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Imatinib Mesylate in Patients With Various Types of Malignancies Involving Activated Tyrosine Kinase Enzymes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00171912
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2017
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September 13, 2005
September 15, 2005
February 23, 2017
September 2004
January 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To assess the efficacy and the safety of imatinib mesylate therapy [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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To evaluate the effects of imatinib on quality of life and healthcare resource use [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Imatinib Mesylate in Patients With Various Types of Malignancies Involving Activated Tyrosine Kinase Enzymes
Imatinib Mesylate in Patients With Various Types of Malignancies Involving Activated Tyrosine Kinase Enzymes
This trial is for various types of malignancies which may depend on certain enzymes (tyrosine kinases) for growth. The objective of this study is to assess to what extent imatinib mesylate blocks these enzymes and to assess the effect on the malignancy.


Diverse malignancies either associated with or thought to be associated with activated tyrosine kinase enzymes including hypereosinophilic syndrome systemic mastocytosis chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and other diseases.

Not included:

Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, some other types of leukemias (abl-mutated) some types of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (c-KIT-positive), some systemic mastocytosis (if c-KIT D816V mutation), brain, prostate, breast or lung cancers.

Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
  • Systemic Mastocytosis
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma
Drug: imatinib mesylate
Other Name: STI571
Experimental: imatinib mesylate (STI571)
Intervention: Drug: imatinib mesylate
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January 2012
January 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Malignancy likely related to an activated tyrosine kinase enzyme sensitive to imatinib mesylate.
  2. Spread of the disease to the rest of the body (confirmed by tissue sample) beyond the skin.
  3. Malignant tissue showing activation of certain tyrosine kinases (ABL, ARG, KIT (CD117), or PDGF-R alpha or beta) & preferably within 6 weeks of entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Certain leukaemias (abl-mutated), some gastrointestinal stromal tumours (c-KIT-positive) or certain systemic mastocytosis (if c- KIT D816V mutation).
  2. A primary prostate, breast, lung or brain tumour,
  3. Patient has previously been treated with imatinib mesylate except where treatment was more than 6 months previously and there is no suggestion of clinical resistance nor lack of response.

Other protocol-defined inclusion / exclusion criteria may apply.

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
16 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmeceuticals
February 2017

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