We performed a phase II study of belinostat in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this open label phase II study (NCT00357032), patients with relapsed/refractory AML, or newly diagnosed patients with AML over the age of 60, were eligible. Belinostat was administered intravenously (IV) at a dose of 1000 mg/m2 daily on days 15 of a 21-day cycle until progression or unacceptable toxicity. The primary endpoint was complete response (CR) rate, with secondary endpoints of overall response rate (CR partial response [PR]), time to treatment failure (TTF), overall survival and safety. Twelve eligible patients with AML were enrolled, of whom six had received at least one prior line of therapy. No CR or PR was seen. Four patients had stable disease for at least five cycles. Grade 3 non-hematological toxicities occurred in four patients. Belinostat as monotherapy has minimal single-agent effect in AML on this dosing schedule.
- Histone deacetylase inhibitor
- Phase II
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- Cancer Research