Palliative Care Oncology in Patients With Relapsed, Refractory, and High-Risk Leukemias or High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Randomized Phase II Study

What's the purpose of this trial?

The purpose of this study is to estimate the potential benefit of early and continued palliative care (PC) consultation on end of life issues.

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 required.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Ability to provide informed consent
2. Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures and availability for the duration of the study
3. Any of the following:

1. Patients with a new diagnosis of AML, ALL, high risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), or high risk chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) who are age 65 and older.

2. Patients with relapsed AML, ALL, high risk MDS or high risk CMML, ages 18 and older.

3. Patients with refractory AML, ALL, high risk MDS or high risk CMML, ages 18 and older.

Refractory AML/ALL will be defined as persistent leukemia despite two or more cycles of induction chemotherapy.

Refractory MDS will be defined according to the 2006 IWG response criteria Refractory CMML will be based on the assessment of the treating investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Participants must not have a diagnosis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)

Additional Trial Information

Phase 2

Enrollment: 105 patients (estimated)

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UVA Cancer Center University of Virginia Health System

Charlottesville, VA

Open and Accepting
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