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Open Studies | "Mesothelioma"
Pemetrexed Disodium or Observation in Treating Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Without Progressive Disease After First-Line Chemotherapy
This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified February 2013 by National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
First received: March 11, 2010
Last updated: February 8, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
RATIONALE: Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well pemetrexed disodium or observation works in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma without progressive disease after first-line chemotherapy.
Drug: pemetrexed disodium
Other: clinical observation
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||Randomized Phase II Study of Maintenance Pemetrexed Versus Observation for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Without Progression After First-Line Chemotherapy
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Progression-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Frequency of responses [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
| Estimated Enrollment:
| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: pemetrexed disodium
Active Comparator: Arm II
Patients undergo observation until disease progression.
Other: clinical observation
Patients undergo observation
- To determine if maintenance therapy with pemetrexed disodium versus observation improves progression-free survival of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who have at least stable disease after completion of first-line therapy comprising pemetrexed disodium with cisplatin or carboplatin.
- To determine the overall survival of patients treated with this regimen versus observation.
- To evaluate the frequency of responses in patients treated with this regimen.
- To assess the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to first-line chemotherapy regimen (cisplatin/pemetrexed disodium vs carboplatin/pemetrexed disodium), histologic subtype (epithelioid vs other) and number of courses received (< 6 vs 6).
- Arm I: Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
- Arm II: Patients undergo observation until disease progression. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 6 months for 3 years.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Histologically confirmed malignant pleural mesothelioma meeting 1 of the following cell types:
- Mixed type
- Disease not amenable to surgery
- Must be enrolled on imaging protocol CALGB-580903
Complete response, partial response, or stable disease after completion of 4 courses of first-line chemotherapy comprising pemetrexed disodium AND cisplatin or carboplatin
- Study therapy will begin within 9 weeks following day 1 of cycle 4 of first-line treatment
- No clinically significant pleural or peritoneal effusions that cannot be adequately managed by drainage before or during pemetrexed disodium
- ECOG performance status of 0-1
- Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
- Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/μL
- Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL
- Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
- AST ≤ 2 times ULN
- Creatinine clearance ≥ 45 mL/min
- Not pregnant or nursing
- Negative pregnancy test
- Fertile patients must use effective contraception
- No psychiatric illness that would prevent the patient from giving informed consent
- No second malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix unless curatively treated with no evidence of active disease for ≥ 5 years
No medical conditions that, in the opinion of the treating physician, would make study treatment unreasonably hazardous for the patient including, but not limited to, the following:
- Ongoing or active infection such as HIV positivity
- Inability to take oral medications
- Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
- See Disease Characteristics
Prior intracavitary cytotoxic or sclerosing therapy (including bleomycin) allowed
- Prior intrapleural cytotoxic chemotherapy not considered systemic chemotherapy
- Prior surgery allowed
Prior radiotherapy allowed
- No concurrent palliative radiotherapy
No concurrent hormones or other chemotherapeutic agents except for the following:
- Steroids for adrenal failure
- Hormones for nondisease-related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes)
- Intermittent use of dexamethasone as an antiemetic or premedication for pemetrexed disodium
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01085630
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
||Arkadiusz Dudek, MD
||Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
No publications provided
||Monica M. Bertagnolli, Cancer and Leukemia Group B
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||March 11, 2010
||February 8, 2013
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage II malignant mesothelioma
stage III malignant mesothelioma
stage IV malignant mesothelioma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 22, 2014
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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