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Pemetrexed Disodium/Observation in Treating Patients W/ Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma w/Out Progressive Disease After 1st Line Chemotherapy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01085630
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 12, 2010
Results First Posted : March 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well pemetrexed disodium or observation works in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma without progressive disease after first-line chemotherapy.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malignant Mesothelioma Drug: pemetrexed disodium Other: clinical observation Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • To determine if maintenance therapy with pemetrexed disodium versus observation improves progression-free survival of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who have at least stable disease after completion of first-line therapy comprising pemetrexed disodium with cisplatin or carboplatin.

Secondary

  • To determine the overall survival of patients treated with this regimen versus observation.
  • To evaluate the frequency of responses in patients treated with this regimen.
  • To assess the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to first-line chemotherapy regimen (cisplatin/pemetrexed disodium vs carboplatin/pemetrexed disodium), histologic subtype (epithelioid vs other) and number of courses received (< 6 vs 6).

  • Arm I: Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Arm II: Patients undergo observation until disease progression. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 6 months for 3 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 72 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Phase II Study of Maintenance Pemetrexed Versus Observation for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Without Progression After First-Line Chemotherapy
Study Start Date : April 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mesothelioma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: pemetrexed disodium
Given IV
Other Name: 150399-23-8

Active Comparator: Arm II
Patients undergo observation until disease progression.
Other: clinical observation



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 3 years ]
    Progression free survival (PFS) is defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of disease progression or death resulting from any cause, whichever comes first. Progression is defined according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1. The median and 95% confidence intervals are estimated using the Kaplan-Meier estimator.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 3 years ]
    Overall survival time is defined as the time from randomization to death due to any cause. The median and 95% confidence intervals are estimated using the Kaplan-Meier estimator.

  2. Response Rate [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    The response rate (percentage) is the percent of patients whose best response was Complete Response (CR) or Partial Response (PR) as defined by RECIST 1.1 criteria. Percentage of successes will be estimated by 100 times the number of successes divided by the total number of evaluable patients. Response rates (including complete and partial response) will be tested using Fisher's exact test

  3. Toxicity, Assessed Using National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) Version 4.0 (v4) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 3 years ]
    The number of patients reporting grade 3 or higher adverse events considered at least possibly related to study treatment as graded by the NCI's Common Toxicity Criteria (CTCAE) Version 4 are reported here. A complete list of all reported adverse events is reported in the Adverse Events section of this report.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed malignant pleural mesothelioma meeting 1 of the following cell types:

    • Epithelial
    • Sarcomatoid
    • Mixed type

      • Histologically documented malignant pleural mesothelioma, epithelial, sarcomatoid or mixed type, not amenable to surgical resection
      • Prior treatment
  • Currently receiving first-line treatment with pemetrexed + platinum; patients are to be registered to Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 30901 no later than the last day of cycle 4 of first line therapy
  • Prior intracavitary cytotoxic or sclerosing therapy (including bleomycin) are acceptable; prior intrapleural cytotoxic chemotherapy will not be considered systemic chemotherapy
  • Prior surgical treatment is allowed
  • Prior radiation therapy is allowed

    • Non-pregnant and non-nursing; women of child bearing potential and men must agree to use an appropriate method of birth control throughout their participation in this study; appropriate methods of birth control include abstinence, oral contraceptives, implantable hormonal contraceptives (Norplant), or double barrier methods (diaphragm plus condom)
    • RANDOMIZATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
    • Patients with complete response, partial response, or stable disease following 4, 5 or 6 cycles of first-line chemotherapy with pemetrexed AND either cisplatin or carboplatin; a maximum of 6 cycles of chemotherapy may have been given
    • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-1
    • Granulocytes >= 1,500/ul
    • Platelet count >= 100,000/ul
    • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) =< 2 x ULN
    • Calculated creatinine clearance >= 45 ml/min
  • Disease not amenable to surgery
  • Must be enrolled on imaging protocol CALGB-580903
  • Complete response, partial response, or stable disease after completion of 4 courses of first-line chemotherapy comprising pemetrexed disodium AND cisplatin or carboplatin

    • Study therapy will begin within 9 weeks following day 1 of cycle 4 of first-line treatment
  • No clinically significant pleural or peritoneal effusions that cannot be adequately managed by drainage before or during pemetrexed disodium

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • ECOG performance status of 0-1
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST ≤ 2 times ULN
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 45 mL/min
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No psychiatric illness that would prevent the patient from giving informed consent
  • No second malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix unless curatively treated with no evidence of active disease for ≥ 5 years
  • No medical conditions that, in the opinion of the treating physician, would make study treatment unreasonably hazardous for the patient including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Ongoing or active infection such as HIV positivity
    • Inability to take oral medications
    • Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Prior intracavitary cytotoxic or sclerosing therapy (including bleomycin) allowed

    • Prior intrapleural cytotoxic chemotherapy not considered systemic chemotherapy
  • Prior surgery allowed
  • Prior radiotherapy allowed

    • No concurrent palliative radiotherapy
  • No concurrent hormones or other chemotherapeutic agents except for the following:

    • Steroids for adrenal failure
    • Hormones for nondisease-related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes)
    • Intermittent use of dexamethasone as an antiemetic or premedication for pemetrexed disodium

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01085630


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Study Chair: Arkadiusz Dudek, MD Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

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Responsible Party: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01085630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALGB-30901
CALGB-30901
U10CA180821 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
U10CA031946 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CDR0000667496 ( Registry Identifier: NCI Physician Data Query )
First Posted: March 12, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 5, 2019
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
epithelial mesothelioma
sarcomatous mesothelioma
stage II malignant mesothelioma
stage III malignant mesothelioma
stage IV malignant mesothelioma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mesothelioma
Adenoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Pemetrexed
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors