Comparison of Filgrastim and Filgrastim SD/01in Boosting White Cell Counts After Intensive Chemotherapy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004853
First received: March 4, 2000
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

Filgrastim (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor), which is administered by daily subcutaneous injection after cytotoxic chemotherapy, shortens the duration of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and lowers the risk of infection. In children treated with dose-intensive chemotherapy, filgrastim reduces the duration of severe neutropenia and, as a result, has become a standard component of the treatment regimen. Filgrastim-SD/01 (AMGEN), which is produced by PEGylation of the amino-terminus of filgrastim, is a sustained duration form of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. In phase I and phase II trials in adults, a single dose of Filgrastim-SD/01 appears to be equivalent to daily dosing of filgrastim in enhancing neutrophil recovery and has a comparable adverse event profile.

Dose-intensive vincristine/cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin (VDoxC) alternating with ifosfamide/etoposide (IE) has become standard therapy for children and adolescents with Ewing's sarcoma and other sarcomas treated at the POB/NCI and other cancer centers within the US. Supportive care measures used in children who are treated with this regimen include mesna to prevent oxazaphosphorine urotoxicity, dexrazoxane to reduce doxorubicin cardiotoxicity, and filgrastim to shorten the duration of neutropenia. The purpose of this randomized open label trial is to compare the tolerance, toxicity, and therapeutic effects of Filgrastim-SD/01 given as a single injection after chemotherapy to daily subcutaneous filgrastim in patients with newly diagnosed sarcoma. The pharmacokinetics of Filgrastim-SD/01 will also be compared to the pharmacokinetics of filgrastim. This trial will also be a platform for performing biological studies of these tumors and for detailed cardiac studies. High-risk patients who are treated on this front line trial and respond will also be candidates for a planned transplant protocol. A total of 34 patients (17 patients per treatment arm) will be entered onto the trial.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ewing's Sarcoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Sarcoma
Synovial Sarcoma
Biological: Filgrastim-SD/01
Biological: pegfilgrastim
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Drug: dexrazoxane hydrochloride
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: etoposide
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of Filgrastim-SD/01 vs. Filgrastim in Newly Diagnosed Children and Young Adults With Sarcoma Treated With Dose-Intensive Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of neutropenia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Differences in CD34 stem cell mobilization
  • Days of febrile neutropenia
  • Days on antibiotics
  • Hospital days

Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: March 2000
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Biological: Filgrastim-SD/01
    N/A
    Biological: pegfilgrastim
    N/A
    Drug: cyclophosphamide
    N/A
    Drug: dexrazoxane hydrochloride
    N/A
    Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
    N/A
    Drug: etoposide
    N/A
    Drug: ifosfamide
    N/A
    Drug: vincristine sulfate
    N/A
Detailed Description:

Background:

  • Filgrastim (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor), which is administered by daily subcutaneous injection after cytotoxic chemotherapy, shortens the duration of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and lowers the risk of infection.
  • In children treated with dose-intensive chemotherapy, Filgrastim reduces the duration of severe neutropenia and, as a result, has become a standard component of the treatment regimen.
  • Filgrastim-SD/01 (AMGEN), which is produced by PEGylation of the amino-terminus of Filgrastim, is a sustained duration form of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor.
  • In phase I and phase II trials in adults, a single dose of Filgrastim-SD/01 appears to be equivalent to daily dosing of Filgrastim in enhancing neutrophil recovery and has a comparable adverse event profile.
  • Dose-intensive vincristine/cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin (VDoxC) alternating with ifosfamide/etoposide (IE) has become standard therapy for children and adolescents with Ewing's sarcoma and other sarcomas treated at the POB/NCI and other cancer centers within the US.

Objectives:

  • Compare the tolerance, toxicity, and therapeutic effects of Filgrastim-SD/01 given as a single injection after chemotherapy to daily subcutaneous Filgrastim in patients with newly diagnosed sarcoma receiving multi-agent, dose intensive chemotherapy.
  • The pharmacokinetics of Filgrastim-SD/01 will also be compared to the pharmacokinetics of Filgrastim.
  • This trial will also be a platform for performing biological studies of these tumors study neutrophil function and CD34 mobilization, and for detailed cardiac studies.

Eligibility:

  • Children and young adults (less than 25 years) with previously untreated high-risk sarcomas (Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, MPNST, and synovial sarcoma).
  • No evidence of tumor infiltration of the bone marrow.

Design:

  • Participants will be randomized (1:1) to receive a single dose of Filgrastim-SD/01 or daily filgrastim as a SQ injection after each cycle of chemotherapy.
  • Standard 5 drug dose-intensive chemotherapy with vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide alternating with ifosfamide and etoposide will be administered.
  • Surgery or radiation for the primary tumor will occur after cycle 5.
  • A total of 34 patients (17 patients per treatment arm) will be entered onto the trial.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Newly diagnosed histologically proven: Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors, including peripheral neuroectodermal tumors; Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma; Stage 3 or 4 embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma; Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor that is unresectable, incompletely resected with bulk residual disease or metastatic; Synovial cell sarcoma that is unresectable, incompletely resected with bulk residual disease, or metastatic.

Age equal to or less than 25 years at the time of diagnosis.

Normal cardiac function (ejection fraction by MUGA or ECHO that is within the institutional normal range).

Normal serum creatinine for age or creatinine clearance greater than 60 ml/min/1.73m(2).

Normal liver function (SGPT less than 5 times the upper limit of normal and bilirubin less than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal).

Normal hematologic function (absolute neutrophil count equal to or greater than 1500/microL, hemoglobin equal to or greater than 9.0 g/dl and platelet count equal to or greater than 100,000/microL).

Subjects of childbearing or child-fathering potential must be willing to use a medically acceptable form of birth control, which includes abstinence, while being treated on this study.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Pregnant or breast feeding.

Histological evidence of tumor infiltration of bone marrow.

Stage 1 or 2 embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas.

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Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Crystal L Mackall, M.D. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004853     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00020137
Other Study ID Numbers: 000092, 00-C-0092
Study First Received: March 4, 2000
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Ewing's Sarcoma
G-CSF
Neutropenia
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Synovial Sarcoma
Sarcoma
Tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Sarcoma, Synovial
Sarcoma, Ewing's
Sarcoma
Myosarcoma
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Osteosarcoma
Neoplasms, Bone Tissue
Cyclophosphamide
Ifosfamide
Isophosphamide mustard
Doxorubicin
Etoposide
Razoxane
Vincristine
Lenograstim
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antirheumatic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents

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