Phase II High Pulse Dose Clinical Trial of Orally Administered ITF2357 In Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Italfarmaco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00792506
First received: November 14, 2008
Last updated: May 23, 2013
Last verified: January 2012
  Purpose

This is open label, phase IIa High Pulse Dose Clinical Trial testing ITF2357 (orally administration)in adult patients with relapsing/refractory multiple myeloma after at least 2 previous lines of treatment.

Patients will receive ITF2357 in accordance with following scheme:

Weeks 1-6

Patient #01 will be administered ITF 2357 at 400 mg in one single dose on day 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and 36. Safety assessments will be performed twice a week. If no issue (grade >3 neutropenia or any other grade ≥3 toxicity) emerges at day 15 two further patients (#02 and #03) will be enrolled and receive the same dose. If patients #02 and #03 show a favourable safety profile at day 15, and in the meantime no safety concerns arise from patient #01, the further patients will be enrolled and treated according to the below reported scheme:

  • 8 more patients (#04-11) will receive 400 mg once weekly; safety assessments will be performed weekly.
  • 1 patient (#12) will receive 600 mg once weekly; safety assessments will be performed twice a week.

If no safety concern emerges from patient 12 at day 15, two further patients (#13 and #14) will be enrolled and treated with 600 mg once weekly. If patients #13 and #14 don't show relevant safety concerns (grade >3 neutropenia or any other grade ≥3 toxicity) at day 15, and in the meanwhile patient #12 maintains a favourable safety profile, eight further patients (#15-22) will be recruited and receive the same treatment regimen.

If grade >3 neutropenia or any other grade ≥3 toxicity appear at any time during week 1-6, the treatment will be permanently discontinued.

In this phase treatment will be administered on an inpatient basis.

Weeks 7-12

For patients still on therapy at day 43 visit, M protein will be quantified and the treatment continued or possibly modified as follows on the basis of this parameter:

Decrease >or= of 25%:

patients in 400/week group continue 400mg for 6 further weeks patients in 600/week group continue 600mg for 6 further weeks

Stable +or- of 25%:

patients in 400/week group increase to 600mg and continue for 6 further weeks patients in 600/week group add dexamethasone 40mg for 4 days/week (day 1-4) and continue 600mg for 6 further weeks

Increase > of 25%:

patients in 400/week group add dexamethasone 40mg for 4 days/week (day 1-4) and continue 400mg for 6 further weeks patients in 600/week group failure:out of the study patients in 600/week group

Safety assessments will be performed at weekly intervals. In case of grade >3 neutropenia or any other grade ≥3 toxicity the treatment will be permanently discontinued.

In this phase treatment will be administered on an inpatient basis.

Weeks 13-18

For patients still on therapy at day 85 (week 13, day 1), the response rate will be quantified according to EBMT criteria. In case of response (complete, partial or minimal) or stable disease (no change) the treatment will be prolonged until week 18, whereas in case of disease progression the patient will leave the study. A new complete efficacy evaluation will be performed at day 127 (end of treatment).

During this phase safety will be assessed at weekly intervals and in case of grade >3 neutropenia or any other grade ≥3 toxicity the treatment will be permanently discontinued.

This phase of the study will be conducted on an outpatient basis.

No dosage modification or temporary discontinuation is admitted

Primary objective:

To assess the safety of ITF2357 administered once weekly at high pulse dose in patients with relapsing/refractory multiple myeloma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Drug: ITF2357
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: Phase II High Pulse Dose Clinical Trial of Orally Administered ITF2357 In Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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Further study details as provided by Italfarmaco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the safety of ITF2357 administered once weekly at high pulse dose in patients with relapsing/refractory multiple myeloma. [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. To evaluate the anti-tumour activity of ITF 2357 administered once weekly at high pulse dose in patients with advanced multiple myeloma, measured as decrease of M protein. [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ITF2357 Drug: ITF2357
Treatment was to be administered on an inpatient basis from week 1 to week 13 and on an outpatient basis from week 14 to end of treatment. The patient had to be hospitalized on day 1 every week. The Investigator had to administer ITF 2357 in one single dose (two or three 200 mg capsules at one time) under his/her direct control.
Other Name: Histone-Deacetylase Inibitor

