Combined Ruxolitinib and Enasidenib in Patients With Accelerated/Blast-phase Myeloproliferative Neoplasm or Chronic-phase Myelofibrosis With an IDH2 Mutation

ID#: NCT04281498

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Phase: Phase 2

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: January 20, 2021

End Date: March 01, 2023

Contact Information:
Michal Bar-Natan, MD
Raajit Rampal, MD, PhD

The presence of IDH mutation is associated with worse survival in patients with myelofibrosis. Moreover IDH mutations are among the most frequently encountered events in MPNs that have progressed to acute myeloid leukemia. Ruxolitinib, a JAK1/2 inhibitor, and enasidenib an IDH2 inhibitor are effective and tolerable treatments for patients with myelofibrosis (MF) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), respectively. The study team hypothesize that the combination of these agents in patients with MPN with an IDH2 mutation will improve the overall clinical response to therapy.



- Subjects must be ≥ 18 years at the time of signing the Informed Consent Form (ICF).

- Understanding and voluntary signing an IRB-approved informed consent form.

- Diagnosis of:

1. Accelerated-phase (≥ 10% blasts in PB or BM) or blast-phase (≥ 20% blasts in PB or BM) myeloproliferative neoplasm (with history of prior myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera, or essential thrombocythemia)

2. Previously treated patients with myelofibrosis with persistent disease or progressive disease (persistent or progressive splenomegaly, leukocytosis, anemia, or thrombocytopenia) with intermediate-1 or greater risk disease according to 2013 International Working Group (IWG) criteria, and 4-9% circulating blasts.

- Demonstration of an IDH2 mutation.

- Platelet count > 75,000 X 109/L for chronic phase myelofibrosis patients.

- Prior therapy with either ruxolitinib or enasidenib is permitted, but not a combination of ruxolitinib and enasidenib.

- Patients with chronic phase myelofibrosis on ruxolitinib must be on the drug for at least 3 months and on a stable dose for at least one month.

- Subjects must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to

2. ECOG 3 status will be allowed if attributable to MPN.

- Patients must have adequate organ function as demonstrated by the following: a. Direct bilirubin < 2.0mg/dL, unless due to Gilbert's disease or current elevations in direct bilirubin associated with existing enasidenib use. b. Serum creatinine< 2.0 mg/dL. c. ALT and AST ≤ 3x upper limit of normal (unless transaminitis is considered to be related to MF).

- Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 10

- 14 days prior to starting enasidenib and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 4 weeks before she starts taking enasidenib. FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing. Men must agree to use a condom during sexual contact with a female of child bearing potential even if they have had a successful vasectomy. All patients must be counseled at a minimum of every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure.

- All study participants must be able to swallow oral medication.

- Ability to adhere to the study visit schedule and all protocol requirements.


- Use of any other standard anti-neoplastic drug or growth factor (e.g., anagrelide, G-CSF, lenalidomide, thalidomide clofarabine) except hydroxyurea or experimental drugs, with the exception of ruxolitinib or enasidenib, less than 14 days or 5-half-lives, whichever is longer, prior to starting study therapy and/or lack of recovery from all toxicity (except for alopecia) from previous therapy to Grade 1 or better. a. Patients will be permitted to receive hydroxyurea while on study for up to a total of 3 cycles of combined therapy.

- Known prior clinically relevant hypersensitivity reaction to ruxolitinib or enasidenib.

- Prior therapy with enasidenib in combination with ruxolitinib.

- Concurrent use of strong inducers of CYP3A4 (Rifampin, St. John's Wort, Carbamazepine, Phenytoin) and/or the following strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (protease inhibitor containing HIV anti-retrovirals, cobicistat, clarithromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, and telithromycin) are prohibited. Also prohibited are CYP2C9 substrate medications that have a narrow therapeutic range: phenytoin and warfarin.

- Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form, which places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or which confounds the ability to interpret data from the study.

- Lactating females.

- Active uncontrolled infections.

- Patients with active malignancy of other type than required for this study are not eligible with the exception of currently treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "in situ" of the cervix or breast. Patients with malignancies with indolent behavior such as prostate cancer treated with radiation or surgery can be enrolled in the study as long as they have a reasonable expectation to have been cured with the treatment modality received.

- Subject has significant active cardiac disease within 6 months prior to the start of study treatment, including New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV congestive heart failure; acute coronary syndrome (ACS); and/or stroke; or left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40% by echocardiogram (ECHO) or multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan obtained within 28 days prior to the start of study treatment.

- QTc interval (Fridericia's correction [QTcF]) > 450 ms All inclusion and exclusion criteria will be reviewed by the Investigator or qualified designee to ensure that the patient qualifies for the trial.