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Study of Tipifarnib as Postconsolidation Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Patients 60 Years and Older

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Identifier:
First received: November 1, 2002
Last updated: April 23, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine if giving tipifarnib after standard treatment will prevent leukemia from coming back (relapsing). Tipifarnib belongs to a class of drugs called Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitors (FTI). It blocks proteins that make leukemia cells grow.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug: ZARNESTRA, tipifarnib, R115777 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Phase 2 Study of the Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitor ZARNESTRA (R115777) as Post-consolidation Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in Patients Age 60 Years and Older.

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective is to determine relapse-free survival (RFS) at 1 year in patients, 60 years and older with AML, who receive tipifarnib treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary objectives, assess: overall survival; time to relapse; the safety profile of treatment with tipifarnib; the population pharmacokinetics of tipifarnib; DNA analysis of genetic variability; RNA analysis of differential gene expression.

Enrollment: 88
Study Start Date: June 2002
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Detailed Description:

The study is an open-label evaluation of treatment with tipifarnib in approximately 127 subjects, 60 years and older, with AML in complete remission (CR) after consolidation therapy. Prior to enrollment, patients will receive 1 or 2 cycles of induction chemotherapy. Patients who attain a CR will receive 1 or 2 cycles of consolidation chemotherapy. Patients in postconsolidation complete remission who meet the eligibility criteria are offered enrollment in the study. Subjects enrolled in the study are treated with tipifarnib A dose-modification scheme is followed to maintain adequate specified laboratory values and to minimize other adverse events. Postconsolidation treatment with tipifarnib continues until the time of relapse, death, completion of 24 cycles of treatment, or discontinuation as advised by study doctor.

Tipifarnib, film coated, compressed tablets containing 100 mg active drug, will be administered orally at a dose of 300 mg (three 100 mg film coated tablets) taken twice a day for 21 consecutive days on a 28-day cycle schedule for up to 24 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newly-diagnosed AML
  • Leukemia in remission
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)
  • Previous History of myelodysplasia or antecedent hematologic malignancy
  • Previous therapy with a farnesyl transferase inhibitor
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00048503

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  More Information Identifier: NCT00048503     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00057824, NCT00723034
Other Study ID Numbers: CR004033
Study First Received: November 1, 2002
Last Updated: April 23, 2010

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Acute myeloid leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
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