Epoetin Alfa in Treating Anemia in Patients With Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, or Multiple Myeloma and Anemia Caused By Chemotherapy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003341|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 25, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2013
RATIONALE: Drugs such as epoetin alfa may relieve anemia caused by chemotherapy. The best time for giving epoetin alfa during chemotherapy is not yet known.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to study the effectiveness of epoetin alfa in treating anemia in patients with lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or multiple myeloma who are receiving chemotherapy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anemia Leukemia Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm||Biological: epoetin alfa Procedure: quality-of-life assessment||Phase 3|
- Determine the hematologic response and transfusion requirements of patients with malignant lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or multiple myeloma with chemotherapy related moderate anemia treated with epoetin alfa.
- Determine the effect of moderate anemia on quality of life of these patients treated with this regimen.
- Correlate changes in quality of life with changes in anemia associated with treatment with epoetin alfa in these patients.
- Determine the effect of changing quality of life on health care resource utilization among these patients treated with epoetin alfa.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open label, multicenter study.
Patients are evaluated for anemia during their prescribed chemotherapy regimens at either 3 or 4 week intervals beginning week 3 or 4. Patients with hemoglobin levels of 10.0-12.0 g/dL are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. Patients with hemoglobin levels greater than 12.0 g/dL are not randomized until their hemoglobin levels decrease to 12.0 g/dL or below.
- Arm I: Patients immediately receive epoetin alfa subcutaneously each week.
- Arm II: Patients are observed for 6-8 weeks and then hemoglobin levels are reevaluated. Patients whose hemoglobin levels decrease below 9.0 g/dL receive epoetin alfa subcutaneously each week. Patients whose hemoglobin levels are at least 9.0 g/dL are observed for another 3-4 weeks and then hemoglobin levels are reevaluated.
Patients receive epoetin alfa treatment for up to 15 or 16 weeks.
Qualify of life questionnaires are completed every 3 or 4 weeks until week 30 or 32.
Patients are followed through week 36.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 275 patients (at least 130 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||275 participants|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Procrit (Epoetin Alfa) on Hemoglobin Symptom Distress and Quality of Life During Chemotherapy in Lymphoma Patients With Mild to Moderate Anemia A Multicenter Trial|
|Study Start Date :||December 1997|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2003|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2003|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003341
|Study Chair:||David J. Straus, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|