Clinical Trials Using Levocarnitine

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Levocarnitine. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • Intensive Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

    This partially randomized phase II trial studies how well intensive combination chemotherapy works in treating patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as daunorubicin hydrochloride, cyclophosphamide, vincristine sulfate, prednisone, leucovorin calcium, cytarabine, etoposide, and liposomal cytarabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as rituximab, may induce changes in body’s immune system and may interfere with the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Biological therapies, such as mercaptopurine, use substances made from living organisms that may stimulate or suppress the immune system in different ways and stop cancer cells from growing. Dietary supplements, such as levocarnitine, may reduce the incidence of liver damage. Pegaspargase, methotrexate, dasatinib and imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving combination chemotherapy with, rituximab, mercaptopurine, levocarnitine, pegaspargase, methotrexate, dasatinib and imatinib mesylate may be an effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Levocarnitine and Vitamin B Complex in Treating PEG-Asparaginase or Inotuzumab Ozogamicin-Induced Hyperbilirubinemia in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    This phase II trial studies how well levocarnitine and vitamin B complex works in treating abnormal high liver enzyme levels (hyperbilirubinemia) caused by treatment with PEG-asparaginase or inotuzumab ozogamicin in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Amino acids, such as levocarnitine, may work in normalizing liver enzyme levels due to treatment. Vitamin B complex is a dietary supplement that may be used for patients with nutritional deficiencies. Giving levocarnitine and vitamin B complex may work better in treating hyperbilirubinemia in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas