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A Study Using Two Oral Chemotherapy Agents for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2009 by Scripps Health.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene Corporation
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First received: January 23, 2009
Last updated: October 13, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
Dasatinib and lenalidomide are both prescribed for use in patients with different cancers of the blood. This study is experimental because neither drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. There are few standard treatments when fludarabine is no longer effective in patients with CLL. Some patients have received additional combination therapy with fludarabine, Campath, bone marrow transplants or supportive care. Dasatinib and lenalidomide have been effective in high-risk CLL patients in other pilot mono therapy studies. The combination of dasatinib and lenalidomide has not been studied in humans before and this study is designed to test whether this combination is safe to use.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Leukemia Drug: dasatinib and lenalidomide Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of Combination Dasatinib and Lenalidomide in Purine Analogue-Failed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Further study details as provided by Scripps Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and maximum tolerated dose (phase I) and overall response rate (phase II) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess responses in subgroups of high-risk patients, including 17p- and 11q- deletion, and CD38 and ZAP-70 positive expression [ Time Frame: 16 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Combination Lenalidomide and Dasatinib
Combination lenalidomide and dasatinib
Drug: dasatinib and lenalidomide
dasatinib will be started at 70mg/day po and lenalidomide will be started at 2.5mg/day po
Other Name: spyrcel and revlimid

Detailed Description:
CLL is an incurable disease with current therapies. Modern chemoimmunotherapies, including combinations of rituximab and purine nucleoside analogues (fludarabine, cladribine, and pentostatin), offer the possibility for improved survival, but all patients will eventually relapse. Patients with relapsed or refractory disease will only experience diminishing benefits with additional lines of therapy. In addition, patients with high-risk CLL have poor responses to even first-line therapies. Lenalidomide and dasatinib have non-overlapping proposed mechanisms of action. Single agent phase II studies with lenalidomide and dasatinib have demonstrated responses in heavily pretreated and high-risk patients. For these reasons, we propose to treat patients with relapsed and/or refractory CLL to purine nucleoside analogue therapy with combination lenalidomide and dasatinib.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Understand and voluntarily sign a written informed consent including a HIPAA form according to institutional guidelines
  2. Age ≥18 years at the time of signing the informed consent form.
  3. Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  4. Immunophenotypically confirmed diagnosis of B-CLL, who either have Rai stage III/IV disease or require treatment for Rai stage I/II disease as defined by criteria based on the NCI 1996 guidelines (Appendix VII and IX).
  5. Relapsed and/or refractory disease to a purine nucleoside analogue (pentostatin, fludarabine, or cladribine). Relapse is defined as a patient who has previously achieved the clinicopathologic criteria for a CR or PR, but after a period of ≥ 6 months demonstrates evidence of disease progression. Refractory is defined as a patient progressing on therapy or who cannot maintain at least a PR for ≥ 6 months (Appendix IV). The patient may have had therapy subsequent to receiving a purine nucleoside analogue, but must also have relapsed or been refractory to this most recent therapy (Appendix IV).
  6. ECOG performance status of ≤ 2 at study entry (see Appendix X).
  7. Laboratory test results within these ranges:

    • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm3
    • Platelet count ≥ 50,000/mm³
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL. Subjects with serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL may be eligible if they have creatinine clearance of ≥ 60 mL/min by Cockroft-Gault formula.
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
    • AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) ≤ 2 x ULN or ≤ 5 x ULN if hepatic metastases are present.
  8. Disease free of prior malignancies for ≥ 5 years with exception of currently treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "insitu" of the cervix or breast. Patients with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer who have had either local therapy (radiation or surgery) or are actively receiving hormonal therapy will also be allowed. Patients being observed with "watchful waiting" will be excluded. Low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer will be defined as PSA ≤ 20, Gleason score ≤ 7, and AJCC clinical stage of ≤ T2b.
  9. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP)† must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 10 - 14 days prior to and again within 24 hours of starting lenalidomide and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before she starts taking lenalidomide. FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing. Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a successful vasectomy. All patients must be counseled at a minimum of every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure. See Appendix I: Risks of Fetal Exposure, Pregnancy Testing Guidelines and Acceptable Birth Control Methods, AND also Appendix II: Education and Counseling Guidance Document.
  10. Ability to take oral medication (dasatinib and lenalidomide must be swallowed whole).
  11. Concomitant Medications

    • Patient agrees to discontinue St. Johns Wort while receiving dasatinib therapy (discontinue St. Johns Wort at least 5 days before starting dasatinib)
    • Bisphosphonate use will be restricted

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form.
  2. Pregnant or breast feeding females. (Lactating females must agree not to breast feed while taking lenalidomide and/or dasatinib)
  3. Any condition, including the presence of laboratory abnormalities, which places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or confounds the ability to interpret data from the study.
  4. Use of any other experimental drug or therapy within 28 days of baseline.
  5. Known hypersensitivity to thalidomide
  6. The development of erythema nodosum if characterized by a desquamating rash while taking thalidomide or similar drugs.
  7. Any prior use of lenalidomide or dasatinib
  8. Known positive for HIV or infectious hepatitis, type A, B or C.
  9. Prisoners or subjects who are compulsorily detained (involuntarily incarcerated) for treatment of either a psychiatric or physical (e.g., infectious) illness
  10. Women who:

    • are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method to avoid pregnancy for the entire study period and for at least 4 weeks after cessation of study drug, or
    • have a positive pregnancy test at baseline, or
    • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  11. Concomitant Medications, any of the following should be considered for exclusion:

    • Category I drugs that are generally accepted to have a risk of causing Torsades de Pointes including: (Patients must discontinue drug 7 days prior to starting dasatinib)
    • quinidine, procainamide, disopyramide
    • amiodarone, sotalol, ibutilide, dofetilide
    • erythromycin, clarithromycin
    • chlorpromazine, haloperidol, mesoridazine, thioridazine, pimozide
    • cisapride, bepridil, droperidol, methadone, arsenic, chloroquine, domperidone, halofantrine, levomethadyl, pentamidine, sparfloxacin, lidoflazine
  12. History of significant bleeding disorder unrelated to cancer, including:

    • Diagnosed congenital bleeding disorders (e.g., von Willebrand's disease)
    • Diagnosed acquired bleeding disorder within one year (e.g., acquired anti-factor VIII antibodies)
    • Ongoing or recent (≤ 3 months) significant bleeding from any cause
  13. Cardiac Symptoms; any of the following should be considered for exclusion:

    • Uncontrolled angina, congestive heart failure or MI within (6 months)
    • Diagnosed congenital long QT syndrome
    • Any history of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias (such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or Torsades de pointes)
    • Prolonged QTc interval on pre-entry electrocardiogram (> 450 msec)
    • Subjects with hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia if it cannot be corrected prior to dasatinib administration
  14. Concurrent medical condition which may increase the risk of toxicity, including:

    • Pleural or pericardial effusion of any grade

  15. Evidence of laboratory TLS by Cairo-Bishop criteria (Appendix XIII) (subjects may be enrolled upon correction of electrolyte abnormalities)
  16. Patients with an increased risk for thromboembolic events at baseline, including patients with a history of prior thrombosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00829647

Contact: Darren Sigal, MD 858-554-5269
Contact: Debbie Deseno, RN 858-652-5465

United States, California
Scripps Cancer Center Recruiting
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
Contact: Debbie Deseno, RN    858-652-5465   
Contact: Cheryl Blair-Hurst    858-652-5543      
Principal Investigator: Darren Sigal, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Alan Saven, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Scripps Health
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene Corporation
Principal Investigator: Darren Sigal, MD Staff Scripps Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Darren Sigal MD, Scripps Clinic Medical Group/ScrippsHealth Identifier: NCT00829647     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCLL084993
Study First Received: January 23, 2009
Last Updated: October 13, 2009

Keywords provided by Scripps Health:
CLL relapsed or refractory to fludarabine

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
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on June 22, 2017