A Trial of IDN-6556 in Post Orthotopic Liver Transplant for Chronic HCV (POLT-HCV-SVR)
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This is a double-blind, multicenter study involving patients with chronic HCV infection who had a liver transplantation; developed HCV-related liver fibrosis and/or incomplete cirrhosis; achieved a sustained virologic response (SVR) following anti-HCV therapy; but still have fibrosis and/or incomplete cirrhosis on liver biopsy to see if treatment with IDN-6556 is better than placebo in reversing or stopping the progression of the damage to the new liver caused by HCV.
There are data to suggest that with eradication of the HCV virus, improvements in liver fibrosis can be seen in the post-transplant population. However, amelioration of inflammatory activity, and deceleration of fibrosis progression is a gradual process over the course of many years. This placebo-controlled study is designed to evaluate the effects of IDN-6556, compared to placebo, on markers of apoptosis and inflammation, and liver histology.
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A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Trial of IDN-6556 in Subjects Who Had Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Reinfection and Liver Fibrosis Following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Chronic HCV Infection and Who Subsequently Achieved a Sustained Virologic Response Following Anti-HCV Therapy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female subjects of minimum adult legal age (according to local laws for signing the informed consent document), able to provide written informed consent, and able to understand and willing to comply with the requirements of the study
History of orthotopic liver transplantation for HCV-induced liver disease
Diagnosis of HCV infection (HCV-RNA detectable in serum) and liver fibrosis and/or incomplete cirrhosis status post liver transplantation, and achieved a sustained virologic response (SVR) with anti-viral HCV treatment within 18 months of Day 1
Liver fibrosis on liver histology as read by central histopathologist of Ishak F2 to F6 within three months of Day 1 (Up to 15 subjects with an Ishak score of F6 can be enrolled)
Willingness to utilize two reliable forms of contraception (for both males and females of childbearing potential) from Screening to one month after the last dose of study drug
Known infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
History of renal transplant and/or severe renal impairment defined as eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) of less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2
Evidence of tumor burden >Milan criteria, or evidence of micro- or macrovascular invasion in explanted liver
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at entry into the study
Concurrent sirolimus (rapamycin) use
History or presence of clinically concerning cardiac arrhythmias, or prolongation of Screening (pre-treatment) QT or QTc interval of > 480 milliseconds (msec)
Subjects with diagnosed or suspected systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
If female: known pregnancy, positive urine or serum pregnancy test, or lactating/breastfeeding