Lapelga vs Gastrofil

Lawson Health Research Institute (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting ID
Apobiologix. (Other)

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

This study is examining one-time injection of biosimilar pegfilgrastim compared with multiple injection biosimilar filgrastim post autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Study aims to compare biosimilar pegfilgrastim - LaPelga and biosimilar filgrastim -Gastrofil to see if they are similar in efficacy in terms of neutrophil engraftment, limited adverse effects, and more convenience to our patients, with potential cost savings.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
Phase 3

Detailed Description

This will be a prospective open randomized controlled study. The study will be conducted in the inpatient setting at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, ON, and Windsor Metropolitan Hospital (WMH) in Windsor, ON. The objective of the study is to assess if biosimilar Peg-filgrastim similar is non-inferior to biosimilar filgrastim (LaPelga versus gastrofil) in terms of neutrophil engraftment in autologous transplant patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Current clinical practice uses a risk-adapted approach where we use originator filgrastim - Neupogen starting on day 5 for patients who are aged 60 or greater, infusion of stem cells with a CD34 count less than or equal 3 x 10^6/kg, prior episodes of febrile neutropenia, or at the provider's clinical discretion. For the purposes of the trial, patients will be randomized to LaPelga versus gastrofil arm directly and will initiate assigned treatment at day+5 of autologous transplant.

Both LHSC and WMH have qualified investigators (hematologists or other qualified clinicians. The study will start only after receipt of regulatory and ethics approval. Screening investigations on patients will be done only after the signing of written informed consent.

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
74 participants
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
Open-label, Randomized Comparative Study to Assess Biosimilar Pegfilgrastim Versus Biosimilar Filgrastim in Patients With Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma Post Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Nov 1, 2023
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Nov 1, 2024
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Nov 1, 2025

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: Biosimilar pegfilgrastim

Day +5 of cell infusion: Biosimilar pegfilgrastim or Lapelga™ (one dose)

Drug: Lapelga
On day 5 after the hemopoietic stem cell transplant, one subcutaneous injection
Other Names:
  • biosimilar pegfilgrastim
  • Active Comparator: Biosimilar filgrastim

    Day +5 of cell infusion: Biosimilar filgrastim or Grastofil® (one dose for 5 days)

    Drug: Grastofil®
    On day 5 after the hemopoietic stem cell transplant, one subcutaneous injection for 5 days
    Other Names:
  • biosimilar filgrastim
  • Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. Engraftment [11 days]

      •Compare duration of neutropenia both in terms of absolute neutrophil count (ANC) <0.5 · 109 /l and of days to reach an ANC >0.5 · 109t between LaPelga versus gastrofil initiated at day 5 in patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma post autologous transplant who meet the risk adapted criteria (age greater or equal to 60; prior episode of neutropenia and CD34 count of less than or equal to 3 X 10^6/kg cells infused)

    Secondary Outcome Measures

    1. AE [30 days]

      Clinically significant infections (CTCAE v 5, Infections, grade 2 or higher) Grade and duration of mucositis (CTCAE v 5, mucositis oral and diarrhea, any grade)

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    18 Years to 75 Years
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Patients must be able and willing to give written informed consent prior to any study related procedures

    • Patients with a diagnosis of multiple myeloma or lymphoma who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant

    • All adult patients aged 18 to 75 years

    • All patients admitted to LHSC for autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant receiving peripheral blood stem cell infusions at LHSC and post-transplant care at either LHSC or WMH.

    • Of the patients who are admitted for autologous stem cell transplant, the patients that meet the risk adapted approach for GSCF will be included in the study. The risk adapted criteria are aged 60 or greater, infusion of stem cells with a CD34 count less than or equal 3 x 10^6/kg, prior episodes of febrile neutropenia, or at the providers clinical discretion

    • Conditioning chemotherapy as per usual clinical practice

    Exclusion Criteria:Patients satisfying the above inclusion criteria but with the following contraindications (prior to randomization) will be excluded from the study:

    • Any clinical contraindications to filgrastim, e.g. hypersensitivity to G-CSF or E. coli-derived proteins

    • Pain requiring opioids with use of filgrastim during mobilization of autologous stem cells.

    • Unable or not willing to provide written consent

    Contacts and Locations


    No locations specified.

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • Lawson Health Research Institute
    • Apobiologix.


    • Principal Investigator: Shona Philip, MD, Lawson Health Research Institute

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    Lawson Health Research Institute Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • 1233770
    First Posted:
    Nov 3, 2023
    Last Update Posted:
    Nov 3, 2023
    Last Verified:
    Oct 1, 2023
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
    Additional relevant MeSH terms:

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Nov 3, 2023