HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia

der to reduce the incidence and severity of infusion-related adverse events. Patients also received prophylactic anti-infective treatment to reduce the risk of opportunistic infections. The primary endpoint for this trial was overall response rate (complete and partial response), and the study objective was to demonstrate a major response rate of at least 20 percent. Response rate was assessed by an independent review panel in accordance with the National Cancer Institute's guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of CLL.

Of 93 evaluable patients, 31 demonstrated an objective response to treatment, for an overall response rate of 33%. Two of these responses were complete (2%) and 29 were partial responses (31%). Another 55 (59%) patients had disease stabilization. Median survival time has not yet been reached at about 10 months after the last patient was enrolled.

The safety profile of CAMPATH was consistent with that seen in previous studies and was judged by the investigators to be acceptable in this group of endstage CLL patients.

Adverse effects associated with CAMPATH in this study of 93 patients were mostly mild to moderate infusion-related symptoms. Severe (grade 3 and 4) infusion-related symptoms included: fever (13%), rigors (11%), dyspnea (6%), and hypotension (1%). During the study patients developed severe (grade 3 and 4) thrombocytopenia (low platelet count, 51%) or neutropenia (low white blood cell count, 61%) that usually improved within two months post-therapy. Some patients entering the study with severe (grade 3 and 4) thrombocytopenia and neutropenia improved to grade 2 or better within two months post-therapy: thrombocytopenia -- 7 of 19 (37%) patients improved,neutropenia -- 11 of 17 (65%) patients improved.

No unexpected serious adverse events were reported. The incidence of serious infections was reported to be 20% on this trial. It should be noted that infection is a common complication and cause of death
'"/>

Contact: Deborah Sibley, ILEX Oncology
210-949-8287
Porter Novelli
12-Jun-1999


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. The 23rd Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
2. Oncology Nursing Society honors Fox Chase Cancer Center nurse with Radiation Therapy Nursing Award
3. The Lancet Oncology (TLO)
4. The Lancet Oncology press release
5. The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
6. The Lancet Oncology (TLO) June 2002
7. The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
8. The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases
9. V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
10. First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
11. Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated a new program to ... the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more than just cosmetic ... they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape method. The ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University ... on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new ... prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who ... cook a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Intalere, the ... and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las ... the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , The conference was highlighted by ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes ... lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered ... programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 Inivata, a ... of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to improve ... of Professor Clive Morris as Chief ... the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, and through ... significant improvements in clinical outcomes for patients. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met ... bowel cleansing and superiority in , ... of the ascending colon   ... Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data from the phase ... preparation) versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, announced Andrea Heslin ... will lead the company,s business development and sales team, exploring new opportunities for VMS ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: