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Study of Lonafarnib and Gleevec in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Information source: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Condition(s) targeted: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Intervention: Lonafarnib (SCH66336) (Drug); Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec) (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Jorge E. Cortes, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


The purpose of this study if to investigate the effect of lonafarnib (SCH66336) in combination with Gleevec in the treatment of CML.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase I Study of Lonafarnib (SCH66336) and Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate) in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Dose Limiting Toxicity (DLT)

Detailed description: Existing pre-clinical and clinical data suggest that SCH66336, a farnesyl transferase inhibitor,exhibits significant activity against CML cells, and in fact may have synergistic activity in combination with imatinib mesylate. Thus, the objectives to the study are (1) to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose limiting toxicities (DLT) of lonafarnib (SCH66336), a farnesyl transferase inhibitor, in combination with imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) in patients with chronic phase, accelerated phase, and blast crisis CML; (2) to assess the pharmacokinetics of the combination of lonafarnib and Gleevec in these patients; and (3) to assess in a preliminary way the biologic activity of the combination of lonafarnib and Gleevec in these patients.


Minimum age: 16 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


1. Patients with Philadelphia chromosome (ph) positive CML in any of the following categories: 1. Chronic phase patients must have failed therapy with Gleevec. Failure will be defined as: (i) Patients who have not achieved or have lost their hematologic response at 3 months from the start of therapy with Gleevec, or (ii) Patients who have not achieved or have lost their cytogenetic response after 6 months of therapy with Gleevec, or (iii) Patients who have not achieved or have lost their major cytogenetic response after 12 months of therapy with Gleevec. 2. Patients in accelerated phase, defined as the presence of any of the following features: (i) blasts in peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow (BM) >/= 15% (but < 30%), (ii) blasts + promyelocytes in PB or BM >/= 30%, (iii) basophils in PB or BM >/= 20%, (iv) platelets < 100 x 10e9/L unrelated to therapy, (v) clonal evolution. 3. Patients in blast phase, defined by the presence of >/= 30% blasts in peripheral blood and/or bone marrow, or the presence of extramedullary disease. 2) Patients in accelerated or blastic phase are eligible whether they have received and/or failed Gleevec or not. 3) Age >/= 16 years. 4) Patients must sign an informed consent indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of this study in keeping eith the policies of the hospital. The only acceptable consent form is attached at the end of the protocol. 5) Performance status 500 msec. 2. Patients with severe heart disease (cardiac class III and IV) will be excluded.

Locations and Contacts

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, United States
Additional Information

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Website

Starting date: November 2002
Last updated: February 20, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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