COG-AALL01P2

Intensive Induction Therapy for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) who Experience a Bone Marrow Relapse

A phase II trial. Dates this clinical trial was active: 1/03 to 12/05

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Comments: This protocol includes 3-35 day treatment blocks. At the end of these blocks, early vs late bone marrow relapse patients are advised as follows:

Other comments:

All patients with bone-marrow=only relapse are randomized to arm A or B; patients with CNS disease are assigned to arm B. The differences in the arms is the sequence of the 3 blocks:

(so block 1 is induction; each is 35 days)

Note: this summary is an outline only and does not contain all the specifics about bone marrow aspirates, and how their results direct treatment, ANC levels necessary to continue therapy, and other important details.

Block 1 (induction)

Day 1: Ara C IT

Day 1: doxorubicin IV

Days 1, 8, 15, 22: vincristine IV

Days 2, 8, 15, 22: PEG-asparaginase

Days 15, 29: methotrexate IT (CNS negative patients)

Days 8, 15, 22, 29: methotrexate/ara C/hydrocortisone IT (CNS positive patients)

Days 1-29: Prednisone PO

Days 1-14: STI571 (imatinib mesylate) for Ph+ patients only

Block 2

Days 1, 22: IT therapy, methotrexate if CNS negative, methotrexate/ara C/hydrocortisone if CNS positive

Days 1-5: Etoposide IV and cyclophosphamide IV

Day 6 and beyond: GCSF as necessary to bring counts up

Day 22: high-dose methotrexate IV, with leucovorin rescue

Days 1-14: STI571 (imatinib mesylate) for Ph+ patients only

Block 3

Days 1, 2 (4 doses) and Days 8, 9 (4 doses): Ara C IV

Days 2 and 9: After last ara C dose, patients receive L-asparaginase IM

Day 10 and beyond: GCSF as necessary to bring counts up

Days 1-14: STI571 (imatinib mesylate) for Ph+ patients only