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Marimastat in Treating Patients With Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: May 26, 2004
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

RATIONALE: Marimastat may stop the growth of non-small cell lung cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: Randomized double-blinded phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of marimastat in treating patients who have residual stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: marimastat Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Study Start Date: December 1996
Study Completion Date: May 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effect of marimastat (a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor) vs. placebo on overall survival in patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer who have minimal residual disease following chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and/or surgery. II. Assess the effect of marimastat on time to disease progression in these patients. III. Assess the safety and tolerability of marimastat in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind study. Patients are randomized no less than 2 and no more than 8 weeks after the last prior treatment modality received. Patients are stratified by participating institution. Patients are randomly assigned to receive either oral marimastat or oral placebo twice daily. Treatment begins within 5 days of minimization and continues for up to 18 months after the last patient is enrolled, unless disease progression or unacceptable toxicity intervenes. Patients deriving benefit at end of study may continue treatment if desired. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 504 patients will be entered over 30 months from approximately 60 centers.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer Stage IIIA/B disease No malignant pleural effusions Minimal residual disease after one or a combination of the following: Incomplete surgical resection i.e., macroscopic residual disease at completion of surgery Radical radiotherapy with no evidence of disease progression at entry Documented complete or partial tumor response following at least 2 courses of cytotoxic chemotherapy No evidence of disease progression during or following prior therapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count greater than 500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST/ALT no greater than 3.0 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Other: No acute illness within 1 week of start of study No other illness that would significantly interfere with study outcome No major medical illness that precludes prolonged marimastat administration No second malignancy within 5 years except: Adequately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin In situ carcinoma of the cervix Not pregnant or nursing Medically approved method of contraception required of fertile women Willing and able to tolerate and comply with study requirements

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior marimastat, batimastat, bleomycin, or busulphan No more than 1 cytotoxic chemotherapy regimen for non-small cell lung cancer Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 4 weeks since any investigational drug therapies

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002911

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Sponsors and Collaborators
ILEX Oncology Services, Incorporated
Study Chair: Kathleen Heck, MEd, MBA ILEX Oncology Services, Incorporated
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002911     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065284
First Submitted: November 1, 1999
First Posted: May 26, 2004
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2013
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer

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
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Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action