Sequential Therapy (FK506 + Monoclonal Anti-IL2R Antibodies + MMF) Versus FK506 With Steroids in Liver TX (TAST)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc

Brief Summary:
Study to evaluate the benefits and any risks of the delayed administration of tacrolimus in a combined regimen of mycophenolate mofetil and monoclonal anti-IL2R antibodies (daclizumab), in comparison with a standard steroid + tacrolimus double drug regimen

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Transplantation Drug: tacrolimus Drug: Anti-IL2R AB Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil Drug: prednisone Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 94 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open, Randomized, Multicentre Clinical Study to Compare the Safety and Efficacy of a Combination of Sequential Therapy of Tacrolimus (FK506) With Monoclonal Anti-IL2R Antibodies and Mycophenolate Mofetil Versus Tacrolimus (FK506) With Steroids in Liver Allograft Transplantation
Study Start Date : November 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2004

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Tacrolimus + Anti-IL2R AB + Mycophenolate mofetil
Drug: tacrolimus
Other Names:
  • FK506
  • Prograf

Drug: Anti-IL2R AB
Other Name: daclizumab

Drug: Mycophenolate mofetil

Active Comparator: 2
Tacrolimus + Steroid
Drug: tacrolimus
Other Names:
  • FK506
  • Prograf

Drug: prednisone
Other Name: steroid

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of first acute rejection [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall frequences of acute rejection episodes [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is undergoing orthotopic liver allograft transplantation. This includes partial organ transplantation. Age of donor between 5 and 65 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has previously received or is receiving an organ transplant (including liver re-transplantation)
  • Recipient of an auxiliary graft or in which a bio-artificial liver has been used
  • Patient is receiving a living related liver transplantation
  • Patient is requiring steroids as well as chemotherapy prior to transplantation
  • Patient having any previous history of neoplastic disease of any type (including leukaemia). However, patients with primary liver carcinoma can be included if they meet the following criteria:

    • > 3 nodes
    • No node larger than 5 cm
    • No metastases
    • No vascular invasion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00693524

Bologna, Italy
Genova, Italy
Milano, Italy
Napoli, Italy
Padova, Italy
Roma, Italy
Torino, Italy
Udine, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Study Director: Central Contact Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier: NCT00693524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FG-506-01-IT-01
First Posted: June 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
liver allograft transplantation
sequential therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycophenolic Acid
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents