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A Phase I/II Study of DFP 10917 Given by Continuous Infusion in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Leukemia

Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Trial Information

A Phase I/II Study of DFP 10917 Given by Continuous Infusion in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Leukemia

This study will determine the safety and efficacy of DFP-10917 in patients with AML or ALL.
The Phase I dose-escalation portion of the study will determine the highest tolerable dose
and regimen (7 or 14 day continuous infusion) based on safety data in patients with
refractory or relapsed AML or ALL. The phase II portion will investigate the safety and
efficacy of DFP-10917, at the dose and regimen to be determined in the Phase I portion, in
patients with refractory or relapsed AML.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Patients must have pathologically-confirmed acute leukemia, refractory or relapsed
after standard therapy for the disease or for which conventional systemic
chemotherapy is not reliably effective or no effective therapy is available Phase II
Only: Patient must have histologically or pathologically confirmed diagnosis of AML
based on WHO classification that is refractory after standard therapy, or for which
conventional systemic chemotherapy is not reliably effective, or no effective therapy
is available. Patients aged 60 years or older with newly diagnosed AML who are not
eligible for, or who refuse, standard care are also eligible.

2. Aged ≥ 18 years.

3. ECOG Performance Status of 0, 1 or 2.

4. Adequate clinical laboratory values (i.e., plasma creatinine <= 1.5 x upper limit of
normal (ULN) for the institution, bilirubin <=1.5 x ULN, alanine transaminase (ALT)
and aspartate transaminase (AST) <= 2.5 x ULN).

5. Absence of CNS involvement by leukemia.

6. Absence of uncontrolled intercurrent illnesses, including uncontrolled infections,
cardiac conditions, or other organ dysfunctions.

7. Signed informed consent prior to the start of any study specific procedures.

8. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test.
Male and female patients must agree to use acceptable contraceptive methods for the
duration of the study and for at least one month after the last drug administration.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. The interval from prior treatment to time of study drug administration is < 2 weeks
for cytotoxic agents or < 5 half-lives for noncytotoxic agents. Exceptions: Use of
hydroxyurea is allowed before the start of study and may be administered up to day 5
of the first cycle.

2. Any >grade 1 persistent clinically significant toxicities from prior chemotherapy.

3. Extensive prior radiotherapy to more than 30% of bone marrow reserves, or prior bone
marrow/stem cell transplantation.

4. Any concomitant condition that in the opinion of the investigator could compromise
the objectives of this study and the patient's compliance.

5. A pregnant or lactating woman.

6. Current malignancies of another type. Exceptions: Patients may participate if they
have previously treated and currently controlled prostate cancer, adequately treated
in situ cervical cancer and basal cell skin cancer or other malignancies with no
evidence of disease for 2 years or more.

7. Patient has acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).

8. Patients with known HIV, HBV or HCV infection (note: testing for these infections is
not required).

9. Documented or known clinically significant bleeding disorder.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Number of patients with adverse events

Outcome Time Frame:

Up to 30 days after the last dose

Safety Issue:



United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2012

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
  • Leukemia, Myeloid



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