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Idarubicin, Cytarabine, and Pravastatin Sodium in Treating Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Complete title: Idarubicin, Cytarabine and Pravastatin (IAP) for Induction of Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Research Study Number       2674.00
Principal Investigator       Mazyar Shadman
Phase       II

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Research Study Description

This clinical trial studies idarubicin, cytarabine, and pravastatin sodium in treating patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndromes. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as idarubicin and cytarabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Pravastatin sodium may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving idarubicin and cytarabine together with pravastatin sodium may kill more cancer cells.

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

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 74 Years

Genders Eligible for Study: Both

- Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia by World Health Organization (WHO) 2008 criteria, including patients with >= 20% blasts in the bone marrow or peripheral blood (except acute promyelocytic leukemia), or myelodysplastic syndrome refractory anemia with excess blasts (RAEB)-2 by WHO classification or advanced myeloproliferative neoplasm with >= 10% blasts in the bone marrow or peripheral blood, including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) CMML-2 by WHO 2008 classification

- Untreated AML or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and a simplified TRM score of =< 9.2

- Bilirubin < 2.0 mg/ml

- Any creatinine value is acceptable

- Any performance status is eligible

- Life expectancy otherwise > 1 year

- Patients are not excluded based on cardiac history

- Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to enrollment

- Patients must use an effective contraceptive method during the study and for a minimum of 90 days after study treatment

- Capable of understanding the investigational nature, potential risks and benefits of the study, and able to provide valid informed consent

Other eligibility criteria may apply.

Research Study Number       2674.00
Contact       Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Intake Office
Telephone       800-804-8824 / 206-288-1024

Hematologic Malignancies; Leukemia; Lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL); Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome

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