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The Approach Open Label Study: A Study of Volanesorsen (Formerly IONIS-APOCIIIRx) in Patients With Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2017 by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Akcea Therapeutics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2016
Last updated: May 3, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
An Open-Label Study of Volanesorsen (IONIS 304801) Administered Subcutaneously to Patients with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)

Condition Intervention Phase
Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type 1
Drug: Volanesorsen
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: ISIS 304801-CS7 The APPROACH Open Label Study Volanesorsen (ISIS 304801) An Open-Label Study of Volanesorsen Administered Subcutaneously to Patients With Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)

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Further study details as provided by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of extended dosing of volanesorsen as measured by the percent change in fasting triglycerides from baseline. [ Time Frame: 117 Weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Actual Study Start Date: December 31, 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 30, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 30, 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Volanesorsen Drug: Volanesorsen
300 mg volanesorsen
Other Names:
  • ISIS 304801

Detailed Description:
This is a multi-center, open-label study for Group 1: ISIS 304801-CS6 (index study) roll-over FCS patients, Group 2: ISIS 304801-CS16 (index study) roll-over FCS patients, and Group 3: FCS patients who did not participate in the ISIS 304801-CS6 or ISIS 304801-CS16 index studies. All patients will receive volanesorsen 300 mg once per week for 52 weeks. Patients will have the option of continuing dosing for an additional 52 weeks until an expanded access program is approved and available in their country.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must give written informed consent to participate in the study (signed and dated) and any authorization required by law
  • Able and willing to participate in a 65-week study

Group 1 and 2:

  • Satisfactory completion of ISIS 304801-CS6 or ISIS 304801-CS16 (index studies) with an acceptable safety profile, per Sponsor and Investigator judgment

Group 3:

  • Patients who did not participate in the CS6 or CS16 index studies and meet additional inclusion criteria of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) may enroll in the study.
  • History of chylomicronemia
  • A diagnosis of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (Type 1 Hyperlipoproteinemia)
  • Fasting triglycerides ≥ 750 mg/dL (8.4mmol/L) at Screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling to comply with lifestyle requirements for the duration of the study

Group 1 and 2:

  • Have any new condition or worsening of existing condition which in the opinion of the Investigator would make the patient unsuitable for enrollment, or could interfere with the patient participating in or completing the study.

Group 3:

  • Diabetes mellitus if newly diagnosed or if HbA1c ≥ 9.0%
  • Active pancreatitis within 4 weeks of screening
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome within 6 months of screening
  • Major surgery within 3 months of screening
  • Treatment with Glybera therapy within 2 years of screening
  • Have any other conditions in the opinion of the investigator which could interfere with the patient participating in or completing the study.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02658175

Contact: Patient Advocacy

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Akcea Therapeutics
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT02658175     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ISIS 304801-CS7
Study First Received: January 12, 2016
Last Updated: May 3, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type I
Pathologic Processes
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on May 25, 2017