M15-656 - AML (Venetoclax/Aza) : A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Phase 3 Study of Venetoclax in Combination With Azacitidine Versus Azacitidine in Treatment Naïve Subjects With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Who Are Ineligible for Standard Induction Therapy

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or
Female

RecruitingStatus Recruiting

Systemic<br/>Therapy TrialTypeSystemic
Therapy Trial

ThreePhase Three

18-99Age 18-99

Blood<br/>CancersCancer LocationBlood
Cancers

Systemic therapy | Blood / Myeloma / LymphomaAcute Myeloid Leukaemia,

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This phase III trial is trying to determine whether adding venetoclax (an oral drug) to azacitidine treatment works better than azacitidine treatment on its own in patients with newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).
 

This trial is treating patients with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • You have been diagnosed with cancer, but have not received any treatment.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have a certain disease or psychological condition.
  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Scientific Title

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Phase 3 Study of Venetoclax in Combination With Azacitidine Versus Azacitidine in Treatment Naïve Subjects With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Who Are Ineligible for Standard Induction Therapy

Commercial Sponsor

AbbVie

Summary

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive and rare cancer of myeloid cells (a white blood cell responsible for fighting infections). Successful treatment of AML is dependent on what subtype of AML the patient has, and the age of the patient when diagnosed. Venetoclax is an experimental drug that kills cancer cells by blocking a protein (part of a cell) that allows cancer cells to stay alive. This study is designed to see if adding venetoclax to azacitidine works better than azacitidine on its own. This is a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind (treatment is unknown to patients and doctors), placebo controlled study in patients with AML who are >= 18 or more years old and have not been treated before. Patients who take part in this study should not be suitable for standard induction therapy (usual starting treatment). AbbVie is funding this study which will take place at approximately 150 hospitals globally and enrol approximately 400 patients. In this study, 2/3 of patients will receive venetoclax every day with azacitidine and the remaining 1/3 will receive placebo (dummy) tablets with azacitidine. Patients will continue to have study visits and receive treatment for as long as they are having a clinical benefit. The effect of the treatment on AML will be checked by taking blood, bone marrow, scans, measuring side effects and by completing health questionnaires. Blood and bone marrow tests will be completed to see why some people respond better than others. Additional blood tests will be completed for genetic factors and to see how long the drug remains in the body.

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Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre
Heidelberg
Ms Samantha Chakar
samantha.chakar@austin.org.au
03 9496 3088

PCCTU (Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit) *
Parkville
Ms Marian Lieschke
marian.lieschke@petermac.org
03 8559 7140

St Vincent's Hospital, Haematology Oncology Research
Fitzroy
Ms Lisa Demosthenous
lisa.demosthenous@svha.org.au
03 9231 3182

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