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Phase II Midostaurin in Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Leukemia

The safety and efficacy of midostaurin (PKC412), a novel investigational drug, will be evaluated on the basis of response rate, when administered to patients with aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM) or mast cell leukemia (MCL)

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Jason Robert Gotlib

Collaborator: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Drug: Midostaurin


Phase 2


Inclusion criteria

   - At least 18 years of age.

   - Karnofsky performance status (KPS) of > 30% (equivalent to ECOG 0 to 3)

   - Mast cell disease, histologically confirmed and documented to be

      - Aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM) OR

      - Mast cell leukemia (MCL) meeting the following criteria

         - Meets criteria for systemic mastocytosis

         - Biopsy indicates diffuse infiltration by atypical, immature mast cells

         - Bone marrow aspirate smears show at least 20% mast cells

   - Confirmed availability of tissue sample within 6 months prior to entry into study, for
   evaluation of KIT mutation status of the tumor cells. Subjects who have systemic
   mastocytosis PLUS eosinophilia AND known positivity for FIP1L1-PDGFR-alpha fusion are
   eligible only if they have demonstrated relapse or disease progression on prior
   imatinib therapy

   - Blood levels of liver enzymes within normal limits (EXCEPTION: If the sole cause of
   elevated blood levels of liver enzymes is ASM/MCL, then AST and ALT ≤ 4X upper limit
   of normal (ULN), and/or bilirubin ≤ 4X ULN)

   - Serum creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL

   - If ANC < 1500/mm3; Hb < 10 g/dL; platelets < 75,000/mm3; AND/OR other blood values are
   > grade 2, then the relationship of these cytopenia(s) should be established as
   related to ASM or MCL on the basis of presence of mast cell infiltrate in the
   screening bone marrow exam and/or the presence of disease-related hypersplenism

   - Prior use of glucocorticoids must be tapered off within 14 days of Day 1 of
   midostaurin treatment (EXCEPTION: If in the opinion of the investigator, the subject
   can be tapered off glucocorticoids, then dosage should be tapered to the minimal dose
   possible before first treatment with midostaurin)

   - Negative serum pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential within 48 hours
   prior to administration of study drug

   - Written informed consent.

   - Anyone of reproductive potential must agree to use barrier contraceptives for the
   duration of the study

   - Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test 48 hours
   prior to administration of study drug, and must agree to:

      - Use barrier contraception for the duration of the study

      - Use barrier contraception for 3 months post-study

      - Not breast-feed

Exclusion criteria

   - Active pulmonary disease based on physical assessment or lateral chest X-ray,
   considered by the investigator to be unrelated to mastocytosis

   - Any pulmonary infiltrate or abnormality on the baseline chest X-ray known to be new in
   the previous 4 weeks (EXCEPTION: pleural effusion related to systemic mastocytosis,
   eg, secondary to ascites, AND not causing symptomatic respiratory complaints, may be

   - Cardiovascular disease, including congestive heart failure

   - Myocardial infarction within 6 months

   - Poorly-controlled hypertension with any Grade 3/4 cardiac problems (per New York Heart
   Association Criteria)

   - Uncontrolled diabetes

   - Chronic renal disease

   - Active uncontrolled infection

   - Known malignant disease involving the central nervous system (CNS)

   - Known confirmed diagnosis of HIV infection or active viral hepatitis.

   - Any other known disease, or concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical condition
   which could compromise participation in the study, including but not limited to:

   - Received any investigational agent, chemotherapy, or 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA)
   within 30 days prior to Day 1 of PKC412 treatment.

   - Received interferon-alpha within 30 days prior to Day 1 of midostaurin treatment.

   - Received hematopoietic growth factor support within 14 days of Day 1 of midostaurin

   - Any surgical procedure, excluding central venous catheter placement or other minor
   procedures (eg, skin biopsy) within 14 days of Day 1 of midostaurin treatment

   - Pregnant or breast-feeding

   - Unwilling or unable to comply with the protocol

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Andrea Linder
Not Recruiting