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Study of Forodesine Hydrochloride in Patients With Advanced, Fludarabine-refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: February 8, 2006
Last updated: February 6, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
Forodesine hydrochloride will be administered orally at a dose of 200 mg daily for 7 days each week for 4 weeks (cycle number 1). The drug will be administered once daily one hour prior to or two hours after meals. Patients will be evaluated after 1 full cycle of therapy (28 days).

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic Drug: forodesine hydrochloride (BCX-1777) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Forodesine Hydrochloride in Patients With Advanced, Fludarabine-Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

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Further study details as provided by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate after 2 cyclesof forodesine therapy. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: forodesine hydrochloride (BCX-1777)
    experimental, forodesine oral dose 200 mg administered daily.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18 years and older
  • Diagnosis of CLL established by peripheral blood and bone marrow examination and using the standard criteria
  • Patients with Rai stage III or IV, or earlier stage with massive, symptomatic lymphadenopathy requiring therapy
  • Primary resistance to fludarabine-based therapy (no complete response [CR] or partial response [PR]) or progressive disease within 6 months of response to prior fludarabine containing regimen.
  • ECOG performance status of 0, 1, 2 or 3
  • Willing to take adequate contraception (i.e. latex condom, cervical cap, diaphragm, abstinence, etc.) for the entire duration of the study and 3 months after
  • All investigational treatments should have been discontinued for at least 1 week prior to the initiation of the study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Unable or unwilling to sign consent
  • Severe, ongoing co-morbid conditions, which would preclude safe delivery of the investigational therapy
  • Active serious infections that are not controlled by antibiotics
  • ECOG performance status 4
  • Inadequate renal function: creatinine 2.0 or more unless related to the disease
  • Inadequate liver function: bilirubin 3.0 or more, transaminases 3 x upper limit of normal or more unless related to the disease
  • Known positive test for HIV
  • Patients with known hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C active infection
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00289549

United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator: Farhad Ravandi, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00289549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BCX1777-Bo-05-204
Study First Received: February 8, 2006
Last Updated: February 6, 2012

Keywords provided by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals:
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Advanced, fludarabine-refractory CLL

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Fludarabine phosphate
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
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