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A Trial to Treat Patients With ITP Who Do Not Achieve a Durable Response to Rituxan Alone

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00161564
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2018
Genentech, Inc.
Information provided by:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 8, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted Date July 17, 2018
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2004
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Trial to Treat Patients With ITP Who Do Not Achieve a Durable Response to Rituxan Alone
Official Title  ICMJE A Randomized Trial Comparing Higher Doses of Rituximab (Rituxan) With Standard Doses of Rituxan in Combination With CVP (Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine,and Prednisone) in Subjects With Chronic ITP Who Have Failed/Relapsed After Rituxan Treatment
Brief Summary The purpose of this research study is to compare the efficacy and safety of higher doses of rituximab to a combination of standard doses of Rituxan + CVP (Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, and Prednisone) in patients with chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP who did not respond to or relapsed after standard doses of rituximab.
Detailed Description

Primary Objectives

  1. Efficacy: The primary objective (primary endpoint) is to determine the rate of response (partial or complete response) at week 16 (± 2) post-treatment in both pilot arms: the high dose Rituximab (or HDR) group (750 mg/m2 x 4) and the group treated with a regimen combining standard doses of Rituximab with CVP (R-CVP.) A complete response (CR) will be a platelet count increase ³ 150,000/mL on two consecutive occasions one week apart, without any other therapy. A partial response will be considered if the platelet count increases between 50 and 150,000/mL.
  2. Safety: To assess and compare the incidence of moderate and severe adverse-events including the number and type of infections in both arms of the study using Genentech standard safety monitoring and serious adverse event (SAE) reporting.

Secondary Objectives

  1. To compare the response rate in the 2 treatment arms in the "Rituximab non-responders" sub group (see 4.1 for definition)
  2. To compare the response rate in the 2 treatment arms in the " Rituximab relapsers" subgroup
  3. To assess the mean duration of response (PR or CR) in the 2 treatment arms.
  4. To evaluate the duration of very low to absent peripheral blood B cells in the two treatment arms.
  5. To assess the incidence of hypogammaglobulinemia (IgG and/or IgM level < ½ of lower limit of normal for age) and white blood counts in the two arms.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Rituximab
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Withdrawn
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: July¬†13,¬†2018)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients will be eligible to participate in the study if they:

  • Have chronic ITP19 (> 6 months duration).
  • Have received Rituximab a minimum of 3 months prior to entry.
  • Have received no more than 2 courses of Rituximab at standard dose separated by a minimum of 12 weeks.
  • Have not achieved a durable response to Rituximab, with platelet counts < 30,000/ml when not supported by other treatment.
  • Have a platelet count of < 30,000/ul on two separate occasions 1-2 weeks apart within the past month prior to the inclusion.
  • Are age ≥ 12 years old.
  • Had a splenectomy at least 60 days prior to study entry, or a contraindication to splenectomy.
  • Give written informed consent.
  • Use an effective means of contraception during treatment and for six months after completion of treatment.
  • Have negative serum pregnancy test, for all women who are able to have children, within 14 days prior to study entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

Male and female subjects will be ineligible to participate if they:

  • Received prior treatment with cyclophosphamide within the last 3 months.
  • Received prior treatment with > 4 infusions of vinca alkaloids within the 6 months.
  • Had previous or concomitant malignancy other than basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma-in-situ of the cervix, or other malignancy for which the patient had not been disease-free for at least 5 years.
  • Have an HIV infection.
  • Have hepatitis Bs antigen positivity or active hepatitis C infection
  • Have an absolute neutrophil count < 1.000/mm3 at study entry (unless related to autoimmune neutropenia).
  • Have a Hemoglobin level < 10 g/dl other than caused by thalassemia trait, iron deficiency or autoimmune hemolytic anemia (patients with Evan's syndrome will not be excluded).
  • Have an impaired renal function as indicated by a serum creatinine level > 2.0 mg/dL.
  • Have an inadequate liver function as indicated by a total bilirubin level > 2.0 mg/dL and/or an AST or ALT level > 3x upper limit of normal.
  • Have active infection requiring antibiotic therapy within 7 days prior to study entry.
  • Are pregnant or lactating women, or plan to become pregnant or impregnated within 12 months of receiving study drug.
  • Have had a prior severe reaction to Rituximab, leading to discontinuation of treatment.
  • Have a New York Heart Classification III or IV heart disease.
  • Have a history of severe psychiatric disorder or are unable to comply with study and follow-up procedures.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00161564
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE U2735S
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Not Provided
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Genentech, Inc.
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: James B Bussel, M.D. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
PRS Account Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Verification Date July 2018

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