatient or inpatient, depending upon your condition.
If you are allergic to E. Coli Asparaginase or Pegylated Asparaginase, you will be given 6 doses every other day.
You will receive Erwinia L-Asparaginase as an injection through a needle in your vein, under the skin, or in your muscle, as directed by your study doctor.
You will be monitored closely by your nurse and your doctor before, during, and after receiving the drug for any side effects. If you develop a severe allergy to Erwinia L-Asparaginase, you may not receive any more asparaginase therapy.
The length of study will be based upon on the ALL treatment you are currently receiving. Your doctor will discuss the details of your treatment schedule with you.
This is an investigational study. Erwinia L-Asparaginase is not FDA approved. The FDA allows patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who have an allergic reaction to the U.S.-approved L-asparaginases to receive Erwinia L-Asparaginase. Up to 35 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert J. Wells, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|