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Phase 2 Study on Use of a Combination of Pemetrexed in Patients With Advanced Gastric Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00190801
First Posted: September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2007
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Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
  Purpose
Pemetrexed has shown an anti-tumor activity in advanced gastric cancer patients in a previous study, while cisplatin is widely used in the combination chemotherapy of gastric cancer. Pemetrexed has shown synergy with cisplatin in preclinical models and in various human cancers. The introduction of vitamin supplementation has made treatment with pemetrexed plus cisplatin safe and well tolerated. The present phase 2 study is an effort to determine the efficacy and safety of the combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin in Korean patients with gastric carcinoma who had no prior palliative chemotherapy for advanced disease. The patients, who will give their consent for participating in this study, will be screened for their eligibility and on meeting pre-defined study eligibility criteria, they will receive an intravenous therapy of the combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin for number of times that in the opinion of their treating physician is appropriate for them. A response rate of 30% is considered as the minimum activity level of interest for this patient population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms Drug: pemetrexed Drug: cisplatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open-Label Single-Arm Phase 2 Study of ALIMTA Plus Cisplatin in Korean Patients With Advanced Gastric Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate according to RECIST criteria

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The following time to event efficacy measures:
  • o Duration of overall response for responding patients
  • o Time to documented progressive disease
  • o Time to treatment failure
  • o Overall survival
  • The quantitative and qualitative toxicity of pemetrexed plus cisplatin in this patient population

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2005
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the stomach
  • Stage IV disease not amenable to curative surgery.
  • Disease status must be that of measurable disease as defined by RECIST criteria
  • Performance Status of 0 or 1 on the ECOG Scale and adequate organ function.
  • Signed informed consent from patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior palliative chemotherapy for advanced disease.
  • Known or suspected brain metastasis or Second primary malignancy that is clinically detectable at the time of consideration for study enrollment.
  • Concurrent administration of any other tumor therapy
  • Inability to interrupt aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 2 days before, the day of, and 2 days after the dose of ALIMTA plus cisplatin.
  • Inability or unwillingness to take folic acid, vitamin B12 supplementation, or dexamethasone.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00190801


Locations
Korea, Republic of
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician.
Goyang-Si, Korea, Republic of
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician.
In Cheon, Korea, Republic of
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon-Fri from 9AM to 5PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician.
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Investigators
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00190801     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6154
H3E-KL-JMFK
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Stomach Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Cisplatin
Pemetrexed
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors