The Purpose of This Study is to Determine if Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is Effective in the Treatment of Pain Resulting From Chemotherapy Treatment (TTX-CINP-201)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified December 2013 by Wex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01655823
First received: July 19, 2012
Last updated: December 9, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

July 19, 2012
December 9, 2013
July 2012
June 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change from Baseline in patient reported outcome for pain at Day 22 to Day 28. [ Time Frame: Day 22 to Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
To identify up to two doses/regimens of Tetrodoxin (TTX) to bring forward to Part II for further evaluation.
Same as current
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Safety [ Time Frame: screening to Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
To evaluate the number and severity of Adverse Events from subjects within each cohort against the other cohorts.
Same as current
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The Purpose of This Study is to Determine if Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is Effective in the Treatment of Pain Resulting From Chemotherapy Treatment
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Dose-Finding, Placebo Controlled, Phase II Multicenter Study of Tetrodotoxin in the Treatment of Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathic Pain

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a major dose-limiting side effect of many chemotherapeutic agents including vincristine, paclitaxel, cisplatin, oxaliplatin, bortezomib and ixabepilone. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy commonly occurs in greater than 40% of patients. To improve the peripheral neuropathy, the chemotherapy dosing is often either decreased or discontinued potentially affecting tumor responsiveness, prognosis, and survival.

There is an unmet medical need for treatment of cancer patients with chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain (CINP) and the proposed study will investigate the efficacy and safety of multiple dose levels of tetrodotoxin (TTX) versus placebo in moderate to severe neuropathic pain caused by chemotherapy.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Drug: Placebo
    Sham treatment acting as control arm
  • Drug: Tetrodotoxin
    Comparison of different dosages of Tetrodotoxin
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo (twice daily)
    Placebo for injection (1 ml volume), twice a day for four consecutive days.
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
  • Experimental: Low dose Tetrodotoxin (twice daily)
    Low dose Tetrodotoxin injectable (1 ml volume), twice a day for four consecutive days.
    Intervention: Drug: Tetrodotoxin
  • Experimental: Mid-range dose of Tetrodotoxin (twice daily)
    Mid-range dose Tetrodotoxin injectable (1 ml volume), twice a day for four consecutive days.
    Intervention: Drug: Tetrodotoxin
  • Experimental: Max dose Tetrodotoxin (once daily)
    Max dose Tetrodotoxin injectable (1 ml volume), once a day in the morning for four consecutive days and Placebo for injection (1 ml volume), once a day in the afternoon for four consecutive days. Total of 4 treatment days.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: Placebo
    • Drug: Tetrodotoxin
  • Experimental: Max dose Tetrodotoxin (twice daily)
    Max dose Tetrodotoxin injectable (1 ml volume), twice a day for four consecutive days.
    Intervention: Drug: Tetrodotoxin
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
275
December 2015
June 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • If female, not of childbearing potential.
  • Patients with documented neuropathic pain
  • Cancer Patients who have completed a chemotherapy regimen which included taxanes or platinums (or both) and have no evidence actively progressive disease. Concurrent hormonal therapies are allowed
  • Patients with stable moderate to severe neuropathic pain
  • Patients with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status score of 0 or 1.
  • Patients who are able to complete the study-related questionnaires independently in either English or Spanish.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of peripheral neuropathy attributed to any cause other than chemotherapy.
  • Patients receiving any concurrent agents known to cause peripheral neuropathy within 30 days of Randomization.
  • Current use of other therapy (ies), including "alternative" therapies, for treatment of peripheral neuropathy within 30 days of Randomization (with the exception of protocol allowed concurrent medications).
  • Patients who used controlled release opioids within seven days of baseline period or who expect to use controlled release opioids at any time from baseline to end of study.
  • Patients with abnormal kidney function.
  • Patients with bone metastases.
  • Patients scheduled for treatment for their cancer with chemotherapy or radiotherapy between screening and the end of study visit.
  • Current use of lidocaine and other types of antiarrhythmic drugs within 30 days of Randomization.
  • Current use of scopolamine and acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting drugs such as physostigmine within 30 days of Randomization.
  • Current cause of Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathic Pain attributed to Velcade (Bortezomib) or vinca alkaloids or analogues such as vincristine, vinblasine, vinorelbine and vindesine.
  • Current use of tricyclic antidepressant medication, anticonvulsants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
  • Patients with current uncontrolled asthma or lung disease.
  • Patients with significant heart disease.
  • Use of an investigational agent within 30 days prior to screening or is scheduled to receive an investigational drug other than TTX during the course of the study.
  • Females who are pregnant or nursing
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: Mehran Kavoosi, B.Sc. 604-676-7900 mehrank@wexpharma.com
Contact: LeaAnn Longueira, RN 302-358-2583 LeaAnn.Longueira@premier-research.com
United States
 
NCT01655823
TTX-CINP-201
Yes
Wex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Wex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Wex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
December 2013

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