Treating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients With CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077)
The purpose of this study is to examine the safety of a single dose of RG2077 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are currently receiving cyclophosphamide. This study will also determine if RG2077 is effective in decreasing disease activity in these patients.
Study hypothesis: CTLA4-Ig mediates a T cell costimulatory blockade that effectively induces an antigen-specific nonresponsiveness in T cells.
|Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Lupus Nephritis||Drug: CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077) Drug: Cyclophosphamide||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus With CTLA4-IgG4m Plus Cyclophosphamide: A Phase I/IIA Study|
- Safety, as measured by the occurrence of adverse events [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
- Renal function [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
- Lupus serology [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
- SLE disease activity [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Dose-escalation portion: Low dose CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077)
Three patients will receive a single intravenous infusion of 0.2 mg/kg CTLA4-IgG4m following the scheduled cyclophosphamide infusion on the same day. If one or more dose-limiting toxicities (CTC grade 3 or higher adverse event in the first 28 days after CTLA4-IgG4m administration that is possibly, probably, or definitely related to CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077)). are observed, enrollment in the trial will be suspended pending DSMB review. If no dose-limiting toxicity is observed in the 0.2mg/kg dose, three patients will receive a single intravenous infusion of 2 mg/kg of CTLA4-IgG4m following the scheduled cyclophosphamide infusion on the same day. If one or more dose-limiting toxicities are observed, enrollment will be suspended pending review by the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB).If no dose-limiting toxicity is observed in the 2 mg/kg dose, treatment of patients with 10 mg/kg of CTLA4-IgG4m in combination with cyclophosphamide will proceed.
|Drug: CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077) Drug: Cyclophosphamide|
Experimental: Part IIA: CTLA4-IgG4m
Participants randomized to the CTLA4-IgG4m Arm will receive a single intravenous infusion of 10 mg/kg CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077) following the scheduled cyclophosphamide infusion on the same day
|Drug: CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077) Drug: Cyclophosphamide|
Experimental: Part IIA: Control Group
Participants randomized to the control group will not receive treatment with CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077); these participants will undergo all study evaluations with the exception of the CTLA4-IgG4m (RG2077) pharmacokinetic evaluations and immunogenicity evaluations.
SLE is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect many organ systems, including the skin, joints, and internal organs. RG2077 has been studied for use in multiple sclerosis, another autoimmune disorder. This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of RG2077 in SLE patients who are currently receiving cyclophosphamide.
This trial is composed of two parts. The first part is a dose-escalation study in which participants will receive one of two doses of RG2077 (0.2 mg/kg or 2 mg/kg); this part of the study will last 60 days. At screening, patients will have an IV catheter inserted into their arms for administration of cyclophosphamide and RG2077. Patients will also have medical and medication history assessments, a comprehensive physical exam, and blood and urine tests. There are 5 study visits for the first part of the trial; these will occur at screening, at study entry, and Days 1, 14, and 28. Selected visits will include physical exam, vital signs measurement, blood and urine tests, and disease activity assessment. At Days 7 and 60, patients will be contacted by phone to report their medication history and any adverse effects they have experienced.
The second part of the study will evaluate a single 10 mg/kg dose of RG2077; this part of the study will last 90 days. In the study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. At the start of the study, Group 1 participants will receive RG2077 and cyclophosphamide and Group 2 participants will receive cyclophosphamide only. There will be 9 study visits; these will occur at study screening, study entry, and Days 1, 4, 7, 14, 28, and 60. At selected visits, patients will undergo physical exam, vital signs measurement, blood tests and urine tests, and disease activity assessment.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00094380
|United States, California|
|University of California, San Francisco|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143|
|United States, New York|
|Columbia University Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Study Chair:||David Wofsy, MD||University of California, San Francisco|
|Study Chair:||Betty Diamond, MD||Columbia University|