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Entinostat And Imatinib Mesylate In Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Information source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Adult Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Intervention: entinostat (Drug); imatinib mesylate (Drug); laboratory biomarker analysis (Other); pharmacological study (Other); western blotting (Genetic); immunohistochemistry staining method (Other); flow cytometry (Other); polymerase chain reaction (Genetic); high performance liquid chromatography (Other); mass spectrometry (Other)

Phase: Phase 1/Phase 2

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Patrick Brown, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University


This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of entinostat when given together with imatinib mesylate and to see how well it works in treating patients with relapsed or refractory Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Entinostat and imatinib mesylate may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase 1/2 Study of SNDX-275 in Combination With Imatinib for Relapsed/Refractory Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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

Primary outcome: Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of entinostat when given in combination with imatinib mesylate

Secondary outcome:

Rate of complete response (CR) for adults with relapsed/refractory Ph+ ALL treated with a combination of entinostat (at the dose determined in phase 1) and imatinib mesylate

Progression free survival (PFS) for adults with relapsed/refractory Ph+ ALL treated with combination of entinostat and imatinib mesylate

Comparative pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of entinostat alone vs. entinostat plus imatinib mesylate

Predictive values of levels of flow cytometric minimal residual disease (MRD) on duration of progression free survival for the study population

Detailed description: PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of entinostat when given in combination with imatinib (matinib mesylate). SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To estimate the rate of complete response (CR) for patients greater ≥ 18 years of age with relapsed/refractory Ph+ ALL treated with a combination of entinostat and imatinib. II. To estimate the 1 year progression free survival (PFS) for patients greater ≥ 18 years of age with relapsed/refractory Ph+ ALL treated with a combination of entinostat and imatinib III. To describe the comparative pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of entinostat when administered alone vs. in combination with imatinib. IV. To assess the predictive value of levels of flow cytometric minimal residual disease (MRD) on duration of progression free survival for the study population. OUTLINE: This is a phase I, dose-escalation study of entinostat followed by a phase II study. Patients receive entinostat orally (PO) daily on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 and imatinib mesylate PO twice daily on days 1-28 (days 4-28 of course 1). Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 30 days.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients must have histologically confirmed BCR-ABL1 associated (Ph+) acute

lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with primary refractory or relapsed disease; demonstration of BCR-ABL1 in leukemia cells by one or more of the following is required: t(9;22)(q34;q11. 2) cytogenetics; FISH for BCR-ABL1 fusion; RT-PCR for BCR-ABL1 fusion

- Prior treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (including imatinib, nilotinib and/or

dasatinib) is allowed, although patients must be off any tyrosine kinase inhibitor for a minimum of 72 hours prior to beginning protocol therapy

- ECOG performance status of 0, 1 or 2

- Total WBC =< 150,000 with no evidence for ongoing or impending leukostasis

- Total bilirubin =< 2. 0 mg/dL unless elevated due to Gilbert's, hemolysis or leukemic


- Aspartate transaminase (AST)/alanine transaminase (ALT) =< 2. 5 × upper limit of

normal (ULN) unless due to leukemic infiltration

- Serum creatinine =< 2. 0 mg/dL or creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min

- Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >= 45% as measured by echocardiogram (ECHO)


- Patients who have undergone stem cell transplantation (SCT), autologous or

allogeneic, are eligible provided that they are > 4 weeks from stem cell infusion, have no active GVHD, and meet other eligibility criteria

- Patients who fail primary induction therapy or relapse after achieving complete

remission (CR) are eligible if they are > 3 weeks off cytotoxic chemotherapy and > 2 weeks off radiation therapy; patients must be off biologic therapies including hematopoietic growth factors > 1 week; if using hydroxyurea (HU), steroids, or other non-cytotoxics for blast count control, patient must be off for > 24 hrs before starting protocol therapy; patients must have recovered from all acute toxicities from any previous therapy

- Female patients of childbearing age must have negative pregnancy test; women of

child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately

- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents

- Active CNS leukemia; patients with known previous CNS leukemia may continue to

receive intrathecal therapy with ara-C, methotrexate, and/or thiotepa plus steroids as prophylaxis against reactivation of previous CNS disease

- Patients may not have received previous treatment with entinostat or other HDAC


- History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic

composition to entinostat or other agents used in study

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active

untreated infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, unstable cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

- Pregnant women are excluded from this study; breastfeeding should be discontinued if

the mother is treated with entinostat

- HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible

Locations and Contacts

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287-8936, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2010
Last updated: March 11, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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