Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00568633

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the bone marrow that mostly affects older adults. Even with the best chemotherapy, two-year disease-free survival is achieved in a minority of patients. Bone marrow transplantation from a sibling donor may improve cure rates; however, patients over 50 years of age have a high risk of complications and therefore generally are excluded from this treatment option. Recently our group developed a transplantation strategy for older cancer patients that protects against transplant-associated complications, yet does not interfere with the ability of the transplanted donor cells to destroy cancer cells. With this new method, we can now safely evaluate transplantation as a curative therapy for AML patients over the age of 50. We have assembled clinical and scientific researchers throughout the state of California to study and compare bone marrow transplantation using our new approach with the best standard of care chemotherapy in AML patients over the age of 50. The results of this study have the potential to establish a new treatment standard that will improve survival of older AML patients.

Official Title

A California Cooperative Clinical Study Comparing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Using Nonmyeloablative Host Conditioning With Total Lymphoid Irradiation and Anti-thymocyte Globulin Versus Best Standard of Care in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in First Complete Remission

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 50 Years to 75 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Robert Lowsky
Robert Lowsky
Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist
Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD
Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD
Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Lymphoma specialist, Medical oncologist, Multiple myeloma specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Dermatology
Steven Coutre
Steven Coutre
Hematologist, Leukemia specialist
Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
Sally Arai
Sally Arai
Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Richard Hoppe
Richard Hoppe
Radiation oncologist
Henry S. Kaplan-Harry Lebeson Professor of Cancer Biology
Judith Shizuru
Judith Shizuru
Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist-Oncologist
Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy) and of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)
Laura Johnston
Laura Johnston
Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Medical oncologist, Hematologist
Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Robert Negrin
Robert Negrin
Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist
Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Jason Gotlib
Hematologist, Medical oncologist, Leukemia specialist
Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

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CONTACT

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