Nilotinib With Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALLPhi)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study was terminated due to excessive toxicity and low compliance to the protocol scheme.)
First Posted : May 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rony Schaffel, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Brief Summary:

Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and positivity for the breakpoint cluster region-Abelson murine leukemia (BCR-ABL) protein or the Philadelphia chromosome have a poor prognosis with standard chemotherapy. The prognosis seemed to improve following the adition of imatinibe, a BCR-ABL inhibitor, to the treatment but still a substantial amount of patients relapse or progress during treatment.

Nilotinib is a BCR-ABL inhibitor more potent than imatinib. It has been shown to be effective against most of the cells that bear mutations of the BCR-ABL protein leading to resistance to imatinibe.

The investigators' hypothesis is that the addition of nilotinib to a standard chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) will translate into more rapid BCR-ABL reduction and effectiveness against imatinib-resistant clones leading to less relapses and better survival.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Drug: Nilotinib Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Estudo da eficácia do Nilotinibe Concomitante à Quimioterapia no Tratamento de Pacientes Com Leucemia linfoblástica Aguda Filadélfia Positiva recém-diagnosticada
Study Start Date : May 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: nilotinib
single arm study
Drug: Nilotinib
400mg, Oral, Bid, Daily for three years
Other Names:
  • Tasigna
  • AMN107

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete remission [ Time Frame: Day + 21 and Day + 41 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Three years ]
  2. Molecular remission [ Time Frame: Every three months until three years ]
  3. Toxicity [ Time Frame: Three times a week for the first 40 days than once weekly for the next 9 months than monthly for the next 2.1 years ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • BCR-ABL positive positive by PCR (central Lab)
  • No previous treatment for ALL except for corticoids and cyclophosphamide less than 600 mg/m2
  • Must be able to swallow tablets
  • Lab results within normal limits (Potassium, Calcium, Magnesio, Phosphorus, Transaminases, Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirrubine, Amylase, Lypase)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Heart disease
  • Interval QTc Fridericia > 480 msec
  • Coumadin use
  • Pregnancy
  • PS = 4
  • Previous medical history of etilism or/and pancreatic disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00905398

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rony Schaffel
Principal Investigator: Rony Schaffel, MD, PHD Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Study Chair: Nelson Spector, MD, PHD Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Principal Investigator: Belinda Simões, MD, PHD São Paulo University (Ribeirão Preto)

Responsible Party: Rony Schaffel, MD, PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Identifier: NCT00905398     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BrALL 01-08
First Posted: May 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Rony Schaffel, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Philadelphia Chromosome
Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Translocation, Genetic
Chromosome Aberrations
Pathologic Processes