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High Throughput Drug Sensitivity Assay and Genomics- Guided Treatment of Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Leukemia

Complete title: Individualized Treatment for Relapsed/Refractory Acute Leukemia Based on Chemosensitivity and Genomics/Gene Expression Data

Research Study Number 9226
Principal Investigator Pamela Becker, MD, PhD
Phase Pilot

Research Study Description

This pilot clinical trial studies the feasibility of choosing treatment based on a high throughput ex vivo drug sensitivity assay in combination with mutation analysis for patients with acute leukemia that has returned after a period of improvement or does not respond to treatment. A high throughput screening assay tests many different drugs individually or in combination that kill leukemia cells in tiny chambers at the same time. High throughput drug sensitivity assay and mutation analysis may help guide the choice most effective for an individual's acute leukemia.

Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)

Ages Eligible for Study: 3 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)

Sexes Eligible for Study: All

- Diagnosis of acute leukemia by World Health Organization (WHO) criteria (e.g.-acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute leukemia of ambiguous origin)

- Either:

-- * Relapsed after or refractory to prior treatment with at least two regimens or lines of treatment

-- * Prior failure of at least one regimen or line of treatment, with poor cytogenetic or other risk factors, and ineligible for other clinical trials

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 - 3

- Expectation that we can obtain about 10 million blasts from blood and/or marrow (e.g., circulating blast count of 5,000 or greater or cellular marrow with greater than or equal to 20% blasts)

- Bilirubin =< 1 .5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) unless elevation is thought to be due to Gilbert's syndrome, hemolysis, or hepatic infiltration by the hematologic malignancy

- Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SPGT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 2.5 x ULN, unless elevation is thought to be due to hepatic infiltration by the hematologic malignancy

- Alkaline phosphatase =< 2.5 x ULN, unless elevation is thought to be due to hepatic infiltration by the hematologic malignancy

- Serum creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dL

- Informed consent

- Willing to use contraception when appropriate

- Expected survival is greater than 100 days

Other eligibility criteria may apply.

Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)

- No other active cancer that requires systemic chemotherapy or radiation

- Active systemic fungal, bacterial, viral or other infection, unless disease is under treatment with antimicrobials and considered controlled in the opinion of the investigator

- Significant organ compromise that will increase risk of toxicity or mortality

- Pregnancy or lactation

Other exclusion criteria may apply.

Research Study Number 9226
Contact Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Intake Office
Telephone 800-804-8824 / 206-606-1024

Keywords: Leukemia, Acute Myeloid (AML); Hematologic Malignancies; Leukemia; Lymphoproliferative Disorders; Pediatric Cancers, Miscellaneous; Leukemia, Myeloid; Neoplasms; Leukemia, Lymphoid; Immunoproliferative Disorders

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