Canakinumab is an anti-interleukin 1 beta (IL1) antibody approved for use in young children with familial Mediterranean fever, systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and TNF-receptor associated periodic fever syndrome. This study is a pilot trial to investigate the effects of canakinumab on clinical safety and potential clinical efficacy as demonstrated by short-term changes in select serum biomarkers in a sample of young boys with DMD who are most likely to have high levels of muscle inflammation. Steroid naive DMD subjects aged greater than or equal to 2 years old to less than 6 years old will receive a single subcutaneous dose of canakinumab and undergo safety and serum biomarker monitoring for 30 days. The first 3 subjects will receive 2 mg/kg and if well tolerated, the second 3 subjects will receive 4 mg/kg.
The study is an open-label, single ascending dose study to assess safety and to evaluate short-term changes in biomarkers. The first 3 boys will receive canakinumab at a dose of 2 mg/kg, and the second 3 will receive a dose of 4 mg/kg. The study is comprised of four visits: a screening visit with baseline lab assessment, treatment day, a 10-14 day post-treatment evaluation with safety labs, and a 30 day post-treatment evaluation with safety labs. There will be a phone assessment on day 3-5 after treatment to screen for any side effects.
Clinical evaluation will screen for clinical AEs and SAEs. If dose escalation (4 mg/kg) must be terminated due to dose-limiting toxicities, the remaining subjects may be enrolled to evaluate the safety of canakinumab at the lower dose level (2 mg/kg).
One blood draw will occur after consent at least 48 hours prior to treatment day and on days 10-14 and 30 after the canakinumab injection to screen for laboratory abnormalities and collect serum for biomarker analysis. After obtaining consent, prior to treatment, 2 red top and 1 purple top 4 cc tubes will be obtained for screening labs and serum biomarker collection. Tuberculosis screening (Quantiferon-Gold) will use 4 blood tubes (grey, yellow, purple, green) with 1 cc of blood in each. At the following 2 visits with blood draws, two red top and one purple top collection tubes of 4 cc will be collected per subject. For red top blood collection tubes, one tube will be sent to the clinical lab for safety lab processing. The second tube will be processed in the research lab for serum biomarkers.
|Treatment||Canakinumab Injection [Ilaris]|
|Clinical Study Identifier||NCT03936894|
|Sponsor||Children's Research Institute|
|Last Modified on||12 May 2019|
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