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Chemotherapy Related Anemia in Patients With Non-Myeloid Malignancies

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00036023
First Posted: May 8, 2002
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2009
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Information provided by:
Amgen
  Purpose
Chemotherapy can often cause anemia in patients with cancer. Anemia is a low number of red blood cells. The symptoms of anemia may include fatigue, dizziness, headache, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Erythropoietin is a hormone made by the kidneys that signals the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. Recombinant human erythropoietin has been produced in the laboratory and has the same effect as the hormone produced by the body. Use of recombinant human erythropoietin allows the body to produce more red blood cells, possibly eliminating or decreasing your symptoms and the need for a red blood cell transfusion. Recombinant human erythropoietin is FDA approved to treat anemia in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. This clinical study is investigating the effectiveness of darbepoetin alfa for the treatment of anemia in patients with non-myeloid malignancies who are receiving chemotherapy every three weeks. Darbepoetin alfa is a recombinant erythropoietic protein that stimulates the production of red blood cells. This medication has not been approved to treat cancer patients with anemia, however it has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic renal failure patients with anemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphoma Breast Neoplasms Lung Neoplasms Multiple Myeloma Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Drug: darbepoetin alfa Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label, Dose-Timing Study of Darbepoetin Alfa Administered Once Every 3 Weeks (Q3W) by Subcutaneous (SC) Injection for Treatment of Anemia in Subjects With Non-Myeloid Malignancies Receiving Multicycle Chemotherapy

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • Patients with non-myeloid malignancies * Patients receiving at least 12 weeks of chemotherapy on a 3-week cycle schedule * Patients with anemia (hgb >/= 9.0 and </= 11.0 g/dL)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00036023


Sponsors and Collaborators
Amgen
Investigators
Study Director: MD Amgen
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Global Development Leader, Amgen Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00036023     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00039247
Other Study ID Numbers: 20010162
First Submitted: May 7, 2002
First Posted: May 8, 2002
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Multiple Myeloma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Paraproteinemias
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia
Lymphatic Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Darbepoetin alfa
Hematinics