Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics of an Antifungal in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

This study has been completed.
Basilea Pharmaceutica
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Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2006
Last updated: August 1, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
Patients who undergo chemotherapy for leukemia will receive study medication for prevention of fungal infections. The study investigates the safety and tolerability of two different dosages, the efficacy in prevention of fungal diseases.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Drug: Isavuconazole
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Open Label, Multi-center, Sequential Group Clinical Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Escalating Dosing Regimens of Intravenous BAL8557 in the Prophylaxis of Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety assessed by the recording of adverse events, laboratory tests, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) [ Time Frame: Up to Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy assessed by the frequency of invasive fungal infections [ Time Frame: Up to Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pharmacokinetics: drug plasma levels [ Time Frame: Up to Day 28 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Low dose isavuconazole intravenous solution Drug: Isavuconazole
Intravenous solution or oral capsules
Other Names:
  • ASP9766
  • BAL8557
Experimental: High dose isavuconazole intravenous solution or oral capsules Drug: Isavuconazole
Intravenous solution or oral capsules
Other Names:
  • ASP9766
  • BAL8557

Detailed Description:
Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia who undergo aggressive chemotherapy are due to immunosuppression susceptible to infections, including fungal infections. As the failure rate in the treatment of invasive fungal infections is high, prophylaxis is frequently recommended. This open label study investigates the safety and tolerability of two different dosages of a water soluble azole antifungal, as well as the efficacy in prevention of invasive fungal infections and pharmacokinetic data.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia
  • patients entering first induction treatment; or subsequent chemotherapy if no prior invasive fungal infection was observed
  • expected to be neutropenic for >9 and <28 days after enrollment
  • women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who received any systemic antifungal therapy for more than 72 hours prior to first administration of study medication. Topical polyenes or nystatin are acceptable but should be discontinued during the study
  • patients who received systemic antifungal therapy for proven or probable fungal infection in the last 12 months
  • patients with fever defined as central body temperature of > 38°C
  • known hypersensitivity to azoles or any component of the study medication
  • concomitant use of rifampicin, rifabutin, ergots alkaloids, terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride, pimozide, quinidine, long acting barbiturates, neostigmine, and carbamazepine
  • hepatic or severe renal dysfunction
  • patients with a medical history of oliguria unresponsive to fluid challenge
  • patients with a concomitant medical condition that may be an unacceptable additional risk to the patient should he/she participate in the study
  • treatment with any investigational drug within 30 days prior to the first administration of study medication except open label chemotherapy protocols
  • suspected other or additional cause for neutropenia or immunosuppression
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00413439

Bremen, Germany
University Cologne
Cologne, Germany, 50937
Frankfurt, Germany
Mainz, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Basilea Pharmaceutica
Principal Investigator: Oliver Cornely, MD University of Cologne
  More Information

Responsible Party: Clinical Trials Registry, Astellas Pharma Global Development Identifier: NCT00413439     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WSA-CS-002  2005-005294-30 
Study First Received: December 18, 2006
Last Updated: August 1, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
systemic fungal infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on May 26, 2016