A Comparison of Two Doses of Pemetrexed in Patients Who Have Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00078260
First received: February 20, 2004
Last updated: March 23, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
  Purpose

The purposes of this study are to determine:

  • the safety of pemetrexed and any side effects that might be associated with it
  • how much pemetrexed should be given to patients.

It is possible that information collected during this study will be analyzed by the Sponsor in the future to evaluate pemetrexed for other possible uses or for other medical or scientific purposes other than those currently proposed.

Although pemetrexed has been shown to be effective in some patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, pemetrexed might not have beneficial effects for all patients.


Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: pemetrexed
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase 3 Study of Two Doses of Alimta in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Failed a Prior Platinum-Containing Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: baseline to date of death from any cause ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: baseline to measured progressive disease ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Tumor response rate [ Time Frame: baseline to measured progressive disease ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: every cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 589
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: pemetrexed

A: 500 mg/m2, IV, q 21 days until disease progression

B: 900 mg/m2, IV, q 21 days until disease progression

Experimental: B Drug: pemetrexed

A: 500 mg/m2, IV, q 21 days until disease progression

B: 900 mg/m2, IV, q 21 days until disease progression


  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of locally advanced or metastatic (Stage III or IV at entry) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is not amenable to curative therapy.
  • Patients must have been previously treated with one platinum-containing chemotherapy regimen for locally advanced or metastatic disease. Patients are also eligible if they have received one platinum-based chemotherapy regimen as neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy, but must have received an additional chemotherapy regimen upon recurrence.
  • No more than two prior systemic anti-cancer therapies will be allowed.
  • Prior radiation therapy is allowed to less than 25% of the bone marrow. Prior radiation to the whole pelvis is not allowed. Prior radiotherapy must be completed at least 2 weeks before study enrollment, and the patient must have recovered from the acute toxic effects of the treatment prior to study enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Second primary malignancy that is clinically detectable at the time of consideration for study enrollment.
  • Inability to interrupt aspirin, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents for a 5-day period.
  • Inability or unwillingness to take folic acid or vitamin B12 supplementation.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00078260

Locations
Turkey
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician.
Ankara, Turkey
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician.
Gaziantep, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Chief Medical Officer, Eli Lilly
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00078260     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8433, H3E-MC-JMGX
Study First Received: February 20, 2004
Last Updated: March 23, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pemetrexed
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists

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