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A Study of Tarceva (Erlotinib) Following Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced, Recurrent, or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2007
Last updated: March 3, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

This 2 arm study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of Tarceva, compared with placebo, following platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced, recurrent, or metastatic NSCLC who have not had disease progression or unacceptable toxicity during chemotherapy. Following 4 cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy, eligible patients will be randomized to receive either Tarceva 150mg po daily, or placebo daily. The anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression; the target sample size is 500+ individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: erlotinib [Tarceva]
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Effect of Tarceva or Placebo Following Platinum-based CT on Overall Survival and Disease Progression in Patients With Advanced, Recurrent or Metastatic NSCLS Who Have Not Experienced Disease Progression or Unacceptable Toxicity During Chemotherapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival, time to progression [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 892
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: erlotinib [Tarceva]
150mg po daily
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
po daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients >=18 years of age;
  • histologically documented, locally advanced , recurrent or metastatic NSCLC;
  • measurable disease;
  • no disease progression after 4 cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable systemic disease;
  • any other malignancies in the last 5 years.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00556712

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00556712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BO18192
Study First Received: November 9, 2007
Last Updated: March 3, 2014
Health Authority: Russia: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Disease Progression
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Disease Attributes
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
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