A Phase III, Randomized, Open-label Study of Intravenous Iron Isomaltoside 1000 (Monofer®) as Mono Therapy (Without Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents) in Comparison With Oral Iron Sulfate in Subjects With Non-myeloid Malignancies Associated With Chemotherapy Induced Anaemia (CIA)
1. Men and women, aged more than 18 years.
2. Subjects diagnosed with cancer (non-myeloid malignancies) receiving chemotherapy at
least 1 day prior to screening and who are going to receive at least two more
3. Hb < 12 g/dL (7.4 mmol/L).
4. TfS <50%.
5. Serum Ferritin <800 ng/ml.
6. An Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to
7. Willingness to participate after informed consent (including HIPAA, if applicable).
1. Anemia caused primarily by other factors than CIA.
2. IV or oral iron treatment within 4 weeks prior to screening visit.
3. Erythropoietin treatment within 4 weeks prior to screening visit.
4. Blood transfusion within 4 weeks prior to screening visit.
5. Imminent expectation of blood transfusion on part of treating physician.
6. Iron overload or disturbances in utilization of iron (e.g. haemochromatosis and
7. Drug hypersensitivity (i.e. previous hypersensitivity to Iron Dextran or iron mono-
or disaccharide complexes or to iron sulfate).
8. Known hypersensitivity to any excipients in the investigational drug products.
9. Subjects with a history of multiple allergies.
10. Decompensated liver cirrhosis or active hepatitis (alanine aminotransferase (ALAT) >
3 times upper normal limit).
11. Active acute or chronic infections (assessed by clinical judgement and if deemed
necessary by investigator supplied with white blood cells (WBC) and C-reactive
12. Rheumatoid arthritis with symptoms or signs of active joint inflammation.
13. Pregnancy and nursing (To avoid pregnancy, women have to be postmenopausal (at least
12 months must have elapsed since last menstruation), surgically sterile, or women of
child bearing potential must use one of the following contraceptives during the whole
study period and after the study has ended for at least 5 times plasma biological
half-life of the investigational medicinal product: Contraceptive pills, intrauterine
devices (IUD), contraceptive depot injections (prolonged-release gestagen), subdermal
implantation, vaginal ring, and transdermal patches).
14. Planned elective surgery during the study.
15. Participation in any other clinical study (except chemotherapy protocol) within 3
months prior to screening.
16. Known intolerance to oral iron treatment.
17. Untreated B12 or folate deficiency.
18. Any other medical condition that, in the opinion of Principal Investigator, may cause
the subject to be unsuitable for the completion of the study or place the subject at
potential risk from being in the study. Example, Uncontrolled Hypertension, Unstable
Ischemic Heart Disease or Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus.