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Epothilone D in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Not Responded to Platinum-Based Chemotherapy

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: April 7, 2004
Last updated: June 4, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

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

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well epothilone D works in treating patients with stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer that has not responded to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: epothilone D Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of KOS-862, Administered Intravenously Weekly for 3 Weeks Every 4 Weeks, in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Progressed Following Initial Therapy for Advanced or Metastatic Disease

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Primary Completion Date: December 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • Determine the antitumor activity of epothilone D, in terms of confirmed objective response rate, in patients with stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer who failed prior initial platinum-containing chemotherapy.


  • Determine the safety of this drug in these patients.
  • Determine the response duration in patients who achieve complete response or partial response, time to tumor progression, and survival in patients treated with this drug.
  • Compare the power associated with the estimated treatment effect of this drug in these patients vs standard treatment.
  • Correlate efficacy and safety with plasma concentrations of this drug and its major metabolites in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, open-label study.

Patients receive epothilone D IV over 90 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 33-85 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 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

    • Stage IIIB* or IV disease NOTE: *Due to malignant pleural effusion or supraclavicular lymph node involvement only
  • Previously treated with maximally feasible surgical resection and/or radiotherapy for initial disease
  • Failed 1 prior platinum-containing chemotherapy regimen for advanced or metastatic disease due to disease progression or treatment toxicity
  • At least 1 site of unidimensionally measurable disease by physical exam or radiography
  • No known CNS metastases or leptomeningeal metastases requiring corticosteroids



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

  • More than 3 months


  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 8 g/dL
  • Platelet count ≥ 75,000/mm^3


  • AST ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (5 times ULN for patients with hepatic metastases)
  • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 5 times ULN
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.8 mg/dL


  • Creatinine ≤ 2.0 mg/dL


  • No New York Heart Association class III or IV congestive heart failure
  • No personal or family history of congenital long QT syndrome
  • No QTc interval > 450 msec (males) or > 470 msec (females) by ECG


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No preexisting neuropathy ≥ grade 2
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except for the following:

    • Cured basal cell skin cancer
    • Carcinoma in situ of the cervix or urinary bladder
    • Stage T1 or T2 prostate cancer with prostate-specific antigen < 2 ng/mL
  • No hypersensitivity reaction ≥ grade 3 to prior Cremophor-containing therapy
  • No infection requiring parenteral or oral anti-infective therapy
  • No weight loss of ≥ 10% within the past 3 months
  • No altered mental status or psychiatric illness that would preclude giving informed consent
  • No other medical condition that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy

  • No concurrent granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (sargramostim [GM-CSF])
  • No concurrent routine prophylactic granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (filgrastim [G-CSF])


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered

Endocrine therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior surgery and recovered


  • Prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy allowed
  • Prior radiosensitizers allowed
  • At least 2 weeks since prior gefitinib
  • More than 3 weeks since prior investigational agents (therapeutic or diagnostic)
  • No other concurrent investigational agents
  • No other concurrent anticancer treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00081107

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)
Principal Investigator: Naiyer Rizvi, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00081107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-134
CDR0000358910 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: April 7, 2004
Last Updated: June 4, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
stage IV 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
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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