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The purpose of this study is to determine if giving tipifarnib after standard treatment will prevent leukemia from coming back (relapsing). Tipifarnib belongs to a class of drugs called Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitors (FTI). It blocks proteins that make leukemia cells grow.
The study is an open-label evaluation of treatment with tipifarnib in approximately 127 subjects, 60 years and older, with AML in complete remission (CR) after consolidation therapy. Prior to enrollment, patients will receive 1 or 2 cycles of induction chemotherapy. Patients who attain a CR will receive 1 or 2 cycles of consolidation chemotherapy. Patients in postconsolidation complete remission who meet the eligibility criteria are offered enrollment in the study. Subjects enrolled in the study are treated with tipifarnib A dose-modification scheme is followed to maintain adequate specified laboratory values and to minimize other adverse events. Postconsolidation treatment with tipifarnib continues until the time of relapse, death, completion of 24 cycles of treatment, or discontinuation as advised by study doctor.
Tipifarnib, film coated, compressed tablets containing 100 mg active drug, will be administered orally at a dose of 300 mg (three 100 mg film coated tablets) taken twice a day for 21 consecutive days on a 28-day cycle schedule for up to 24 months.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
ZARNESTRA, tipifarnib, R115777
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:41-0400
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness (response rate) and safety of tipifarnib in patients with refractory or relapsed AML.
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