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ABI-007 in Treating Patients With Chemotherapy-Naïve Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2004
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: December 2009

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ABI-007, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of ABI-007 and to see how well it works in treating patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer
Drug: paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Phase I/II Trial Of ABI-007 (A CREMOPHOR® El-Free, Protein Stabilized, Nanoparticle Paclitaxel) Administered Weekly In Chemotherapy Naive Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) of ABI-007
  • Objective target lesion response (complete or partial) as measured by RECIST criteria

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events and serious adverse events
  • Nadir of myelosuppression
  • Changes in hematologic and clinical chemistry values
  • Changes in physical examination
  • Incidence of dose modifications, dose interruptions, and/or premature discontinuation of study treatment
  • Percentage of patients with stable disease for ≥ 16 weeks
  • Percentage of patients with complete or partial target response (total response)
  • Time to disease progression
  • Duration of response
  • Survival

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: September 2003
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose and dose-limiting toxicity of paclitaxel (albumin-stabilized Nanoparticle formulation) (ABI-007) in patients with chemotherapy-naïve stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Determine the antitumor activity of this drug in these patients.
  • Determine the safety and tolerability of this drug in these patients.


  • Determine the time to disease progression in patients treated with this drug.
  • Determine duration of response in patients treated with this drug.
  • Determine survival of patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label, dose-escalation study.

  • Phase I: Patients receive paclitaxel (albumin-stabilized Nanoparticle formulation) (ABI-007) IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of ABI-007 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

  • Phase II: Patients receive ABI-007 as above at the MTD (determined in phase I). Patients are followed monthly for 6 months and then every 3 months for 1.5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 64 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IV non-small cell lung cancer

    • Evidence of inoperable local recurrence or metastasis

      • Bone metastases or other nonmeasurable disease may not be only evidence of metastasis
  • Measurable disease documented radiographically
  • No evidence of active brain metastases or leptomeningeal involvement



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-1 OR
  • Karnofsky 80-100%

Life expectancy

  • More than 12 weeks


  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL


  • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Bilirubin normal
  • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN (unless due to bone metastases and there is no radiologic evidence of hepatic metastases)


  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective barrier contraception for 1 month before and during study participation
  • No prior allergy or hypersensitivity to study drug
  • No other concurrent active malignancy
  • No pre-existing peripheral neuropathy grade 1 or greater
  • No other concurrent clinically significant illness
  • No concurrent serious medical risk factor involving any of the major organ systems that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease
  • More than 4 weeks since prior cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • No concurrent doxorubicin
  • No other concurrent taxanes
  • No concurrent anthracyclines

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy to a major bone marrow-containing area
  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy except to a non-target lesion

    • Prior radiotherapy to a target lesion allowed provided there has been clear progression of the lesion since completion of radiotherapy


  • Not specified


  • Prior epidermal growth factor-targeted therapy allowed
  • More than 4 weeks since prior investigational drugs
  • No concurrent enrollment in another clinical trial in which investigational drugs are administered or investigational procedures are performed
  • No concurrent treatment with any of the following:

    • Ritonavir
    • Saquinavir
    • Indinavir
    • Nelfinavir
  • No concurrent anticonvulsants
  • No other concurrent anticancer drugs
  • No other concurrent investigational drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00077246

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Naiyer Rizvi, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00077246     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000350076
Study First Received: February 10, 2004
Last Updated: November 5, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 24, 2017