Alvespimycin Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, or B-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Administratively Complete.)
First Posted : May 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 4, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
This phase I trial is studying the side effects and the best dose of alvespimycin hydrochloride in treating patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), or B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (B-PLL). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as alvespimycin hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Prolymphocytic Leukemia Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Drug: alvespimycin hydrochloride Other: diagnostic laboratory biomarker analysis Other: pharmacogenomic studies Other: pharmacological study Phase 1

Detailed Description:


I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of 17-DMAG in patients with relapsed CLL/SLL and B-PLL.

II. To define the dose limiting toxicity (DLT) of 17-DMAG in patients with relapsed CLL/SLL and B-PLL.


I. To assess preliminary efficacy of 17-DMAG in patients with relapsed CLL/SLL and B-PLL.

II. To determine the pharmacokinetics of 17-DMAG in patients with relapsed CLL/SLL and B-PLL.

III. To determine the feasibility of measuring pharmacodynamic markers of 17-DMAG including the Hsp90 client proteins Akt and IKK-alpha/IKK-beta.

IV. To determine if FoxD3 and downstream genes such as EPHA7 and ID4 are re-expressed in CLL cells following treatment with 17-DMAG.

V. To correlate pharmacokinetic features of 17-DMAG with response, toxicity and pharmacodynamic endpoints.

VI. To correlate risk parameters such as ZAP-70 with response to 17-DMAG.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive alvespimycin hydrochloride intravenously (IV) over 60 minutes on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of the Hsp90 Inhibitor 17-DMAG (Alvespimycin) in Patients With Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL), and B-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (B-PLL)
Study Start Date : May 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (enzyme inhibitor therapy)
Patients receive alvespimycin hydrochloride IV over 60 minutes on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: alvespimycin hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • 17-DMAG HCL
  • KOS-1022

Other: diagnostic laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: pharmacogenomic studies
Other Name: Pharmacogenomic Study

Other: pharmacological study
Other Name: pharmacological studies

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum tolerated dose of 17-DMAG [ Time Frame: 21 days ]
    Defined as the maximum dose level where at most 1 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically confirmed B-CLL/SLL or a B-PLL according to 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria
  • Patients must meet one or more of the following modified indications for treatment as described in the 2008 International Workshop on CLL (IWCLL) guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of CLL:

    • Progressive disease, marked splenomegaly, and/or lymphadenopathy, or need to de-bulk disease for future allogeneic transplantation
    • Anemia (hemoglobin < 11 g/dL) or thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 100,000/mm^3)
    • Unexplained weight loss exceeding 10% of body weight over the past 6 months
    • Fatigue grade 2 or 3 as measured by Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Active Version
    • Fevers > 100.5º F OR night sweats for > 2 weeks without evidence of infection
    • Progressive lymphocytosis, with an increase exceeding 50% over a 2-month period or a doubling time of < 6 months
  • Patients must have received at least one prior therapy that includes either fludarabine or equivalent nucleoside analogue, or an alternative regimen if a contra-indication (i.e. autoimmune hemolytic anemia) or patient desire not to receive fludarabine exists
  • Children are excluded from this study but may be eligible for future pediatric trials
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2 (Karnofsky >= 60%)
  • Life expectancy of greater than 12 weeks
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)(serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 X institutional ULN
  • Creatinine within normal institutional limits
  • Creatinine clearance >= 50 mL/min/1.73 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • QTc < 500 msec
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) > 40% by multi gated acquisition scan (MUGA)
  • No history of serious ventricular arrhythmia
  • No myocardial infarction or active ischemic heart disease within the past year
  • No New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV congestive heart failure
  • No poorly controlled angina
  • No uncontrolled dysrhythmia requiring medication
  • No left bundle branch block
  • No history of congenital long QT syndrome
  • Pulse oximetry at rest or on exercise > 88%
  • No symptomatic pulmonary disease (Asthma or COPD that is controlled is acceptable)
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCP) are required to have negative pregnancy test (serum) within 10-14 days and within 24 hours prior to the first dose of 17-DMAG; further, WOCP and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) for a time frame of 14 days prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, the treating physician should be notified immediately
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier; corticosteroids alone will not be considered prior therapy, but must be discontinued at least 24 hours prior to the first day of 17-DMAG administration unless continued for indications other than the primary malignancy
  • Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents
  • Patients with known central nervous system involvement should be excluded from this clinical trial because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to 17-DMAG
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection requiring iv antibiotics, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Pregnant women are excluded from this study because 17-DMAG is an agent with the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects; because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with 17-DMAG, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with 17-DMAG
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible because of the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions with 17-DMAG

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01126502

United States, Ohio
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Jones Ohio State University

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT01126502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2011-01374
NCI-2011-01374 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
OSU 10021 ( Other Identifier: Ohio State University Medical Center )
8302 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
P30CA016058 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
U01CA076576 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 4, 2015
Last Verified: January 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, Prolymphocytic
Leukemia, Prolymphocytic, B-Cell
Leukemia, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases