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Study of Three Different Schedules of Low-Dose Decitabine in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

This study has been completed.
Eisai Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: August 27, 2003
Last updated: August 1, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if decitabine (given at 3 different doses) can help to control Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). The safety of these 3 treatments will also be studied.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Drug: Decitabine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Randomized Study of Three Different Schedules of Low-Dose Decitabine (5-AZA-2'-Deoxycytidine) in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Participant Responses [ Time Frame: Response to treatment after 8 weeks of therapy ]
    Objective responses by International Working Group criteria: 'Complete Response' (CR) defined as Normalization of the peripheral blood and bone marrow with <5% bone marrow blasts, a peripheral blood granulocyte count > (1.0 x 109/ L, and a platelet count > 100 x 109/L); 'Other Response' including Partial Remission (PR) defined as above, except for the presence of 6-15% marrow blasts, or 50% reduction if <15% at start of treatment combined with participants who meet all criteria for CR except for platelet recovery to >100 x 109/L; and 'No Response'.

Enrollment: 128
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Decitabine 10 mg/m^2 IV
10 mg/m^2 intravenous (IV) over 1 hour daily for 10 days
Drug: Decitabine
10 mg/m^2 by vein over 1 hour daily for 10 days
Other Name: Dacogen
Active Comparator: Decitabine 20 mg/m2 IV
20 mg/m2 IV over 1 hour daily for 5 days
Drug: Decitabine
20 mg/m2 by vein (IV) over 1 hour daily x 5 days
Other Name: Dacogen
Active Comparator: Decitabine 20 mg/m2 SQ
20 mg/m2 subcutaneous (SQ) daily for 5 days
Drug: Decitabine
20 mg/m2 subcutaneous (SQ) daily x 5 days
Other Name: Dacogen

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. MDS and 5% or more marrow blasts, or IPSS risk intermediate 1-2 or high risk; or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
  2. Performance status 0-2 (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale); adequate hepatic (bilirubin < 2 mg/dl) and renal functions (creatinine <2mg/dl); New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac status III-IV excluded.
  3. Signed informed consent
  4. No prior intensive combination chemotherapy or high-dose ara-C (>/= 1g/m2 per dose). Prior biologic therapies, targeted therapies and single agent chemotherapy allowed.
  5. Patients must have been off chemotherapy for 2 weeks prior to entering this study and recovered from the toxic effects of that therapy, unless there is evidence of rapidly progressive disease. Use of Hydroxyurea for patients with rapidly proliferative disease is allowed for the first two weeks on therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Nursing and pregnant females are excluded. Patients of childbearing potential should practice effective methods of contraception. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
  2. Patients with active and uncontrolled infections
  3. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00067808

United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Eisai Inc.
Principal Investigator: Hagop M Kantarjian, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00067808     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID03-0180
Study First Received: August 27, 2003
Results First Received: September 25, 2009
Last Updated: August 1, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Acute
Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Chronic
Pathologic Processes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Leukemia, Myeloid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
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