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Use and Tolerability of Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec) in Leukemia Patients

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 11, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Primary Objective:

1. To assess the safety and toxicity of imatinib mesylate when given to patients with Ph (+) CML , ALL or AML within the first 100 days following allogeneic bone marrow or stem cell transplantation.

Secondary Objectives:

  1. To identify any clinically significant drug interactions with imatinib in the post-transplant setting.
  2. To develop specific monitoring parameters for imatinib use when utilized in the early post-BMT setting.
  3. To record one-year survival data in this patient cohort to assess any effect of early imatinib administration on this endpoint.

Condition Intervention
Leukemia Drug: Imatinib Mesylate

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use and Tolerability of Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec®) in Patients With Philadelphia-Positive Chronic Myeloid or Acute Leukemia During the First 100 Days Following Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity Rate [ Time Frame: 100 Days and 1 Year ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Imatinib Mesylate Drug: Imatinib Mesylate
Starting dose of 100 mg daily by mouth for first 100 days following bone marrow transplant (BMT) or stem cell transplant (SCT).
Other Names:
  • Gleevec
  • Imatinib
  • STI571
  • NSC-716051

Detailed Description:

Imatinib mesylate is an FDA-approved, commercially available drug for patients with acute or chronic leukemias carrying the Philadelphia chromosome. Women who are able to have children must have a negative blood pregnancy test before taking this drug

No earlier than three weeks after the bone marrow or stem cell transplant, you will start taking imatinib mesylate by mouth. You will take it once or twice a day until roughly 100 days following the transplant or until you are released from the Houston area by your M. D. Anderson physician. Imatinib mesylate should be taken with a meal and a glass of water, preferably in the morning.

The dose will be gradually increased as long as you don't experience severe side effects. If severe side effects occur, imatinib will be stopped, either temporarily or permanently.

After about 100 days (or after leaving Houston) the medication may be continued at the discretion of the study doctor, but the study will be considered completed.

This is an investigational study. A total of up to 40 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson. The study is partially funded by the manufacturer of imatinib mesylate (see below), although the drug is not provided free of charge.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with Ph(+) CML and/or CML with bcr-abl rearrangement and diploid cytogenetics not eligible for protocols of higher priority (e.g. ID02-901, DM99-081, DM97-206, etc).
  2. The disease must be beyond first chronic phase according to IBMTR criteria (i.e. accelerated phase, blastic phase, second chronic phase) at the time of transplant.
  3. Patients with Ph(+) acute lymphocytic (or myeloid) leukemia.
  4. Patients with diploid cytogenetics but molecular evidence of bcr-abl rearrangement are also eligible.
  5. Age >/= 16 years
  6. Unsupported ANC at least 1500 and unsupported platelet count of at least 50K following BMT.
  7. Patients may have received prior chemotherapy for their disease or be previously untreated.
  8. Patients must have received an allogeneic bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Allogeneic transplant types may include matched sibling donors, mismatched related donors, or unrelated donors. All preparative regimens acceptable.
  9. Signed informed consent
  10. Zubrod status </= 3
  11. Adequate hepatic (bilirubin </= 3 mg/dl, transaminases < 4 x upper limit of normal) and renal function (serum creatinine </= 3 mg/dl )

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Grade III/IV cardiac problems as defined by the NYHAC
  2. History of hypersensitivity to imatinib
  3. Pregnant and lactating women
  4. HIV positive
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00386373

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Paolo Anderlini, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00386373     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003-0433
First Submitted: October 9, 2006
First Posted: October 11, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Imatinib Mesylate
Bone marrow transplant
Stem cell transplant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Imatinib Mesylate
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action