A Study of Darbepoetin Alfa in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Amgen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter L Greenberg, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00230321
First received: September 28, 2005
Last updated: January 31, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

The primary objectives of the trial are to assess erythroid response to darbepoetin alfa, as determined by changes in hemoglobin and/or red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-dependence and to describe the safety profile of darbepoetin alfa in patients with MDS. The secondary objective is to assess bone marrow progenitor BFU-E growth before and after treatment with darbepoetin alfa.


Condition Intervention Phase
Blood Cancer
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Drug: Darbepoetin alfa
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study of Darbepoetin Alfa in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • hemoglobin and/or red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-dependence. [ Time Frame: unknown ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess erythroid responses to DARBEPOETIN ALFA, as determined by changes in [ Time Frame: unknown ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess bone marrow progenitor BFU-E growth before and after treatment [ Time Frame: unknown ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • DARBEPOETIN ALFA [ Time Frame: unknown ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Darbepoetin alfa
During the induction phase, the investigational agent DARBEPOETIN ALFA will be initiated at a dose of 4.5 ug/kg/week subcutaneously for 6 weeks. The dosage for the remaining treatment is dependent of patients response during the induction phase.
Drug: Darbepoetin alfa
During the induction phase, the investigational agent DARBEPOETIN ALFA will be initiated at a dose of 4.5 ug/kg/week subcutaneously.If patients do not achieve a major erythroid response by 6 weeks, the dose of DARBEPOETIN ALFA will be doubled to 9.0 ug/kg/week.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:- Diagnosis:

  • Bone marrow aspirate/biopsy-proven MDS for > 2 months prior to enrollment.
  • MDS French-American-British (FAB) subtypes refractory anemia (RA), RA with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), RA with excess blasts (RAEB), and non-proliferative chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) [WBC < 12,000/ml].
  • Patients must have an untransfused hemoglobin < 10.0 g/dL and/or patients must be red cell transfusion-dependent for a period of at least 2 months prior to study entry.

    - Laboratory:

  • Bilirubin < or = to 2 mg/dL
  • ALT/SGPT < or = to 2.5 x the upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Normal renal function (Stanford: serum creatinine < 1.2 mg/dL [male], < 1.0 mg/dL [female]; Vanderbilt: < 1.5 mg/dL).

    • Age: > or = to 18
    • Other:
  • ECOG performance status 0-2.
  • Patients may receive standard supportive care, including transfusions and antibiotics as required.
  • Patients must be r-HuEPO naive or must not have received prior treatment with r-HuEPO > or = to 40,000 U/week for more than 4 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria:- Patients with secondary MDS or prior allogeneic bone marrow transplant.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00230321

Locations
United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Peter L Greenberg
Amgen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter L Greenberg Stanford University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Peter L Greenberg, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00230321     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HEMMDS0001, HEMMDS0001, 13536
Study First Received: September 28, 2005
Last Updated: January 31, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Preleukemia
Hematologic Neoplasms
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Darbepoetin alfa
Hematinics
Hematologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

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