Phase I/II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a Combination Chemotherapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Walsh, University of Massachusetts, Worcester Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

The primary objective of phase I study is to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of weekly bortezomib in combination with Carboplatin and Bevacizumab

The primary objective of phase II study is to estimate the efficacy (response rate and progression free survival) and safety of combination therapy with Carboplatin, bortezomib and bevacizumab as first line therapy in patients with advanced NSCLC.

The secondary objectives of this study are to estimate the time to progression, duration of response, and overall survival

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: Bortezomib
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: Phase I/II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Combination Chemotherapy With Carboplatin, Bortezomib and Bevacizumab as First Line Therapy in Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective is to estimate the efficacy and safety of combination therapy with Carboplatin, bortezomib and Bevacizumab as first line therapy in advanced NSCLC. The primary endpoints are response rate and progression-free survival (PFS). [ Time Frame: 1-year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: June 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
The primary objective of phase I study is to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of weekly bortezomib in combination with carboplatin and bevacizumab. This is a pilot study to define the safety of this combination. Only three predefined cohorts of patients will be studied to define the maximum tolerated dose of bortezomib that could be safely administered with standard doses of carboplatin and bevacizumab.
Drug: Bortezomib
The primary objective of phase I study is to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of weekly bortezomib in combination with carboplatin and bevacizumab.
Other Name: Carboplatin, Bortezomib, Bevacizumab, Advanced NSCLC

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed SCLC (adeno- and large cell, anaplastic carcinoma and broncho-alveolar-carcinoma). Patients with squamous-cell histology are eligible with extra thoracic or peripheral lung lesions only.
  • Sputum cytology alone not acceptable evidence of cell type. Cytologic specimens obtained by brushing, washings, or needle aspiration of defined lesions will be acceptable. Mixed tumors will be categorized by the predominant cell type unless a small cell anaplastic elements are present, in which case the patient is ineligible.
  • Stage III B because of pleural effusion or Stage IV disease
  • Measurable disease.
  • Age: 18 years or older
  • No history of thrombotic, hemorrhagic, or coagulopathy disorders
  • INR<1.5 and a PTT no greater than normal limits of normal within 1 week prior to registration. NB: subjects with lung cancer placed on anticoagulant therapy for a thrombotic event are not eligible for this study.
  • No gross hemoptysis (defined as bright red blood of ½ teaspoon or more)
  • No CNS or brain metastasis
  • Laboratory Criteria (completed <2 weeks before enrollment):

    • Hematologic: WBC > 3500/mm3 or ANC > 1500/mm3 and platelet count > 100 000/ mm3;
    • Hepatic: Total bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dl
    • Renal: Creatinine < 1.5 mg/dl. or calculated
    • Creatinine clearance > 45 ml/min (NB: Urine protein:creatinine ratio in exclusion criteria)
  • ECOG performance status < 2
  • Be free of active infection.
  • Be available for active follow up.
  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease.
  • Be disease free for > 5 years if they had a prior second malignancy other than treated basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell skin cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  • Female subject post-menopausal; surgically sterilized or willing to use an acceptable method of birth control for the duration of the study. Male subject agrees to use an acceptable method for contraception for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CNS or brain metastasis
  • Patient has = or greater Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy within 14 days before enrollment.
  • Known previous sensitivity reactions with boron, or mannitol,
  • Patients with known HIV positivity
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment or has New York Hospital Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities. Any ECG abnormality at Screening has to be documented by the investigator as not medically relevant.
  • Blood pressure of >150/100 mmHG
  • History of myocardial infarction or stroke within 6 months
  • Clinically significant peripheral vascular disease
  • Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to Day 0, anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of the study.
  • Minor surgical procedure such as fine needle aspirations or core biopsies within 7 days prior to day 0
  • Urine protein: Creatinine ratio > 1.0 at screening
  • History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intraabdominal abscess within 6 months prior to Day 0
  • Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture
  • Lung carcinoma or any histology in close proximity to a major vessel or cavitation
  • Female subject is pregnant or breast-feeding. Confirmation that the subject is not pregnant. Pregnancy testing is not required for post-menopausal or surgically sterilized women.
  • Patient has received other investigational drugs with 14 days before enrollment or is expected to participate in an experiment drug study during this study treatment.
  • Serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with participation in this clinical study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00424840

United States, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655-0002
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Principal Investigator: William Walsh, MD University of MassachusettsMedical School
  More Information

Responsible Party: William Walsh, Study Principle Investigator, University of Massachusetts, Worcester Identifier: NCT00424840     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UM200601
Study First Received: January 18, 2007
Last Updated: November 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:
lung cancer, Carboplatin, bortezomib, Bevacizumab

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on July 28, 2014