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The Efficacy of Intravenous Iron for the Treatment of Anemia in Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02599012
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2017 by Jun Ho Jang, Samsung Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 6, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jun Ho Jang, Samsung Medical Center

Brief Summary:
  • Multifactorial pathogenesis is involved in anemia of cancer patients and defining the causes of anemia is not always simple.
  • Currently, treatment options available for anemia in cancer patients include red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, erythropoietin stimulating agent (ESA), and iron supplementation, accompanying considerable pros and cons for each treatment.
  • Previous studies have demonstrated benefit when treating with IV iron in combination with ESA and, more recently, evidence is emerging to suggest a role for IV iron alone.
  • In this study, investigator will assess the efficacy of intravenous iron for the treatment of anemia in cancer patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Anemia Drug: Ferinject® Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Actual Study Start Date : September 12, 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Subjects Drug: Ferinject®
intravenous Ferinject 1000mg injection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with Hemoglobin response [ Time Frame: visit 4th after Ferinject injection ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who diagnosed with solid cancer or lymphoma
  • Subjects who are under anti-cancer therapy at enrollment or has finished anti-cancer therapy within 2 months before enrollment

    • anticancer therapy: "chemotherapy", and/or "chemotherapy + radiotherapy", and/or "target agent"
  • Subjects whose Hb level is 8.0-10.5g/dL, or who experienced a drop of Hb by 2g/dL or more during anti-cancer treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who received iron (oral or iv), ESA, dialysis within 4 weeks before enrollment
  • Subjects with uncontrolled infection
  • Subjects with ongoing bleeding
  • Deteriorated organ function
  • poor performance state (ECOG 3-4)
  • Subjects whose disease involves bone marrow
  • Ferritin > 800 ng/ml and Transferrin saturation(TSAT) ≥ 50%

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02599012

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Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center Recruiting
Seoul, Irwon-ro ,Kangnam-gu, Korea, Republic of, 06351
Contact: JiYoung Choi    82-2-3410-3660    jy210.choi@samsung.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Samsung Medical Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Jun Ho Jang, Professor, Samsung Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02599012    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015-01-011-001
First Posted: November 6, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hematologic Diseases