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Chemoimmunotherapy With Epratuzumab in Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

This Phase II trial is studying how well giving epratuzumab together with an established chemotherapy platform works in treating young patients with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Monoclonal antibodies, such as epratuzumab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or carry cancer-killing substances to them. Chemotherapy drugs work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing them or by stopping them from dividing. Giving monoclonal antibody therapy in combination chemotherapy may kill cancer cells more effectively.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Children's Oncology Group

Collaborator: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Drug: L-asparaginase
  • Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
  • Drug: therapeutic hydrocortisone
  • Drug: vincristine sulfate
  • Biological: epratuzumab
  • Drug: cytarabine
  • Drug: prednisone
  • Drug: pegaspargase
  • Drug: dexrazoxane hydrochloride
  • Drug: methotrexate
  • Drug: etoposide
  • Drug: cyclophosphamide
  • Drug: leucovorin calcium
  • Biological: filgrastim


Phase 1/Phase 2


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Diagnosis of B lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL)

      - At least 25% expression of CD22 by immunophenotyping

      - In marrow relapse (M3 bone marrow) with or without associated extramedullary
      disease as defined by 1 of the following:

         - In first or later marrow relapse occurring any time after initial diagnosis
         (part A [closed to accrual as of 10/30/06] or B)

         - In first, early marrow relapse with or without associated extramedullary
         disease occurring < 36 months from the time of initial diagnosis (part B

   - No B-cell L3 morphology OR evidence of a regulator gene that codes for a transcription
   factor (MYC) translocation by molecular or cytogenetic analysis

   - No Down syndrome

   - Patients with CNS or other extramedullary site involvement are allowed

   - Performance status - Karnofsky 50-100% (for patients > 10 years of age)

   - Performance status - Lansky 50-100% (for patients ≤ 10 years of age)

   - White Blood Count (WBC) ≤ 50,000/mm^3 (part A only [closed to accrual as of 10/30/06])

   - Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal unless disease-related (ULN)

   - Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 5 times ULN

   - Albumin ≥ 2 g/dL

   - Creatinine clearance OR radioisotope glomerular filtration rate ≥ 70 mL/min

   - Creatinine as defined by age as follows:

      - ≤ 0.5 mg/dL (for patients < 1 year old)

      - ≤ 0.8 mg/dL (for patients 1 to 5 years old)

      - ≤ 1.0 mg/dL (for patients 6 to 10 years old)

      - ≤ 1.2 mg/dL (for patients 11 to 15 years old)

      - ≤ 1.5 mg/dL (for patients > 15 years old)

   - Shortening fraction ≥ 27% by echocardiogram

   - Ejection fraction ≥ 45% by Multi Gated Acquisition Scan (MUGA)

   - No dyspnea at rest

   - No exercise intolerance

   - Pulse oximetry > 94%

   - No active or uncontrolled infection

   - Not pregnant or nursing

   - Negative pregnancy test

   - Fertile patients must use effective contraception

   - Recovered from prior immunotherapy

   - At least 4 months since prior stem cell transplantation or rescue AND no evidence of
   active graft-vs-host disease

   - At least 7 days since prior hematopoietic growth factors

   - At least 7 days since prior biologic therapy*

   - No other concurrent immunotherapy

   - No other concurrent biologic therapy

   - Recovered from prior chemotherapy

      - No waiting period for children who relapse while receiving standard ALL
      maintenance therapy

   - No prior cumulative anthracycline exposure > 400 mg/m^2*

   - No concurrent chemotherapy

   - Recovered from prior radiotherapy

   - No concurrent radiotherapy

   - At least 2 days since prior hydroxyurea

   - No other concurrent investigational drugs

   - No other concurrent anticancer agents

Ages Eligible for Study

2 Years - 31 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Peds Hem/Onc CRAs
Not Recruiting