|Closed||Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); Hematologic Malignancies; Leukemia||PhaseI/II||
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as bendamustine hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as gemtuzumab ozogamicin, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Giving bendamustine hydrochloride together with gemtuzumab ozogamicin may kill more cancer cells.
PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of bendamustine hydrochloride when given together with gemtuzumab ozogamicin in treating older patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome.
|Ages Eligible for Study:||60 Years and older|
|Genders Eligible for Study:||Both|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Diagnosis of untreated AML or MDS with 10-19% marrow blasts
- ECOG Performance Status of 0-2
- Serum creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dL; if serum creatinine > 2.0 mg/dL, then the estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) must be > 50 mL/min/1.73 m^2 as calculated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation
- Serum bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
- Aspartate transaminase (AST)/alanine transaminase (ALT) =< 2.5 x ULN
- Alkaline phosphatase =< 2.5 x ULN
- Capable of understanding the investigational nature, potential risks and benefits of the study, and able to provide valid informed consent
- Males should be willing to use an effective contraceptive method during the study and for a minimum of 6 months after study treatment
- Women must be postmenopausal; a postmenopausal woman is defined as a woman who has experienced amenorrhea > 12 consecutive months or a woman on hormone replacement therapy with documented FSH level > 35 mIU/mL
- Current concomitant chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy other than as specified in the protocol
- Use of investigational agents within 30 days or any anticancer therapy within 2 weeks before study entry with the exception of hydroxyurea; the patient must have recovered from all acute toxicities from any previous therapy
- Have any other severe concurrent disease, or have a history of serious organ dysfunction or disease involving the heart, kidney, liver, or other organ system that may place the patient at undue risk to undergo treatment
- Patients with a systemic fungal, bacterial, viral, or other infection not controlled (defined as exhibiting ongoing signs/symptoms related to the infection and without improvement, despite appropriate antibiotics or other treatment)
- Pregnant or lactating patients
- Any significant concurrent disease, illness, or psychiatric disorder that would compromise patient safety or compliance, interfere with consent, study participation, follow up, or interpretation of study results
- Known hypersensitivity to bendamustine or idarubicin ; caution should be used in any patient with a history of allergic or infusion reaction to antibody based therapies
- Clinical evidence suggestive of central nervous system (CNS) involvement with leukemia unless a lumbar puncture confirms the absence of leukemic blasts in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
- Patients with treated non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ carcinoma, or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, regardless of the disease-free duration, if definitive treatment for the condition has been completed
- Patients with organ-confined prostate cancer with no evidence of recurrent or progressive disease based on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values if hormonal therapy has been initiated, or a radical prostatectomy or definitive radiotherapy has been performed
- Concurrent hormonal therapy is allowed
- Have had a diagnosis of another malignancy, unless the patient has been disease-free for at least 3 years following the completion of curative intent therapy
See this trial at ClinicalTrials.gov
Access protocol and consent forms at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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