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Nilotinib for Cytomegalovirus Prophylaxis and Treatment After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2012 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 24, 2010
Last updated: December 26, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine whether nilotinib is effective in the prophylaxis and treatment of CMV reactivation in allo-HSCT patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Patients Who Have Received Allo-HSCT
Drug: nilotinib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Reactivation in Post-allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation(Allo-HSCT) Patients: Salvage and Prophylactic Treatments of Nilotinib

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • anti-CMV treatment free rate [ Time Frame: 100 days after allo-HSCT (Day+100) ]
    For prophylaxis part

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Successful salvage rate [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks ]
    For salvage treatment part

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nilotinib Drug: nilotinib
nilotinib (200mg/tab) 1 tab everyday
Other Name: tasigna

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether nilotinib is effective in the prophylaxis and treatment of CMV reactivation in allo-HSCT patients.

Prophylaxis Part: patients will be treated with nilotinib after their hemogram engraftment to prevent CMV reactivation Salvage Part: patients who have had intractable CMV reactivation after gancyclovir therapy will be treated with nilotinib


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

Inclusion Criteria:

Part A:

  • Adult patients who have received allo-HSCT
  • Performance status ECOG 0-2
  • Patients with CMV reactivation (defined as plasma CMV DNA copy numbers of more than 1000 copy numbers/ml by Quantitative-PCR) after allo-HSCT.
  • Patients with CMV reactivation that is uncontrollable by conventional first line agent (ganciclovir) for 2 or more weeks, or patients who are intolerable to ganciclovir treatment.

Part B

  • Adult patients who have received allo-HSCT
  • Performance status ECOG 0-2
  • Either the patient or his/her donor are CMV-IgG test positive
  • Patients with post-transplantation engraftment: stable myeloid engraftment (absolute neutrophil count 500/mm3) for at least 3 consecutive days, and stable megakaryocyte engraftment (platelet count 20k/uL) for at least 3 consecutive days.
  • Patient with no CMV reactivation before enrollment: a negative (undetectable) plasma CMV DNA Quantitative-PCR assay on blood collected within 7 days Patients without previous or current exposure to any prophylactic or therapeutic drugs for CMV reactivation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with renal insufficiency: serum creatinine > 2.5 mg/dL,
  • Patients with significant electrolyte deficiency after suitable supplement: [K] <3.0mmol/L, [Ca]< 2.0 mmol/L(corrected), or [Mg] < 0.6 mmol/L.
  • Patients with hepatic dysfunction: alkaline phosphatase ≥2.5 times of the upper normal limit of the normal range (ULN); serum alanine or aspartate aminotransferase levels of > 5 times ULN; a serum total bilirubin of > 3 mg/dL
  • Patients with serum amylase and lipase > 1.5 x ULN
  • Patients with history of HIV infection
  • Patients with unstable medical condition or any other history of serious/significant medical diseases deemed not appropriate to be included to this study as judged by investigators
  • Females patient who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Female patients of childbearing potential not using any reliable and appropriate contraception method(s)
  • Patients with life expectancy, as judged by the investigators, is less than 3 months
  • Patients with, as judged by the investigators, other contraindications of nilotinib administration, such as prolonged QTc, concurrent usage of drugs that possess possible severe drug-drug interactions with nilotinib, or had severe adverse effects in the previous exposure to nilotinib
  • Patients who cannot swallow capsules.
  • Patients who are unwilling or unable to give consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01252017

Contact: Shang-Ju Wu, MD +886 2 23123456 ext 63629

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Shang-Ju Wu, MD    +886 2 23123456 ext 63629   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shang-Ju Wu, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01252017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201006057M
Study First Received: November 24, 2010
Last Updated: December 26, 2012 processed this record on May 25, 2017