A Study of Tarceva (Erlotinib) to Compare Two Different Doses in in Currently Smoking Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (CURRENTS)

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2010
Last updated: September 22, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

This prospective, double-blind, randomized study will evaluate the safety and ef ficacy of two dose levels of erlotinib [Tarceva] on progression-free survival, r esponse and disease control rates and overall survival in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after failure of first-line pl atinum-based chemotherapy. Patients must be current smokers and not intending to stop smoking during the study. Patients will be randomized to receive either 15 0 mg or 300 mg of study drug as single daily oral doses. Treatment will continue until disease progression.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Erlotinib [Tarceva]
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 Prospective, Double-blind Randomized Phase III Study of 300 mg Versus 150 mg Erlotinib in Current Smokers With Locally Advanced or Metastatic NSCLC in Second-line Setting After Failure on Chemotherapy (CURRENTS)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the efficacy of two dose levels of Tarceva on progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Tumor assessments every 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the efficacy of 150 mg versus 300 mg Tarceva with respect to response and disease control rates, and overall survival [ Time Frame: Tumor assessments every 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess the safety of Tarceva [ Time Frame: Throughout study (up to 3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To evaluate the plasma concentrations of Tarceva [ Time Frame: Every 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess the quality of life [ Time Frame: Questionnaire every 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 315
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Erlotinib [Tarceva]
150 mg single daily oral dose until disease progression
Experimental: 2 Drug: Erlotinib [Tarceva]
300 mg single daily oral dose until disease progression


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients aged >/=18 years
  • inoperable, locally advanced (stage IIIB/IV) with supraclavicular lymph node metastases or malignant pleural or pericardial effusion) or metastatic (stage IV) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Disease must be characterized according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria
  • Patients have received one prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen for advanced NSCLC, but must have recovered from any treatment-related toxicity
  • ECOG performance status 0-2
  • Life expectancy >/=12 weeks
  • Current cigarette smoker (having smoked >100 cigarettes in entire lifetime and currently smoking on average >/=1 cigarette per day), not intending to stop during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior antibody or small molecule therapy against EGFR
  • Radiotherapy within 28 days prior to enrolment
  • Received more than one line of chemotherapy for locally advanced/metastatic NSCLC (first-line maintenance chemotherapy after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy is allowed)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01183858

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Beijing, China, 100071
Changchun, China, 130012
Chengdu, China, 610041
Fu Zhou, China, 350014
Guangzhou, China, 510030
Jiangsu, China, 210009
Nanning, China, 530021
Shanghai, China, 200433
Shanghai, China, 200030
Shenyang, China, 110001
Tianjin, China, 300060
Wuhan, China, 430030
Hillerod, Denmark, 3400
København, Denmark, 2100
Naestved, Denmark, 4700
Roskilde, Denmark, 4000
Cairo, Egypt, 11796
Cairo, Egypt
Caen, France, 14076
Limoges, France, 87042
Marseille, France, 13915
Paris, France, 75674
Paris, France, 75908
Paris, France, 75679
Pontoise, France, 95300
Berlin, Germany, 14165
Berlin, Germany, 13125
Essen, Germany, 45122
Gauting, Germany, 82131
Grosshansdorf, Germany, 22927
Hannover, Germany, 30659
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Immenhausen, Germany, 34376
Lostau, Germany, 39291
München, Germany, 81925
Nürnberg, Germany, 90419
Rheine, Germany, 48431
Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, 78052
Wuerselen, Germany, 52146
Wuppertal, Germany, 42283
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1007 MB
Breda, Netherlands, 4818 CK
Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 3435 CM
Zwolle, Netherlands, 8011 JW
Sabadell, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 08208
Barcelona, Spain, 08035
Barcelona, Spain, 08041
Madrid, Spain, 28041
Madrid, Spain, 28040
Malaga, Spain, 29010
Sevilla, Spain, 41013
Valencia, Spain, 46009
Baden, Switzerland, 5404
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Bern, Switzerland, 3011
Fribourg, Switzerland, 1708
Ankara, Turkey, 06000
Ankara, Turkey, 06200
Eskisehir, Turkey, 26480
Gaziantep, Turkey, 27310
Izmir, Turkey, 35340
Izmir, Turkey, 35110
Konya, Turkey, 42050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01183858     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MO22162, 2010-018476-24
Study First Received: August 16, 2010
Last Updated: September 22, 2014
Health Authority: Spain: Agencia Española del Medicamento y Productos sanitarios (AEMPS)

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

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