This study evaluates the effect of Bosutinib (Bosulif,Pfizer®) in the treatment of patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Half participants will receive 100 mg of Bosutinib , while the other half will receive placebo.
This proposal will evaluate the effects of Bosutinib (Bosulif, Pfizer®) treatment - an FDA-approved tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets c-Abelson (Abl) and Src tyrosine kinases- in patients with DLB. Investigators have demonstrated safety and efficacy of this compound in pre-clinical animal models and others have shown similar benefits of Bosutinib on inflammation and neurotoxic protein clearance in neurodegeneration. Investigators have demonstrated that Bosutinib enters the brain (5% CSF:plasma ratio) and inhibits Abl at lower doses (5mg/kg) than the cancer dose (80mg/kg) in animals. Bosutinib also reduces the levels of neurotoxic proteins including alpha-synuclein, tau and beta-amyloid and improves motor and cognitive behavior in models of neurodegeneration. The use of Bosutinib is a novel strategy that promotes autophagy to clear neurotoxic protein aggregates in neurons. Bosutinib is FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) at an oral dose of 400-600 mg daily. Based on our preclinical evidence, investigators used allometric conversion to extrapolate animal to human dose and estimated a human equivalent dose daily dose of 100mg Bosutinib in this clinical study to determine the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in patients with mild to moderate DLB.
Study Type: Interventional (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment: 30 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: We will evaluate the effects of 100 mg Bosutinib versus matching placebo taken daily by mouth for 12 weeks, followed by a 4 week wash-out period in individuals diagnosed with DLB. We will perform physiologically-based population pharmacokinetics (popPK) using a seamless random single dose (RSD) of Bosutinib, where participants (n=30) will be randomized to 3 groups (n=10) and take a single oral dose of 100mg, 200mg, Bosutinib or placebo (1;1;1) open label. Lumbar puncture will be performed between 1-4 hours after dosing. Participants will then be randomized double-blinded into 2 groups 1;1 using placebo(n=15) and 100mg (n=15) for 3 months.
Randomization and Registration will be performed by an internet based randomization module. Randomization of the subjects to the 2 treatment groups will be performed in a stratified manner. The chance for randomization to the groups is 1:1 for placebo: 100 mg Bosutinib.
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Participants will be randomized by a Biostatistician by an internet based randomization module into two groups. The researchers include : Primary investigator , Sub-Investigators ,Clinical Coordinators, Nurse Practitioners , and Clinical Reseach unit staff.
The investigators will be blinded to the dosage. Medications for any patient will be labeled by the CRU with a package medical identification number (Med. Id). A patient specific patient identification number (Pat. Id.) will be assigned to each patient. The investigator will have to note the Pat.Id on the designated medication package number after randomization.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Impact of Bosutinib on Safety, Tolerability, Biomarkers and Clinical Outcomes in Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB)
Actual Study Start Date: April 23, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2021
- Placebo Comparator: Placebo
- Active Comparator: 100 mg of Bosutinib
|Date last updated at source||2019-05-29|
|Study start date||2019-04-23|
|Estimated primary completion date||2021-04-01|