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CLL Empirical Antibiotic Regimen (CLEAR)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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King's College Hospital NHS Trust Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2011
Last updated: September 1, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

January 17, 2011
September 1, 2015
July 2011
January 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Overall response rate [Complete Remission (CR) + Partial Remission (PR)] [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01279252 on Archive Site
  • Incidence of CTCAE grade 2 or above treatment related toxicity [ Time Frame: From day 1 to 6 weeks ]
  • Bone marrow Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) status in patients who achieve CR [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
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CLL Empirical Antibiotic Regimen
A Phase II Trial of Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Therapy for Early Stage, Non-progressive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Without Adverse Prognostic Factors
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether patients with previously untreated, early stage CLL respond to empirical broad spectrum antibiotics and therefore test the hypothesis that occult bacterial infections are involved in the induction and maintenance of CLL.
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Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
Drug: metronidazole, clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin and lansoprazole
Experimental: Antibiotic regimen
Intervention: Drug: metronidazole, clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin and lansoprazole
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
December 2015
January 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18
  • ECOG performance status of 2 or less.
  • CLL with a diagnostic score of 4 or 5.
  • Clinical stage A disease.
  • No disease progression over a minimum of 1 month prior to commencement of therapy.
  • Less than 2 adverse prognostic factors.
  • Absence of adverse cytogenetics.
  • Expected survival > 6 months.
  • Able to give informed consent.
  • No clinical evidence of active infection at the time of study entry.
  • No known allergy to any of the study medications.
  • Renal and liver function tests within normal limits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disease progression during screening period.
  • Known positivity for HIV types 1 or 2.
  • Active infection at the time of screening.
  • Pregnancy or lactation.
  • Females of childbearing potential† and males not willing to practice an effective method of contraception whilst receiving the antibiotic regimen and for 4 weeks after the last dose.
  • Concomitant medication likely to produce serious interaction with study drugs including warfarin type oral anticoagulants and anti-epileptics.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom
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Dr Stephen Devereux, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Trust
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Principal Investigator: Stephen Devereux, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath King's College Hospital NHS Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Trust
September 2015

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