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Study of AVE1642 Anti-IGF1R Monoclonal Antibody in Patients With Advanced Multiple Myeloma

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 29, 2010
Last updated: November 2, 2010
Last verified: October 2010

Primary Objectives:

Study Part 1: Determine the selected dose of AVE1642 administered every 3 weeks based on pharmacokinetic (PK) (Clearance of AVE1642), pharmacodynamic (PD) (insulin-like growth factor 1 [IGF-1] serum level) parameters, and eventual dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) in patients with recurrent, refractory multiple myeloma (MM).

Study Part 2: Assess the safety of the combination of the selected dose of AVE1642 with the recommended dose of Velcade®.

Secondary Objectives :

Study Part 1:

  • To assess the safety profile: type, incidence and intensity of drug related adverse events (AEs)
  • To assess the biological activity of AVE1642 (saturation of the receptors and down-regulation) on malignant plasma cells and on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and granulocytes
  • To assess the biological activity of AVE1642 on the signalization pathway of the IGF-1 system (phosphorylated akt [pAkt], phosphorylated erk [pErk]) on malignant plasma cells when technically possible
  • To define PK profile of AVE1642, and its PD effects on serum IGF 1, GF 2 and IGFBP-3
  • To assess clinical efficacy (complete response [CR], partial response [PR], minimal response [MR] and stabilization) based on the European group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) criteria, when possible
  • To assess potential immunogenicity by detection of human antihumanized antibodies (HAHA) anti-AVE1642

Study Part 2:

  • To detect any PK or PD interaction between AVE1642 and Velcade®
  • To assess clinical efficacy (CR, PR, MR, no change [NC]) according to EBMT criteria when appropriate
  • To assess biological activity of AVE1642 in combination with Velcade® on malignant plasma cells collected from bone marrow aspirates: saturation and down-regulation of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) and activity on the signalization pathway of the IGF-1 system (pAkt, pErk) when feasible
  • To detect immunogenicity reaction (HAHA)
  • To characterize PK and PD profile of a low dose (0.5 mg/kg) of AVE1642 expected to be non biologically active

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Drug: AVE1642
Drug: Velcade
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open Label Study of the Anti Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Receptor (IGF-1R) Monoclonal Antibody, AVE1642, as Single Agent (Dose Escalation, Part 1) and in Combination With Velcade® (Combination, Part 2) in Patients With Recurrent, Refractory Multiple Myeloma (MM)

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • definition of the Selected Dose (SD) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Selected Dose will be based on the AVE1642 clearance /IGF-1 plateaus and on safety (less than 33% of pts with dose limiting toxicity (DLT)when administered as single agent in a first part of the study. The safety and pharmacokinetics of the regimen in combination with bortezomib will be assessed in the second part of the study

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the efficacy (complete, partial, minimal responses and stabilizations) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    According to the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) criteria when appropriate (e.g. baseline M Protein, % Plasma Cells in Bone Marrow,skeletal disease status and at least one evaluable post-baseline assessment)

  • Pharmacokinetic drug interaction between AVE1642 and Velcade (part 2) [ Time Frame: Day 22 ]

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AVE1642/ AVE1642 with Velcade Drug: AVE1642
For Part 1, AVE1642 was administered on Day 1 and then every three weeks intra-venously with the dose escalation step starting at 3 mg/kg/infusion with a classical dose escalation schema of 3+3. For Part 2, AVE1642 was administered at doses ranging from 0.5 mg/kg to 12 mg/kg
Drug: Velcade
For Part 2 ONLY, fixed dose of 1.3 mg/m² administered on Days 1, 4, 8, and 11.
Other Name: Bortezomib


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Multiple myeloma confirmed by bone marrow aspirate or biopsy
  • Patient had to have relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma after at least 1 standard therapy, and have demonstrated disease progression
  • Previous exposure to Velcade was allowed, provided no DLTs of Grade 3 or above had been observed during previous treatment (for Part 2 of the study only)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior therapy with any IGF-1 system targeting compound
  • History of allogenic stem cell transplantation in case of concomitant immunosuppressive therapy within 6 months before study entry. Patients having undergone autologous stem cell transplantation(s) may have been included in the study
  • History of organ transplant and any patient receiving long term systemic immunosuppressive therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01233895

Sanofi-Aventis Investigational Site Number 250002
Lille, France, 59037
Sanofi-Aventis Investigational Site Number 250001
Nantes, France, 44093
Sanofi-Aventis Investigational Site Number 250003
Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France, 54511
Sanofi-Aventis Investigational Site Number 380001
Torino, Italy, 10126
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Trial Transparency Team, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT01233895     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TED6420
AVE1642A/1001 ( Other Identifier: other sanofi-aventis reference )
Study First Received: October 29, 2010
Last Updated: November 2, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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