Dose Escalating Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Patupilone, q3w, in Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00171834
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: January 6, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

The study objective is to evaluate the maximum tolerated dose, safety and efficacy of patupilone in patients with NSCLC who have progressed after prior chemotherapy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Drug: Patupilone
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Phase I/II Dose Escalating Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of EPO906, qw3, in Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase I: Number of Total Dose-limiting Toxicity (DLT) During Dose Escalation to Determine Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: Cycle 1 (21 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The MTD was defined as the highest dose of patupilone administered every three weeks (q3w) where not more than one out of six patients experienced a DLT using a standard 3+3 design. Dose escalation started at 6.5 mg/m^2 until MTD in steps of 0.5 mg/m^2 until 12 mg/m^2, then in steps of 1 mg/m^2 till 13.0 mg/m^2. DLTs were assessed during cycle 1. During this time frame, no more than one DLT occurred in any of the explored dose levels up to 13 mg/m^2, thus, the MTD as defined by the protocol was not reached in this study.

  • Phase II: Number of Participants With Best Overall Response Rate (ORR) According to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) [ Time Frame: At baseline, then every second cycle (approximately every 6 weeks), until disease progression or discontinuation. Average 18 weeks. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall response is the number of participants who had a complete response (CR) or a partial response (PR) based on local investigator's assessment of RECIST criteria. Per RECIST: CR, all detectable tumor has disappeared; PR, a >=30% decrease in the sum of the longest dimensions of the target lesions (TLs) taking as a reference the baseline sum, no worsening of non-TLs, and no new lesions; Progressive disease (PD), a >=20% increase in TLs, clearly worsening of non-TLs, or emergence of new lesions; Stable Disease (SD), small changes that do not meet previously given criteria.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Best Overall Response-Phase I [ Time Frame: Best achieved overall response according to RECIST from start of study until study discontinuation. Imaging was assessed every second cycle (ie. approximately every 6 weeks) until disease progression or discontinuation. Average 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This was defined as the number of participants whose best overall response was CR or PR by RECIST. Per RECIST: CR, all detectable tumor has disappeared; PR, a >=30% decrease in the sum of the longest dimensions of the target lesions (TLs) taking as a reference the baseline sum, no worsening of non-TLs, and no new lesions; Progressive disease (PD), a >=20% increase in TLs, clearly worsening of non-TLs, or emergence of new lesions; Stable Disease (SD), small changes that do not meet previously given criteria.

  • Overall Survival Time-Phase I and Phase II [ Time Frame: From start of study drug to date of death due to any cause. Follow-up after treatment discontinuation approximately every 3 months until approximately 70% of participants have reached the survival endpoint. Average 9.75 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall survival (OS) time was measured from the start of study drug to the date of death due to any cause. If a patient was not known to have died, survival was censored at the date of last contact. Data was collected post treatment every 3 months until approximately 70% of patients have reached the survival endpoint (Phase I + Phase II).

  • Time to Progression (TTP)-Phase I and Phase II [ Time Frame: From baseline, then every second cycle (i.e. approximately every 6 weeks), until disease progression or discontinuation from study. Average 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time to progression was measured from the start of study drug to the date of first documented disease progression by RECIST, discontinuation due to disease progression, or death from underlying cancer, whichever event occurred first. If a patient had not progressed by RECIST, discontinued due to disease progression, or died from underlying cancer, TTP was censored at the time of last adequate tumor assessment. However, if a patient took any new cancer therapy prior to PD or death, then TTP was censored at the date of last adequate tumor assessment prior to the start date of new cancer therapy.

  • Duration of Stable Disease-Phase I and Phase II [ Time Frame: Imaging was assessed every second cycle (i.e. approximately every 6 weeks), until disease progression or discontinuation from treatment . Average 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Duration of stable disease (CR, PR, or SD) by RECIST was defined as the time from start of study drug to the date of first documented disease progression or discontinuation due to disease progression, or death from underlying cancer, whichever event occured first.

  • Time to Overall Response -Phase I and Phase II [ Time Frame: From baseline, then every second cycle (i.e. approximately every 6 weeks), until disease progression or discontinuation from study. Average 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time to overall response (CR or PR) measured by RECIST was the time between study start until date of first documented response (CR or PR).

  • Duration of Overall Response -Phase I and Phase II [ Time Frame: Duration of response according to RECIST from start of study until study discontinuation. Duration of response was assessed every second cycle ( i.e. approximately every 6 weeks) until disease progression or discontinuation from study. Average 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Duration of overall response (CR or PR) measured by RECIST was measured from the first documented CR or PR to the date of first documented disease progression or discontinuation due to disease progression, or death from underlying cancer, whichever event occured first.


Enrollment: 89
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Patupilone
    Patupilone (2.5 mg/mL) was supplied as a clear, colorless concentrate for solution for infusion in glass vials containing 5 mg/2 mL in Phase I and 10 mg/4 mL in Phase II part of the study. Patupilone was administered as a single intravenous (i.v.) infusion over 5 to 10 minutes (Amendment 1) till Amendment 2 and over 10 to 20 minutes (Amendment 2) till the completion of Phase I part of the study. Patupilone was administered as a single i.v. infusion over 20 minutes (Amendment 4), once every 3 weeks in Phase II part of the study.
    Other Names:
    • EPO906
    • Epothilone B
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histologic or cytologic confirmation of unresectable locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC (stage IIIB with pleural effusion only / stage IV) documented before first line therapy.
  • Prior treatment with a platinum-containing regimen
  • Age ≥18 years.
  • Performance status of 0-1 on the WHO scale.
  • Life expectancy of ≥3 months.
  • NSCLC patients should have at least one measurable lesion as defined by modified RECIST criteria. If the patient has had previous radiation to the marker lesion(s), the lesion must have demonstrated progression since the radiation.
  • NSCLC patients with controlled brain metastases are eligible to be enrolled in the brain metastases cohort at the MTD. "Controlled brain metastases" patients are defined as patients who are neurologically stable, i.e. have not experienced an increase in dose of steroidal or anticonvulsive therapy for at least 14 days prior to study entry.
  • Patients with brain metastases must be verified to have metastases secondary to NSCLC based on histology of primary and by temporal sequence of events (note: these patients are eligible even if lung disease is quiescent).
  • Patients with brain metastases must show evidence of residual disease or progression of disease since prior radiological or surgical therapy.
  • Patients with brain metastases should have at least one bidimensionally measurable intracranial lesion of minimum diameter 2 cm. Multifocal disease is permitted, but the eligibility of BM patients presenting with more than 6 intracranial lesions should be discussed with Novartis prior to enrolling the patient.
  • Patients with adequate hematologic parameters:
  • ANC ≥1.5 x 10^9/L;
  • Hb ≥9.0 g/dL,
  • Platelet count ≥100 x 10^9/L (untransfused).
  • Demonstrate the following blood chemistry laboratory values:
  • total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN;
  • AST/ALT ≤ 2.5 X ULN; (≤ 5 x ULN if hepatic metastasis is present)
  • alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 x ULN; (≤ 5 x ULN if hepatic and/or bone metastasis are present)
  • serum creatinine < 2 x ULN.
  • Female patients must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening. (Not applicable to patients with bilateral oophorectomy and/or hysterectomy or to those patients who are postmenopausal).
  • All patients of reproductive potential must agree to use an effective method of contraception during the study and three months following termination of treatment.
  • All patients must use a barrier method for contraception for sexual intercourse or avoid this for the first 5 days after patupilone infusion.
  • Written informed consent must be obtained.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received more than one prior chemotherapy regimen or any other systemic antineoplastic treatment including immunotherapy.
  • Patients who have received any investigational compound within the past 28 days or who are planning to receive other investigational drugs while participating in the study.
  • Patients with brain metastases who have received any prior chemotherapy regimen or any other systemic antineoplastic treatment for brain metastases.
  • Patients with brain metastases who have experienced a dose increase of 25% or more above previous dose, in concomitant steroidal or anticonvulsive therapy within 14 days prior to study entry.
  • Patients with brain metastases receiving steroidal or anticonvulsive therapy for whom a dose increase has been required within 14 days prior to start of study drug.
  • Patients with brain metastases who have leptomeningeal disease.
  • Patients with brain metastases who have extracranial metastases in more than two organs.
  • Patients with any peripheral polyneuropathy > Grade 1.
  • Patients with unresolved diarrhea > Grade 1.
  • Patients receiving hematopoietic growth factors except erythropoietin (refer Section 3.4.4).
  • Severe cardiac insufficiency (NYHA III or IV), with uncontrolled and/or unstable cardiac or coronary artery disease.
  • Patients taking warfarin or other agents containing warfarin, with the exception of low dose warfarin (1 mg or less daily) administered prophylactically for maintenance of in-dwelling lines or ports.
  • Patients who have not recovered fully from surgery for any cause, including brain metastases patients who have had a biopsy or surgical resection of the brain tumor within 2 weeks prior to starting study drug or who are not fully recovered from any prior biopsy or surgical resection.
  • Patients who have received radiation therapy or chemotherapy within the last four weeks. Palliative radiotherapy of metastasis in extremities is allowed but such lesions cannot be used as tumor markers.
  • Patients with the presence of active or suspected acute or chronic uncontrolled infection, including abscess or fistulae.
  • Patients known to be HIV positive.
  • History of another malignancy within 3 years prior to study entry, except curatively treated non-melanotic skin cancer or cervical cancer in situ.
  • For patients enrolling in the brain metastases cohort, any of the following exclusions to MRI imaging:

Cardiac pacemaker Ferromagnetic metal implants other than those approved as safe for use in MRI scanners Claustrophobia Obesity (exceeding the limits of scanning equipment)

  • Pregnant or lactating females.
  • A history of noncompliance to medical regimens or inability or unwillingness to return for all scheduled visits.

Other protocol-dependent inclusion / exclusion criteria may apply

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00171834

Locations
United States, Kentucky
Norton Healthcare/Hospital Inc
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40232-5070
United States, Missouri
Ellis Fisher Cancer Center
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65203
United States, Pennsylvania
Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00171834     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00088127
Other Study ID Numbers: CEPO906A2209
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Results First Received: January 11, 2011
Last Updated: January 6, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
EPO
EPO906
Brain metastasis
Lung cancer
Lung metastasis
NSCLC

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Epothilone B
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014