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Safety and Efficacy of Obatoclax Mesylate (GX15-070MS) in the Treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Gemin X ) Identifier:
First received: August 2, 2006
Last updated: August 3, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

Defects in the apoptotic process can lead to the onset of cancer by allowing cells to grow unchecked when an oncogenic signal is present. Obatoclax is designed to restore apoptosis through inhibition of the Bcl-2 family of proteins, thereby reinstating the natural process of cell death that is often inhibited in cancer cells.

This is a multi-center, open-label, Phase II study of single-agent obatoclax administered in 2-week cycles as a 24-hour infusion every 2 weeks at a fixed dose of 60 mg to patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Infusions may be administered on an out-patient basis. No investigational or commercial agents or therapies other than those described in the protocol may be administered with the intent to treat the patient's malignancy. Supportive care measures including those directed at controlling symptoms resulting from Hodgkin's Lymphoma (blood products, growth factor, etc.) are allowed.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug: Obatoclax mesylate (GX15-070MS) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Open-Label Phase II Study of Single-Agent GX15-070MS Administered as a 24-Hour Infusion Every 2 Weeks to Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Gemin X ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the response rate to obatoclax and characterize the safety profile; Determine the steady-state pharmacokinetic parameters and pharmacodynamic response. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks to 1 year ]

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Obatoclax Mesylate
Obatoclax Mesylate 60mg
Drug: Obatoclax mesylate (GX15-070MS)
60 mg q2wks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathological confirmation of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • Must have measurable disease.
  • Evidence of progressive disease following at least one prior line of combination therapy.
  • Must have failed, refused, or otherwise not a candidate for stem cell transplant.
  • Patient's must have normal organ function.
  • Willing to submit to blood sampling for planned PK and PD analyses.
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No other agents or therapies administered with the intent to treat malignancy.
  • Patients with prior exposure to obatoclax.
  • Prior allogeneic stem cell transplant if evidence of graft versus host disease, or requirement for steroids or other immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Uncontrolled, intercurrent illness.
  • Pregnant women and women who are breast feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00359892

United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gemin X
Study Director: Jean Viallet, MD Gemin X, Inc.
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gemin X Identifier: NCT00359892     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GEM011
Study First Received: August 2, 2006
Last Updated: August 3, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on July 19, 2017