Detailed Description:

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell neoplasm that manifests as one or more lytic bone lesions, monoclonal protein in the blood or urine and disease in the bone marrow (BM). The malignant plasma cells accumulate in the BM and intricate interactions occur between the BM microenvironment and the MM cells, frequently causing bone destruction, which in turn stimulates tumour growth. The tumour itself, its products and the host response to it result in the multitude of symptoms and organ dysfunction characteristic of MM, including bone pain, renal failure, susceptibility to infections, anaemia and hypercalcemia. The median age at diagnosis is 68 years and men are more frequently affected than women.

ITF2357 is a novel and proprietary molecule synthesized by Italfarmaco S.p.A. Research Laboratories, provided with an established and powerful HDAC-inhibitory activity. It is being developend for a range of possible clinical applications both in oncohaematological conditions and in chronic inflammatory diseases. The former application is consistent with the well known antitumor pharmacological properties of HDAC-inhibitors as a family (i.e. cell-cycle arrest, pro-apoptotic and cell-differentiating effects); the latter application (chronic inflammation) is based of the demonstrated anticytokine effect of ITF2357.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Established diagnosis of multiple myeloma according to International Myeloma Working Group diagnostic criteria
  2. Age ≥ 18 years
  3. Patient relapsed after at least 2 lines of conventional chemotherapy or high dose therapy with autologous or allogeneic stem cell support, and/or for whom no alternative treatments are available/suitable
  4. Increasing trend of monoclonal immunoglobulin or Bence-Jones proteinuria through the last 4 consecutive pre-screening measurements, already available in the patient history
  5. No chemotherapy or other investigational anticancer therapy for at least 3 weeks before the start of the study
  6. Full recovery from previous toxicities
  7. ECOG performance status 0-2
  8. Adequate bone marrow reserve: absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1000/ml; platelet count ≥ 90000/ml
  9. Adequate liver function: total bilirubin within normal institutional limits (PI center); AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) ≤ 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (PI center)
  10. Adequate renal function: Creatinine ≤ 2.5 mg/dl or creatinine clearance ≥ 50 ml/min
  11. Either men or women, accepting to practice effective contraception during the entire study period unless documentation of infertility exists. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should immediately inform her treating physician; in this case ITF 2357 treatment will be promptly discontinued
  12. Able to understand and willing to sign the informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Planned autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation within 4 weeks of the initiation of ITF 2357 administration
  2. Concurrent use of medicines that would confound the interpretation of toxicities and anti-tumour activity of ITF 2357 (i.e. quinolons, macrolides, 5-HT3 antagonists except for palonosetron,)
  3. Clinically significant illness including, but not limited to, the following: active infection, uncontrolled hypertension, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, cardiac arrhythmia (present or documented in the past, of any kind), any other condition (including laboratory abnormalities) that in the opinion of the Investigator places the patient to unacceptable risk for adverse outcome if he/she were to participate in the study
  4. Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study medication and protocol requirements
  5. Pregnant or lactating women
  6. Positive blood tests for HIV, HBV, HCV, active EBV and CMV
  7. Diseases related to active viral infections
  8. Patients with a marked baseline prolongation of QTc interval (e.g. repeated demonstration of a QTc interval >440 ms for men and >450 ms for women)
  9. Patients with history of additional risk factors for Torsade de Pointes (e.g. heart failure, family history of Long QT Syndrome).
  10. The use of concomitant medications with potential risk of Torsade de Pointes and/or that can prolong QTc interval

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Locations
Italy
Presidio Ospedaliero R. Binaghi
Cagliari, Italy, 09127
Sponsors and Collaborators
Italfarmaco
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Giorgio La Nasa, MD Presidio Ospedaliero R. Binaghi, Cagliari - Italy
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Italfarmaco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00792506     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DSC/07/2357/29
Study First Received: November 14, 2008
Last Updated: May 23, 2013
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Paraproteinemias
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases

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