A Study to Access the Safety/Efficacy of Thalidomide in the Treatment of Anemia in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Celgene Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 23, 2002
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2004
The primary objective of the study is to determine the efficacy of thalidomide for the treatment of anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

Condition Intervention Phase
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Drug: thalidomide
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Celgene Corporation:

Estimated Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: August 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Eligible patients must have a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Life expectancy of at least 6 months.
  • Patients must be able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  • Patients must understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent document.
  • Women of childbearing potential (WCBP) must agree to practice abstinence or to use TWO methods of contraception beginning 4 weeks prior to the start of study medication and throughout the course of treatment.
  • Males must use barrier contraception when engaging in reproductive sexual activity with women of childbearing potential.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00050843

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Celgene Corporation
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00050843     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: THAL-MDS-001 
Study First Received: December 23, 2002
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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