This is a Phase II placebo-controlled double-blind study of pomalidomide in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) with moderate to severe epistaxis who have anemia and/or require parenteral iron infusions or blood transfusions. A total of 159 patients will be randomized 2:1 to treatment with oral pomalidomide or matching placebo for 24 weeks. Mean change from baseline to 24 weeks in the Epistaxis Severity Score (ESS) will be compared between treatment groups to determine pomalidomide efficacy.
• A clinical diagnosis of HHT as defined by the Curacao criteria
• Age > 18 years
• Platelet count ≥ 100,000/µl
• WBC ≥ 2,500/µl
• INR ≤ 1.4 and normal ± 2 sec activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT or PTT per local laboratory designation) by local laboratory criteria (except for patients on a stable dose of warfarin or direct oral anticoagulants)
• Epistaxis severity score ≥ 3 measured over the preceding three months, measured at the screening visit
• A requirement for anemia, as determined by local laboratory hemoglobin assessment and normal ranges, and/or parenteral infusion of at least 250 mg of iron or transfusion of 1 unit of blood over the 24 weeks preceding the screening visit
• Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must adhere to the scheduled pregnancy testing (once very two weeks) as required in the POMALYST REMS program. FCBP must a negative serum pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 10 - 14 days prior to and again within 24 hours of prescribing pomalidomide 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 28 days before she starts taking pomalidomide. Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a vasectomy.
• Ability to understand and sign informed consent
• All study participants must agree to be registered into the FDA mandated POMALYST REMS program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of the POMALYST REMS program
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