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Continuous Infusion of Campath-1H Followed by Subcutaneous Injections in Previously Treated Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 31, 2005
Last updated: July 27, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if giving CAMPATH-1H first as an injection into a vein, then as an injection under the skin can shrink or slow the growth of the disease in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have already received standard therapy. Another goal is to learn if the side effects related to CAMPATH-1H treatment are less severe by giving the drug first as an injection into a vein then as an injection under the skin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Drug: Campath-1H
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Continuous Infusion of Campath-1H Followed by Subcutaneous Injections in Previously Treated Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response Rate (CR+PR) to CAMPATH-1H [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Rate is number of patients with CR+PR response to CAMPATH-1H where CR is Complete Response and PR is Partial Response RECIST.

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: October 2002
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CAMPATH-1H
15 mg infused daily for continuous infusion x 7 days; starting day 10, CAMPATH-1H 30 mg subcutaneously three times weekly for 11 additional weeks.
Drug: Campath-1H
15 mg daily infused over 24 hours, continuous infusion x 7 days (Days 1 through 7). Each 15 mg dose prepared daily, immediately prior to starting the infusion. Starting day 10, CAMPATH-1H administered at dose of 30 mg subcutaneously three times weekly for 11 additional weeks.
Other Names:
  • Alemtuzumab
  • Campath

Detailed Description:

The purposes of this trial are:

  1. To evaluate the response rate (CR+PR) to CAMPATH-1H given as continuous infusion followed by subcutaneous injection in patients with previously treated CLL who have failed fludarabine therapy.
  2. To evaluate whether CAMPATH-1H, given as a continuous infusion followed by subcutaneous injections to patients with previously treated CLL will improve tolerability of the agent and permit higher doses to be delivered through that route.
  3. To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of CAMPATH-1H when given as a 24 hour continuous infusion followed by a subcutaneous injection.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 18 years (CLL does not occur in the pediatric population).
  • Signed informed consent.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) performance status of 0, 1, or 2.
  • Patients with B-CLL who have received fludarabine and are either refractory to frontline therapy or have relapsed within six months from receiving fludarabine-based therapy. Patients previously treated with Campath-1H are eligible.
  • Serum creatinine <= 2mg/dL, total bilirubin <= 2mg/dL, and SGPT <= 3x upper limit of normal (ULN) unless due to direct infiltration of the liver or kidney with malignant cells.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Past history of anaphylaxis, following exposure to rat or mouse derived CDR-grafted humanized monoclonal antibodies.
  • Prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormonal therapy within 2 weeks prior to study start. Hormonal replacement therapy is permitted. Prior therapy with monoclonal antibodies for at least 4 weeks prior to study start.
  • Pregnant or nursing women or any patient of childbearing age unwilling to practice an acceptable form of contraception.
  • Patients with history of HIV positivity.
  • Active secondary malignancy.
  • Active uncontrolled infection or any major systemic or other illness that would, in the opinion of the investigator, interfere with the patient's ability to comply with the protocol, compromise patient safety or interfere with the interpretation of study results.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00102661

United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Alessandra Ferrajoli, M.D. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00102661     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID02-424
Study First Received: January 31, 2005
Last Updated: July 27, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Leukemia, B-Cell
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017