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Study of Darbepoetin Alfa for the Treatment of Anemia of Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00091858
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2004
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

September 17, 2004
September 21, 2004
May 8, 2013
April 2004
October 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Occurrences of red blood cell transfusion [ Time Frame: from study day 29 (week 5) to week 17 ]
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  • Incidence of first red blood cell transfusion [ Time Frame: from week 5 (study day 29) to week 17 (study day 119) ]
  • Change in hemoglobin concentration measured [ Time Frame: from baseline (study day 1) to EOTP ]
  • Adverse events and serious adverse events [ Time Frame: throughout study for subjects who received at least 1 dose of investigational product ]
  • Survival [ Time Frame: deaths on study and deaths in long-term follow-up period for subjects who received at least 1 dose of investigational product ]
  • Incidence, if any, of neutralizing antibody formation to investigational product [ Time Frame: throughout study for subjects who received at least 1 dose of investigational product ]
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Study of Darbepoetin Alfa for the Treatment of Anemia of Cancer
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Darbepoetin Alfa for the Treatment of Anemia of Cancer
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of darbepoetin alfa versus placebo in reducing the occurrences of red blood cell transfusions in subjects with anemia of cancer who are not receiving chemotherapy.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Drug: Darbepoetin Alfa
    6.75 mcg/kg Q4W
  • Drug: Placebo
    Placebo Q4W
  • Experimental: Darbepoetin alfa 6.75 mcg/kg Q4W
    Intervention: Drug: Darbepoetin Alfa
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo Q4W
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
Smith RE Jr, Aapro MS, Ludwig H, Pintér T, Smakal M, Ciuleanu TE, Chen L, Lillie T, Glaspy JA. Darbepoetin alpha for the treatment of anemia in patients with active cancer not receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy: results of a phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Mar 1;26(7):1040-50. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2007.14.2885. Epub 2008 Jan 28.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2006
October 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects with non-myeloid malignancies
  • anemia due to cancer
  • ECOG status 0 to 2
  • greater than or equal to 4-month expectancy
  • greater than or equal to 18 years and of legal age for informed consent
  • screening hemoglobin concentration less than or equal to 11.0g/dL
  • adequate serum folate and vitamin B12
  • adequate renal and liver function
  • written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects currently receiving or planned to receive cytotoxic chemotherapy or myelosuppressive radiotherapy during the study or within 4 weeks before randomization
  • in complete remission, as determined by the investigator
  • subjects who have other diagnoses not related to the cancer which cause anemia (eg. gastrointestinal bleeding, renal disease, etc)
  • documented history of pure red cell aplasia
  • Known history of seizure disorder
  • cardiac condition: uncontrolled angina, congestive heart failure, known ejection fraction less than 40%, or uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • clinically significant systemic infection or chronic inflammatory disease present at the time of randomization
  • iron deficiency
  • known positive test for HIV infection
  • previously suspected of or confirmed to have neutralizing antibodies to rHuEPO or darbepoetin alfa
  • received rHuEPO or darbepoetin alfa therapy within 4 weeks of randomization
  • less than 30 days since receipt of any investigational drug or device that is not approved by the applicable regulatory authority
  • pregnant or breast feeding
  • subject of reproductive potential who is not using adequate contraceptive precautions
  • known hypersensitivity to mammalian-derived product or any other ingredients in the investigational product
  • previously randomized into this study
  • concerns for subject's compliance with the protocol procedures
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Australia,   Austria,   Belgium,   Canada,   Czech Republic,   Estonia,   Hungary,   Italy,   Latvia,   Lithuania,   Netherlands,   Poland,   Portugal,   Romania,   Russian Federation,   Slovakia,   Spain,   Switzerland,   Ukraine,   United Kingdom,   United States
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Study Director: MD Amgen
May 2013

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