Phase 1B Study of Venetoclax in Combination With Standard Intensive Chemotherapy With Daunorubicin Plus Cytarabine Followed by High-Dose Cytarabine in Adult Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome VENETOCLAX PLUS INTENSIVE CHEMOTHERAPY

What's the purpose of this trial?

This is a Phase 1b, open-label study evaluating Venetoclax in combination with intensive induction and consolidation chemotherapy in previously untreated, adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia. In Part 1, the dose escalation phase, the safety and tolerability of the combination with Venetoclax at different doses and duration will inform the appropriate dose(s) and regimen(s) for Part 2. In Part 2, the dose expansion phase, a maximum of 28 additional patients will be randomized 1:1 to the MTD determined in Part 1 and the starting dose (assuming the MTD is not the starting dose), to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the study drug combination.

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

What will happen during the trial?

You may be able to join this trial if you:

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is required.

Inclusion Criteria:

* New diagnosis of AML by WHO criteria. Patients with higher risk MDS (R-IPSS\>3.5) and 10% blasts or more or proliferative (WBC ≥ 13 x 10⁹/L) CMML-2 are also eligible at the discretion of the PI. Patients having received any prior hypomethylating agent with or without BCL2 inhibitor therapy for MDS/AML are also eligible at the discretion of the PI
* Patients ≥ 18 to ≤ 75 years.
* Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of ≤2
* Adequate renal function including creatinine clearance \> 30 mL/min based on the Cockcroft Gault equation.
* Adequate hepatic function including total bilirubin \< 1.5x ULN unless increase is due to Gilbert's disease or leukemic involvement, and AST and/or ALT \< 3x ULN unless considered due to leukemic involvement
* Ability to understand and provide signed informed consent
* Male subjects must agree to refrain from unprotected sex and sperm donation from initial study drug administration until 90 days after the last dose of study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Patients with t(15;17) karyotypic abnormality or acute promyelocytic leukemia (FAB class M3-AML)
* Subject has known active CNS involvement with AML
* Patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV congestive heart failure or LVEF \<45% by echocardiogram or multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan
* Patients with a history of myocardial infarction within the last 6 months or unstable / uncontrolled angina pectoris or history of severe and/or uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias
* Patients with uncontrolled infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or active Hepatitis B or C
* Patients with known dysphagia, short-gut syndrome, or other conditions that would affect the ingestion or gastrointestinal absorption of drugs administered orally.
* Subject has any other significant medical or psychiatric history that in the opinion of the investigator would adversely affect participation in this study.
* Subject has a white blood cell count \> 25 x 10⁹/L. (Note: Hydroxyurea and/or cytarabine (1 or 2 doses; up to 2 is permitted to meet this criterion.)
* Nursing women, women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) with positive urine pregnancy test, or women of childbearing potential who are not willing to maintain adequate contraception. Appropriate method(s) of contraception include oral or injectable hormonal birth control, IUD, and double barrier methods (for example a condom in combination with a spermicide).

Additional Trial Information

Phase 1

Enrollment: 99 patients (estimated)

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New York

Montefiore Medical Center

Bronx, NY

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