Pemetrexed Plus Cetuximab in Patients With Recurrent Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Eli Lilly and Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb
ImClone LLC
Walther Cancer Institute
Information provided by:
Hoosier Cancer Research Network
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00216203
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: April 28, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

Both pemetrexed and cetuximab have single agent activity in NSCLC and non-overlapping toxicity profiles. While 2-drug combination therapy has proven superior to single agent therapy in the first-line setting of NSCLC, no such phase III trials have been reported in the second-line setting. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of combining these drugs, assessing the toxicity profile, determining the MTD and evaluating the activity of the combination in an expanded phase II setting. If the combination appears to have promising activity, further evaluation of this regimen may be warranted comparing it to single agent pemetrexed or cetuximab alone.


Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Pemetrexed
Drug: Cetuximab
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I-IIa Dose-Ranging Study of Pemetrexed (Alimta) Plus Cetuximab (Erbitux) in Patients With Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): Hoosier Oncology Group LUN04-79

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Further study details as provided by Hoosier Cancer Research Network:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective of the phase I portion of this study is to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of the combination of pemetrexed and cetuximab [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • The primary objective of the phase II portion is to estimate the time to progression of this combination [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary objectives of the phase II portion are to estimate the clinical benefit rate (CR + PR + SD lasting more than 90 days), median survival time and to further characterize the toxicity profile of this combination [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Pemetrexed + cetuximab for patients with recurrent non-small cell lung cancer.
Drug: Pemetrexed
Pemetrexed at the assigned dose, day 1 of each 21 day cycle for a maximum of 6 cycles
Drug: Cetuximab

Cetuximab 400 mg/m2, week 1, day 1

Cetuximab 250 mg/m2, day 1, 8, 15 of each 21 day cycle


Detailed Description:

OUTLINE: This is a multi-center study.

Week 1 (day 1):

  • Cetuximab 400mg/m2

Week 2 (Cycle 1, Day 1):

  • Cetuximab 250mg/m2 plus premetrexed at the assigned dose level.

Patients will be treated with cetuximab on day 1, 8, 15 of each 21 day cycle.

Patients will be treated with pemetrexed on day 1 of each 21 day cycle for a maximum of 6 cycles.

Acceptable toxicity and SD, PR or CR: treat up to 6 cycles then continue cetuximab weekly until PD or excess toxicity

Performance status: ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks

Hematopoietic:

  • ANC > 1,500/mm3
  • Platelets > 100,000/mm3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin less than or equal to the upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) < 1.5 X ULN. AST may be < 5 X ULN for patients with liver metastases
  • Alkaline phosphatase < 5 X ULN

Renal:

  • Calculated creatinine clearance > 45 mL/min (by Cockcroft-Gault)

Cardiovascular:

  • No significant history of uncontrolled cardiac disease (i.e., uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina, and congestive heart failure)

Pulmonary:

  • Not specified
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of NSCLC
  • Recurrent or metastatic disease that is not amenable to curative therapyMeasurable disease according to RECIST
  • At least one prior platinum containing regimen for either locally advanced or metastatic disease
  • Prior chemotherapy must be completed at least 21 days prior to being registered for protocol therapy and the subject must have recovered from the acute toxicity effects of the regimen
  • Ability and willingness to interrupt aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents for a 5-day period
  • Prior radiation therapy allowed to < 25% of the bone marrow
  • Negative pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No active infection that in the opinion of the investigator would compromise the subject's ability to tolerate therapy.
  • No serious concomitant systemic disorders that would compromise the safety of the subject or compromise the subject's ability to complete the study, at the discretion of the investigator.
  • No prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the subject has been disease-free for at least 2 years.
  • No major thoracic or abdominal surgery within 30 days prior to being registered for protocol therapy.
  • No current breastfeeding
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00216203

Locations
United States, Illinois
Medical & Surgical Specialists, LLC
Galesburg, Illinois, United States, 61401
United States, Indiana
Cancer Care Center of Southern Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana, United States, 47403
Elkhart Clinic
Elkhart, Indiana, United States, 46515
Fort Wayne Oncology & Hematology, Inc
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, 46815
Center for Cancer Care at Goshen Health System
Goshen, Indiana, United States, 46527
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Medical Consultants, P.C.
Muncie, Indiana, United States, 47303
Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium
South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46601
United States, Maryland
Greenebaum Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
United States, Ohio
Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45242
United States, Texas
Texas Oncology Cancer Center
Austin, Texas, United States, 78731
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoosier Cancer Research Network
Eli Lilly and Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb
ImClone LLC
Walther Cancer Institute
Investigators
Study Chair: Nasser Hanna, M.D. Hoosier Oncology Group, LLC
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Nasser Hanna, M.D., Hoosier Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00216203     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HOG LUN04-79
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: April 28, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Hoosier Cancer Research Network:
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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

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