Open-label Trial of Daratumumab in Treatment of PGNIMD and C3 GN


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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-004805
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 16-004805
    NCT ID: NCT03095118
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004805

About this study

This study is being done to see if daratumumab is safe and effective in the treatment of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immune deposits (PGNMID) and C3 glomerulopathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy (C3GN). This is an inflammatory disease in the kidney due to the production of abnormal proteins. There are no known standard effective treatments for patients with PGNMID and C3GN secondary to monoclonal gammopathy. These diseases are caused by abnormal production of proteins (monoclonals) by abnormal clones. Daratumamb has been shown to be effective in treating patients with multiple myeloma a disease which also caused by over production of monoclonal proteins from abnormal clones. Everyone in this study will receive daratumumab.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years of age
  • Renal biopsy read at Mayo Clinic confirming the diagnosis of PGNMID or C3 GN
  • In cases of C3GN serum electrophoresis with immunofixation should confirm presence of monoclonal gammopathy
  • Proteinuria ≥ 1000 mg over 24 hours
  • eGFR ≥ 20 mL/min/SA
  • Subjects able and willing to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Hepatitis B or C, HIV
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Anemia with Hgb < 8.5 g/dL
  • Thrombocytopenia with platelet count < 100,000
  • Leukopenia with WBC < 3.5
  • Any other disease, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the patient at high risk from treatment complication
  • Unable to provide consent
  • Patients receiving therapy with oral prednisone or glucocorticoid equivalent in the last 6 weeks
  • Patients who had received immunosuppressive therapy including cyclophosphamide, MMF, cyclosporine, tacrolimus or azathioprine in the last 3 months
  • Patients who received rituximab previously with CD20 count of zero at the time of enrollment

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Fernando Fervenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Julie Ray CCRP


Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Fernando Fervenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Jasmine Evans



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