Efficacy and Safety of Pasireotide Administered Monthly in Patients With Cushing's Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2014 by Novartis
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First received: June 14, 2011
Last updated: August 14, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

This is a randomized, double-blind, multicenter, phase III study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 2 dosing regiments of Pasireotide long acting release (LAR) in patients with Cushing's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cushing's Disease
Drug: SOM230 LAR 30 mg
Drug: SOM230 LAR 10 mg
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Multicenter, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pasireotide LAR in Patients With Cushing's Disease

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of responders in each of the two Pasireotide LAR (long acting release)regimens independently [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To assess the efficacy of two Pasireotide LAR (long acting release) regimens independently in patients with Cushing's disease after 7 months of treatment regardless of up titration at month 4. A responder is defined as a patient who attains Mean Urinary Free Cortisol (mUFC) ≤ 1.0 X Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) at month 7 regardless of dose-titration.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of responders in each of the Pasireotide LAR (long acting release) 10 mg and 30 mg doses independently in patients with Cushing's disease after 7 months of treatment who did not up titrate the doses of Pasireotide at month 4. [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A responder is defined as a patient who attains mUFC ≤1.0 X ULN and had not had a dose increase at Month 4.

  • Change in mean urinary free cortisol from baseline at every month in the core and every 3 months in extension within the two Pasireotide LAR regimens [ Time Frame: 26 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Proportion of responders in the two Pasireotide LAR regimens at every month in the core and every 3 months in the extension phases [ Time Frame: 26 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of responders in the two Pasireotide LAR regimens as measured by controlled and partially controlled mUFC(mean urinary free cortisol) combined responders at every month in the core and every 3 months in the extension [ Time Frame: 26 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Controlled mUFC (mean urinary free cortisol)response of the two Pasireotide regimens by month 7 and 12 [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    To evaluate the frequency of controlled mUFC response of the two Pasireotide regimens by month 7 and 12.

Estimated Enrollment: 148
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 10 mg LAR dose Drug: SOM230 LAR 10 mg
starting does of SOM230 LAR 10 mg i.m. administered once every 28 days for 4 months, followed by dose up-titration or continuation of the starting dose.
Experimental: 30 mg LAR dose Drug: SOM230 LAR 30 mg
starting dose of 30 mg i.m. administered once every 28 days for 4 months, followed by dose up-titration or continuation of starting dose.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Karnofsky performance status ≥ 60 (i.e. requires occasional assistance, but is able to care for most of their personal needs)
  • For patients on medical treatment for Cushing's disease the following washout periods must be completed before screening assessments are performed

    • Inhibitors of steroidogenesis (ketoconazole, metyrapone): 1 week
    • Pituitary directed agents: Dopamine agonists (bromocriptine, cabergoline) and PPARγ agonists (rosiglitazone or pioglitazone): 4 weeks
    • Octreotide LAR, Lanreotide SR and Lanreotide autogel: 14 weeks
    • Octreotide (immediate release formulation): 1 week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are considered candidates for surgical treatment at the time of study entry
  • Patients who have received pituitary irradiation within the last ten years prior to visit 1
  • Patients who have had any previous pasireotide treatment
  • Patients who have been treated with mitotane during the last 6 months prior to Visit 1
  • Diabetic patients on antihyperglycemic medications with poor glycemic control as evidenced by HbA1c >8%
  • Patients with risk factors for torsade de pointes, i.e. patients with a baseline QTcF >470 ms, hypokalemia, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, family history of long QT syndrome, or concomitant medications known to prolong QT interval
  • Female patients who are pregnant or lactating, or are of childbearing potential (defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant) and not practicing an effective method of contraception/birth control. Sexually active males must use a condom during intercourse while taking the drug and for 2 months after the last dose of study drug and should not father a child in this period. A condom is required to be used also by vasectomized men in order to prevent delivery of the drug via seminal fluid
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01374906

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United States, Arizona
ClinTriCo Not yet recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85083
Contact: Cyndi Serpico    623-240-2370    cserpico@clintrico.com   
Principal Investigator: Chioma Iweha         
United States, California
University of California at Los Angeles UCLA Tiverton Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Brittany P. Sumerel    310-825-5874    bsumerel@mednet.ucla.edu   
Principal Investigator: Anthony P. Heaney         
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Santa Monica, California, United States, 90404
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Stanford, California, United States, 94304
Contact: Daniel Lebus    650-724-4131    dklebus@stanford.edu   
Principal Investigator: Laurence Katznelson         
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Torrance, California, United States, 90509
Contact: Jamie Custodio    310-222-1860    jcustodio@labiomed.org   
Principal Investigator: Ronald Swerdloff         
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Lisa Taylor    404-727-3189    ltaylor@emory.edu   
Principal Investigator: Adriana Ioachimescu         
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Contact: Jamie Schub    410-326-6470    jschub@medicine.umaryland.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kashif Munir         
Pituitary Center, Division of Endocrinology SC Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Contact: Kathleen Truelove, MD    401-502-0033    ktruelove@jhmi.edu   
Principal Investigator: Roberto Salvatori         
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0944
Contact: Cynthia Plunkett    734-936-8065    cplunket@med.umich.edu   
Principal Investigator: Ariel Barkan         
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New York, New York, United States, 10029
Contact: Nicole Lewis    212-241-4028    Nicole.Lewis@mssm.edu   
Principal Investigator: Eliza B. Geer         
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Contact: John Petrich    216-444-9612    petricJ@ccf.org   
Principal Investigator: Laurence Kennedy         
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Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201
Contact: Sarah Colton    503-494-9546    colton@ohsu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Maria Fleseriu         
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Kenneth Rockwell, Jr.    215-898-5664    rockwelk@mail.medd.upenn.edu   
Principal Investigator: Peter J. Snyder         
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212-3139
Contact: Sheri L. Dixon    615-343-0266    sheri.dixon@vanderbilt.edu   
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Utz         
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Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-8527
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Contact: Gerard Coly    414-456-7468    gcoly@mcw.edu   
Principal Investigator: James W. Findling         
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01374906     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSOM230G2304
Study First Received: June 14, 2011
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Netherlands: Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB)
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Turkey: Ministry of Health
China: Food and Drug Administration
Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Canada: Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Ontario
Brazil: Ministry of Health
Argentina: Administracion Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnologia Medica
Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
Thailand: Food and Drug Administration
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
India: Drugs Controller General of India
Israel: Ministry of Health
Peru: Instituto Nacional de Salud

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Cushing's Disease
Mean Urinary Free Cortisol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cushing Syndrome
Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
Adrenocortical Hyperfunction
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014