A Study of Darbepoetin Alfa in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

Trial ID or NCT#



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The primary objectives of the trial are to assess erythroid response to darbepoetin alfa, as determined by changes in hemoglobin and/or red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-dependence and to describe the safety profile of darbepoetin alfa in patients with MDS. The secondary objective is to assess bone marrow progenitor BFU-E growth before and after treatment with darbepoetin alfa.

Official Title

A Study of Darbepoetin Alfa in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Diagnosis: - Bone marrow aspirate/biopsy-proven MDS for > 2 months prior to enrollment. - MDS French-American-British (FAB) subtypes refractory anemia (RA), RA with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), RA with excess blasts (RAEB), and non-proliferative chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) [WBC < 12,000/ml]. - Patients must have an untransfused hemoglobin < 10.0 g/dL and/or patients must be red cell transfusion-dependent for a period of at least 2 months prior to study entry. - Laboratory: - Bilirubin < or = to 2 mg/dL - ALT/SGPT < or = to 2.5 x the upper limit of normal (ULN) - Normal renal function (Stanford: serum creatinine < 1.2 mg/dL [male], < 1.0 mg/dL [female]; Vanderbilt: < 1.5 mg/dL). - Age: > or = to 18 - Other: - ECOG performance status 0-2. - Patients may receive standard supportive care, including transfusions and antibiotics as required. - Patients must be r-HuEPO naive or must not have received prior treatment with r-HuEPO > or = to 40,000 U/week for more than 4 weeks.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients with secondary MDS or prior allogeneic bone marrow transplant.


Jason Gotlib
Hematologist, Medical oncologist, Leukemia specialist, Hematologist-Oncologist
Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

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Mai Tran