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Peanut Reactivity Reduced by Oral Tolerance in an Anti-IgE Clinical Trial (PRROTECT)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Stanford University
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lynda Schneider, Children's Hospital Boston Identifier:
First received: January 30, 2013
Last updated: October 19, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The investigators will perform a double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial with Xolair (omalizumab) at four centers to safely and rapidly desensitize patients with severe peanut allergy. The investigators will determine if pretreatment with anti-IgE mAb (Xolair/omalizumab) can greatly reduce allergic reactions and allow for faster and safer desensitization.

Condition Intervention Phase
Peanut Allergy
Food Allergy
Drug: Omalizumab
Drug: placebo
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of Omalizumab in Oral Peanut Desensitization

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Further study details as provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The ability of omalizumab-treated subjects to successfully complete the build-up phase of peanut, and tolerate daily 4,000 mg doses of peanut flour after discontinuing omalizumab. [ Time Frame: 14 wks after the start of oral peanut desensitization (wk 26 of study). ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The ability of subjects to tolerate an oral dose of 4,000 mg peanut. [ Time Frame: 8 wks after the start of oral peanut desensitization (study wk 20). ]

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2017
Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: omalizumab group
Patients will receive omalizumab.
Drug: Omalizumab
subcutaneous injection
Other Name: Xolair
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Patients will receive placebo.
Drug: placebo
subcutaneous injection

Detailed Description:

36 subjects will receive Xolair, and 8 subjects will receive placebo. The study will occur at 4 sites: Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Stanford University and Lurie Children's Hospital.

Patients will be pre-treated with Xolair or placebo before rapid oral peanut desensitization. Patients will continue to receive Xolair during the 8 subsequent weeks of desensitization, receiving their final dose of Xolair one week after reaching the highest tolerated dose of peanut.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate to severe peanut allergy-sensitive subjects between the ages of 7 to 25 years old.
  • Sensitivity to peanut allergen will be documented by a positive skin prick test result (6 mm diameter wheal or greater)
  • ImmunoCAP IgE level to peanut > 10 kU/L.
  • Sensitivity to peanut allergen based on a double-blind placebo-controlled oral food challenge (DBPCFC) at maximum of cumulative 175 mg of peanut protein dose.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a total IgE at screening of < 50 kU/L > 2,000 kU/L.
  • Positive reaction to the placebo on DBPCFC.
  • Previous reaction to omalizumab.
  • Subjects having a history of severe anaphylaxis to peanut requiring intubation or admission to an ICU, frequent allergic or non-allergic urticaria, or history consistent with poorly controlled persistent asthma, or gastrointestinal or gastroesophageal disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01781637

United States, California
Stanford University
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
United States, Illinois
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
United States, Massachusetts
Division of Immunology, Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Stanford University
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Lynda C Schneider, MD Boston Children’s Hospital
Study Chair: Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD Children' Hospital Boston
Study Chair: Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD Stanford University
Study Chair: Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Study Chair: Jacqueline Pongracic, MD Lurie Children's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lynda Schneider, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston Identifier: NCT01781637     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Peanut 002
Study First Received: January 30, 2013
Last Updated: October 19, 2015

Keywords provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:
oral desensitization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Food Hypersensitivity
Peanut Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Anti-Allergic Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents processed this record on April 27, 2017