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A Study for Patients Previously Enrolled in Study U2971g to Evaluate the Safety of Rituximab Retreatment in Subjects With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (VOYAGER)

This study has been terminated.
(During routine safety review of Studies U2970g and U2971g, the Data Monitoring Committee recommended that enrollment in this extension trial be terminated)
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Genentech, Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 26, 2006
Last updated: November 12, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

This is a Phase II/III open label, single-arm, multicenter, extension study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rituximab when administered on a scheduled basis every 6 months over the course of 1 year with reassessment of response at 12 months. This study is open to subjects previously enrolled in Genentech Study U2971g only.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Drug: methylprednisolone
Drug: rituximab
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Single-Arm, Multicenter Phase II/III Extension Study to Evaluate the Safety of Rituximab Retreatment in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Previously Enrolled in Protocol U2971g

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Further study details as provided by Genentech, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: methylprednisolone
Intravenous repeating dose
Drug: rituximab
Intravenous repeating dose


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with SLE who participated and satisfactorily completed their Week 52 evaluation in Study U2971g
  • For PCR or NCR, active disease at screening as defined by one or more domains with a BILAG A score or two or more domains with a BILAG B score

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who were withdrawn from Study U2971g because of protocol noncompliance or for safety issues
  • Any safety concern potentially attributed to rituximab that in the investigator's opinion would jeopardize subject safety
  • Subjects who were withdrawn from Study U2971g and received rituximab rescue therapy outside of the protocol
  • Subjects, that in the investigator's opinion, have not demonstrated any clinical improvement by Week 52 in Study U2971g and in whom the proposed therapy would represent risk without benefit
  • Unstable subjects with thrombocytopenia experiencing or at high risk for developing clinically significant bleeding or organ dysfunction requiring therapies such as plasmapheresis or acute blood or platelet transfusions
  • Pregnant women or nursing (breastfeeding) mothers
  • History of severe, allergic, or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies
  • Known active infection of any kind (excluding fungal infection of nail beds) or any major episode of infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with IV antibiotics within 8 weeks of screening or oral antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to screening
  • History of cancer, including solid tumors, hematological malignancies, and carcinoma in situ.
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to screening
  • Intolerance or contraindication to oral or IV corticosteroids
  • Positive hepatitis surface antigen (BsAg) or hepatitis C serology
  • Receipt of a live vaccine within 28 days prior to treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00381810

Sponsors and Collaborators
Genentech, Inc.
Study Director: Paul Brunetta, M.D. Genentech, Inc.
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Clinical Trials Posting Group, Genentech, Inc. Identifier: NCT00381810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U3389g
Study First Received: September 26, 2006
Results First Received: November 11, 2009
Last Updated: November 12, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Methylprednisolone acetate
Prednisolone acetate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antirheumatic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Neuroprotective Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 25, 2014