Pharmacokinetic Study of Palifermin in Subjects Receiving Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy Followed by Blood Stem Cell Support
An Open-label Study of the Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Recombinant Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor (Palifermin; rHuKGF) in Subjects With Hematologic Malignancies Undergoing Total Body Irradiation and High-dose Chemotherapy Followed by Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell (PBPC) Transplantation
Lead SponsorSwedish Orphan Biovitrum
StatusCompleted No Results Posted
Open label palifermin will be administered to subjects who are at a risk of developing mucositis after radiotherapy and chemotherapy followed by blood stem cell support. The amount of palifermin in the blood following administration will be evaluated. The safety of palifermin administration and its effect on reducing mucositis will also be evaluated.
Mucositis is a common side effect to chemotherapy and radiotherapy involving the formation of erythema and ulcerative lesions in the mouth. Mucositis can be serious, resulting in pain requiring interventions such as analgesic medications and the use of parenteral feedings. Currently, no standard therapy is available to prevent or treat mucositis.
The first 3 consecutive daily doses were administered before the initiation of conditioning therapy (study days -11, -10, and -9); 3 additional consecutive daily doses were administered after administration of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and PBPC transplantation (study days 0, 1, and 2).
The first dose was administered on study day -11, 3 days before the initiation of conditioning therapy, and the second dose was given on day 0 after administration of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and the PBPC infusion
Patients diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, Leukemia and Myeloma. - Eligible for treatment with radiation therapy and chemotherapy followed by blood stem cell support.