Ph II Study of Azacitidine in Myelofibrosis
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if azacitidine can help to control MF. The safety of azacitidine in patients with Myelofibrosis (MF) will also be studied.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Azacitidine in Myelofibrosis|
- Number of Participants With Objective Clinical Response [ Time Frame: Every 2 courses of 4 week therapy = each 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Objective Clinical Response includes Participants with Complete Response, Partial Response or Hematologic Improvement and No Response. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy with cytogenetics every 2 to 4 courses.
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
75 mg/m^2 Subcutaneous Daily for 7 days every 4 weeks
75 mg/m^2 subcutaneous daily for 7 days (every 4 week cycle)
Other Name: Vidaza
Azacitidine is a drug that is designed to block certain genes in cancer cells whose job is to stop the function of the tumor-fighting genes. By blocking the "bad" genes, the tumor-fighting genes may be able to work better.
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will be able to begin treatment with azacitidine. You will receive azacitidine as an injection under the skin once a day for 7 days in a row. This will be repeated every 4 weeks (4 weeks equals 1 cycle). The first cycle of azacitidine will be given at M. D. Anderson, in an outpatient setting. Later cycles of treatment courses may be given at M. D. Anderson or by a cancer doctor in your community.
You may receive up to 12 cycles of treatment if you are responding well to treatment. You will be taken off study if your disease gets worse or intolerable side effects occur. Once you go off study, you will receive follow-up as is standard of care for your disease.
This is an investigational study. Azacitidine is FDA approved for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome. Its use in this study is experimental. A total of up to 34 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00569660
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Srdan Verstovsek, M.D.||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|