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Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Progressive Systemic Mastocytosis

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 9, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens

RATIONALE: Thalidomide may stop the growth of systemic mastocytosis by blocking blood flow to the disease.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well thalidomide works in treating patients with relapsed or progressive systemic mastocytosis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non Neoplastic Condition Precancerous Condition Drug: thalidomide 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 Thalidomide in Mastocytosis

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Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective reduction of the infiltration rate at 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Thalidomide
Use of thalidomide
Drug: thalidomide

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the objective response rate at 6 months in patients with systemic mastocytosis treated with thalidomide.


  • Determine the tolerability of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive oral thalidomide once daily for 6 months in the absence of disease progression.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis

    • Aggressive or borderline (smoldering) disease (in first line or more)
    • Relapsed or progressive disease
  • Measurable or evaluable disease
  • Presence of c-Kit D816V mutation in the skin, spine, or infiltrated organs
  • No nonsymptomatic mastocytosis


  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception for 1 month prior to, during, and until first menstrual cycle after completion of study treatment
  • Bilirubin < 2 times normal (unrelated to disease)
  • Liver enzymes < 2 times normal (unrelated to disease)
  • Creatinine ≤ 300 mmol/L
  • No central or peripheral neuropathy leading to psychiatric concerns
  • No HIV positivity
  • No active infection or other serious underlying illness that would preclude treatment
  • No history of thromboembolism or deep vein thrombosis
  • No geographical, social, or psychological reasons preventing medical monitoring


  • More than 4 weeks since prior antitumor therapy (e.g., chemotherapy, radiotherapy)
  • No other concurrent treatment specific for this disease
  • No concurrent participation in another experimental drug trial
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00769587

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Amiens
Amiens, France, 80054
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
Study Chair: Gandhi Damaj Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00769587     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PI06-DR-DAMAJ
First Submitted: October 8, 2008
First Posted: October 9, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens:
aggressive systemic mastocytosis
smoldering systemic mastocytosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precancerous Conditions
Mastocytosis, Systemic
Pathologic Processes
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Skin Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents