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Baltimore, Maryland 21287


RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 following bone marrow transplantation in treating patients who have hematologic cancer at risk of relapse.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose of interleukin-2 following allogeneic T-cell depleted bone marrow transplant in patients with hematologic malignancies at high risk of relapse. II. Determine the optimal dose of interleukin-2 in this regimen which will result in maximal natural killer cell and lymphokine activated killer cell activity in vitro. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive CD34+ stem cell augmented donor bone marrow on day 0 on another protocol. Patients then receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) subcutaneously on day 30. Treatment continues for 12 weeks in the absence of dose limiting toxicity. Cohorts of 4 patients receive escalating doses of IL-2 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose prior to that which causes at least grade 3 toxicity. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-24 patients will be accrued for this study within 12-18 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Any of the following diagnoses eligible: Acute myelogenous leukemia beyond first complete remission Acute lymphoblastic leukemia Chemotherapy resistant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Chemotherapy resistant Hodgkin's disease Multiple myeloma Primary refractory acute leukemia Secondary leukemia Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia No chronic myelogenous leukemia, aplastic anemia, or myelofibrosis HLA identical related donor required PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 0.5 to 65 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: See Disease Characterisitics Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.5 mg/dL (unless Gilbert's syndrome present) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No active congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, or angina pectoris No myocardial infarction within past 12 months Pulmonary: No requirement for oxygen Other: Afebrile for greater than 48 hours No active, serious infection (e.g., sepsis, mucormycosis, or uncontrolled aspergillosis) No debilitating medical or psychiatric illness that would preclude compliance Not pregnant Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior bone marrow transplant Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: No concurrent corticosteroids Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Paul V. O'Donnell, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21287
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 02, 2018

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