Pharmacokinetics of Daunorubicin in Treating Young Patients With Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: May 6, 2008
Last updated: May 29, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of blood from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about how patients respond to treatment with certain chemotherapy drugs.

PURPOSE: This laboratory study is looking at the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin in treating young patients with cancer.

Condition Intervention
Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Other: pharmacological study
Procedure: dual x-ray absorptimetry

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pharmacokinetics of Daunomycin in Children

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Further study details as provided by Children's Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetics [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Relationship between body composition and the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin hydrochloride [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin hydrochloride with gender, age, or ethnic background [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Relationship between pharmacokinetics and toxicity [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Relationship between pharmacokinetics, renal and hepatic function, and complete blood count [ Time Frame: Length of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 107
Study Start Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I
Patients undergo blood collection prior to, periodically during, and after treatment with daunorubicin hydrochloride for pharmacological study. Patients also undergo body composition testing within 7 days before or after the administration of daunorubicin hydrochloride using dual x-ray absorptimetry
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Daunomycin
  • rubidomycin
  • Cerubidine
  • NSC #82151
Other: pharmacological study
pharmacological studies
Procedure: dual x-ray absorptimetry
Other Names:
  • DEXA scan
  • dual energy x-ray absorptimetry

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin hydrochloride in pediatric patients with malignancy.


  • Evaluate the relationship between body composition (percent body fat) and the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin hydrochloride in these patients.
  • Correlate the pharmacokinetics of daunorubicin hydrochloride with gender, age, or ethnic background in these patients.
  • Explore, in a preliminary fashion, possible relationships between pharmacokinetic results and toxicity.
  • Explore, in a preliminary fashion, possible relationships between pharmacokinetic results and renal and hepatic function and complete blood count.
  • Explore, in a preliminary fashion, possible genetic polymorphisms that may influence daunorubicin hydrochloride disposition.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo blood collection prior to, periodically during, and after treatment with daunorubicin hydrochloride for pharmacokinetic analysis.

Patients also undergo body composition testing within 7 days before or after the administration of daunorubicin hydrochloride using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of any malignancy
  • Must be receiving a chemotherapy regimen that includes daunorubicin hydrochloride administered as an infusion of any duration for < 24 hours on either a 1- or a 2-day schedule, including bolus and all short infusion schedules


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No significant uncontrolled systemic illness
  • Large implanted prostheses allowed (should not undergo dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan)


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00673257

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United States, Alabama
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, Arizona
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85016-7710
United States, California
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90027
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Orange, California, United States, 92868
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5824
United States, Delaware
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 19803
United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010-2970
United States, Florida
Lee Cancer Care of Lee Memorial Health System
Fort Myers, Florida, United States, 33901
Nemours Children's Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32207
Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Sacred Heart Hospital
Pensacola, Florida, United States, 32504
All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33701
St. Joseph's Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33607
United States, Georgia
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
MBCCOP - Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912-3730
United States, Illinois
Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States, 60453
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
United States, Kentucky
Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center at University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536-0093
Kosair Children's Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40232
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Michigan
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0286
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201-1379
Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States, 48236
United States, Minnesota
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55404
Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Cancer Clinic
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216-4505
United States, Missouri
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65203
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Saint Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Nevada
CCOP - Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109-2306
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center Cancer Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07112
United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131-5636
United States, New York
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10032
United States, North Carolina
Mission Hospitals - Memorial Campus
Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28801
United States, Ohio
Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44308-1062
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205-2696
Medical University of Ohio Cancer Center
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43614
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma University Cancer Institute
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
United States, Oregon
Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239-3098
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104-9786
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, South Carolina
Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Tennessee
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37901
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6838
United States, Texas
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, 78411
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Cook Children's Medical Center - Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
Baylor University Medical Center - Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-2399
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78207
United States, Washington
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center - Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Providence Cancer Center at Sacred Heart Medical Center
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99220-2555
United States, Wisconsin
Midwest Children's Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Australia, Western Australia
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 6001
Canada, Quebec
Hopital Sainte Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1C5
Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Cancer Centre at the University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 4H4
Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group Bern
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Study Chair: Stacey L. Berg, MD Texas Children's Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00673257     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABTR06C1, CDR0000490024, COG-ABTR06C1
Study First Received: May 6, 2008
Last Updated: May 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
unspecified childhood solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions processed this record on July 22, 2014