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Alvocidib + Cytarabine/Mitoxantrone for Newly Diagnosed AML (FHCRC-2315)
Randomized Phase II Study Comparing Two Administration Schedules of Flavopiridol (Alvocidib, NSC 649890, IND 46,211) Given in Timed Sequential Combination With Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) and Mitoxantrone for Adults With Newly Diagnosed, Previously Untreated, Poor-Risk Acute Myelogenous Leukemias (AML)
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Phase II FHCRC-2315

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as alvocidib, cytarabine, and mitoxantrone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known which schedule of alvocidib is more effective when given together with cytarabine and mitoxantrone in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying two different schedules of alvocidib to compare how well they work when given together with cytarabine and mitoxantrone in treating patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.

John Pagel, MD, PhD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Pathologically confirmed newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) meeting the following criteria:

    • Subtypes M0, M1, M2, M4-7

      • No acute promyelocytic leukemia (M3)
    • At least 50 years of age OR ≥ 18 years of age with ≥ 1 of the following poor-risk disease features:

      • Antecedent hematologic disorder, including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)-related AML or prior myeloproliferative disorder (MPD)
      • Treatment-related myeloid neoplasm (t-AML/t-MDS)
      • Myeloid sarcoma, myeloid proliferations related to Down Syndrome, or blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm
      • AML with trilineage dysplasia
      • AML with adverse cytogenetics (defined as -5/-5q; -7/-7q; abnormal 3q, 9q, 11q, 20q, 21q, or 17p; t[6;9]; t[9;22]; trisomy 8; trisomy 13, complex karyotypes [≥ 3 unrelated abnormalities])
  • No hyperleukocytosis with ≥ 50,000 blasts/uL (leukapheresis or hydroxyurea allowed for cytoreduction immediately prior to the first dose of alvocidib)
  • No active CNS leukemia
Last Updated
May 27, 2010
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