A Study of Intravitreal Injections of 2.0mg Ranibizumab in Subjects With Chronic Fluid On OCT Post Multiple Injections With Ranibizumab (Super-dose Anti-VEgf SAVE Trial)

This study has been terminated.
(The last remaining subject withdrew consent because the collaborator Genentech stopped supplying study drug.)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Genentech
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David M. Brown, M.D., Greater Houston Retina Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01025232
First received: December 2, 2009
Last updated: June 11, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether 2.0mg Ranibizumab is effective in the treatment of recurrent fluid.


Condition Intervention Phase
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Choroidal Neovascular Membrane
Subfoveal Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Drug: Ranibizumab
Phase 1
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 Phase I/II Open Label, Multicenter Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Multiple Intravitreal Injections of (Super-dose Anti-VEgf SAVE Trial) 2.0mg Ranibizumab in Subjects With Chronic Fluid on OCT Post Multiple Injections With Ranibizumab

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Further study details as provided by Greater Houston Retina Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline in ETDRS BCVA at Month 12 (Fixed interval dosing primary endpoint after 3 monthly doses. Variable interval dosing primary endpoint at 1 year.) [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the incidence and severity of ocular and non-ocular adverse events (AEs) through Month 12 [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Determine percentage of patients who experience a loss of 15 or more letters from Baseline to Month 12 and Month 12 in ETDRS BCVA [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Determine percentage of patients who experience a gain of 15 or more letters from Baseline to Month 12 in ETDRS BCVA. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate mean change in central retinal thickness over time through Month12 as assessed by all three OCTs (Stratus, Cirrus, and Spectralis) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assess number of ranibizumab injections in each of the two doses required through Month 12 [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the relationship between specific genetic polymorphisms associated with AMD, disease characteristics and processes, and response to intravitreal ranibizumab [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 4 Week Re-treatment
Subjects can receive re-treatment every 4 weeks if there is persistent or recurrent intraretinal, subretinal, or sub-RPE fluid on any OCT modality, or any evidence of hemorrhage on clinical evaluation. Subjects will go no longer than 12 weeks without treatment.
Drug: Ranibizumab
Intravitreal Injection of 2.0mg formulation
Other Name: Lucentis
Active Comparator: 6 Week Re-treatment
Subjects can receive re-treatment every 6 weeks if there is persistent or recurrent intraretinal, subretinal, or sub-RPE fluid on any OCT modality, or any evidence of hemorrhage on clinical evaluation. Every 6 weeks regimen will test potential longer duration of action of 2.0 mg ranibizumab. Subjects will go no longer than 12 weeks without treatment.
Drug: Ranibizumab
Intravitreal Injection of 2.0mg formulation
Other Name: Lucentis

Detailed Description:

This is an open-label, Phase I/II study of intravitreally administered 2.0 mg ranibizumab in subjects with persistent fluid or recurrent fluid on OCT after having received at least nine ranibizumab injections in the past twelve months. Consented, enrolled subjects will receive have monthly ETDRS BCVA, ophthalmic examination and OCTs evaluation using Stratus, Cirrus and Spectralis machines. Fluorescein angiography and autofluorescence will be done at BSL, and Months 6 and 12. DNA samples for genetic analysis will be collected at baseline.

Subjects will receive open-label intravitreal injections of 2.0 mg ranibizumab administered every 28 days for 3 months: Following the three loading doses, all patients will receive a minimum "capped" PRN treatment (all patients will receive 2.0 mg intravitreal ranibizumab quarterly). Dosing should not occur earlier than 22 days after the previous treatment. Study visits should be scheduled to occur every 30 (±7) days relative to the date of the first injection (Day 0).

Subjects will be randomized into two re-treatment cohorts for additional re-treatment, if needed:

  • Cohort A - Subjects can receive re-treatment every 4 weeks if there is persistent or recurrent intraretinal, subretinal ,or sub-RPE fluid on any OCT modality, or any evidence of hemorrhage on clinical evaluation.
  • Cohort B - Subjects can receive re-treatment every 6 weeks if there is persistent or recurrent intraretinal, subretinal ,or sub-RPE fluid on any OCT modality, or any evidence of hemorrhage on clinical evaluation. Every 6 weeks regimen will test potential longer duration of action of 2.0 mg ranibizumab.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Willingness to provide signed informed consent and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization
  • Age ≥ 50 years
  • For sexually active women of childbearing potential, agreement to the use of an appropriate form of contraception (or abstinence) for the duration of the study
  • Although no birth control method is 100% effective, the following are considered effective means of contraception: surgical sterilization, use of oral contraceptives, barrier contraception using either a condom or diaphragm with spermicidal gel, an intrauterine device, or contraceptive hormone implant or patch. A patient's primary care physician, obstetrician, or gynecologist should be consulted regarding an appropriate form of birth control.
  • Ability and willingness to return for all scheduled visits and assessments

Study eyes must meet the following criteria for entry into the SAVE trial:

  • The last treatment with Ranibizumab is ≥ 28 days
  • To have received at least 9 injections of Ranibizumab in the past 12 months
  • Any CNVM lesion (Occult, Minimally Classic or Classic) (i.e., leakage on fluorescein angiography or subretinal, intraretinal, or sub-RPE fluid on Spectral Domain OCT) secondary to age-related macular degeneration.
  • Best corrected visual acuity in the study eye, using e-ETDRS testing, between 20/25 and 20/320 (Snellen equivalent), inclusive.
  • Only one eye will be enrolled in the Study. If both eyes are eligible study investigator will select the eye for entry.
  • The total area of subretinal hemorrhage and fibrosis must comprise less than 50% of the total lesion.
  • Clear ocular media and adequate pupillary dilation to permit good quality fundus imaging

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy (positive pregnancy test) or lactation Premenopausal women not using adequate contraception. The following are considered effective means of contraception: surgical sterilization or use of oral contraceptives, barrier contraception with either a condom or diaphragm in conjunction with spermicidal gel, an IUD, or contraceptive hormone implant or patch.
  • Any other condition that the investigator believes would pose a significant hazard to the subject if the investigational therapy were initiated
  • Participation in another simultaneous medical investigation or trial

Ocular Exclusion Criteria Prior Ocular Treatment

  • History of vitrectomy surgery, submacular surgery, or other surgical intervention for AMD in the study eye
  • Prior treatment with Visudyne®, external-beam radiation therapy, or transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) in the study eye at a fluence equal to 100%, any fluence lower than 100% is permitted.
  • Prior treatment with full or half fluence verteporfin PDT.
  • Previous intravitreal drug delivery (e.g., intravitreal corticosteroid injection, anti-angiogenic drugs besides ranibizumab, or device implantation) in the study eye within the last 12 months.

CNV Lesion Exclusion Characteristics

  • Subretinal hemorrhage in the study eye that involves the center of the fovea, if the size of the hemorrhage is either > 50% of the total area of the lesion or > 1 disc area (2.54 mm2) in size
  • Subfoveal fibrosis or atrophy in the study eye
  • CNV in either eye due to other causes, such as ocular histoplasmosis, trauma, or pathologic myopia Concurrent Ocular Conditions
  • Retinal pigment epithelial tear involving the fovea in the study eye
  • Any concurrent intraocular condition in the study eye (e.g., cataract or diabetic retinopathy) that, in the opinion of the investigator, could either:

Require medical or surgical intervention during the 24-month study period to prevent or treat visual loss that might result from that condition; or If allowed to progress untreated, could likely contribute to loss of at least 2 Snellen equivalent lines of BCVA over the 24-month study period.

  • Active intraocular inflammation (grade trace or above) in the study eye
  • Current vitreous hemorrhage in the study eye
  • History of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment or macular hole (Stage 3 or 4) in the study eye
  • Active infectious conjunctivitis, keratitis, scleritis, or endophthalmitis in either eye
  • Aphakia or absence of the posterior capsule in the study eye
  • Intraocular surgery (including cataract surgery) in the study eye within 2 months preceding Day 0
  • Uncontrolled glaucoma in the study eye (defined as IOP ≥ 30 mmHg despite treatment with anti-glaucoma medication)
  • History of glaucoma-filtering surgery in the study eye
  • History of corneal transplant in the study eye

Concurrent Systemic Conditions (Exclusion)

  • Uncontrolled blood pressure (defined as systolic > 180 mmHg and/or diastolic > 110 mmHg while patient is sitting) If a patient's initial reading exceeds these values, a second reading may be taken 30 or more minutes later. If the patient's blood pressure needs to be controlled by antihypertensive medication, the patient can become eligible if medication is taken continuously for at least 30 days prior to Day 0.
  • Atrial fibrillation not managed by patient's primary care physician or cardiologist within 3 months of screening visit
  • Women of childbearing potential not using adequate contraception (as defined in the inclusion criteria).

A woman is considered not to be of childbearing potential if she is postmenopausal, defined by amenorrhea for at least 1 year in a woman > 45 years old; or has undergone hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy.

  • History of stroke within the last 3 months of screening visit
  • History of other disease, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use an investigational drug or that might affect interpretation of the results of the study or renders the patient at high risk for treatment complications
  • Current treatment for active systemic infection
  • Active malignancy
  • History of allergy to fluorescein, not amenable to treatment
  • Inability to obtain fundus photographs or fluorescein angiograms of sufficient quality to be analyzed and graded by the central reading center
  • Inability to comply with study or follow-up procedures
  • Previous participation in any studies of investigational drugs within 1 month preceding Day 0 (excluding vitamins and minerals)
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01025232

Locations
United States, Texas
Greater Houston Retina Research
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Greater Houston Retina Research
The Woodlands, Texas, United States, 77384
Sponsors and Collaborators
David M. Brown, M.D.
Genentech
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David M Brown, MD Greater Houston Retina Research
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David M. Brown, M.D., Director Of Research, Greater Houston Retina Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01025232     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FVF4571s
Study First Received: December 2, 2009
Last Updated: June 11, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Greater Houston Retina Research:
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Eye Diseases
Retinal Degeneration
Macular Degeneration
Pharmacologic Actions
Retinal Diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Wet Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases

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