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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
- - Diagnosis of myelofibrosis (either primary or post essential thrombocythemia/polycythemia vera) requiring therapy, including those previously treated and relapsed or refractory, or if newly diagnosed, with intermediate-1 or -2 or high risk IPSS, DIPSS, DIPSS+, MIPSS70 or MIPSS70+ v2.0 score.
- - Patients taking Ruxolitinib at the time of enrollment must have been taking Ruxolitinib for a minimum of 3 months, and must have been on a stable dose of Ruxolitinib for a minimum of 4 weeks immediately prior to enrollment.
- - Patients taking Ruxolitinib at the time of enrollment must be deemed to have had a suboptimal response (less than partial response per IWG criteria) to Ruxolitinib single-agent therapy or deemed to have progression of disease (per IWG criteria).
- - Age ≥ 18 years at the time of signing the informed consent.
- - ECOG performance status 0 to 2.
- - Patients must have adequate organ function as demonstrated by the following: 1.
- - Females of childbearing potential (FCBP)† must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 14 days prior to and again within 24 hours* of starting Thalidomide and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 4 weeks before she starts taking Thalidomide.
- - All study participants must be registered into the mandatory REMS® program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of REMS® - Platelets ≥ 50000/uL and ANC ≥ 1000.
- - All study participants must be able to swallow oral medication.
- - Use of any other standard anti-neoplastic drug or growth factor (e.g., anagrelide, G-CSF, revlimid, clofarabine) except hydroxyurea or experimental drugs, with the exception of Ruxolitinib, less than 14 days or 5-half lives prior to starting study therapy and/or lack of recovery from all toxicity from previous therapy to grade 1 or better.
- - Known prior clinically relevant hypersensitivity reaction to Thalidomide, including the development of erythema nodosum if characterized by a desquamating rash.
- - Prior therapy with Thalidomide in combination with Ruxolitinib.
- - Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form, which places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or which confounds the ability to interpret data from the study.
- - Pregnant or lactating females.
- - Known positive for HIV or hepatitis B or C per institutional standard of care.
- - Participants with prior history of thromboembolic disease (i.e. deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) within the last six months, as Thalidomide has demonstrated an increased risk of DVT or PE.
- - Known to have a hypercoagulability syndrome (e.g.: antithrombin III, deficiency, anticardiolipin syndrome etc).
- - Concurrent use of any strong inducers or strong inhibitors of CYP3A4.
- - Patients with active malignancy of other type than required for this study are not eligible with the exception of currently treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "in situ" of the cervix or breast.
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|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Raajit Rampal, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Study Website:||View Trial Website|
Experimental: Cohort A: Ruxolitinib and Thalidomide
After 3 cycles of ruxolitinib treatment, either prior to study enrollment or through the ruxolitinib run-in phase, patients who meet eligibility criteria will be treated with ruxolitinib and thalidomide orally on days 1-28 of a 28 day cycle. Cycles will be continued until the patient wishes to be removed from the study, unacceptable toxicity develops, disease progression, treating physician recommends removal, or termination of study occurs.
Experimental: Cohort B: Ruxolitinib and Thalidomide
A cohort expansion, for patients with baseline thrombocytopenia, will enroll 35 additional patients After 3 cycles of ruxolitinib treatment, either prior to study enrollment or through the ruxolitinib run-in phase, patients who meet eligibility criteria will be treated with ruxolitinib and thalidomide orally on days 1-28 of a 28 day cycle. Cycles will be continued until the patient wishes to be removed from the study, unacceptable toxicity develops, disease progression, treating physician recommends removal, or termination of study occurs.
Drug: - Ruxolitinib
Ruxolitinib will be given orally in an outpatient setting unless the patient is being seen inpatient for another reason. Ruxolitinib will be given continuously orally daily in 28-day cycles.
Drug: - Thalidomide
Thalidomide will be given orally in an outpatient setting unless the patient is being seen inpatient for another reason. thalidomide will be given continuously orally daily in 28-day cycles.
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