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In this study, MGCD0103, a new anticancer drug under investigation, is given three times weekly in combination with azacitidine to patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes or acute myelogenous leukemia.
Phase I: The purpose of the first part (Phase 1) of this study is to find out what side effects the experimental drug MG-0103 in combination with azacitidine has on your body. The first part, or Phase, of the study will find out how much MG-0103 can be given safely along with azacitidine to people with cancer without causing side effects that are too severe. Patients are given MG-0103 and azacitidine and are watched closely to see what side effects may develop and to make sure that if side effects are seen, they can be taken care of rapidly. If the side effects are not severe, then more patients are asked to join the study and are given the same or a slightly higher dose of MG-0103. If there are no severe side effects, patients joining the study later on will get higher doses of MG-0103 than patients who join earlier. All patients will get the same dose of azacitidine. This will continue until a dose of MG-0103 is found that causes severe side effects in a high enough portion of patients. This will be the maximum dose of MG-0103 that can be given to patients in this study. Doses higher than that will not be given. Additional patients may be asked to join the study and receive MG-0103 and possibly azacitidine at lower doses that did not cause severe side effects.
Phase II: MG-0103 in combination with azacitidine may also have some effect on your disease. The purpose of the second part (Phase 2) of this study is to find out what, if any, effect there is. This Phase of the study will also find out more information about side effects of this combination of drugs. In this Phase, patients will receive a slightly lower dose than the maximum dose found in the first part of the study (which causes tolerable side effects). If a certain effect on the disease of patients is seen, then more patients are asked to join the study. Additional patients may also be asked to join the study and receive a lower dose if information collected during the study suggests that this should be done.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Southern California
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:44:48-0400
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