What's the purpose of this trial?
This phase Ib trial studies the best dose and side effects of venetoclax and how well it works when given with combination chemotherapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia or advanced myelodysplastic syndromes. Venetoclax may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as daunorubicin, cytarabine work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving venetoclax together with combination chemotherapy may work better in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
This trial is currently open and accepting patients.
What will happen during the trial?
You may be able to join this trial if you:
The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be
eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is
* New diagnosis of AML by WHO criteria. Patients with higher risk MDS (R-IPSS\>3.5) and 10% blasts or more are also eligible at the discretion of the PI. Patients having received any prior hypomethylating agent with or without BCL2 inhibitor therapy for MDS/AML are also eligible at the discretion of the PI.
* Patients \> 18 to ≤ 75 years.
* Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of ≤2
* Adequate renal function including creatinine clearance \> 30 mL/min based on the Cockcroft Gault equation.
* Adequate hepatic function including total bilirubin \< 1.5x ULN unless increase is due to Gilbert's disease or leukemic involvement, and AST and/or ALT \< 3x ULN unless considered due to leukemic involvement
* Ability to understand and provide signed informed consent
* Male subjects must agree to refrain from unprotected sex and sperm donation from initial study drug administration until 90 days after the last dose of study drug.
* Patients with t(15;17) karyotypic abnormality or acute promyelocytic leukemia (FAB class M3-AML)
* Subject has known active CNS involvement with AML
* Patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV congestive heart failure or LVEF \<45% by echocardiogram or multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan
* Patients with a history of myocardial infarction within the last 6 months or unstable / uncontrolled angina pectoris or history of severe and/or uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias
* Patients with uncontrolled infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or active Hepatitis B or C
* Patients with known dysphagia, short-gut syndrome, or other conditions that would affect the ingestion or gastrointestinal absorption of drugs administered orally.
* Subject has any other significant medical or psychiatric history that in the opinion of the investigator would adversely affect participation in this study.
* Subject has a white blood cell count \> 25 x 10⁹/L. (Note: Hydroxyurea and/or cytarabine (1 or 2 doses; up to 2 is permitted to meet this criterion.)
* Nursing women, women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) with positive urine pregnancy test, or women of childbearing potential who are not willing to maintain adequate contraception. Appropriate method(s) of contraception include oral or injectable hormonal birth control, IUD, and double barrier methods (for example a condom in combination with a spermicide).
Additional Trial Information
Enrollment: 99 patients (estimated)
Trial Sponsor: Montefiore Medical Center
SparkCures Identifier: 1515