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A Study to Assess the Response Rate of PROCRIT (Epoetin Alfa) Given at a Dose of 40,000 Units Once a Week to Cancer Patients With Anemia Who Are Not Receiving Chemotherapy.

This study has been terminated.
(This study was stopped early due to slow enrollment.)
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Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. Identifier:
First received: July 7, 2006
Last updated: May 17, 2011
Last verified: March 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of PROCRIT (Epoetin alfa) administered at 40,000 Units weekly in cancer patients that are not receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Epoetin Alfa
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Response Rate of PROCRIT (Epoetin Alfa) at 40,000 Units Once Weekly in Anemic Cancer Patients Not Receiving Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hematologic response in terms of hemoglobin and transfusion requirements where hemoglobin response is characterized as minor > 1g/dL Hb increase or major > 2g/dL Hb increase.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary efficacy variables will include the effects of PROCRIT (Epoetin alfa) on transfusion requirements and on Quality of Life as measured by the Linear Analog Scale Assessment (LASA) tool.

Enrollment: 98
Study Start Date: September 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2004
Detailed Description:
This is an open-label (both the researcher and the patient in the study know the treatment that is being given), non-randomized, multi-center pilot study with the objective to investigate the efficacy of PROCRIT (Epoetin alfa) with regard to hematopoietic response when administered at 40,000 Units subcutaneously (under the skin) once per week in anemic patients with cancer not receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Hematological laboratory tests (hemoglobin and hematocrit), vital signs (blood pressure) and occurrence and severity of adverse events will be assessed throughout the study. Patients will receive a PROCRIT (Epoetin alfa) injection (40,000 Units per injection) under the skin once every week for a maximum of 13 weeks. Doses may be reduced depending on the patients' hemoglobin level.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of non-myeloid malignancy
  • Baseline hemoglobin value of less than or equal to 11 g/dL unrelated to transfusion
  • Patients must not be receiving or planning to receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy within the 16-week study period. However, patients receiving hormonal therapy or non-myelosuppressive therapies are allowable
  • Female patients with reproductive potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • History (within 6 months) of uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias, or history of pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, ischemic stroke, other arterial or venous thrombotic events (excluding superficial thromboses), or known history of chronic coagulation disorder
  • Transfusion within 28 days prior to first dose
  • Planned chemotherapy or radiation during study and no prior chemotherapy within 8 weeks or radiation within 4 weeks of study entry
  • No prior treatment with Epoetin alfa or any other erythropoietic agent within the previous two months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00350090

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
Study Director: Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. Clinical Trial Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00350090     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR005113
Study First Received: July 7, 2006
Last Updated: May 17, 2011

Keywords provided by Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.:
Hemoglobin values

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics processed this record on April 26, 2017