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CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib) in Myelofibrosis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2014 by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Myeloproliferative Disorders-Research Consortium
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ronald Hoffman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: April 25, 2008
Last updated: November 24, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

Myelofibrosis is the gradual replacement of bone marrow (place where most new blood cells are produced) by fibrous tissue which reduces the body's ability to produce new blood cells and results in the development of chronic anemia (low red blood cell count). One of the main distinctions of myelofibrosis is "extramedullary hematopoesis", the migration or traveling of the blood-forming cells out of the bones to other parts of the body, such as the liver or spleen, resulting in an enlarged spleen and liver.

Treatment for myelofibrosis is unsatisfactory and there is no medication that is specifically used in the treatment of myelofibrosis. There is a protein that is found to be present in the majority of myelofibrosis patients (JAK2) and the drug Lestaurtinib is being studied to see if it will stop this protein from functioning and thereby help control the disease.

This study is divided into two Phases (1 & 2). In phase 1 we will be looking for the dose of study medication (Lestaurtinib) that will be the highest dose a patient can take without experiencing serious side effects, maximum tolerated dose (MTD).

In phase 2, after the MTD dose has been established in phase 1, we will be investigating how well CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib) works at suppressing the protein (JAK2).

The investigators also wish to find out important biologic characteristics or features of myelofibrosis through an additional correlative biomarker study (MPD-RC #107). The correlative biomarker study is a study that is related to the main study, but is looking to answer different questions than the main study. The purpose of the biomarker study is to understand the causes of MPD and to develop improved methods for the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, while the main study is trying to find out how well CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib) will work in treating the myeloproliferative disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Essential Thrombocythemia
Polycythemia Vera
Drug: CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib)
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open Label Phase I/II Study of CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib) in Adults With Myelofibrosis

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Further study details as provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the safety and maximum tolerated dose of a novel kinase inhibitor in subjects with myelofibrosis. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To estimate the efficacy of a novel kinase inhibitor in subjects with myelofibrosis, as determined by a reduction in JAK2 V617F allele frequency in peripheral blood neutrophils. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the incidence, severity, and attribution of treatment-emergent adverse events. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To estimate the rate of complete or major clinical-hematological response from treatment with Lestaurtinib (CEP-701) in this subject population as measured by the EUMNET response criteria. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: April 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib)
Subject is to receives Lestaurtinib, in Phase 1: standard cohort dose escalation; Phase 2: single stage design to estimate the percentage of subjects with a 15% or greater reduction in JAK2 V617F allele frequency in peripheral blood granulocytes in 6 months of treatment
Drug: CEP-701 (Lestaurtinib)
Lestaurtinib (CEP-701), oral formulation. Phase 1: 80 BID - 160 BID; phase 2: 140 mg


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of primary myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia related myelofibrosis, or polycythemia vera related myelofibrosis requiring therapy, including:

    1. those previously treated and relapsed or refractory
    2. or newly diagnosed, with intermediate or high risk according to Lille Scoring system (adverse prognostic factors are: Hb < 10 g/dl, WBC < 4 or > 30 x 109/L; risk group: 0 = low, 1 = intermediate, 2 = high)
    3. or with symptomatic splenomegaly (must be >=10 cm below the left costal margin in the mid-clavicular line).
  2. The subject must not be considered as a candidate to receive allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant at the time of being enrolled into the study.
  3. The subject has a detectable JAK2 V617F mutation.
  4. Signed informed consent: Patients must have signed consents for both the Lestaurtinib protocol and for the mandatory biomarker MDP-RC 107 protocol to be eligible to participate.
  5. Patients must have been off any PMF-directed therapy for 4 weeks prior to entering this study and have recovered from the toxic effects (grade 0-1) of that therapy. Treatment with erythropoietin is permitted.
  6. Serum bilirubin levels less than or equal to 2 times the upper limit of the normal range for the laboratory (ULN). Higher levels are acceptable if these can be attributed by treating physician to active hemolysis or ineffective erythropoiesis due to myelofibrosis.
  7. Serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) levels less than or equal to 2 x ULN.
  8. Serum creatinine levels less than or equal to 1.5 x ULN.
  9. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test prior to Lestaurtinib treatment and should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant. Men must be advised to not father a child while receiving treatment with Lestaurtinib. Both women of childbearing potential and men must practice effective methods of contraception (those generally accepted as standard of care measures). Women of child bearing potential are women who are not menopausal for 12 months or who have not undergone previous surgical sterilization. If the subject is a woman of childbearing potential, she must use a medically acceptable form of contraception during the study period and for 30 days thereafter. If the subject is a man he must be surgically sterile or must use a medically approved method of contraception for the duration of the study and for 60 days following the last dose of CEP-701.
  10. Age > 18 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Nursing and pregnant females. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
  2. New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure.
  3. Unstable angina.
  4. Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days, or anticipation of the need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study.
  5. Biopsy or other minor surgical procedure, excluding placement of a vascular access device or bone marrow biopsy, within 7 days prior to study enrollment.
  6. Ongoing serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture.
  7. Known hypersensitivity to any component of Lestaurtinib.
  8. The subject has received a donor stem cell transplant in the past and has detectable full or partial donor chimerism.
  9. The subject requires treatment with a CYP3A4 inhibitor, including azole antifungals (topicals are permitted); protease inhibitors; nefazodone; cyclosporine; erythromycin; clarithromycin; and troleandomycin.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00668421

United States, California
Palo Alto Medical Facilities
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94301
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medicine Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
United States, New York
Weill Cornell
Ithaca, New York, United States, 14851
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States, 10029
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84102
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ronald Hoffman
Myeloproliferative Disorders-Research Consortium
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Ronald Hoffman, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ronald Hoffman, Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00668421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GCO 07-0548-00104
P01CA108671-01A2 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
MPD-RC 104 ( Other Identifier: Myeloproliferative Disorders-Research Consortium )
Study First Received: April 25, 2008
Last Updated: November 24, 2014

Keywords provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:
Essential Thrombocythemia
Polycythemia Vera
JAK2 V617F Mutation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Primary Myelofibrosis
Polycythemia Vera
Thrombocythemia, Essential
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Blood Platelet Disorders
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hemorrhagic Disorders processed this record on March 29, 2017