Caspofungin Acetate or Fluconazole in Preventing Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Who Are Undergoing Chemotherapy
Diseases and Conditions Researched
Fungal Infection; Leukemia; Neutropenia
What is the purpose of this trial?
RATIONALE: Caspofungin acetate or fluconazole may help prevent fungal infections caused by chemotherapy. It is not yet known whether fluconazole is more effective than caspofungin acetate in preventing fungal infections in patients with acute myeloid leukemia who are undergoing chemotherapy.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III clinical trial is studying caspofungin acetate to see how it works compared to fluconazole in preventing invasive fungal infections in patients with acute myeloid leukemia who are undergoing chemotherapy.
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|Sponsors:||Children's Oncology Group; National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Dates:||March 1, 2011|
|Last Updated:||February 19, 2012|
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