Cladribine Plus Low Dose Cytarabine (LDAC) Alternating With Decitabine in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) or High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Clinical Trial: NCT01515527

Cladribine Plus Low Dose Cytarabine (LDAC) Alternating With Decitabine in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) or High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
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Purpose: 

The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if cladribine given in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC) and decitabine can help control the disease in patients with AML or MDS. The safety of this drug combination will also be studied.

Cladribine is designed to interfere with the cell's ability to process DNA (the genetic material of cells). It can also insert itself into the DNA of cancer cells to stop them from growing and repairing themselves.

Cytarabine is designed to insert itself into DNA of cancer cells to stop them from growing and repairing themselves.

Decitabine is designed to damage the DNA of cells, which may cause cancer cells to die.

Status: 
Recruiting
Study Date: 
Wed, 02/01/2012 to Thu, 02/01/2018
Bone Marrow Disease(s): 
myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Associated Drug(s): 
Intervention: 
Drug: Cladribine Induction cycle: 5 mg/m2 by vein on days 1 - 5 for up to 2, 28 day cycles. Consolidation cycle: 5 mg/m2 by vein on days 1 - 3 of cycles 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, and 18. Other Names: Leustatin 2-CdA Drug: Cytarabine Induction cycle: 20 mg subcutaneously twice daily on days 1-10 for up to 2, 28 day cycles. Consolidation cycle: 20 mg subcutaneously twice daily on days 1 - 10 of cycles 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, and 18. Other Names: Ara-C Cytosar DepoCyt Cytosine Arabinosine Hydrochloride Drug: Decitabine Consolidation cycle: 20 mg/m2 by vein over 1 to 2 hours on days 1-5 of cycles 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, and 16. Other Name: Dacogen