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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-004937-16
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:THA PH INT 2005 CL 001
    National Competent Authority:Hungary - National Institute of Pharmacy
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-01-13
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedHungary - National Institute of Pharmacy
    A.2EudraCT number2005-004937-16
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Randomised, Controlled, Open-Label, Multi-Centre Comparison of Thalidomide Versus High-Dose Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Relapsed Refractory Multiple Myeloma
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberTHA PH INT 2005 CL 001
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorPharmion GmbH
    B.1.3.4CountrySwitzerland
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Yes
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation numberEU/3/01/067
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameThalidomide Pharmion
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.9.1CAS number 50-35-1
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/g milligram(s)/gram
    D.3.10.2Concentration typerange
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100 to 400
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Fortecortin 4.0mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMerck
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameDexamethasone
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.9.1CAS number 50-02-2
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant, lymphoproliferative disease of the B-cell system. The incidence is approximately 4 per 100,000 and it is age-dependent, with an increase in incidence of approximately 6 8 per 100,000 between the ages of 70 and 80 years.
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 8_0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10028228
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective is to compare the time to progression (TTP) of three daily doses of thalidomide (100, 200 and 400 mg) with high-dose dexamethasone in relapsed refractory multiple myeloma (MM) patients and to subsequently select the optimum thalidomide dose in terms of median TTP and toxicity.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The important secondary objectives are to compare each dose of thalidomide with high-dose dexamethasone for the following outcomes:
    · response rate;
    · clinical benefit;
    · survival (overall and progression free);
    · quality of life.
    · TTP in the subgroups defined by the number of therapeutic lines before randomisation (1 line versus more than 1 line).

    The safety of thalidomide compared to dexamethasone will also be evaluated.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Patients must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be eligible for enrolment and randomisation into the study:
    · Male or female patients, aged ≥ 18 years at the time of signing the informed consent form;
    · Patients who have been previously diagnosed with MM (see Appendix 3 for the standard definition of MM), who have received between 1 and 3 prior lines of treatment for their disease (see Appendix 4 for definition of line of treatment), and who require therapy because of disease progression (see Appendix 1 for PD definition);
    · Secretory MM with measurable levels of monoclonal protein in serum (> 10 g/L of IgG M protein and > 5 g/L of IgA M-protein) or urine (≥ 200 mg/24hours);
    · ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2 (see Appendix 5);
    · Life expectancy > 3 months;
    · Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements;
    · Women of child-bearing potential must agree to use 2 methods of contraception: 1 effective (for example hormonal or tubal ligation) and 1 barrier (for example latex condom, diaphragm) for at least 4 weeks before starting the therapy, during the Treatment Period, and for 4 weeks after the last dose;
    · Males must agree to use barrier contraception (latex condoms) when engaging in reproductive activity during the Treatment Period and for 4 weeks after the last dose;
    · Written, informed consent.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    The presence of any of the following will exclude a patient from study enrolment:
    · Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the patient from signing the Informed Consent Form (ICF);
    · Pregnant or lactating women. A serum β-hCG pregnancy test must be performed at the Screening visit, for female patients of child-bearing potential. If the test is positive, the patient must be excluded from the study. Confirmation that the patient is not pregnant must be established by a negative serum or urinary pregnancy test with the result obtained 1 day prior to the Baseline visit (or the day of the visit if results are available before drug delivery). A pregnancy test is not required for naturally post-menopausal women (who have not had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months) or surgically sterilised women (hysterectomy, bilateral ovariectomy, bilateral salpingectomy);
    · Non-secretory MM;
    · Any of the following laboratory abnormalities:
    - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 500 cells/mm3 (0.5 x 109/L);
    - Platelet count < 30,000/mm3 (30.0 x 109/L) without transfusion support within 7 days before the test;
    - Serum creatinine > 3.0 mg/dL (265 µmol/L);
    - Serum aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT) or alanine aminotransferase (ALAT) > 3.0 x upper limit of normal (ULN);
    - Serum total bilirubin > 2.0 mg/dL (34 µmol/L);
    · Any condition, including the presence of laboratory abnormalities, which places the patient at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study, or which confounds the ability to interpret data from the study;
    · Severe cardiac dysfunction (according to the New York Heart Association [NYHA] classification III-IV [see Appendix 6]);
    · Severe bradycardia (< 50 bpm);
    · Peripheral neuropathy ≥ Grade 2 in severity (according to the NCI CTC Version 3.0 – see Appendix 7);
    · Prior history of malignancy (except for basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix or breast) unless the patient has been free of disease for ≥ 5 years;
    · Patient received any chemotherapy, corticosteroids (> 10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent) or radiation therapy within 4 weeks before randomisation;
    · Previously treated with thalidomide or thalidomide derivatives;
    · Patients refractory to high-dose dexamethasone (defined as experiencing less than a PR to dexamethasone, or PD within 6 months after discontinuing dexamethasone, or discontinued dexamethasone because of ≥ Grade 3 dexamethasone-related toxicity. Previous high-dose dexamethasone therapy is defined as > 500 mg dexamethasone or equivalent over a 10-week period, whether administered alone or as part of the VAD regimen);
    · Contraindications for high-dose dexamethasone;
    · Active or chronic gastrointestinal ulcers, active viral infections (herpes, varicella, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C), glaucoma, uncontrolled hypertension, or diabetes mellitus, unless well controlled and under strict supervision during dexamethasone treatment;
    · Patient enrolled in another clinical trial or who have participated in another trial within the last 4 weeks before randomisation.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint in this study is the evaluation of IRC-documented time to progression (TTP).
    The TTP is calculated as the time from randomisation to the first documentation of PD, based on the myeloma response determination EBMT criteria (see Appendix 1).
    When disease progression is based on increasing monoclonal protein levels it must be confirmed at least once within 1 to 4 weeks after the first determination of disease progression. Thus if the second monoclonal protein measurement confirms disease progression, TTP will be calculated from randomisation to the time of the first monoclonal protein measurement.
    Disease progression based on bone marrow findings, worsening lytic bone disease, progressively enlarging, extramedullary plasmacytomas, or hypercalcaemia does not require a second confirmatory measurement.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy No
    E.6.4Safety No
    E.6.5Efficacy No
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    The last visit of the last subject undergoing the clinical trial.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months10
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months10
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2006-01-13. Yes
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation Yes
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state13
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 365
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 496
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Treatment of the patient following discontinuation of the study treatment will be left to the discretion of each Investigator. Furthermore, following disease progression in the dexamethasone and thalidomide arms during the study, or at the end of the treatment period, if an Investigator wishes to treat a patient with thalidomide, the patient is required to follow the Pharmion Risk Management Program (PRMP) and thalidomide will be provided free of charge.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2006-03-21
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-03-01
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2009-01-05
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