Last updated on December 2019


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Preleukemia | MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must meet the following inclusion/exclusion criteria to be eligible for the study.
  • Must understand and voluntarily sign the informed consent form
  • Age older 18 years at the time of signing the informed consent form
  • Must be able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements
  • Diagnosis of MDS using the 2008 WHO classification for myeloid neoplasms as assessed during the screening period
  • Per MDS IPSS, low or intermediate-1 risk MDS as assessed during the screening period
  • The mean of the 2 platelet counts taken within 4 weeks prior to stratification must
  • 30 x 109/L (with no individual count > 30 x 109/L during the screening period), with or without a history of bleeding associated with the diagnosis of MDS, OR
  • < 50 x 109/L (with no individual count >60 x 109/L during the screening period), with a history of bleeding associated with the diagnosis of MDS (A standard of care platelet count taken prior to Informed consent may be used as 1 of the 2 counts taken within 4 weeks prior to stratification)
  • Adequate liver function, as evidenced by ALT 3 times the laboratory normal range, AST 3 times the laboratory normal range and total bilirubin 2 times the laboratory normal range
  • Bone marrow aspirate (central diagnostics) with cytogenetics (local) within 8 weeks of starting first dose of investigational product
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must:
  • Agree to use, and be able to comply with, effective contraception without interruption, 4 weeks before starting study drug, throughout study drug therapy and for 4 weeks after the end of study drug therapy, even if she has amenorrhoea. This applies unless the subject commits to absolute and continued abstinence confirmed on a monthly basis. Male patients who wish to participate in the study and their partner may become pregnant must agree also to reliable contraception during the study and for three months thereafter.

The following are effective methods of contraception*

  • Implant, - Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (IUS), Medroxyprogesterone acetate depot, Tubal sterilization, Sexual intercourse with a vasectomised male partner only; Ovulation inhibitory progesterone-only pills (i.e., desogestrel)
  • Agree to have a medically supervised pregnancy test with a minimum sensitivity of 25 mIU/ml not more than 3 days before the start of study medication once the subject has been on effective contraception for at least 4 weeks. This requirement also applies to women of childbearing potential who practice complete and continued abstinence.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating females
  • IPSS intermediate-2 or high-risk
  • 5% blasts in the bone marrow as determined by central morphology during screening
  • Previous treatment with any thrombopoietic growth factor
  • Prior history of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, leukemia, aplastic anemia or other non-MDS related bone marrow stem cell disorder
  • Active or uncontrolled disease including infections or cancer
  • Unstable angina, congestive heart failure (NYHA > class II), uncontrolled hypertension
  • History of arterial thrombosis (e.g., stroke or transient ischemic attack) within the past year
  • History of venous thrombosis that currently requires anti-coagulation therapy
  • Prior use of sc or iv AZA.
  • Receipt of G-CSF, peg-G-CSF, or GM-CSF,IL-11, ESA or LEN within 4 weeks of the first dose of romiplostim
  • Planned receipt of peg-G-CSF or GM-CSF after the first dose of investigational product
  • Subjects of reproductive potential who are not using adequate contraceptive precautions, in the judgment of the investigator. A double barrier method is defined as 2 methods of contraception, for example 2 actual barrier methods, or 1 actual barrier method and 1 hormonal method.
  • Known hypersensitivity to any recombinant E. coli-derived product (eg, Nplate, Infergen, Neupogen, Somatropin, and Actimmune)
  • Inability to comply with study procedures.
  • Subject currently is enrolled in or has not yet completed at least 30 days since ending other investigational device or drug study(s)
  • Any serious medical condition or psychiatric illness that will prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form or will place the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she participates in the study.

Recruitment Status: Open

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