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Open-Label Study of Lenalidomide in Combination With Oral Dexamethasone in the Treatment of Previously Untreated, Symptomatic Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

2014-08-27 03:13:20 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a phase II, non-randomized, single institution study in symptomatic, previously untreated CLL patients. All patients will receive the study drug, lenalidomide, given PO daily continuously on a 28 day cycle at the starting dose level of either 2.5 mgs or 5 mgs with dose escalations to a target dose of 25mg daily. Oral dexamethasone at 12 mg PO daily will be administered on days 1-7, 14 and 21 of each cycle. Patients will be treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone to 2 cycles past CR or to a maximum of 18 cycles. Primary endpoint is response.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Intervention

Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone

Location

University Health Network - Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5G 2M9

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Health Network, Toronto

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:20-0400

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A chronic leukemia characterized by abnormal B-lymphocytes and often generalized lymphadenopathy. In patients presenting predominately with blood and bone marrow involvement it is called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); in those predominately with enlarged lymph nodes it is called small lymphocytic lymphoma. These terms represent spectrums of the same disease.

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