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Boston, Massachusetts 02115

  • Myelogenous Leukemia, Acute


The purpose of this study is to determine how effective, and to what extent, Iressa is in the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia.

Study summary:

Patients will receive Iressa daily until either disease progression or intolerable toxicity develops. On Day 1 of treatment, a physical exam and bloodwork will be performed. Once weekly for the first 8 weeks, a physical exam and complete blood count with differential will be performed. For the first year, a physical exam, bloodwork will be performed monthly. Bone marrow biopsies will be performed after the first month of therapy and then every 3 months for the first year. After the first year a physical exam, bloodwork will be performed every 3 months and bone marrow biopsies every 6 months.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have pathologically documented acute myelogenous leukemia and either not be a candidate for myelosuppressive chemotherapy due to age or comorbid disease; or have relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia or be refractory to standard therapy and not likely to require cytoreductive therapy within 30 days. - ECOG performance status 0, 1 or 2 - Age > 18 years - Adequate kidney and hepatic function - Greater than 4 weeks from any chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or systemic steroid therapy with the exception of hydroxyurea. - Greater than 2 months following bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation or donor lymphocyte infusion. Exclusion Criteria: - Uncontrolled active infection - Urgent need for cytoreductive chemotherapy, surgery, or radiotherapy - Current chemotherapy or chemotherapy within the last 4 weeks. - Pregnancy or nursing mothers - Infection with HIV



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Principal Investigator
Daniel J DeAngelo, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: March 26, 2020

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