Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Young Patients With Down Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00369317


This phase III trial is studying how well combination chemotherapy works in treating young patients with Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndromes. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells.

Official Title

The Treatment of Down Syndrome Children With Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Under the Age of 4 Years

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

* Diagnosis DS or DS mosaicism by karyotype or chromosomal analysis
* Diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with \< 30% blasts or acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

* Newly diagnosed disease
* Patients with a history of transient myeloproliferative disorder (TMD) are eligible provided the patient is diagnosed with AML or MDS at \> 90 days of age AND meets either of the following criteria:

* At least 30% blasts in the bone marrow regardless of time since resolution of TMD
* More than 8 weeks since resolution of TMD with ≥ 5% blasts in the bone marrow
* Immunophenotype required for study entry
* No promyelocytic leukemia
* Shortening fraction ≥ 27% by echocardiogram OR ejection fraction ≥ 50% by radionuclide angiogram
* Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
* AST or ALT \< 2.5 times ULN
* Creatinine adjusted according to age as follows:

* No greater than 0.4 mg/dL (≤ 5 months)
* No greater than 0.5 mg/dL (6 months -11 months)
* No greater than 0.6 mg/dL (1 year-23 months)
* No greater than 0.8 mg/dL (2 years-5 years)
* No greater than 1.0 mg/dL (6 years-9 years)
* No greater than 1.2 mg/dL (10 years-12 years)
* No greater than 1.4 mg/dL (13 years and over \[female\])
* No greater than 1.5 mg/dL (13 years to 15 years \[male\])
* No greater than 1.7 mg/dL (16 years and over \[male\])
* Creatinine clearance or radioisotope glomerular filtration rate at least 70 mL/min
* No evidence of dyspnea at rest
* No exercise intolerance
* Pulse oximetry \> 94%
* No prior chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or any antileukemic therapy

* Intrathecal cytarabine therapy given at diagnosis allowed
* Prior therapy for TMD allowed


drug: asparaginase

drug: cytarabine

drug: daunorubicin hydrochloride

drug: etoposide

drug: thioguanine

other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Peds Hem/Onc CRAs

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