Last updated on October 2007

Study Comparing Imatinib With Chemotherapy as Induction in Elderly Patients With Philadelphia Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Brief description of study

The aims of the study are to determine whether single agent imatinib (STI571; Glivec) is more effective as up-front remission induction therapy than conventional multi-agent induction chemotherapy for elderly patients with Philadelphia positive (Ph+)ALL, whether this treatment is better tolerated, and whether subsequent combination therapy with imatinib and chemotherapy of approximately a 1 year duration is tolerable and effective with respect to maintaining remissions.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00199186

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