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Trial of ABI-007 Administered Weekly in Chemotherapy Naive Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00073723
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2003
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Celgene Corporation

Brief Summary:
The anticancer agent paclitaxel (Taxol for Injection Concentrate, Bristol-Meyers Squibb) has a broad spectrum of activity against several human cancers including carcinomas of ovary, breast, lung, esophagus and head and neck cancer. Taxol has shown remarkable activity against metastatic breast cancer, yielding response rates in the range of 40% to 60% in chemotherapy-naive patients and 25%-30% in patients refractory to anthracycline-containing regimens (Taxol package insert). The major limitation of Taxol is its poor water soluability requiring Cremophor (containing castor oil and ethanol) as a solvent. Taxol in this vehicle must be administered over 3-24 hours, and hypersensitivity reactions to Cremophor require a premedication routine of a corticosteroid, an antihistamine, and an H2 antagonist.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: ABI-007 Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

ABI-007, a unique protein formulation of paclitaxel, has been developed to reduce the toxicities associated with Taxol and Cremophor EL/ethanol vehicle while maintaining or improving the chemotherapeutic effect of the drug.

The activity of ABI-007 in other malignancies is not yet well established. This open-label Phase I/II study is being conducted to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) of ABI-007, and evaluate the safety and antitumor activity of ABI-007 in patients with advanced Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Phase I/II Trial of ABI-007 (A Cremophor EL-Free, Protein Stabilized, Nanoparticle, Paclitaxel) Administered Weekly in Chemotherapy Naive Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : December 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2007

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Drug Information available for: Paclitaxel

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

Patients must be:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced stage IV NSCLC with evidence of inoperable local recurrence or metastasis
  • If female, non-pregnant and not lactating, with a negative serum pregnancy test, and either not of child-bearing potential or practicing an approved contraception method
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • No other current active malignancy
  • Measurable disease (defined by RECIST criteria) documented radiographically
  • Patient must have received no prior chemotherapies for the treatment of metastatic disease. Radiation therapy to a major bone marrow-containing area must have been completed 3 or more weeks prior to study entry. Prior treatment with EGF-targeted therapies is permitted.
  • If, at baseline, patient has ANC greater than or equal to 1.5 x 109 cells/L; platelets greater than or equal to 100 x 109 cells/L and Hgb greater than or equal to 9 g/dL
  • If, at baseline, patient has AST and ALT of less than or equal to 2.5 x the upper limit of normal range; a total bilirubin NORMAL; creatinine levels less than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL and alkaline phosphatase levels less than or equal to 2.5 x the upper limit of normal range (unless alkaline phosphatase elevation is felt to be related to bone metastases and there is no radiologic evidence of hepatic metastasis)
  • Expected survival of greater than 12 weeks
  • ECOG performance status 0-1 (Karnofsky > 70)
  • Patient or his/her legally authorized representative or guardian has been informed about the nature of the study, and has agreed to participate in the study, and signed the Informed Consent form prior to participation in any study-related activities.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00073723

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Celgene Corporation
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Responsible Party: Celgene Corporation Identifier: NCT00073723    
Other Study ID Numbers: CA015
First Posted: December 5, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016
Keywords provided by Celgene Corporation:
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents