A Single-arm Phase II Study of Alemtuzumab in Combination With High-dose Methylprednisolone in CLL Patients With p53 Deletion
This is a phase II open label study for patients with p53-deleted CLL who require treatment. Both untreated and previously treated patients are eligible for study entry.
The trial consists of giving continuous alemtuzumab and cyclical high-dose methyl-prednisone.Alentuzumab is given intravenously during the first 4 weeks of treatment to ensure that adequate serum levels are achieved quickly. The drug will be administered daily during the first week, commencing at a dose of 3mg, and increasing to 10mg and then up to the target dose of 30mg as tolerated.Thereafter alemtuzumab will be given at a dose 30mg thrice weekly. From week 5, alemtuzumab will be given at the same dose but by the subcutaneous route of administration.
Methlyprednisolone will be given for 5 consecutive days at a daily dose of 1.0g/m2, starting on Day 1 and repeating the cycle every 28 days.
Treatment will be given for 16 weeks (i.e 4 cycles of methylprednisolone). Treatment will be discontinued if there is no response after 8 weeks, or if toxicity becomes unacceptable.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Single-arm Phase II Study of Alemtuzumab in Combination With High-dose Methylprednisolone in CLL Patients With p53 Deletion|