Tetracycline in Preventing Skin Rash in Patients Who Are Receiving Drugs Such as Gefitinib and Cetuximab for Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00091247
First received: September 7, 2004
Last updated: September 20, 2011
Last verified: July 2009
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Tetracycline may be effective in preventing skin rash that is caused by treatment with drugs such as gefitinib or cetuximab.

PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying tetracycline to see how well it works compared to placebo in preventing skin rash in patients who are receiving drugs such as gefitinib or cetuximab for cancer.


Condition Intervention
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: tetracycline hydrochloride

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: An Exploratory, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Prophylactic Tetracycline for Gefitinib-or Cetuximab-Induced Skin Rash (or Other Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Inhibitor-Induced Skin Rash)

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rash severity

Estimated Enrollment: 126
Study Start Date: December 2004
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Compare the 1-month incidence and severity of gefitinib-, cetuximab-, or other epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor-induced skin rash development in patients with cancer treated with tetracycline vs placebo.
  • Compare the toxicity of these drugs in these patients.
  • Compare the quality of life of patients treated with these drugs who develop vs those who do not develop a rash.
  • Determine whether patients who discontinue tetracycline at 1 month develop a rash.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to prior chemotherapy regimen (first-line therapy vs other), concurrent epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor therapy (gefitinib vs cetuximab vs other), and concurrent corticosteroid therapy (yes vs no). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive oral tetracycline twice daily.
  • Arm II: Patients receive oral placebo twice daily. In both arms, treatment continues for 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then weekly for 8 weeks.

Patients are followed at weeks 4 and 8.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 126 patients will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Diagnosis of cancer
  • Began therapy within the past 7 days or plans to begin therapy within 7 days after study entry with one of the following epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors:

    • Gefitinib
    • Cetuximab
    • Erlotinib
    • Monoclonal antibody ABX-EGF
    • ICR-62
    • CI-1033
    • EMD-72000
  • No rash at study entry

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age

  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic

  • Not specified

Hepatic

  • Bilirubin ≤ 2 mg/dL

Renal

  • Creatinine ≤ 2 mg/dL

Other

  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective non-hormonal contraception
  • Able to take oral medication
  • No history of skin condition that may flare during study treatment
  • No prior allergic reaction or severe intolerance to tetracycline or one of its derivatives
  • No severe nausea or vomiting that would preclude retaining study drug

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics

Chemotherapy

  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • No concurrent oral contraceptives

Radiotherapy

  • Not specified

Surgery

  • Not specified

Other

  • More than 1 week since prior tetracycline
  • No milk products, antacids, or calcium supplements for 2 hours before until 2 hours after drug administration
  • No other concurrent tetracycline
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00091247

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Locations
United States, Illinois
Rush-Copley Cancer Care Center
Aurora, Illinois, United States, 60504
Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, Limited - West
Joliet, Illinois, United States, 60435
Carle Cancer Center at Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Indiana
Saint Anthony Memorial Health Centers
Michigan City, Indiana, United States, 46360
United States, Iowa
Cedar Rapids Oncology Associates
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51104
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology Associates, LLP
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51104
United States, Kansas
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Chanute
Chanute, Kansas, United States, 66720
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Dodge City
Dodge City, Kansas, United States, 67801
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - El Dorado
El Dorado, Kansas, United States, 67042
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Kingman
Kingman, Kansas, United States, 67068
Southwest Medical Center
Liberal, Kansas, United States, 67901
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Newton
Newton, Kansas, United States, 67114
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Parsons
Parsons, Kansas, United States, 67357
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Pratt
Pratt, Kansas, United States, 67124
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Salina
Salina, Kansas, United States, 67042
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Wellington
Wellington, Kansas, United States, 67152
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Medical Arts Tower
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67208
Via Christi Cancer Center at Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214
Associates in Womens Health, PA - North Review
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67208
Cancer Center of Kansas, PA - Winfield
Winfield, Kansas, United States, 67156
United States, Michigan
Hickman Cancer Center at Bixby Medical Center
Adrian, Michigan, United States, 49221
CCOP - Michigan Cancer Research Consortium
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
Saint Joseph Mercy Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106-0995
Oakwood Cancer Center at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center
Dearborn, Michigan, United States, 48123-2500
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States, 48236
Foote Memorial Hospital
Jackson, Michigan, United States, 49201
Haematology-Oncology Associates of Ohio and Michigan, PC
Lambertville, Michigan, United States, 48144
Sparrow Regional Cancer Center
Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48912-1811
St. Mary Mercy Hospital
Livonia, Michigan, United States, 48154
Mercy Memorial Hospital - Monroe
Monroe, Michigan, United States, 48162
Community Cancer Center of Monroe
Monroe, Michigan, United States, 48162
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Pontiac, Michigan, United States, 48341-2985
Mercy Regional Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital
Port Huron, Michigan, United States, 48060
Seton Cancer Institute at Saint Mary's - Saginaw
Saginaw, Michigan, United States, 48601
St. John Macomb Hospital
Warren, Michigan, United States, 48093
United States, Minnesota
MeritCare Bemidji
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States, 56601
Duluth Clinic Cancer Center - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805-1983
Miller - Dwan Medical Center
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Immanuel St. Joseph's
Mankato, Minnesota, United States, 56002
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, North Dakota
CCOP - MeritCare Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
MeritCare Broadway
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
United States, Ohio
Wood County Oncology Center
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States, 43402
Hematology Oncology Center
Elyria, Ohio, United States, 44035
Lima Memorial Hospital
Lima, Ohio, United States, 45804
Northwest Ohio Oncology Center
Maumee, Ohio, United States, 43537
St. Luke's Hospital
Maumee, Ohio, United States, 43537
St. Charles Mercy Hospital
Oregon, Ohio, United States, 43616
Toledo Clinic - Oregon
Oregon, Ohio, United States, 43616
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Sandusky, Ohio, United States, 44870
North Coast Cancer Care, Incorporated
Sandusky, Ohio, United States, 44870
Flower Hospital Cancer Center
Sylvania, Ohio, United States, 43560
Mercy Hospital of Tiffin
Tiffin, Ohio, United States, 44883
Toledo Hospital
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43606
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43608
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43617
Toledo Clinic, Incorporated - Main Clinic
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623
Medical University of Ohio Cancer Center
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43614
Fulton County Health Center
Wauseon, Ohio, United States, 43567
United States, Virginia
Fredericksburg Oncology, Incorporated
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States, 22401
United States, Wisconsin
Franciscan Skemp Healthcare - La Crosse Campus
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, 54601
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Aminah Jatoi, MD Mayo Clinic
Investigator: Charles L. Loprinzi, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00091247     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000385682, NCCTG-N03CB
Study First Received: September 7, 2004
Last Updated: September 20, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Exanthema
Skin Diseases
Tetracycline
Gefitinib
Cetuximab
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors

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