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Pilot Study of Velcade® in IgA Nephropathy

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2017 by The Rogosin Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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First received: April 13, 2010
Last updated: March 27, 2017
Last verified: March 2017

The primary objective of this study is to investigate the ability of Velcade® (bortezomib) to induce complete or partial remission in patients with severe IgA nephropathy.

The secondary objectives are to assess clinical outcomes relating to safety and efficacy, such as infection, malignancy, preservation of renal function, partial responders, relapse rate, and to study mechanistic assays to predict remission.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Kidney Disease
IgA Nephropathy
Drug: Bortezomib (Velcade®)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Velcade Therapy for Severe IgA Nephropathy

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Further study details as provided by The Rogosin Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proteinuria [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Quantification of urinary protein will be made after treatment by measuring 24 hr urine protein.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum creatinine [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Preservation of renal function will be assessed.

  • Laboratory safety assessment and clinical signs of infection [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Complete blood count will be checked at regular intervals to monitor for anemia; liver panel; serum immunoglobulin profile will also be followed

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Velcade® therapy
Patients with greater than 1gm of proteinuria per day will receive Velcade®.
Drug: Bortezomib (Velcade®)
Velcade® at 1.3 mg/m2, on days 1, 4, 8 and 11 (=1 cycle). A second cycle is to be given a month later for non-responders.
Other Names:
  • Velcade®
  • Bortezomib

Detailed Description:

This exploratory single center, open-label, single treatment group assignment, safety and efficacy study will enroll 15 patients with severe IgA nephropathy. Subjects will receive 1 cycle of Velcade® to induce clinical remission. Follow-up visits will occur monthly for a year.

For this pilot study, the proportion of patients with clinical remission or partial response will be analyzed.

Monetary compensation will be provided to study participants.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female, 18 years of age or older.
  2. Must have IgA nephropathy documented by kidney biopsy.
  3. Must have greater than 1gm of proteinuria a day.
  4. Must be on a stable dose of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor (ACEI) and/or Angiotensin Receptor Blocking agent (ARB) for at least 4 weeks prior to screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Low platelet count and neutrophil count within certain limits defined for enrollment.
  2. Underlying peripheral neuropathy.
  3. Having cardiac problems, such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities.
  4. Allergic to VELCADE®, boron or mannitol.
  5. Female subjects who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  6. Recent use of investigational drug within 14 days before enrollment.
  7. Having serious medical conditions and infections (including HIV,or hepatitis B or C) or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with participation in the study.
  8. Diagnosed or treated for cancer within 3 years of participation in the study, with the exception of complete resection of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and in situ malignancy, or low-risk prostate cancer after curative therapy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01103778

Contact: Choli Hartono, MD (212) 746-9708
Contact: Miriam Chung, MD (212) 746-7647

United States, New York
The Rogosin Institute Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Principal Investigator: Choli Hartono, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Rogosin Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Choli Hartono, MD The Rogosin Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: The Rogosin Institute Identifier: NCT01103778     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X05320
1001010854 ( Other Identifier: Weill Cornell Medical College IRB )
Study First Received: April 13, 2010
Last Updated: March 27, 2017

Keywords provided by The Rogosin Institute:
Chronic kidney disease
IgA nephropathy
Proteasome inhibitor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Glomerulonephritis, IGA
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
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