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Study to Evaluate Real-world Pharmacoeconomics of Crizotinib in NSCLC Patients

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: NCT02228421
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2016 by PeriPharm.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2016
Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer
Jewish General Hospital
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Brief Summary:

This is a phase IV multicenter trial to evaluate the pharmacoeconomic (PE) impact of crizotinib and its companion diagnostic test used in a real-life setting in advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.

NSCLC represent 80% of all new cases of lung cancer. One molecular subtype of NSCLC is the ALK-positive subtype. The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is a transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase. Activation of ALK occurs through the formation of gene fusions and in NSCLC, the gene fusion partner for ALK is primarily EML4. The resulting fusion protein is capable of activating the ALK kinase domain, leading to cell growth. The estimated prevalence for ALK rearrangements in NSCLC is 3-5%, and is more commonly found amongst patients with adenocarcinoma histology, in never smokers and in those who are known to be wild type for EGFR and KRAS.

Crizotinib is a potent inhibitor of ALK and is approved for the treatment of advanced ALK+ NSCLC patients. This is an example of personalized medicine, where patients are selected for treatment based upon a molecular assay, and are provided a specific therapy (crizotinib) for their disease. The pharmacoeconomic impact of using genetic information in early treatment decisions in NSCLC has not been determined.

The study will enable real-life Heath Economics and Outcome Research (HEOR).

Approximately 90 patients will be recruited. Patients will be asked to complete quality-of-life questionnaires at regular intervals in a real-life setting of treatment with crizotinib.

Condition or disease
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Metastatic

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Phase IV Multicenter Trial to Evaluate Real-world Pharmacoeconomics of Crizotinib and Its Companion Diagnostic Test in Advanced ALK-positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients
Study Start Date : February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer
Drug Information available for: Crizotinib

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The pharmacoeconomic impact of using personalized medicine for the treatment of ALK+ lung cancer. [ Time Frame: From the date of registration until date of death from any cause, assessed up to 60 months. ]
    Pharmacoeconomic impact (cost-effectiveness and cost utility) will be evaluated by questionnaires completed by the patient and caregiver. These include quality of life, health resource utilization, work productivity and activity impairment, and health questionnaires.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) found positive for ALK mutation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC
  • Presence of the ALK-fusion oncogene (ALK+) as determined using a validated testing platform
  • Planned first or second-line treatment with crizotinib
  • Signed and dated IRB-approved informed consent document
  • Ability to read and understand English or French
  • 18 years of age or older

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02228421

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Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Canada, Quebec
CSSS de Rimouski-Neigette
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, J5L 5T1
Sponsors and Collaborators
Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer
Jewish General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Jason Agulnik, MD Jewish General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Victor Cohen, MD Jewish General Hospital

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Responsible Party: PeriPharm Identifier: NCT02228421     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PMPC-03
First Posted: August 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 6, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
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
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action