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Trial of Erlotinib in Patients With JAK-2 V617F Positive Polycythemia Vera

This study has been terminated.
(The study was terminated by the sponsor)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2017
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OSI Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oklahoma
The primary objective of this study is to determine the overall response rate to erlotinib in patients with polycythemia vera (PV). Response rate will be assessed by improvement in the complete blood count, ultrasound of the spleen, and JAK2 molecular status. It is purposed in this study to explore a possible molecular targeting of the driving mechanism of PV.

Condition Intervention Phase
Polycythemia Vera Drug: Erlotinib 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 Trial of Erlotinib in Patients With JAK-2 V617F Positive Polycythemia Vera

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Further study details as provided by University of Oklahoma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall response rate to include Complete Hematological response, Complete molecular response, partial hematological response, and minimal hematological response [ Time Frame: First assessment will be at day 15 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity, improvement in splenomegaly size, and a decrease of mutant JAK2V617F allele burden, measured by PCR [ Time Frame: First assessment at day 15, subsequent assessments at 28 day intervals ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: +JAK2V61F mutation
Patients with MPN diagnoses and polycythemia vera who also have a confirmed JAK2V617F mutation
Drug: Erlotinib
Erlotinib supplied as tablets; oral dose of erlotinib of 150 mg daily to be continued for 16 weeks. Responders will continue for up to 12 months, non-responders will cease taking erlotinib
Other Names:
  • Tarceva
  • OSI-744

Detailed Description:
This is a phase II open-label study. Patients will be screened for MPN diagnoses and patients with Polycythemia vera proven to have JAK2V617F mutation will be given the option to enroll. Consenting patients will take erlotinib daily for 16 weeks. Blood work and pharmacokinetics will be drawn for serum level monitoring. Doses will be administered according to side effects or held. First assessment will be at day 15 wth subsequent assessments at 28 day intervals. Non-responders will be taken off the study and managed according to standard of care. Patients who do respond will continue taking the therapy for a total of 12 months. Observation will be for a total of 12 months after finishing treatment. In addition to the clinical aspect of this study, there will be correlative studies where molecular response will be checked and its correlation with clinical response.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • WHO 2008 diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera Hemoglobin > 18.5 g/dl for men (16.5 g/dl for women) and presence of JAK2V617F mutation and either bone marrow trilineage myeloproliferation or subnormal serum erythropoietin level Patients may be on active treatment (phlebotomy, aspirin) ECOG performance status 0,1,2,or 3 Adequate hepatic function, adequate renal function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with active malignancy Patients with clinically significant cardiac disease within 1 year Opthalmologic or gastrointestinal abnormalities Concurrent cytoreductive therapy is not allowed
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01038856

United States, Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oklahoma
OSI Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator: Mohamad Cherry, MD University of Oklahoma
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Oklahoma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01038856     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSI-TAR-766
First Submitted: December 22, 2009
First Posted: December 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2017
Last Verified: May 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycythemia Vera
Hematologic Diseases
Bone Marrow Neoplasms
Hematologic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Bone Marrow Diseases
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action