Study of Pemetrexed in Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Patients With Fluid Around the Lungs or Abdomen

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00316225
First received: April 18, 2006
Last updated: June 10, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

This study will test the effects of pemetrexed on mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer patients with fluid around their lungs or abdomen.


Condition Intervention Phase
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma
Lung Neoplasms
Drug: pemetrexed
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of ALIMTA in Solid Tumor Patients With Stable Third-Space Fluid

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overview of Adverse Events [ Time Frame: baseline, up to 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Any untoward medical occurrence in a patient who received study drug was considered an adverse event (AE), without regard to possibility of causal relationship. Treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAE): those which occurred or worsened after baseline. An adverse event resulting in any of the following outcomes, or deemed to be significant for any other reason, was considered to be a serious adverse event (SAE): death; initial or prolonged inpatient hospitalization; a life-threatening experience (immediate risk of dying); persistent or significant disability/incapacity; congenital anomaly.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Common Toxicity Criteria - National Cancer Institute Grade 3 and Grade 4 Toxicities [ Time Frame: baseline, up to 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    Number of participants with laboratory and non-laboratory toxicities possibly related to study drug, which were graded using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0 (CTCAE v3.0) for defining and grading specific adverse events. Grades range from 0 (none) to 5 (death). Grade 3 is severe and Grade 4 is life-threatening.

    NOS = Not otherwise specified.


  • Pemetrexed Population Pharmacokinetics (PK): Clearance [ Time Frame: Cycle 1 and Cycle 2: before the end of infusion (approximately 9.5 minutes), 2 hours, 9-10 hours, 24-48 hours, 480-528 hours (20 to 22 days) after start of pemetrexed infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Clearance (CL) can be defined as the volume of plasma which is completely cleared of drug (pemetrexed) per unit time. Total body clearance is calculated after intravenous administration of the drug (pemetrexed) and is measured by taking plasma samples at various timepoints and measuring the amount of pemetrexed in the plasma.

  • Pemetrexed Population Pharmacokinetics: Volume of Distribution [ Time Frame: Cycle 1 and Cycle 2: before the end of infusion (approximately 9.5 minutes), 2 hours, 9-10 hours, 24-48 hours, 480-528 hours (20 to 22 days) after start of pemetrexed infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Volume of distribution is the theoretical size of the compartment necessary to account for total drug amount in the body if it were present throughout the body in the same concentration found in plasma. Volume of distribution is defined as distribution of pemetrexed in the body and is determined by volume of distribution = dose/drug concentration. By knowing dose and measuring concentration of pemetrexed in plasma, volume was calculated. Central volume (V1) was determined by dose/peak serum level of pemetrexed. Peripheral volume (V2) is sum of all tissue spaces outside the central compartment.

  • Discontinuations Due to Adverse Events [ Time Frame: baseline, up to 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Adverse events were coded using the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities, Version 11.0.


Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pemetrexed
Pemetrexed 500 mg/m^2 intravenous (IV) every 21 days for 6 cycles
Drug: pemetrexed
500 milligrams per meter squared (mg/m^2) IV every 21 days for 6 cycles
Other Names:
  • LY231514
  • Alimta

  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) or mesothelioma
  • Presence of third-space fluid (fluid around the lungs or abdomen).
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status of 0 or 1.
  • Prior anticancer treatment (except radiation) must be completed at least 3 weeks prior to study enrollment, and the patient must have recovered from the sharp toxic effects the anticancer treatment.
  • Estimated life expectancy of at least 8 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have received treatment within the last 30 days with a drug that was not a marketed product.
  • Active infection that, in the opinion of the investigator, would not allow the patient to tolerate therapy.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Significant weight loss (that is, greater than or equal to 10% of body weight) over the 6 weeks before study entry.
  • Brain metastases.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00316225

Locations
Denmark
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.
Kobenhavn, Denmark, 2100
Germany
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Hannover, Germany, 30625
Spain
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Madrid, Spain, 28041
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: NCT00316225     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10426, H3E-MC-JMHX
Study First Received: April 18, 2006
Results First Received: March 10, 2010
Last Updated: June 10, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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

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