An Efficacy and Safety Study of Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT) Initiated at 40,000 Units Every Week Versus 80,000 Units Every Two Weeks in Anemic Patients With Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
Information provided by:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00210834
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: June 8, 2011
Last verified: May 2010
  Purpose

The primary objective of this study is to compare end of study hemoglobin levels between Epoetin alfa at 40,000 units administered subcutaneously once every week and at 80,000 units subcutaneously every two weeks in anemic patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. The secondary objectives of the study are to assess the Hb response, time to Hb response, transfusion requirements, and safety.


Condition Intervention Phase
Anemia
Drug: epoetin alfa
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label Study Of Epoetin Alfa (PROCRIT) Initiated At 40,000 Units Every Week Versus 80,000 Units Every Two Weeks In Anemic Patients With Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The end of study Hb. The end of study Hb is defined as the patient's final Hb level, taken 2 weeks after the last dose of PROCRIT or at Week 13, whichever comes first.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to 1 g/dL HB increase; Proportion of patients achieving a >= 1 g/dL Hb increase by week for Weeks 5-13; Time to Hb increase of 2 g/dL or achieving Hb of >= 12 g/dL; Proportion of patients achieving a >= 2 g/dL Hb increase or Hb of 12 g/dL by EOS

Enrollment: 310
Study Start Date: May 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2005
Detailed Description:

This is a randomized, open-label, multi-center study to compare end of study hemoglobin level between Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT) at 40,000 units administered subcutaneously once every week (qw) and at 80,000 units subcutaneously every two weeks (q2w) in approximately 280 anemic patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. The study hypothesis is that a dosing regimen of PROCRIT 80,000 Units q2w subcutaneously (sc) is non-inferior to a dosing regimen of PROCRIT 40,000 Units qw sc with respect to the change in hemoglobin (Hb) from baseline to Study Week 13 for patients with chemotherapy associated anemia and this respective dosing regimen is generally well-tolerated. The patients will receive subcutaneous (under the skin) injections of Epoetin alfa (PROCRIT) at one of the following dosing regimens: 1- Starting dose of 40,000 units sc qw (once every week) OR 2- Starting dose of 80,000 units sc q2w (every two weeks)

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of non-myeloid malignancy
  • Baseline hemoglobin value of <= 11 g/dL unrelated to transfusion
  • Planned chemotherapy for a minimum of 12 weeks during the study
  • Life expectancy of >= 6 months
  • ECOG Performance Status 0-2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of a myeloid malignancy or known history of myelodysplasia
  • Planned non-palliative radiation during the study
  • Anemia due to factors other than cancer/chemotherapy
  • Prior treatment with Epoetin alfa or any other erythropoietic agent within the previous three months
  • History of uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias or history of pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, ischemic stroke, other arterial or venous thrombotic events (excluding superficial thromboses), or known history of chronic coagulation disorder
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00210834

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
Investigators
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00210834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR004633
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: June 8, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
PROCRIT, Erythropoietin, Epoetin alfa, Hemoglobin level

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epoetin alfa
Hematinics
Hematologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

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