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|Title||Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|
|Description||The purpose of this trial is to study the side effects of giving combination chemotherapy together with or without donor stem cell transplant and to see how well it works in treating patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.|
Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more cancer cells.
Giving chemotherapy and total-body irradiation before a donor stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It also stops the patient's immune system from rejecting the donor's stem cells.
The donated stem cells may replace the patient's immune cells and help destroy any remaining cancer cells (graft-versus-tumor effect).
|Eligibility Criteria||To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:|
* Patient must be 18 Years to 60 Years
* Patient must have a morphologic diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with evidence of involvement in bone marrow and/or blood.
* Patient has rapidly progressive disease
|Principal Investigator||Stefan Barta, MD|
|Contact Name||Dale Wyville, PA|
|Current Trial Type||Interventional|