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Safety and Efficacy Study With Catumaxomab in Patients After Curative Resection of a Gastric Adenocarcinoma

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: NCT00352833
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 17, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2007
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Neovii Biotech

Brief Summary:
Investigation of the outcome of an adjuvant treatment with catumaxomab as compared to surgery alone in patients after curative resection of a gastric adenocarcinoma in order to gain more detailed information primary on safety, tolerability and feasibility and secondary on relevant efficacy parameters.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastric Cancer Gastric Adenocarcinoma Drug: catumaxomab Phase 2

Detailed Description:

A controlled, randomized, open-label, multi-center, parallel-group, Phase II study to generate valid hypotheses on safety and efficacy issues in patients with a primary confirmed diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma and a high risk of disseminated tumor cells due to serosal infiltration after curative gastrectomy. Eligible patients will be centrally randomized by IVRS during operation to one of the two study groups in an 1:1 ratio: surgery plus catumaxomab or surgery alone.

Treatment with catumaxomab will consist of an initial dose of 10 µg given intraoperatively as an intraperitoneal bolus on day 0 and of four following ascending doses (10-20-50-150 µg) which will be administered as an i.p.-infusion via a provided indwelling catheter on the days 7, 10, 13 and 16, respectively.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter, Open-Label and Randomized Phase II Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of the Trifunctional Bispecific Antibody Catumaxomab (Anti-EpCAM x Anti-CD3) in Patients After Curative Resection of a Confirmed Gastric Adenocarcinoma Compared With Surgery Alone
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. safety and efficacy data

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed and dated informed consent
  • Patient has a primary diagnosis of a histologically confirmed gastric adenocarcinoma (including GE junction Siewert-Type 2 or 3)
  • Intended curative gastrectomy (`en-bloc´-R0-resection considering the standard D2-scheme)
  • Serosal infiltration (T3/T4, N+/-, M0) confirmed by immediate section with histopathologic assessment during surgery
  • Karnofsky index >= 70
  • Negative pregnancy blood test at screening in women with childbearing potential

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of distant metastases
  • Macroscopic and microscopic residual tumor present after surgery
  • State after pancreas resection or thoracotomy
  • Exposure to prior cancer therapy or planned adjuvant chemo-or radiotherapy of the current gastric cancer
  • Previous treatment with non-humanized mouse or rat monoclonal antibodies
  • Known/suspected hypersensitivity to catumaxomab or similar antibodies
  • Any cancer disease or any cancer treatments within the last 5 years
  • Presence of constant immunosuppressive therapy
  • Inadequate renal function (creatinine > 1.5 x ULN)
  • Inadequate hepatic function (AST or ALT > 2.5 x ULN or bilirubin >= 1.5 x ULN)
  • Platelets < 75000 cells/mm³; absolute neutrophil count < 1500 cells/mm³
  • Patient had a bowel obstruction within the last 30 days
  • Pregnant or nursing woman, or woman of childbearing potential who is not using an effective contraceptive method during the study and at least contraceptives, intrauterine devices, double-barrier method, contraceptive patch, male partner sterilization or condoms)
  • Presence of any acute or chronic systemic infection
  • Any further condition which according to the investigator results in an undue risk to the patient during participating in the present study
  • Patient is an employee of any involved study investigator or any involved institution including the study sponsor
  • Parallel participation in another clinical trial or previous participation in this study
  • Treatment with another investigational product during this study or during the last 30 days prior to study start

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00352833

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Hospital of Cologne-Merheim, Surgical Department
Cologne, Germany, 51109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Neovii Biotech
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Principal Investigator: Marcus Heiss, Prof. Dr. Cologne, Germany

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00352833     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IP-REM-GC-02
First Posted: July 17, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007
Keywords provided by Neovii Biotech:
gastric cancer
investigational drug
adjuvant therapy
EpCAM-positive tumor
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stomach Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Antibodies, Bispecific
Gastrointestinal Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs