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Conditionally Licensed Monoclonal Antibody Multi-agent Chemotherapy for Dogs with T-Cell Lymphoma (Study Closed)
October 1, 2014 (published)

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Study Start Date: 06/01/2014
Study End Date: 12/31/2014

Conditionally Licensed Monoclonal Antibody + Multi-agent Chemotherapy for Dogs with T-Cell Lymphoma
An estimated 48 client-owned dogs will be enrolled in this study. All enrolled dogs will receive multiagent chemotherapy (CHOP protocol), which will be supplemented by either placebo or the monoclonal antibody. Dogs will be randomized equally (1:1) to receive antibody or placebo during the chemotherapy protocol and the veterinary oncologist performing the dogs' evaluations will be blinded to their group assignment. Study visits are required twice weekly for four weeks, once weekly for another 15 weeks, and monthly thereafter. The study duration is 18 months; however, if progressive disease occurs before the 18- month visit, dogs will be removed from the study at that time.

Study Design:
Prospective, randomized, double-blinded positive-control study.

Sample Size:
48 dogs.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Client-owned dog > 1 year of age.
  • Body weight at least 2 kg.
  • Biopsy and flow cytometry confirmation of naïve, intermediate or high grade T-cell lymphoma, Stage II or higher.
  • At least one, peripherally located lymph node measuring ≥ 2 cm longest diameter.
  • Performance Score of 0, 1 or 2 [0 = normal activity; 1 = restricted activity: decreased activity from pre disease status; 2 = compromised, ambulatory only for vital activities, consistently defecates and urinates in acceptable areas].

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Glucocorticoid therapy for more than 7 days prior to enrollment.
  • Prior chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or molecular targeted therapy.
  • Any uncontrolled medical condition (including other concurrent malignancy) that may be disruptive to the intent and objectives of the study.
  • Dog is pregnant or likely to become pregnant.
  • Dog is participating in another study.
  • Dog is unlikely to be available for the entire study duration.

Study Controls:
All dogs will receive chemotherapy – either standard CHOP protocol or CHOP+MAb.

Study Endpoints:
The study duration is 18 months; however, if progressive disease occurs before the 18-month visit, dogs will be removed from the study at that time.

Costs/Reimbursements
The pet owner will be financially responsible for the initial consultation, blood/urine analysis, and thoracic radiographs. A lymph node biopsy and flow cytometry analysis will be performed at no cost to the owner. Once the dog is confirmed eligible (non-indolent, T-cell lymphoma), all procedures and treatments required by the study including chemotherapy, antibody therapy, exam, bloodwork, and other required diagnostics will be fully funded. Previous studies with this antibody have shown that side effects tend to be minimal, but the study will pay up to $1,200 for medical management of side effects that may occur, either as a result of chemotherapy or monoclonal antibody treatment.

Study Website:
Participating Oncology centers can be found at the bottom of this link.

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Full Disclosure Information:
The study is conducted by Aratana Therapeutics Inc.
The investigator has a conflict of interest (employees of Aratana).
The study will be published if results are negative.
The study will be not reported on VIN.
The authors will not acknowledge VIN if the study is published.


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