Last updated on February 2018

Liposomal Cytarabine in the Treatment of Central Nervous System Resistant or Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to describe the activity and toxicity of a new formulation of cytarabine called liposomal cytarabine given into the central nervous system for the treatment of central nervous system localization of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children and adolescents.

Detailed Study Description

Liposomal cytarabine (DepoCyte) is a new formulation of the drug cytarabine, a drug commonly used in the treatment of ALL. This formulation of the drug can be given intrathecally (into the spinal fluid), and is released slowly over a longer period, about two weeks. This allows a longer exposure of the drug to the central nervous system, and requires fewer intrathecal injections for the patient.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01593488

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