Publications by authors named "Margarita B Belogurova"

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A pharmacokinetic study of lipegfilgrastim in children with Ewing family of tumors or rhabdomyosarcoma.

Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2017 Jan 16;79(1):155-164. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Teva ratiopharm, Merckle GmbH, Ulm, Germany.

Purpose: Neutropenia is a common complication from chemotherapy, limiting optimal dosing and treatment. Lipegfilgrastim is a long-acting granulocyte colony-stimulating factor developed for the management of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The objectives of this phase 1, multinational, open-label, single-arm study were to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of a single body weight-adjusted dose of lipegfilgrastim and to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the drug in children with Ewing family of tumors or rhabdomyosarcoma treated with myelosuppressive chemotherapy.

Methods: Enrolled patients received lipegfilgrastim (100 µg/kg) 24 h after the last chemotherapy treatment in week 1. Patients were stratified into three age groups: 2 to <6, 6 to <12, and 12 to <18 years. Blood samples for PK analyses were obtained at baseline and at 3, 8, 24, 30, 48, 72, 96, 144, and 240 h postdose for the two oldest groups and up to 144 h in the youngest group.

Results: Twenty-one patients were enrolled and received lipegfilgrastim, seven in each age group. Lipegfilgrastim exposure levels were comparable across age groups, with concentrations maintained over a prolonged period after a single injection. Differences in PD were mainly associated with chemotherapy type. Most investigator-reported adverse events were attributed to chemotherapy and not to lipegfilgrastim. Severe adverse events were noted in 57% of patients; febrile neutropenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia were more frequent among the oldest patients.

Conclusions: Results support the use of a body weight-adjusted dose to achieve equivalent initial peak exposure levels of lipegfilgrastim in children of various ages.
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January 2017

Therapy of advanced-stage mature B-cell lymphoma and leukemia in children and adolescents with rituximab and reduced intensity induction chemotherapy (B-NHL 2004M protocol): the results of a multicenter study.

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2014 Jul;36(5):395-401

*Federal Research Centre of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology named after Dmitry Rogachev †Russian Pediatric Clinical Hospital, Moscow ‡Municipal Clinical Hospital No. 31, Saint-Petersburg §Regional Pediatric Clinical Hospital, Yekaterinburg ∥Regional Pediatric Clinical Hospital, Nizhniy Novgorod ¶Territorial Pediatric Clinical Hospital, Perm, Russia.

Pediatric mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (B-NHLs) are highly aggressive malignant tumors that are curable with chemotherapy (ChT). High-dose methotrexate (MTX) is considered indispensable for successful treatment, but this therapy frequently induces severe mucositis and infectious complications, especially in induction, which can cause treatment failure. A prospective multicenter trial of combined immunochemotherapy for advanced-stage B-NHL with rituximab and the modified NHL-BFM-90 protocol was conducted. The major differences from the original protocol were a decrease in the dose of MTX from 5000 to 1000 mg/m/24 h in the first 2 ChT blocks and the addition of rituximab at 375 mg/m to each of the first 4 blocks of ChT. Eighty-three newly diagnosed patients with a median age of 8.84 years with Burkitt lymphoma/leukemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas stage III to IV were included. Four patients died during induction ChT due to tumor lysis syndrome and infection. Two additional patients died subsequently due to tumor resistance. Complete remission was achieved in 77 (92.8%) patients; 2 patients relapsed at 1 and 3 months, and 2 developed secondary malignancies at 1 and 6.5 years, respectively, after the completion of therapy. The overall survival probability was 82%±8% with a median follow-up of 65.2 months. Combined therapy with rituximab and intensive ChT with a reduced MTX dose of 1 g/m in the 2 induction courses was feasible and produced high cure rates in patients with pediatric advanced-stage mature B-NHL.
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July 2014