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Ruxolitinib Phosphate in Treating Older Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in First Complete Remission after Donor Stem Cell Transplant
Multiple Cancer Types
This phase II trial studies how well ruxolitinib phosphate works in treating older patients with acute myeloid leukemia in first complete remission after donor stem cell transplant. Ruxolitinib phosphate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
Ruxolitinib Phosphate before and after Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients with Primary or Secondary Myelofibrosis
This phase II trial studies how well ruxolitinib phosphate before and after stem cell transplant works in treating patients with primary or secondary myelofibrosis. Ruxolitinib phosphate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fludarabine and melphalan, 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 chemotherapy before a donor stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cells in the bone marrow, including normal blood-forming cells (stem cells) and cancer cells. It may also stop the patient's immune system from rejecting the donor's stem cells. When the healthy stem cells from a donor are infused into the patient they may help the patient's bone marrow make stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The donated stem cells may also replace the patient’s immune cells and help destroy any remaining cancer cells.