A Study of Nimotuzumab in Combination With External Radiotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(The study was closed due to slow accrual.)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
CIMYM BioSciences
Information provided by:
YM BioSciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00369447
First received: August 24, 2006
Last updated: June 30, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

This is a Phase I-II study designed to investigate nimotuzumab (TheraCIM h-R3) in combination with external radiation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. The purpose of the Phase I portion of the study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the administration of nimotuzumab with palliative radiation in patients who are unsuitable for radical therapy and to select the optimal dose for the Phase II component of the study. The primary objective for the Phase II portion of the study is to examine the efficacy of this combination treatment.

The Phase I component of this study has been completed. The Phase II is now closed to recruitment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Non-small-cell Lung Cancer
Procedure: External radiotherapy
Biological: nimotuzumab
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I-II Clinical Study of Nimotuzumab (TheraCIM h-R3) in Combination With External Radiotherapy in Stage IIB, III and IV NSCLC

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Further study details as provided by YM BioSciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase II: Overall survival [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase I: Biologically effective dose [ Time Frame: 2.5 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Phase II: Overall response rate [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Local response rate [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall clinical benefit [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Local clinical benefit [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to progression [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to local progression [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Phase II: Quality of life [ Time Frame: At week 4, week 8, every 2 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
200 mg dose
Procedure: External radiotherapy
Radiotherapy for first 2 weeks, 10 daily fractions of 30Gy 2 additional fractions to be added if desirable
Biological: nimotuzumab
weekly dose until disease progression
Placebo Comparator: 2 Procedure: External radiotherapy
Radiotherapy for first 2 weeks, 10 daily fractions of 30Gy 2 additional fractions to be added if desirable
Biological: nimotuzumab
weekly dose until disease progression

Detailed Description:

This is a randomized, double blind, multicenter Phase II study with Phase I lead-in. Patients enrolled in this study will receive external radiotherapy with or without nimotuzumab (TheraCIM h-R3). The objective of the Phase I component of the study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the administration of nimotuzumab with palliative radiation in patients who are unsuitable for radical therapy (curative intent chemoradiation) and to select the optimal biologically effective dose (BED) for Phase II component of the study. In the Phase II component, overall survival, local and systemic response rates and quality of life will be evaluated inpatients treated with nimotuzumab in combination with palliative radiation vs. radiation alone.

The Phase I component of this study has been completed. The Phase II is now closed to recruitment.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  1. Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer.
  2. Patients must be suitable for palliative radiation therapy as per institutional standards.
  3. Stage IIB, III or IV (patients off steroids with treated, stable brain metastases are eligible).
  4. Patients may be symptomatic or asymptomatic from disease
  5. Age >18 years
  6. ECOG 0-1-2
  7. Patients who received previous chemotherapy are allowed
  8. Haemoglobin >9g/dL (blood transfusion to increase Hb level is acceptable)
  9. Stage II/III patients must be considered unsuitable for radical (standard full dose curative intent) chemoradiation in the opinion of either the radiotherapist or medical oncologist.
  10. Patients must have measurable disease in the planned radiation field.
  11. Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception.
  12. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion criteria - Phase I and Phase II:

  1. Patients receiving any other investigational agents
  2. Previous treatment with anti-EGF-R drug(s)
  3. History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to nimotuzumab or other agents used in study.
  4. Prior thoracic radiotherapy for this condition
  5. Prior chemotherapy within 4 weeks of enrolment
  6. Lesions not suitable for radiotherapy
  7. Patients with known sero positive HIV
  8. Patients with uncontrolled hypercalcemia
  9. Patients with progressive or untreated brain metastases or treated brain metastases but unable to discontinue steroids
  10. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, severe cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements in the opinion of the investigator
  11. Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  12. Any concurrent active malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix; patients with other prior malignancies are eligible providing prior malignancy cannot be clinically confused with the diagnosis of NSCLC in the opinion of the treating oncologist; in particular, there should be no evidence of current disease activity with respect to the prior malignancy
  13. Life expectancy of less than 8 weeks
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00369447

Locations
United States, Florida
Florida Cancer Institute - New Hope
New Port Richey, Florida, United States, 34655
Canada, Alberta
Tom Baker Cancer Center
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2
Canada, British Columbia
Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, V1Y 5L3
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, A1B 3V6
Canada, Ontario
London Regional Cancer Center
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Thunderbay Regional hospital Center
Thunderbay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 6V4
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Canada, Quebec
Centre Hospitalier de L'Universite de Montreal - Hôpital Notre Dame
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1
Segal Cancer Center - Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1E2
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1T-2M4
Hotel Dieu Hospital
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1R 2J6
Singapore
National Cancer Center Singapore
Singapore, Singapore, 160610
Sponsors and Collaborators
YM BioSciences
CIMYM BioSciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gwyn Bebb, MD Tom Baker Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Anthony Brade, MD Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Wendy Chapman, Vice President, Clinical Operations, YM BioSciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00369447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: YMB1000-010
Study First Received: August 24, 2006
Last Updated: June 30, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada
Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by YM BioSciences:
Non small cell lung cancer
NSCLC
Nimotuzumab
TheraCIM
h-R3
YM BioSciences
Radiation
Non small cell lung cancer, Stage IIb, III and IV

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

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