Study for the Treatment of Anemia in Patients With Non-myeloid Malignancies Receiving Multicycle Chemotherapy.

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 30, 2005
Last updated: May 13, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

Comparing two drugs to treat subjects with non-myeloid malignancies receiving multicycle chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Darbepoetin alfa and Epoetin alfa
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study of Darbepoetin Alfa Administered Once Every 2 Weeks (Q2W) Compared With Epoetin Alfa Administered Once Every Week (QW) for the Treatment of Anemia in Subjects With Non-myeloid Malignancies Receiving Multicycle Chemotherapy.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduced incidence of transfusions

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in hemoglobin concentration

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of darbepoetin alfa and Epoetin alfa for the treatment of anemia in subjects with non-myeloid malignancies receiving multicycle chemotherapy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: - Planned chemotherapy treatment - Anemia (hemoglobin concentration less than or equal to 11.0 g/dL) - Adequate renal and liver function - Subjects must provide written informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Known history of seizure disorder - Known primary hematologic disorder causing anemia other than non-myeloid malignancies - Unstable / uncontrolled cardiac condition - Clinically significant inflammatory disease - Known positive test for HIV infection - Neutralizing antibodies to rHuEPO - Epoetin alfa or darbepoetin alfa therapy within 4 weeks before randomization - Received any investigational drug or device within 30 days before randomization - Pregnant or breast feeding - Not using adequate contraceptive precautions - Previously randomized into this study - Known hypersensitivity to recombinant mammalian-derived product - Concerns for subject's compliance

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00148421

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: MD Amgen
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Amgen Identifier: NCT00148421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20030125
Study First Received: June 30, 2005
Last Updated: May 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Amgen:
Non-myeloid malignancy
Chemotherapy-induced anemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Darbepoetin alfa
Epoetin Alfa
Hematologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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