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Bortezomib in Treating Patients With High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission

This study has been terminated.
(Closed early due to slow enrollment)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2011
Last updated: February 17, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
This phase II trial studies how well bortezomib works in treating patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in remission. Bortezomib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Multilineage Dysplasia Following Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Adult Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0)
Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Del(5q)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(15;17)(q22;q12)
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22)
Adult Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (M3)
Adult Erythroleukemia (M6a)
Adult Pure Erythroid Leukemia (M6b)
Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Drug: bortezomib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Subcutaneous Bortezomib as Maintenance Therapy for Patients With High-risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission

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Further study details as provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Number of days from enrollment to recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia as determined by the reappearance of blasts in the blood or marrow

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2, 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 28, 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (enzyme inhibitor therapy)
Patients receive bortezomib SC on days 1, 8, 15 and 22. Treatment repeats every 35 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: bortezomib
Given SC
Other Names:
  • LDP 341
  • MLN341

Detailed Description:


I. To determine if bortezomib when given as maintenance therapy for six months post-remission can improve the progression-free survival (PFS) rate by 50% (or 4.5 months) in first remission patients with high-risk AML.


I. To determine the overall survival (OS) after maintenance therapy with bortezomib in first remission AML patients.

II. To assess the safety and tolerability of subcutaneous (SC) administration of bortezomib given as maintenance therapy to first remission AML patients.


Patients receive bortezomib SC on days 1, 8, 15 and 22. Treatment repeats every 35 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 4 weeks, every 3 months for 2 years, and then annually for 3 years.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All adults with first remission AML including those with prior myelodysplasia (MDS)/AML, therapy-related AML, AML with trilineage dysplasia (AML-TLD), and AML with adverse cytogenetics
  • History of histopathologically documented AML that is currently in first remission with the presence of 5% or less blasts by morphology and/or flow cytometry from a bone marrow aspirate and/or biopsy obtained within 14 days of enrollment
  • Patients must start therapy between 3-8 weeks after receiving their last prior therapy (either induction therapy or consolidation therapy)
  • Patients may receive up to 4 courses of remission consolidation therapy (e.g., cytarabine) prior to enrollment
  • Normal kidney and liver function with serum creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dl
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x ULN
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2
  • Male subjects, even if surgically sterilized (i.e., status postvasectomy) must agree to 1 of the following: practice effective barrier contraception during the entire study treatment period and through a minimum of 30 days after the last dose of study drug, or completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse
  • Female subject is either postmenopausal for at least 1 year before the screening visit, is surgically sterilized or if they are of childbearing potential, agree to practice 2 effective methods of contraception from the time of signing the informed consent form through 30 days after the last dose of bortezomib, or agree to completely abstain from heterosexual intercourse
  • Understand and voluntarily sign the informed consent form for this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Favorable AML features defined as the following:

    • t(8;21)(q22;q22); RUNX1-RUNX1T1
    • inv(16)(p13.1q22) or t(16;16)(p13.1;q22); CBFB-MYH11
    • Mutated NPM1 without FLT3-ITD (normal karyotype)
    • Mutated CEBPA (normal karyotype)
  • Persistent clinically significant non-hematological toxicity that is > Grade 1 by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) v4 from prior chemotherapy
  • Active uncontrolled infection
  • Known infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Medical condition, serious concurrent illness, or other extenuating circumstance that, in the judgment of the Principal Investigator, could jeopardize patient safety or interfere with the objectives of the study
  • Uncontrolled or significant cardiovascular disease, including:

    • Uncontrolled angina or myocardial infarction within 6 months
    • Current or history of congestive heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) class 3 or 4, unless a screening echocardiogram (ECHO) or Multiple Gate Acquisition Scan (MUGA) performed within 1 month prior to study screening results in a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that is >= 45% (or institutional lower limit of normal value)
    • Prolonged QTc interval (> 450 msec)
  • Diagnosed or treated for another malignancy within 3 years of enrollment, with the exception of complete resection of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, an in situ malignancy, or low-risk prostate cancer after curative therapy
  • Patient has a platelet count of < 30,000 within 3 days before enrollment
  • Patient has an absolute neutrophil count of < 300 within 3 days before enrollment
  • Patient has >= Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy
  • Patient has hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol
  • Female patients who are lactating or have a positive urine pregnancy test during the screening; pregnancy testing is not required for postmenopausal or surgically sterilized women
  • Participation in clinical trials with other investigational agents not included in this trial, within 14 days of the start of this trial and throughout the duration of this trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01465386

United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: John Pagel Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Identifier: NCT01465386     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2529.00
NCI-2011-03115 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
Study First Received: October 10, 2011
Results First Received: February 17, 2017
Last Updated: February 17, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute
Leukemia, Erythroblastic, Acute
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017