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STI571 in Treating Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia That Has Not Responded to Interferon Alfa

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00006053
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 4, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2013
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: STI571 may interfere with the growth of cancer cells and may be effective treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of STI571 in treating patients who have chronic myeloid leukemia that has not responded to interferon alfa.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Drug: imatinib mesylate Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety profile of STI571 in patients with Philadelphia chromosome positive (or chromosome negative and Bcr/Abl positive) chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia who are refractory to or intolerant of interferon alfa. II. Provide expanded access of this treatment to these patients. III. Confirm the rate of complete and major cytogenetic response in patients treated with this regimen, as demonstrated by a decrease in the percentage of Philadelphia chromosome positive cells in the bone marrow. IV. Evaluate the improvement of symptomatic parameters in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is an expanded access, multicenter study. Patients receive oral STI571 daily. Treatment continues for 12 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who respond after 12 months may continue with therapy.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of STI571 in Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Who Are Hematologically or Cytogenetically Resistant or Refractory to Interferon-Alpha, or Intolerant of, Interferon-Alpha
Study Start Date : June 2000
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome positive OR Bcr/Abl positive Refractory to or intolerant of interferon alfa therapy Failure to achieve complete response for at least 1 month after at least 6 months of interferon alfa therapy OR At least 65% Ph chromosome positivity in bone marrow after at least 1 year of interferon alfa therapy OR At least 30% increase in Ph chromosome positive bone marrow cells in samples taken at least 1 month apart or increase to at least 65% while receiving interferon alfa therapy OR At least 100% increase in WBC count to at least 20,000/mm3 in samples taken at least 2 weeks apart while receiving interferon alfa therapy OR At least grade 3 nonhematologic toxicity persisting for more than 2 weeks while receiving interferon alfa therapy (must be more than 3 months from time of diagnosis) No greater than 15% blasts or basophils in peripheral blood or bone marrow Less than 30% blasts plus promyelocytes in peripheral blood or bone marrow

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT and SGPT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception during and for at least 2 weeks after study for women and at least 3 months after study for men No history of noncompliance to prior medical regimens

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 14 days since prior interferon alfa No other concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: At least 6 weeks since prior busulfan At least 14 days since prior cytarabine At least 7 days since prior hydroxyurea No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 28 days since prior investigational agents No other concurrent investigational agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00006053

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United States, New Jersey
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Chair: Ilana Monteleone Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Publications of Results:
Hensley ML, van Hoomissen IC, Krahnke T, et al.: Imatinib in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML): outcomes in >7000 patients treated on expanded access program (EAP). [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 22: A-2328, 2003.
van Hoomissen IC, Hensley ML, Krahnke T, et al.: Imatinib expanded access program (EAP): results of treatment in >7000 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). [Abstract] Blood 102 (11): A-3370, 2003.

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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00006053    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068088
First Posted: May 4, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by Novartis:
relapsing chronic myelogenous leukemia
chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
chronic myelogenous leukemia, BCR-ABL1 positive
Philadelphia chromosome negative chronic myelogenous leukemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Imatinib Mesylate
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs