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Rasburicase (Fasturtec) Registration Trial

This study has been terminated.
(the patient enrollment is too difficult)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanofi Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2008
Last updated: May 7, 2014
Last verified: May 2014


To compare the efficacy of Rasburicase versus allopurinol in controlling tumor lysis-related hyperuricemia in Chinese patients with leukemia or lymphoma.


To compare the efficacy and safety of Rasburicase versus allopurinol in Chinese patients stratified according to disease (leukemia or lymphoma ).

Condition Intervention Phase
Hyperuricemia Drug: Rasburicase Drug: Allopurinol Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Open-label, Active-controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Rasburicase (Fasturtec®) in the Prevention and Treatment of Hyperuricemia in Patients With Hematological Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean plasma uric acid AUC0-96 [ Time Frame: 0hour, 4hour, 12 hour and q12h thereafter ]
  • Median duration of therapy until control of plasma uric acid values to <8.0 mg/dL (only in patients hyperuricemic immediately prior to dosing) [ Time Frame: From administration of drug up to end of study ]
  • Biochemistry, hematology, vital signs, physical examination, and adverse events [ Time Frame: From administration of drug up to end of study ]
  • Proportion of patients developing hypertension requiring therapy [ Time Frame: From administration of drug up to end of study ]
  • Assays for circulating antibodies [ Time Frame: From administration of drug up to end of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage reduction of plasma uric acid concentrations at T4h [ Time Frame: From administration of drug up to end of study ]
  • Mean plasma uric acid concentrations [ Time Frame: At various timepoints ]
  • Median duration of therapy until control of plasma uric acid values to <8.0 mg/dL [ Time Frame: From administration of drug up to end of study ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
IV infusion at a dose level of 0.20mg/kg per day
Drug: Rasburicase
0.20mg/kg per day IV
Active Comparator: 2
100mg tablets, administered orally, according to standard medical practice
Drug: Allopurinol
100mg tablets


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At high risk of malignancy and/or chemotherapy-induced hyperuricemia
  • Performance status less than 3 on ECOG scale or more than 30% KPS scale
  • Uric acid concentrations ≥ 8.0mg/dL
  • Suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Stage more than III, or acute lymphoblastic leukemia with peripheral with blood cell count more than 25,000/mm3, or any lymphoma or leukemia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with an investigational drug at any time during the 14-day study period (except for agents that are permitted by the Sponsor)
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Prior treatment with Uricozyme or Rasburicase
  • Scheduled to receive asparaginase either 24 hours after the first dose of rasburicase
  • Treatment with Allopurinol within the seven days preceding study Day 1
  • History of significant atopic allergy problems or documented history of asthma
  • History of severe reaction to allopurinol
  • Known history of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00607152

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Shanghai, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Jing Fu Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sanofi Identifier: NCT00607152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RASBU_L_00351
Study First Received: January 22, 2008
Last Updated: May 7, 2014

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