An Observational Study of Tarceva (Erlotinib) in Elderly Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: February 15, 2012
Last updated: October 13, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

This prospective observational study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ta rceva (erlotinib) in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer ( NSCLC) after failure of at least one prior chemotherapy regimen. Data of patient s treated with Tarceva in routine clinical practice will be collected for 1 year

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Erlotinib (Tarceva®) in Routine Clinical Practice in Patients With Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) After Failure of at Least One Prior Chemotherapy Regimen With Focus on the Elderly Patient.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival according to different age groups [ Time Frame: at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor response [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 406
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, > 65 years of age
  • Locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (Stage IIIb or IV)
  • Failure of at least one prior standard platinum-based chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 65 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01535729

Nürnberg, Germany, 90419
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01535729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML23023
Study First Received: February 15, 2012
Last Updated: October 13, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms processed this record on October 20, 2014