Study of Veltuzumab (hA20) at Different Doses in Patients With ITP

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified March 2013 by Immunomedics, Inc.
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First received: October 17, 2007
Last updated: March 25, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

This trial will study different dose levels of hA20 (IMMU-106) to see if they are safe and effective for treating ITP.

Condition Intervention Phase
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic
Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Autoimmune
Biological: veltuzumab
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of Immunotherapy With Humanized Anti-CD20 Antibody, IMMU-106 (hA20), in Adult Patients With Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Hematology laboratory results and adverse events will be followed closely for one year.

  • Efficacy [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Platelet responses will be followed for up to 5 years.

Estimated Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: veltuzumab
veltuzumab is a humanized CD20 antibody administered subcutaneously.
Biological: veltuzumab
hA20 will be administered intravenously in two doses over two weeks
Other Names:
  • IMMU-106
  • hA20
  • humanized anti-CD20

Detailed Description:

The goal of current treatment guidelines for most patients with chronic adult ITP is to maintain platelet levels above 30 x 109/L. The conventional first-line therapy is corticosteroids with or without intravenous immunoglobulins, but many patients relapse when steroids are tapered. Standard therapy then is splenectomy, but patients with refractory ITP who do not respond require further therapy. Unfortunately, immunosuppressive agents or other available treatments typically produce only short-term responses. Because of the lack of medical options after first-line therapy, the target population for this first study of anti-CD20 immunotherapy with hA20 are adult patients with chronic ITP who failed at least one standard ITP therapy (i.e., received at least one standard ITP therapy and now present with platelet levels below 30 x 109/L).

In autoimmune disease, rituximab as well as other anti-CD20 antibodies currently being considered for commercialization have focused on a different dosing schedule in rheumatoid arthritis, and use fixed dosages rather than variable doses based on body surface area. In addition, recent studies of these newer anti-CD20 antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis have reported that lower doses indeed appear effective when administered twice, 2 weeks apart. Based upon these considerations, patients in this study will receive hA20 twice, 2 weeks apart, and administered at one of 3 dose levels.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, >18 years old, with or without prior splenectomy
  • Signed written informed consent obtained prior to study entry
  • ITP according to ASH guidelines, with other potential causes of thrombocytopenia excluded
  • Platelet levels < 150 x 109/L for more than 6 months
  • Received an adequate course of at least one standard ITP treatment (an inadequate course of standard ITP therapy does not qualify as meeting this requirement)
  • Platelet count < 30 x 109/L at study entry and on at least one other occasion at least 1 week apart within the past month. (Phase I only: platelet count also > 10 x 109/L at study entry).
  • Bleeding assessment score of Grade 0 or 1. See full protocol for all inclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

See full protocol for exclusion criteria or contact study staff for details

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00547066

Contact: Heather Horne 973-605-8200
Contact: Ashwini Venkatasamy 973-605-8200

United States, California
University of Southern California- Keck School of Medicine Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medical Center Withdrawn
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20057
United States, Georgia
Center of Hope for Cancer and Blood Disorders Recruiting
Riverdale, Georgia, United States, 30274
Georgia Cancer Specialtists Recruiting
Tucker, Georgia, United States, 30084
United States, Indiana
Goshen Center for Cancer Care Recruiting
Goshen, Indiana, United States, 46526
Contact: Susal Garl    973-727-7195   
United States, Louisiana
Hematology Oncology Specialists Completed
Metairie, Louisiana, United States, 70006
United States, New Jersey
Denville, New Jersey, United States, 07834
United States, New York
Hematology/Oncology Specialists Recruiting
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14215
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center Recruiting
New York City, New York, United States, 10021
United States, North Carolina
Thurston Arthritis Research Center Withdrawn
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
Immunomedics, Inc.
Study Chair: William Wegener, MD, PHD Immunomedics, Inc.
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Immunomedics, Inc. Identifier: NCT00547066     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IM-T-hA20-07
Study First Received: October 17, 2007
Last Updated: March 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Skin Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Thrombotic Microangiopathies
Blood Platelet Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
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