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Rochester, Minnesota 55905


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as decitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well low-dose decitabine works in treating patients with symptomatic myelofibrosis.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Determine the efficacy and safety of low-dose decitabine in patients with symptomatic primary myelofibrosis (PMF) or post essential thrombocythemic (ET) or polycythemic vera (PV) myelofibrosis. - Analyze the ability of this drug to decrease pathologic angiogenesis and other stromal reactive features intrinsic to PMF or post ET/PV myelofibrosis. OUTLINE: Patients receive low-dose decitabine IV over 1 hour on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving partial remission, complete remission, or clinical improvement may receive up to 12 courses of decitabine in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed periodically for up to 3 years.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histological confirmation of primary myelofibrosis or post essential thrombocythemic or polycythemic vera myelofibrosis - Reticulin fibrosis ≥ grade 1 - Evaluable and symptomatic disease worthy of treatment, characterized by ≥ 1 of the following: - Anemia, defined as hemoglobin < 11 g/dL or erythrocyte transfusion dependence - Palpable and symptomatic splenomegaly (palpable and symptomatic hepatomegaly is acceptable if previously splenectomized) - Severe, disease-related constitutional symptoms, including ≥ 1 of the following: - Severe night sweats - Fevers - Weight loss - Bone pain - Absence of t(9;22) by FISH or standard cytogenetics OR prior demonstration of a lack of this translocation PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - ECOG performance status 0-3 - ANC ≥ 1,000/mm³ - Platelet count ≥ 50,000/mm³ - Creatinine ≤ 2.0 mg/dL - Direct or total bilirubin ≤ 2.0 mg/dL - AST and ALT ≤ 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (≤ 5 times ULN if elevation is attributed to hepatic extramedullary hematopoiesis) - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - Not incarcerated in a municipality, county, state, or federal prison - No serious medical condition or psychiatric illness that would preclude signing the informed consent - No condition that, in the opinion of the treating physician, places the patient at unacceptable risk for study participation or confounds the ability to interpret study data - Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other study requirements PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - No other concurrent chemotherapy (e.g., hydroxyurea, thalidomide, interferon alpha, anagrelide, or other myelosuppressive agent) or experimental therapy


NCT ID:

NCT00630994


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Ruben A. Mesa, MD
Mayo Clinic


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2018

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