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Study of Anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFr) Antibody, Cetuximab, in Combination With Gemcitabine/Carboplatin in Patients With Stage IV Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
ImClone LLC
Information provided by:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01004731
First received: October 21, 2009
Last updated: June 25, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

The objective is to evaluate the toxicity profile, response rate, and time to progression of Cetuximab administered in combination with either Carboplatin + Gemcitabine in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer with positive EGFr expression.


Condition Intervention Phase
Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Cetuximab in combination with Carboplatin/Gemcitabine
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase Ib, IIa Study of Anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFr) Antibody, Cetuximab, in Combination With Gemcitabine/Carboplatin in Patients With Chemotherapy-Naive Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the tumor response of cetuximab in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin in patients with EGFr positive, chemotherapy-naive, Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. [ Time Frame: 3-week cycles with evaluation after every 2 cycles until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the response rate and time to disease progression [ Time Frame: 3-week cycles with evaluation after every 2 cycles until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: June 2001
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cetuximab in combination with Carboplatin/Gemcitabine
Approximately 30 patients with advanced NSCLC will be enrolled. Patients will receive 3-week cycles of Cetuximab in combination with Carboplatin/Gemcitabine.
Drug: Cetuximab in combination with Carboplatin/Gemcitabine
A loading dose of Cetuximab (400 mg/m2 IV over 120 minutes) will be administered 1 week prior to chemotherapy. Thereafter, Cetuximab will be infused weekly at maintenance doses of 250 mg/m2 (over 60 minutes). On the first day of each new cycle of therapy, Carboplatin will be infused with Gemcitabine (Days 1 and 8). Patients will be evaluated for a tumor response following every two cycles of therapy. In the absence of progressive disease, patients may continue to receive additional therapy.

Detailed Description:

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety profile of Cetuximab when used in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin in patients with EGFr positive, chemotherapy-naive, stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Also, the study will determine the response rate in patients with EGFr positive chemotherapy-naive, stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with Cetuximab in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin as well as determine the time to progression in patients with EGFr positive chemotherapy-naive, stage IV NSCLC treated with Cetuximab in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of histologically/cytologically confirmed advanced non- small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
  • Have uni-dimensionally measurable and/or evaluable advanced NSCLC.
  • Have Stage IV or recurrent disease following radiation therapy.
  • Have ECOG performance status of 0-1 or Karnofsky performance status of 80- 100 at study entry.
  • Have given signed informed consent.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have ANC greater than or equal to 1,500/mm3, platelets greater than or equal to 100,000/mm3, WBC greater than or equal to 3,000 mm3, and hemoglobin greater than or equal to 9 g/dL.
  • Have total bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x upper limits of normal, Alk Phos, AST and ALT less than or equal to 2.5 x upper limits of normal.
  • Have serum creatinine less than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL, or calculated creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 60 cc/minute.
  • Be disease free from a previously treated malignancy for more than three years. Patients with a history or a previous basal cell carcinoma of the skin or pre-invasive carcinoma of the cervix will not be excluded.
  • Agree to use effective contraception if procreative potential exists.
  • Must have positive EGFr expression (tumor tissue) by immunohistochemical assay.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have received prior murine monoclonal antibody or Cetuximab therapy.
  • Have disease amenable to curative surgery.
  • Have received prior chemotherapy.
  • Have received radiation therapy within 3 weeks prior to the first infusion of Cetuximab.
  • Have a history of clinically significant cardiac disease, serious arrhythmias, or significant conduction abnormalities, in the judgment of the PI.
  • Have uncontrolled seizure disorder, active neurological disease, or Grade 2 or higher neuropathy.
  • Be pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Have received any investigational agent(s) within 1 month of study entry.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01004731

Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ImClone LLC
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Francisco Robert, M.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Francisco Robert, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01004731     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00027755
Other Study ID Numbers: X010524006, UAB 9909
Study First Received: October 21, 2009
Last Updated: June 25, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
EGFr
cetuximab
gemcitabine
carboplatin
NSCLC

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
Carboplatin
Cetuximab
Gemcitabine
Mitogens
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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