A Study of Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells Mobilisation (PBPC) With VTP195183 Plus Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) Compared to Mobilisation With G-CSF Alone
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00234169
: October 6, 2005
Last Update Posted
: May 10, 2012
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kirsten Herbert, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are used to support the administration of high dose chemotherapy for a range of human cancers. For a safe HSC transplantation, a minimum of 5 million HSC per kilogram are required. HSC are collected from the bone marrow by using drugs such as G-CSF (filgrastim) which 'mobilize' them from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. HSC are collected from the bloodstream using an apheresis machine. Between 5 and 60% of patients fail to mobilize the minimum HSC dose required for safe transplantation, and this trial is investigating a way to enhance mobilization to overcome this problem. This trial aims to determine if a new vitamin A derivative is capable of enhancing HSC mobilization when used in conjunction with G-CSF. Patients will undergo two mobilization procedures. They will be given G-CSF alone, or a combination of the study drug plus G-CSF, and their stem cells will be collected. A comparison group of patients will be given G-CSF alone for both mobilizations. Stem cells collected from patients in this trial will be frozen and stored until they are required for transplantation into that patient. At that time, patients will be monitored for how well they recover from their high dose chemotherapy and HSC transplantation.
VTP195183: 60mg/m2 orally daily G-CSF: 10mcg/kg/day subcutaneously Provision is made for dose reduction of VTP195183 in the event of unexpected dose-limiting toxicities G-CSF10mcg/kg/day will commence on day 1 and will continue until the peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ count falls below baseline, or below 5 x 106/L, whichever happens first.
Patients will be treated with VTP195183 alone at 60mg/m2/day from day 1 to day 7. On day 8 VTP195183 will be continued and G-CSF10mcg/kg/day will be added. VTP195183 plus G-CSF will continue until the peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ count falls below baseline, or below 5 x 106/L, whichever happens first.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Histologically proven multiple myeloma or lymphoma
Intent of treating physician to proceed to high dose therapy and autologous transplantation
Not currently receiving thalidomide (within 1 week of commencing VTP195813 or G-CSF), cytotoxic agents or high dose prednisolone or Dexamethasone (at doses greater than 15 mg prednisolone or equivalent per day)
Multiple myeloma patients must be taking regular bisphosphonate therapy
Absolute neutrophil count between 1.5 and 10 x 109/L
ECOG performance status ? 2
Life expectancy of at least 2 months
Written informed consent signed by patient or legally authorized representative
Active infection or a fever > 38.2 degrees C (fever due to B symptoms in lymphoma patients will not exclude a patient)
Use within the previous 30 days of other vitamin A preparations within the last 30 days (including oral vitamin supplements, oral retinoids for acne or other skin disorders, bexarotene, or topical vitamin A preparations)
Pregnancy or breast feeding. Women of child-bearing potential, admitted to the trial must take adequate measures to prevent conception (at least two different forms of contraception during the study and for at least one month after completion of study drugs) and are to undergo a pregnancy test
Significant non-malignant disease including HIV infection, uncontrolled hypertension (diastolic blood pressures > 115 mmHg), unstable angina