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Erlotinib as 1st Line Treatment in NSCLC Stage IIIB/IV

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University Hospital of Crete
Information provided by:
Hellenic Oncology Research Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00615758
First received: February 1, 2008
Last updated: December 14, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
  Purpose

To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of erlotinib as first line treatment in patients with locally advanced/metastatic (stages IIIB/IV) NSCLC, with clinical predictors of response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (erlotinib, gefitinib), such as female gender, never-smoking status and adenocarcinoma histology. Furthermore, erlotinib-sensitivity will be correlated with the presence of EGFR mutations in exons 18, 19 and 21, in this population


Condition Intervention Phase
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Erlotinib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: ERLOTINIB, A TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR) AS FIRST LINE TREATMENT, IN PATIENTS WITH LOCALLY ADVANCED/METASTATIC NON SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER (NSCLC). A PHASE II STUDY

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Further study details as provided by Hellenic Oncology Research Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: Objective responses confirmed by CT or MRI (on 3rd and 6th cycle) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 1-year OS ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to Tumor Progression [ Time Frame: 1 year TTP ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life assessment [ Time Frame: Assessment every two cycles ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity assesment [ Time Frame: Toxicity assessment on each cycles ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Tarceva
Drug: Erlotinib
Erlotinib at the dose of 150 mg orally once a day continually until progression
Other Name: Tarceva

Detailed Description:

A randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial of erlotinib versus placebo, with more than 700 patients demonstrated that therapy with this tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) prolongs survival after first or second line therapy in patients with advanced NSCLC. Statistically significant and clinically relevant differences were observed for overall and progression free survival in favour of erlotinib. Moreover, several clinical factors had been correlated with response to gefitinib or erlotinib, including never smoking status, female gender, Asian ethnicity and adenocarcinoma histology (especially bronchioalveolar carcinoma).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed, unresectable locally advanced (stage IIIB with pleural effusion) and/or metastatic (stage IV) NSCLC
  • No previous therapy for advanced/metastatic NSCLC is allowed
  • age >18 years
  • bidimensionally measurable disease
  • non-smokers (or ex-smokers with less than 5 pack-years smoking history)
  • adenocarcinoma histology
  • performance status (WHO) 0-3
  • adequate liver (serum bilirubin <1.5 times the upper normal limit (UNL); AST and ALT <2.5 times the UNL in the absence of demonstrable liver metastases, or <5 times the UNL in the presence of liver metastases); adequate renal function (serum creatinine <1.5 times the UNL); and bone marrow (neutrophils ≥ 1.5x 109 /L, and platelets ≥ 100x 109 /L) function
  • previous radiotherapy, either in the adjuvant setting or for the treatment of metastatic disease is allowed provided that the measurable lesions are outside the radiation fields
  • patient able to take oral medication
  • tissue sample for tumour mutational analysis is required

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious chronic skin conditions (e.g. psoriasis, eczema) that would preclude study participation
  • active infection
  • history of significant cardiac disease (unstable angina, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months, ventricular arrhythmias)
  • malnutrition (loss of ≥ 20% of the original body weight)
  • performance status: 4
  • psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • pregnant or lactating women
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00615758

Locations
Greece
401 Military Hospital, Medical Oncology Unit
Athens, Greece
Air Forces Military Hospital, Dep of Medical Oncology
Athens, Greece
IASO" General Hospital of Athens, 1st Dep of Medical Oncology
Athens, Greece
Sotiria" General Hospital, 2nd Dep of Pulmonary Diseases
Athens, Greece
"Diabalkaniko" Anticancer Hospital of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hellenic Oncology Research Group
University Hospital of Crete
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vassilis Georgoulias, MD University Hospital of Crete
Principal Investigator: Athanasios Pallis, MD University Hospital of Crete
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: V.Georgoulias, Hellenic Oncology Research Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00615758     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CT/06.03
Study First Received: February 1, 2008
Last Updated: December 14, 2009
Health Authority: Greece: National Organization of Medicines

Keywords provided by Hellenic Oncology Research Group:
Erlotinib
Biological therapy
Tyrosin Kinase Inhibitor therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Erlotinib
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Kinase Inhibitors

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