Carfilzomib, Rituximab and Dexamethasone in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (CaRD)
Carfilzomib is a drug that has shown anti-tumor activity by inhibiting the proteasome within the cell, which is responsible for degrading or breaking down a wide variety of proteins. Carfilzomib has not been approved by the FDA.
Rituximab and dexamethasone are often used to treat Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM), alone or in combination with other drugs. Combinations with rituximab, dexamethasone and proteasome inhibitors, like carfilzomib, show high levels of activity in WM patients.
In this research study, the investigators are testing the safety and efficacy of Carfilzomib when used along with Rituximab and Dexamethasone as a possible treatment for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Carfilzomib, Rituximab, and Dexamethasone (CaRD) in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia|
- Response Rates [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To assess the overall response rate (ORR), major response rate (MRR), and Very Good Partial Response/Complete Response (VGPR/CR) rates of CaRD in symptomatic untreated on symptomatic pretreated but proteasome inhibitor and rituximab naive, WM patients.
- Neuropathy Incidence Rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To determine the neuropathy incidence rate attributable to CaRD in symptomatic untreated or symptomatic pretreated but proteasome inhibitor and rituximab naive, WM patients
- Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]To assess the safety and tolerability of CaRD in symptomatic untreated or symptomatic pretreated but proteasome inhibitor and rituximab naive, WM patients
- Time to Progression [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To determine the Time to Progression (TTP), and Time to Next Therapy (TNT) of CaRD in symptomatic untreated or symptomatic pretreated but proteasome inhibitor and rituximab naive, WM patients
|Study Start Date:||October 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: CARD STUDY
Only one arm in this study
20 mg IV on Days 1, 2, 8, 9, of 21 day cycle for cycles 1-6 20 mg IV on Days 1, 2 of 21 day cycles q 2 months for cycles 1-8
Other Name: DecadronDrug: Carfilzomib
20 mg/m2 IV on Days 1, 2, 8, 9 of 21 day cycles for Cycle 1 36 mg/m2 IV on Days 1, 2, 8, 9 of 21 day cycles for Cycles 2-6 36 mg/m2 IV on Days 1, 2 of 21 day cycles q 2 months for Cycles 1-8
Other Name: PR-171Drug: Rituximab
375 mg/m2 IV on Days 2, 9 of 21 day cycles for Cycles 1-6 375 mg/m2 IV on Day 2 of 21 day cycles q 2 months for Cycles 1-8
Other Name: Rituxan
If you take part in this research study, you will receive Carfilzomib and dexamethasone as an infusion on Days 1, 2, 8, and 9 for Cycles 1-6. You will then have a Rituximab infusion on Days 2 and 9. Each cycles lasts 21 days. After completing Cycle 6 and if you are eligible, there will be a 2 month break before the maintenance phase is started. During this break, you will have a study visit with a physical exam, blood tests, and a bone marrow biopsy. If you continue to the maintenance phase, you will receive Carfilzomib and Dexamethasone on Days 1 and 2 and Rituximab on Day 2 of Cycles 1-8. Each cycle will continue to last 21 days, but will take place every 2 months. Infusions will last between 2-6 hours.
During all cycles you will have a physical exam and you will be asked questions about your general health and specific questions about any problems that you might be having and any medications you may be taking. Blood tests will also be done at each Cycle visit, and you will complete a questionnaire. Bone marrow and CT scan will only be repeated at physician discretion when appropriate and in order to ensure your response to treatment.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven P Treon, MD, PhD||Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|