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Long-Term Innohep® Treatment Versus a Vitamin K Antagonist (Warfarin) for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01130025
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 25, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
LEO Pharma

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of Innohep® in preventing the recurrence of VTE in patients with active cancer who have had an acute VTE episode.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Venous Thromboembolism Drug: Warfarin Drug: Innohep® Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Long-Term (6 Months) Innohep® Treatment Versus Anticoagulation With a Vitamin K Antagonist (Warfarin) for the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients / IN 0901 INT
Study Start Date : August 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Innohep®
Long-term treatment with Innohep® only.
Drug: Innohep®
Solution for sub-cutaneous injection, pre-filled syringes. Once daily for 6 months (180 days). 175 anti Xa IU/kg.

Active Comparator: Warfarin
Oral treatment with warfarin in combination with overlapping initial (5 to 10 days) treatment with Innohep®.
Drug: Warfarin
Tablets. Once daily for 6 months (180 days) to maintain therapeutic international normalised ratio (INR) levels in combination with initial (5-10 days) overlapping treatment with Innohep®.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite end-point represented by the time in days from randomisation to the first occurrence of VTE [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    • Symptomatic non-fatal DVTs.
    • Symptomatic non-fatal PEs.
    • Fatal PE.
    • Incidental proximal DVT (popliteal vein or higher).
    • Incidental proximal PE (segmental arteries or larger).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time in days from randomisation to the first occurrence of VTE. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    • The 5 individual components of the composite primary efficacy endpoint.
    • A composite endpoint of symptomatic DVT and/or PE, including fatal PE.

    Safety endpoints will consist of bleeding and overall mortality

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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 with a diagnosis of active cancer.
  • Symptomatic and objectively confirmed VTE.
  • ≥ 18 years of age or above the legal age of consent as per country specific regulations.
  • Patients with Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1 or 2.
  • Signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life expectancy < 6 months.
  • Patients with basal cell carcinoma or non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Creatinine clearance ≤ 20 ml/min.
  • Contra-indications to anticoagulation.
  • Known hypersensitivity to the investigational product (Innohep®) or the reference product (warfarin).
  • History of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).
  • Pre-randomisation therapeutic anticoagulant treatment for acute VTE administered for more than 72 hours prior to randomisation.
  • Patients unlikely to comply with the protocol.
  • Participation in another interventional study.
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women.
  • Women of childbearing potential.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01130025

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Canada, British Columbia
Diamond Health Care Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, BC V5Z 1M9
Sponsors and Collaborators
LEO Pharma
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Principal Investigator: Agnes Y. Y. Lee, MD, MSc, FRCPC Director of Thrombosis, Division of Hematology, University of British Columbia, Canada
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: LEO Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01130025    
Other Study ID Numbers: IN 0901 INT
2009-018141-20 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: May 25, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Venous Thromboembolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action