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Dexamethasone Compared With Prednisone During Induction Therapy and Methotrexate With or Without Leucovorin During Maintenance Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Study:

High Risk B-Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Rationale:

Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as dexamethasone, prednisone, methotrexate, and leucovorin calcium, work in different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving more than one drug may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is more effective in treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Purpose:

This randomized phase III trial is studying dexamethasone to see how well it works compared to prednisone during induction therapy. This trial is also studying methotrexate and leucovorin calcium to see how well they work compared to methotrexate alone during maintenance therapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Study Status: Active, not recruiting

Recruiting:
n/a

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: cytarabine
Drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: leucovorin calcium
Drug: mercaptopurine
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: pegaspargase
Drug: prednisone
Drug: thioguanine
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 3

Verified by Children`s Oncology Group May, 2013

Sponsored by: Children`s Oncology Group
Information provided by: Children`s Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00075725

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Eric C. Larsen, MD., Study Chair

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