Last updated on February 2018

Trial of Venetoclax (ABT-199) and Dexamethasone for Relapsed or Refractory Systemic AL Amyloidosis


Brief description of study

This is a study to determine the safety, tolerability and maximum tolerated dose of Venetoclax (ABT-199) and dexamethasone in relapsed or refractory amyloid light chain (AL) amyloidosis patients.

Detailed Study Description

The study is being conducted to determine the safety, tolerability and maximum tolerated dose of Venetoclax and dexamethasone in relapsed or refractory amyloid light chain (AL) amyloidosis patients. AL amyloidosis is a disease involving cells called plasma cells that make antibodies as part of your immune system. These cells are not functioning the way they are supposed to and they start to produce abnormal fragments of antibodies that are toxic to your body and can form amyloid. The antibody fragments are called "light chains." They can cause damage to organs, especially the kidneys, heart, skin, liver, and lungs.

Researchers are looking for ways to stop the light chains from being formed to treat the disease. Under some circumstances, patients will receive chemotherapy drugs in order to manage the disease. However, researchers do not know what the best treatment is for relapsed AL amyloidosis, so the researchers are testing new drugs or new combinations of drugs to see what will work best with the least side effects.

The researchers want to find out if Venetoclax (ABT-199) in addition to dexamethasone will reduce or eliminate AL amyloidosis plasma cells. In this study, varying doses of Venetoclax will be given to determine the maximum tolerated and safe dose for further study. The researchers may also gain a better understanding of whether Venetoclax and dexamethasone can counter the plasma cell disease that causes AL amyloidosis.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03000660

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Raymond Comenzo, MD

Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA United States
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