Efficacy Study of Chinese Medicine Plus EGFR-TKI Versus EGFR-TKI in Advanced Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ling Xu, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01745302
First received: November 22, 2012
Last updated: December 6, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

The investigators performed a randomized, double-blind controlled, prospective study method on observation of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with targeted therapy to prolong the efficacy of long-term survival of advanced pulmonary Adenocarcinoma patients.The investigators plan to involve 404 cases for observation in 3 years (202 cases for each group), expecting that integrated TCM combined with targeted therapy has a better efficacy on prolonging progression-free survival time, overall survival, improving QOL of patients than that of targeted therapy.


Condition Intervention
Cancer
Drug: TCM
Drug: EGFR-TKI

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of Chinese Medicine Plus EGFR-TKI Versus EGFR-TKI in Advanced Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma: a Randomized Double-blind Controlled Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival(PFS) [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall response rate(ORR) [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • overall survival(OS) [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Time-to-Progression(TTP) [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • quality of life(QOL), [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 470
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
TCM plus EGFR-TKIs
TCM:oral granules,YangYinFang or YiQiFang or YiQiYangYinFang,four packages,twice a day, six months; EGFR-TKIs:oral tablet,Gefitinib 250mg daily or Erlotinib 150mg daily or Icotinib 125 mg three times a day ,until progression or unacceptable toxicity;
Drug: TCM
TCM: In China,TCM herbs are given on the basis of the TCM syndrome differentiation as diagnosed by the TCM herbal specialist. Prescriptions formulated into granules origin from Professor Liu Jia-xiang in Longhua hospital. Package of granules is made into three types with functions such as benefiting Qi recipe, benefiting Yin recipe and detoxication and resolving masses recipe.The herbal treatment is adapted to the syndromes.
Other Names:
  • YangYinFang:four packages twice a day
  • YiQiFang :four packages twice a day
  • YiQiYangYinFang:four packages twice a day
Drug: EGFR-TKI
Erlotinib 150 mg oral once a day or Gefitinib 250 mg oral once a day or Icotinib 125 mg oral three times a day
Other Names:
  • Erlotinib:150 mg oral, once a day,Tarceva
  • Gefitinib:250 mg oral, once a day,Iressa
  • Icotinib:125 mg oral,three times a day,Conmana
Placebo plus EGFR-TKIs
TCM Placebo:oral granules,YangYinFang or YiQiFang or YiQiYangYinFang,four packages,twice a day ,six months; EGFR-TKIs:oral tablet,Gefitinib 250mg daily or Erlotinib 150mg daily or Icotinib 125 mg three times a day until progression or unacceptable toxicity;
Drug: EGFR-TKI
Erlotinib 150 mg oral once a day or Gefitinib 250 mg oral once a day or Icotinib 125 mg oral three times a day
Other Names:
  • Erlotinib:150 mg oral, once a day,Tarceva
  • Gefitinib:250 mg oral, once a day,Iressa
  • Icotinib:125 mg oral,three times a day,Conmana

Detailed Description:

At present, the third generation of platinum-based regimens (NCCN clinical practice guidelines recommended the use of vinorelbine or gemcitabine, or Taxol, etc.) is the first-line treatment for advanced lung cancer patients. Its effective rate is 20-30%, the median survival time is 7-9 months, 1-year and 2-year survival rate is 31-36% and 10-13% respectively. The efficacy has reached the platform and it is difficult to have more breakthroughs. Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) such as Iressa and Erlotinib have proved effective in first or second line therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC).First-SIGNAL and IPASS research have laid first-line status for gefitinib in treatment of NSCLC and the progression-free survival time was maintained at 9-10 months. EGFR-TKIs treatment is simple, well tolerated, drug side effects, etc. There are also a rash, diarrhea and other adverse reactions, affecting the quality of life of patients with serious or even give patients a great deal of pain.Literature and our preliminary studies have shown that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can prolong survival time and improve quality of life QOL, but high-level evidences are needed.

The investigators perform a randomized, double-blind controlled, prospective study in Advanced Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma patients with stage Ⅲa~Ⅳ. Patients are randomized over observational group (TCM granules plus first-line targeted therapy and TCM granules plus second-line targeted therapy ), and control group (TCM placebo plus first-line targeted therapy and TCM placebo plus second-line targeted therapy). The investigators will observe 6 months and after that regular follow-up will be arranged. The primary efficacy assessments are: PFS (progression-free survival); Secondary efficacy assessments are: (1) OS(overall survival); (2) Objective response rate; (3) TTP(Time-to-Progression); (4) QOL (Functional Assessment of Cancertherapy-lung, FACT-L4.0 scales;Lung Cancer Symptom Scale,LCSS); (5)other efficacy assessments are: 1) TCM symptoms changes; 2) Toxicity, side effects and security of the treatments will be assessed at the same time. The investigators expect that integrated TCM combined with targeted therapy has a better efficacy on prolonging progression-free survival time, overall survival, improving QOL of patients than that of targeted therapy. Therefore our study can provide evidences for optimizing and promoting integrated TCM combined with Western Medicine treatment.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

pulmonary adenocarcinoma patients with stage Ⅲa~Ⅳ; TCM syndromes are deficiency of Yin, deficiency of Qi and deficiency of both Qi and Yin.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Pathologically or cytologically confirmed of stage IIIa-IV NSCLC with adenocarcinoma histology;
  2. Patient with mutated EGFR will subject to first line target thearapy;patients received at least one cycle platinum-containing chemotherapy regimens with disease progression/recurrence, or intolerant/refuse to proceed with chemotherapy will explore second line target therapy;
  3. Physical status score (ECOG PS) ≤ 2 scores;
  4. Age ≥18 years old;
  5. Estimated life expectancy of at least 12 weeks;
  6. Participants have no major organ dysfunction: hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL, absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1.5*109/L, platelets ≥100 *109/L,bilirubin ≤1.5ULN, alkaline phosphatase (AP), aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) ≤2.5 upper limited number(ULN) (AP, AST, ALT ≤5ULN is acceptable if liver has tumor involvement).INR≤1.5, APTT in the normal range( 1.2DLN-1.2ULN),creatinine ≤1.5ULN;
  7. Informed consent from the patient.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient with other malignant tumor except NSCLC 5 years previous to study entry.
  2. Wild type EGFR; already receiving targeted treatment or other anticancer treatment such as palliative radiotherapy if it was not finished over 4 weeks or operation was not over 4 weeks before the first drug administration ;
  3. Estimated life expectancy less than 12 weeks;
  4. Brain metastasis (controlled brain metastasis and steroid free need is excluded).
  5. History of cardiovascular disease: Congestive Heart Failure > grade II in NYHA. Unstable angina patients (have angina symptoms in rest) or a new occurrence of angina (began in the last 3 months) or myocardial infarction happens in the last 6 months;
  6. Pregnant or child breast feeding women;
  7. Mental or cognitive disorders.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01745302

Sponsors and Collaborators
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ling Xu, MD & PhD Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of TCM
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ling Xu, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01745302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LH126
Study First Received: November 22, 2012
Last Updated: December 6, 2012
Health Authority: China: Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

Keywords provided by Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
lung cancer
traditional Chinese medicine
EGFR-TKI

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Gefitinib
Erlotinib
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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