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Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Withdrawal Syndrome in CML Patients: Observatory Trial Studying the Biological Factors. (KIWIS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03996096
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 24, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Caen

Brief Summary:
Patients who suffer from chronic myeloid leukemia are treated by tyrosin kinase inhibitors (TKI) saying imatinib, nilotinib, dasatinib, bosutinib and ponatinib. These drugs are highly efficient with excellent response allowing some patients to definitely stop their cancer treatment. However, in 30% of cases, when the treatment is stopped, pains could arise in shoulders, hips, joints… These symptoms occurring after the withdrawal of a drug are odd and biologically unexplained so far. This study seeks to discover the biological factors behind these symptoms called 'TKI withdrawal syndrome' by the scientific community.

Condition or disease
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Withdrawal Syndrome

Detailed Description:

The success of TKI in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia is undeniable. Indeed, since the advent of imatinib in 2000 and the subsequent 4 other TKIs, this once fatal disease has become just another chronic disease with patient life expectancy close to the general population. Lifelong TKI therapy offers an 'operational cure' which means quiescent BCR-ABL leukemic stem cells are not eradicated but only controlled.

This statement was challenged in 2008 by the French 'STIM' study in which patients with undetectable BCR-ABL were proposed to discontinue their imatinib: 40% of these patients successfully achieved treatment free remission (TFR) with no recurrence of the disease. These figures are confirmed by the Australian 'TWISTER' study. The resumption of Imatinib therapy was triggered by the positivity of BCR-ABL. In the A-STIM study, the loss of major molecular response is the main criteria to resume imatinib. Accordingly, TFR was a success in 60% of patients. Similar figures was published with second generation TKIs with the same criteria.

In the light of these studies, it is clear that the fields have moved to a more ambitious goal than the operational cure, without the need for remaining on TKI.

Paradoxically, a new syndrome emerged from the Sweden group in 2014: 'the TKI withdrawal syndrome. It consisted of musculoskeletal pains resembling the Polymyalgia Rheumatica in CML patients after discontinuation of Imatinib. It occurred within 6 weeks in 30% of the patients who went on stopping imatinib. Patients with severe pain responded to 10-20 mg of prednisolone. Similar manifestations were described in the European 'EuroSki' study. No explanation was found.

It is well known that TKIs have off-target effects. In addition to BCR-ABL, they inhibit c-Kit, SRC, PDGFR, BTK, TEC, NFKB pathways resulting in anti-inflammatory effects. They can also cause disturbances in electrolyte balance (hypophosphatemia) and bone metabolism. Some research teams have correlated the success of TFR to the increase in cytotoxic NK cells and production IFN and TNFα.

Is the TKI withdrawal syndrome a rebound phenomenon from these off-target effects with excessive release of some cytokines? Of note, an Italian team showed in 4 out of 8 patients with WS an increase of PDGFβ (in 1 patient there was also increase in IL6, TGFβ and VEGF). But no tests were performed in the other patients who stopped TKI and did not presented with the WS as comparison.

Here, the proposed study concerns any CML patient candidate for TKI discontinuation. Will prospectively be checked a number of cytokines and biological factors susceptible to contribute to the clinical features taking into account the off-target effects of TKIs. Therefore, the investigators could compare the variation in a potentially involved cytokine within patients with or without withdrawal syndrome. In addition, the study will prospectively provide a broader description of TKI WS using Brief pain Inventory (BPI) questionnaire.

Eventually, cytokines, inflammatory and bone markers will be dosed at diagnosis and every month during 3 months corresponding to the timeframe in which the withdrawal syndrome is due to occur. A variation of 20% (increase or decrease) in whatever marker(s) will be considered significant if it is (or they are) observed in the group with "TKI withdrawal (TKI WS)" but not in the group without "TKI WS". Pathophysiological explanation of this syndrome could be assumed later taking into account the clinical presentation partly explored by the pain questionnaires


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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Etude Observationnelle Biologique Sur le Syndrome de Sevrage Des Inhibiteurs de Tyrosine Kinase Dans la Leucémie Myéloïde Chronique.
Actual Study Start Date : April 23, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2021


Group/Cohort
Group with the TKI withdrawal syndrome
There is no intervention. Patients will stop their tyrosine kinase inhibitor yielding to 2 subsets: patients with or without the TKI withdrawal syndrome.
Group without the TKI withdrawal syndrome
As abovementioned.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measurement of cytokines: [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months ]

    Measurement of cytokines: A variation of 20% in a given marker will be significant if it is observed in the group with "TKI WS" but not in the group without "TKI WS". Of note, the patient will be his own witness.

    . In picogram/milliliter (pg/ml): IL2,IL 6, IL10, IL15, TGFβ,TNFα, IFNγ, VEGF, PDGFβ,


  2. Measurement of cytokines: [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months ]
    In nanogram/milliliter (ng/ml) : Osteoprotegerin

  3. Measurement of cytokines: [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months ]
    • In microgram/liter (µg/l): Tryptase

  4. Inflammatory markers: [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months ]
    C reactive protein (milligramme/liter)

  5. Inflammatory markers: [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months ]
    In international Unit/ liter (IU/l) Rheumatoid factor,

  6. Inflammatory markers: [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months ]
    In international Unit/ liter (IU/l) Creatinine phosphokinase

  7. bone metabolism markers [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months. ]
    In microgram/ liter : Cross-laps

  8. bone metabolism markers [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months. ]
    In microgram/ liter : Procollagen 1

  9. bone metabolism markers [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months. ]
    PTH (ParaTHormon) (nanogram/Liter)

  10. bone metabolism markers [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months. ]
    In millimole/Liter: Phosphates

  11. bone metabolism markers [ Time Frame: at diagnosis and every month during 3 months. ]
    In millimole/Liter: Calcium.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

    It will help to define the WS thanks to the calculation of the score of pain intensity. The score will be checked at the time the TKI is stopped (baseline) and then every month. Any increase of at least 2 points compared to the baseline will be significant enough to conclude to the TKI WS.

    Pain intensity score is the mean of the scores of the four following questions in which the number 0 confers to "No pain" and 10 to "Pain as bad as the patient can imagine":

    • Please rate your pain by marking the box beside the number that best describes your pain at its worst in the last week.
    • Please rate your pain by marking the box beside the number that best describes your pain at its least in the last week
    • Please rate your pain by marking the box beside the number that best describes your pain on average
    • Please rate your pain by marking the box beside the number that tells how much pain you have right now

  2. QDSA questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

    It derives from the McGill questionnaire and describes the type of pain rated by the patient: None = 0; Mild = 1 Moderate =2 Severe = 3. It will complete the BPI questionnaire by giving precision on the type of pain:

    -Throbbing, Shooting, Stabbing, Sharp ...


  3. QLQ C-30 questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    It will explore the quality of life every 3 months


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Plasma samples, if not used, will be kept frozen for further exploration if necessary.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
This study concerns patients suffering from Chronic myeloid leukemia treated with TKI (Imatinib, Nilotinib, dasatinib, bosutinib or Ponatinib) for at least 5 years with deep molecular response (MR4) for at least 2 years who agree to stop their drug. Other situation of TKI discontinuation. Five cities are participating in the study: CHU de Caen, CHU d'Amiens, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, Centre Henri Becquerel de Rouen et le CH de Valenciennes.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult CML patient candidate for TKI discontinuation.
  • Performans status : 0-2
  • Patient provided with information

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient unable to fulfill the questionnaires
  • Patient suffering from demantia
  • Patient treated with any cytokine antagonist

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03996096


Contacts
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Contact: Cathy GAILLARD 2 31 06 53 49 ext +33 gaillard-c@chu-caen.fr
Contact: Jean-Jacques DUTHEIL 2 31 06 53 51 ext +33 dutheil-jj@chu-caen.fr

Locations
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France
University hospital Recruiting
Caen, France, 14033
Contact: Cathy GAILLARD    2 31 06 53 49 ext +33    gaillard-c@chu-caen.fr   
Contact: Jean-Jacques DUTHEIL    2 31 06 53 51 ext +33    dutheil-jj@chu-caen.fr   
Principal Investigator: Hyacinthe JOHNSON-ANSAH, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Caen
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hyacinthe JOHNSON-ANSAH, Dr UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL of CAEN

Publications:

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Caen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03996096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 18-206
First Posted: June 24, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Not apllicable

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Syndrome
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Leukemia, Myeloid
Leukemia
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders