An Expanded Access Program of Ruxolitinib for the Treatment of Graft-Versus-Host Disease Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

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Expanded Access Status : Available
First Posted : May 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Incyte Corporation

Brief Summary:
To provide ruxolitinib through an expanded access program for the treatment of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in United States to patients who are ineligible or unable to participate in any actively enrolling Incyte-sponsored clinical studies for ruxolitinib in the treatment of GVHD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Graft-versus-host Disease (GVHD) Drug: Ruxolitinib

Study Type : Expanded Access
Expanded Access Type : Intermediate-size Population
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Official Title: An Open-Label, Expanded Access Program of Ruxolitinib for the Treatment of Graft-Versus-Host Disease Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Ruxolitinib
    Ruxolitinib starting dose level 5 mg orally, twice daily (BID). For patients with acute GVHD, the dose may be escalated to 10 mg BID.
    Other Name: INCB018424

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, 12 years of age or older.
  • Have undergone an allo-HSCT from any donor source using bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells, or cord blood for hematologic malignancies. Recipients of nonmyeloablative and myeloablative conditioning regimens are eligible.
  • Clinically suspected all grades acute or chronic GVHD as per Minnesota-Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (MN-CIBMTR) criteria, that is refractory or intolerant to corticosteroids, occurring after allo-HSCT with any conditioning regimen and any anti-GVHD prophylactic program. Clinical suspicion of GVHD by the treating physician is also sufficient.
  • Evidence of myeloid engraftment (eg, absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.0 × 10^9/L for 3 consecutive days if ablative therapy was previously used). Use of growth factor supplementation is allowed.
  • Evidence of platelet engraftment (ie, platelets ≥ 20 × 10^9/L).
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 to 3.
  • Be willing to avoid pregnancy or fathering children based on 1 of the following criteria:

    • Women of non-childbearing potential (ie, surgically sterile with a hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy OR ≥ 12 months of amenorrhea).
    • Woman of childbearing potential who has a negative serum pregnancy test at screening and who agrees to take appropriate precautions to avoid pregnancy (with at least 99% certainty) from screening through safety follow-up. Permitted methods that are at least 99% effective in preventing pregnancy should be communicated to the patient and their understanding confirmed.
    • Man who agrees to take appropriate precautions to avoid fathering children (with at least 99% certainty) from screening through safety follow-up. Permitted methods that are at least 99% effective in preventing pregnancy should be communicated to the patient and their understanding confirmed.
  • Able to provide written informed consent and/or assent from the patient, parent, or guardian.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible for an existing and actively enrolling Incyte sponsored clinical trial for ruxolitinib for the treatment of GVHD.
  • Patients or legal guardians unable to review and sign informed consent form.
  • Females who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and males and females who cannot comply with requirements to avoid fathering a child or becoming pregnant.
  • Patients with inadequate liver function (alanine aminotransferase above 4 × upper limit of normal (ULN) or direct bilirubin 4 × ULN and the laboratory abnormalities are considered to be due to underlying liver dysfunction) unless attributed to GVHD.
  • Patients with end stage renal function (creatinine clearance (CrCl) < 15 mL/min or glomerular filtration rate < 15 mL/min), regardless of whether hemodialysis is required.
  • Any underlying or current medical or psychiatric condition that, in the opinion of the treating physician, would place the patient at an unacceptable risk if he or she were to participate in the program.
  • Previous allergic reactions to Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors or excipients.
  • Patients who are currently taking any anticancer therapy (eg, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, immunotherapy, biologic therapy, hormonal therapy, or tumor embolization).
  • Patients taking any secondary GVHD therapy due to insufficient response/progression on program treatment, including but not limited to ibrutinib, filgotinib, and other off-label medications.
  • Concomitant use of any JAK inhibitor.
  • Initiating therapy with any investigational medication.
  • Presence of an active uncontrolled infection. An active uncontrolled infection is defined as hemodynamic instability attributable to sepsis or new symptoms, worsening physical signs, or radiographic findings attributable to infection. Persisting fever without signs or symptoms will not be interpreted as an active uncontrolled infection.
  • Known HIV infection.
  • Active hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus infection that requires treatment or at risk for HBV reactivation. At risk for HBV reactivation is defined as hepatitis B surface antigen positive or anti-hepatitis B core antibody positive. Previous test results obtained as part of standard of care before allo-HSCT that confirm a patient is immune and not at risk for reactivation (ie, hepatitis B surface antigen negative, surface antibody positive) may be used for purposes of eligibility.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03147742

Contact: Incyte Corporation Call Center (US) 1.855.463.3463

United States, Florida
Blood & Marrow Transplant Center
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804
Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Goldstein         
United States, Kansas
Cancer Center of Kansas
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shaker Dakhil         
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yin-Bin Chen         
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-5271
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Anand         
United States, New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alfred Gillio         
United States, New York
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tsiporah Shore         
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Principal Investigator: Dr. Miguel-Angel Perales         
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Cook         
United States, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Cancer Center
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 17325
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satish Shah         
Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anna Koget         
United States, South Carolina
Greenville Health System Cancer Institute
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615
Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Fanning         
United States, South Dakota
Avera Research Institute
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vinod Parameswaran         
United States, Texas
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vikas Bhushan         
United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109-1024
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Carpenter         
United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Principal Investigator: Dr. Parameswaran Hari         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Incyte Corporation
Study Director: Ahmad Naim, MD Incyte Corporation

Responsible Party: Incyte Corporation Identifier: NCT03147742     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INCB 18424-MA-GD-301
First Posted: May 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018

Keywords provided by Incyte Corporation:
acute or chronic steroid-refractory GVHD
hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graft vs Host Disease
Immune System Diseases