This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition myelofibrosis
Treatments arsenic trioxide, cytarabine
Phase phase 0
Sponsor Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Start date December 2007
End date December 2009
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT00572065, 0707009291


This is an open-label, one arm, single institution study. Arsenic trioxide [TrisenoxTM Injection], 0.25mg/kg/dose administered intravenously over 2 hours.

20 patients

Complete remission, partial remission, clinical improvement, progressive disease, stable disease, relapse (per IWG consensus criteria, 2006) Clinical chemistry, hematology and ECGs will be assessed at least weekly during study treatments. Adverse events will be assessed in accordance with the NCI Common Toxicity Criteria, Version 2 at each study visit.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

To assess the response rate in patients with advanced MF/LT using criteria of the International Working Group (IWG)
time frame: duration of study
To characterize the safety and tolerability of the regimen in this patient population
time frame: duration of study

Secondary Outcomes

To assess overall survival
time frame: duration of study

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients > = 18 years with a documented history of myelofibrosis transformed to acute myeloid leukemia using the World Health Organization criteria of > = 20% blasts in the peripheral blood or bone marrow; the diagnosis of myelofibrosis could be either primary myelofibrosis (myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia), post-polycythemia vera or post-essential thrombocytosis. 2. Patients > = 18 years with myelofibrosis (either primary (myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia), post polycythemia vera or post essential thrombocytosis) who 1) meet the Mayo Clinic criteria for high risk disease (> = 2 of the following criteria: hemoglobin <10 g/dL, WBC <4 or >30 x 109/L, platelets < 100 x 109/L, absolute monocyte count > = 1 x 109/L) AND 2) have failed to respond to treatment with at least one prior therapy for myelofibrosis (erythropoietic cytokines, androgens, hydrea, interferon, thalidomide, lenalidomide or investigational therapy). 3. Patients must have discontinued prior myelofibrosis treatments (with the exception of hydrea, which is permitted for control of leukocytosis) for at least 14 days prior to starting study drug 4. ECOG performance status of < = 2 5. Serum creatinine < = 2.5 times the upper limit of normal 6. Serum bilirubin < = 2.5 times the upper limit of normal 7. Serum potassium >4.0 mEq/dL and serum magnesium >2.0 mg/dL. If these serum electrolytes are below the specified limits on the baseline laboratory tests, electrolytes will be administered to bring the serum concentrations to these levels before administering arsenic trioxide. 8. Patients will be eligible for this trial regardless of gender, racial/ethnic background, provided all other inclusion and exclusion criteria are met and the patient or patient's legally authorized guardian signs the informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Pregnant or lactating women 2. Presence of a (9;22) translocation cytogenetically, or presence of bcr-abl by FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) 3. Absolute QT interval >500 msec in the presence of serum potassium ≥ 4.0 mEq/L and magnesium > = 1.8 mg/dL. 4. Prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for AML or MDS; prior treatment with hydroxyurea, 5-azacytidine, decitabine, thalidomide and lenalidomide are permitted. Prior treatment with low-dose cytarabine is not permitted. 5. Concurrent treatment with maintenance therapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, radiation, or investigational agents. 6. Uncontrolled or severe cardiovascular, pulmonary or infectious disease or other medical condition that would prohibit use of the planned study treatments. 7. Inability or unwillingness to comply with the treatment protocol, follow-up, or research tests.

Additional Information

Official title Prospective Pilot Trial of Arsenic Trioxide (Trisenox®) in Combination With Cytosine Arabinoside in Patients With Advanced or Transformed Myelofibrosis
Principal investigator Gail Roboz, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.