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A Study to Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Fludarabine Phosphate Administered in Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients With Anemia and/or Thrombocytopenia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00220311
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to confirm the efficacy and safety of fludarabine phosphate administered with dose increasing in 6 cycles (1 cycle: 5 treatment days every 28 days) in untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with anemia and/or thrombocytopenia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell Drug: Fludarabine Phosphate (Fludara) Phase 4

Detailed Description:
As of 29 May 2009, the clinical trial sponsor is Genzyme Corporation. NOTE: This study was originally posted by sponsor Schering AG, Germany, which was subsequently renamed to Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Study to Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Fludara i.v. (Fludarabine Phosphate, SH L 573), Administered in 6 Treatment Cycles (1 Treatment Cycle: 5-consecutive Day Dosing, Followed by an Observation Period of 23 Days) in Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients With Anemia and/or Thrombocytopenia
Study Start Date : November 2000
Primary Completion Date : September 2005
Study Completion Date : September 2005

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Fludarabine Phosphate (Fludara)
6 cycles (1 cycle: 5 treatment days every 28 days)
Other Name: BAY86-4864

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response rate of final overall evaluation up to 6 treatment cycles (at about 6 months) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 treatment cycles (at about 6 months) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response rate for measurable lesions / evaluable lesions / peripheral blood findings / bone marrow findings [ Time Frame: Up to 6 treatment cycles (at about 6 months) ]
  2. Duration of response and change of peripheral blood findings [ Time Frame: End of study ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed CLL
  • Patients with hemoglobin concentration and/or platelet count below the institution's lower limit of normal
  • Patients who have not received cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with apparent infections (including viral infections)
  • Patients with serious complications (heart, liver, or kidney disease, etc.)
  • Patients with a serious bleeding tendency (e.g., DIC)
  • Patients with serious CNS symptoms
  • Patients with fever >= 38°C (excluding tumor fever)
  • Patients with interstitial pneumonia or pulmonary fibrosis
  • Patients with active multiple cancers
  • Patients receiving other investigational products within 6 months before registration in this study
  • Patients with prior allergies to medications that are similar to the investigational product (purine nucleoside derivatives)
  • Women who are pregnant, of childbearing potential, or lactating
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00220311

Sponsors and Collaborators
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Study Director: Medical Monitor Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00220311     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 303530
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Blood Platelet Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Fludarabine phosphate
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents