A Dose Finding Study With Oral LDK378 in Patients With Tumors Characterized by Genetic Abnormalities in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2011
Last updated: February 7, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

This study will assess the safety and efficacy of LDK378 in patients with genetic abnormalities in anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)

Condition Intervention Phase
Tumors Characterized by Genetic Abnormalities of ALK
Drug: LDK378
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I, Multi-center, Open Label Dose Escalation Study of LDK378, Administered Orally in Adult Patients With Tumors Characterized by Genetic Abnormalities in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determination of the proper dose of LDK378 to be used in clinical trials [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Type and category of study drug related adverse events [ Time Frame: 120 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Absorption and plasma concentrations of LDK378 [ Time Frame: 120 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall response rate of tumor [ Time Frame: 120 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 303
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: LDK378 previously treated with ALK
NSCLC previously treated with an ALK inhibitor
Drug: LDK378
Experimental: LDK378 not previously treated with ALK
NSCLC not previously treated with an ALK inhibitor
Drug: LDK378
Experimental: LDK378 on other ALK + tumors
Other tumors that are ALK positive other than NSCLC
Drug: LDK378


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

Inclusion Criteria:

• Tumor must be confirmed to be ALK positive by FISH

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Active pancreatitis
  • Active or chronic liver disease

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01283516

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United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Colorado Univ
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Mass General
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MSK
New York, New York, United States, 10021
United States, Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Cancer Center Fox Chase Cancer (2)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111-2497
United States, Utah
University of Utah / Huntsman Cancer Institute Huntsman
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84103
United States, Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research SC
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109-1023
Australia, Victoria
Novartis Investigative Site
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3002
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Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Canada, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
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Essen, Germany, 45147
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Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
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Köln, Germany, 50924
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Ulm, Germany, 89081
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Milano, MI, Italy, 20141
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Rozzano, MI, Italy, 20089
Korea, Republic of
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Seoul, Korea, Korea, Republic of, 110 744
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Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066 CX
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Singapore, Singapore, 169610
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Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain, 08035
United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom, G12 0YN
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Leicester, United Kingdom, LE1 5WW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01283516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLDK378X2101, 2010-019827-70
Study First Received: January 24, 2011
Last Updated: February 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Canada: Health Canada
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Spain: Ministerio de Sanidad y Politico Social-Agencia Espanola de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios
Germany:The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)
Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products
The Netherlands: Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ)
Italy: Ministry of Labor, Health & Social Affairs, Department of Innovation
Australia: Therapeutic Goods Administration
Singapore: Health Sciences Authority
South Korea: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)

Keywords provided by Novartis:
ALK inhibitor,
genetic abnormalities

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Congenital Abnormalities
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014