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Clinical picture: ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia)

Trial: HOVON 37 ALL

1. Overview
Study details
2. Patient eligibility criteria
3. Registration (& randomization) of patients
4. Participating parties
5. Participating sites
6. Instruction videos
7. Download documentation / forms

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1. Overview


Early Intensification by (un)related Allogenic or Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Phase II Study.



Study details

Type of study

Prospective Phase II study

Target number of patients


Date of activation


Date closed


Approved by

CKVO Status: January 1999 Approved
CKVO 98-03

2. Patient eligibility criteria

Inclusion criteria

Age between 16 and 59 (inclusive) years.
Previously untreated with chemotherapy.
ALL according to the FAB criteria and immunological marker analysis (B-precursor ALL, T-ALL and AUL)
WHO performance status grade 0, 1, 2 or 3.
Patient informed consent.

Patients will be randomised for maintenance chemotherapy one week prior to the start of the conditioning regimen of autologous SCT, after informed consent has been obtained for either no therapy or maintenance therapy for one year.

Criteria for Start of Maintenance Therapy
CR after autologous SCT.
Hematological recovery.
a. leukocytes > 3 x 109/l.
b. platelets > 80 x 109/l.
WHO performance status 0, 1, 2.

Exclusion criteria

Severe cardiac, pulmonary, hepatic, renal, neurologic, psychiatric or metabolic disease.
Second malignant disease, except cervix carcinoma stage 1 and non-melanoma skin cancer.
Persisting renal insufficiency.
Active uncontrolled infections.
HIV positivity.

Exclusion Criteria for Start of Maintenance Therapy
Severe toxicity CTC grade > 1.
No BM-recovery after 3 months.
Previous allergic lung reaction to MTX.

3. Registration (& randomization) of patients


Central registration at the HOVON Data Center:
Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Clinical Trial Center (Hs-423)
P.O. Box 2040
NL-3000 CA Rotterdam
Phone number.: +31.10.7041560 (working days 9.00-17.00)
Fax number.....: +31.10.7041028
TOP address...:

4. Participating parties

Principal Investigator(s)

Prof. Dr. J.J. Cornelissen (Erasmus MC - Daniel)
Dhr. Dr. A.W. Dekker (UMC Utrecht)


Dhr. Dr. B. van der Holt (Erasmus MC - Daniel)

Other functions

Central Coordinator - Molecular Diagnostics - Mw. Dr. M. Jongen-Lavrencic (Erasmus MC - Daniel)
Central Coordinator - Molecular Diagnostics - Dhr. Dr. M.B. van 't Veer (Erasmus MC - Daniel)
Reviewer - Cytogenetics - Mw. Dr. E. van den Berg- de Ruiter (UMCG)
Reviewer - Cytogenetics - Mw. Dr. H.B. Beverloo (Erasmus MC - Medische Faculteit)
Reviewer - Cytogenetics - Mw. W.G. Kroes (KGCL)
Reviewer - HRC - Mw. T. de Jong (Erasmus MC - Daniel)

Principal investigator

AW Dekker (

Coordinating investigator(s)

JJ Cornelissen (


B. van der Holt (

Central data management

J. van Tuijn (

Other functions

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5. Participating sites

Included patients *
BE-Leuven-UZ Gasthuisberg
NL-Amersfoort-Meander MC
NL-Amsterdam-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ZH
NL-Den Haag-Hagaziekenhuis, locatie Leyweg
NL-Enschede-Medisch Spectrum Twente
NL-Heerlen-Atrium MC loc. Heerlen
NL-Maastricht-AZ Maastricht
NL-Nieuwegein-Antonius Ziekenhuis
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* Please note that if TOP is not used to register patients for a study, the number of patients shown is zero.

6. Instruction videos

7. Download documentation / forms


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