Effects of Imatinib Mesylate in Polycythemia Vera

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Niguarda Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 31, 2007
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Last verified: October 2007

The purpose of this study is to determine the activity of Glivec 400 mg po daily, as single agent, in inducing a haematological response in Polycythemia Vera.

The patients will be asked to have additional bone marrow and blood samples collected: these samples will be used to evaluate how the disease is responding to the drug.

Condition Intervention Phase
Polycythemia Vera
Drug: Imatinib Mesylate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Glivec (Imatinib Mesylate) in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

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Further study details as provided by Niguarda Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of Haematocrit to less than 45%. [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Reduction in platelet count and spleen size. [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Reduction of incidence phlebotomies. [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Symptoms improvement in patients. [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response duration [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety profile [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Imatinib Mesylate Drug: Imatinib Mesylate
400 mg/die for 6 months


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera requiring treatment with either phlebotomy or Hydroxyurea
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00430066

Sponsors and Collaborators
Niguarda Hospital
Study Director: Enrica Morra, MD Divisione di Ematologia - Ospedale Niguarda Ca' Granda
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Niguarda Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00430066     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSTI571POLIVERA
Study First Received: January 31, 2007
Last Updated: June 18, 2012
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycythemia Vera
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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