Why are we doing this research?
This phase I trial studies the side effects and how well pevonedistat, azacitidine, fludarabine phosphate, and cytarabine work in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia that has come back or has not responded to treatment or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome that has come back. Pevonedistat may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as azacitidine, and fludarabine phosphate, and 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. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) and pevonedistat may work better in treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome.
ADVL1712: A Feasibility Trial of MLN4924 (Pevonedistat,TAK924) Given in Combination With Azacitidine, Fludarabine, and Cytarabine, in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Relapsed Myelodysplastic Syndrome