A Notch Signalling Pathway Inhibitor for Patients With T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma (ALL)

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 23, 2004
Last updated: January 21, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

A Notch signalling pathway inhibitor study in pediatric and adult patients with relapsed (worsening) or refractory (not responding to treatment) T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL).

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia, Lymphoblastic, Acute, T-Cell
Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Drug: MK0752, (Notch Inhibitor)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of a Gamma Secretase Inhibitor for Adult and Pediatric Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Months and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have pathologically documented precursor T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL), relapsed or refractory to standard therapy, or not be a candidate for standard myelosuppressive chemotherapy due to age or comorbid disease.
  • Patient must have performance status <2 on the ECOG performance status for patients >16 years old; Lansky performance level >50 for patients 12 months to less than or equal to 16 years old.
  • Patient must have adequate renal and liver function as indicated by the laboratory values performed within 14 days of receiving the first dose of study drug.
  • Patient must have fully recovered from any chemotherapy and be greater than 2 weeks from radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or systemic steroid therapy with the exception of hydroxyurea, intrathecal therapy, or immunosuppressant therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis following allogeneic bone marrow transplant.
  • Patient must be greater than 2 months following bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and off all immunosuppressant therapy (with the exception of patients taking immunosuppressant therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis following allogeneic bone marrow transplant).
  • Men and women of reproductive potential must use an effective contraceptive method while enrolled in the study.
  • Patient or the patient's legal representative must be able to understand the study and give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has had treatment with any investigational therapy during the preceding 30 days.
  • Patient has uncontrolled congestive heart failure, angina, or had a myocardial infarction in the preceding 3 months.
  • Patient has known hypersensitivity to the components of study drug, its analogs, or to allopurinol.
  • Patient has active or uncontrolled infection.
  • Patient has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial.
  • Patient is pregnant or lactating.
  • Patient has any other severe concurrent disease which would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study.
  • Patient is known to be HIV positive or who has an AIDS-related illness.
  • Patients with a "currently active" second malignancy, other than non-melanoma skin cancer should not be enrolled.
  • Patient has isolated CNS disease.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00100152

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00100152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004_097
Study First Received: December 23, 2004
Last Updated: January 21, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Relapsed or refractory T-cell ALL acute lymphoblastic/leukemia
Relapsed/refractory T-cell acute Lymphoblastic/leukemia
Acute/chronic myelogenous leukemia
Poor-risk myelodysplasia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Myeloid
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Leukemia, B-Cell
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions

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