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A Multicenter, Open-Label Study of Nipent, Cytoxan and Rituxan in Patients With Previously Untreated or Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Phase 4
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Trial Information

A Multicenter, Open-Label Study of Nipent, Cytoxan and Rituxan in Patients With Previously Untreated or Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of adult leukemia in the U.S.
Recent experience with Nipent in conjunction with Rituxan has shown that this combination is
well tolerated and is clinically promising. It is expected that the addition of Cytoxan in
patients with previously untreated CLL and patients who have relapsed or failed prior
therapy may benefit from combined therapy using Nipent, Cytoxan and Rituxan. It is unknown
how the addition of Cytoxan will affect the toxicity profile of the Rituxan and Nipent
regimen, however, patients will be monitored for toxicities. It is expected that bone marrow
toxicities will not increase to unreasonable levels.

The primary objective of the study is to determine the overall efficacy response rate
following treatment with Nipent, Cytoxan and Rituxan of patients with previously untreated
or treated CLL. The secondary objectives of the study are to determine the duration of
response, time to progression, time to treatment failure and to evaluate the toxicity of
this combination of drugs and the incidence and severity of adverse events.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Stage II, III or IV Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

- Disease requires chemotherapeutic treatment

- CT or MRI scan confirming measurable tumor size

- Documentation of CD markers

- Up to one prior treatment regimen

- Expected survival greater than 6 months

- ECOG performance status of 0-2

- Adequate renal, bone marrow and liver functions

- Negative pregnancy test (females of childbearing potential)

- Must agree to use acceptable birth control, if fertile

- Must complete Informed Consent

- No heart disease and must have adequate cardiac function

- Must test negative for viral Hepatitis B and C

Exclusion Criteria:

- More than one prior treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

- Known sensitivity to Nipent, Rituxan or Cytoxan or any component of these drugs

- Known HIV or AIDS illness

- Thyroid disease requiring medication

- History of any malignancy that could affect the diagnosis or assessment of the study

- Pregnancy or breast feeding

- Evidence of Hepatitis B or C infection

- Inability to comply with the requirements of the study

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Efficacy response rate

Principal Investigator

Raul Mena, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

East Valley Hematology and Oncology Group


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2003

Completion Date:

April 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Cancer
  • Nipent
  • Rituxan
  • Cytoxan
  • Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid



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