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A Phase II Study of Iressa in Patients With Chemo Refractory Germ Cell Tumors Expressing EGFR (IUCRO-0021)

This study has been terminated.
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Indiana University Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: September 18, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
This study will evaluate the use of ZD1839 in the treatment of subjects with refractory germ cell tumors. Subjects will take ZD1839 for one year in the absence of excessive toxicity or decision to withdraw.

Condition Intervention Phase
Refractory Germ Cell Tumors Expressing EGRF Drug: ZD1839 Iressa Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of ZD1839 (Iressa)in Chemotherapy Refractory Germ Cell Tumors Expressing Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR)

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Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the response rate of ZD1839

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine duration of response, time to progression and overall survival

Estimated Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: September 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The primary objective is to determine the response rate of ZD1839 in patients with refractory germ cell tumors expressing EGFR. The secondary objectives are to determine the duration of response, time to progression and overall survival in patients with refractory germ cell tumors expressing EGFR and treated with ZD1839; to evaluate the tolerability of ZD1839 in patients with refractory germ cell tumors and to correlate tumor response to degree of EGFR expression by immunohistochemistry.

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic or serologic proof of metastatic germ cell neoplasm(gonadal or extragonadal primary) with disease not amenable to cure with either surgery or chemotherapy. Patients w/ seminoma and non-seminoma are eligible, as are women w/ ovarian germ cell tumors.
  • Evidence of recurrent or metastatic carcinoma
  • Must have received initial cisplatin combination therapy & demonstrated progression following the administration of at least one "salvage" regimen for advanced germ cell neoplasms.
  • Patients are eligible after first line platinum bsed chemotherapy if their disease has relapsed and they have primary mediastinal non seminomatous germ cell tumor, late relapse or progressed w/in 4 wks of last platinum dose.
  • immunohistochemical documentation of EGFR expression documented.
  • adequate organ function: ANC >/=150,plt >100K, total bili </= upper limit of normal(ULN). Pts w/ liver mets up to 3x ULN.Transaminases up to 1.5 x ULN if alk phos is </=ULN or alk phos may be up to 4x ULN if transaminases are </= ULN. Pts w/ liver mets may have alk phos up to 5x ULN. Serum crt </= 2.0.
  • ECOG performance status 0-2.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Must be 3 weeks post major surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy and hae recovered from all toxicity.
  • Active unresolved infection and/or are receiving concurrent treatment with parenteral antibiotics are ineligible.
  • Patients requiring steroids for symptomatic brain metastasis are not eligible.
  • Pregnant or lactating patients are not eligible.
  • Class III/IV heart disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00198159

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Einhorn, M Indiana University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00198159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0211-07
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: September 18, 2014

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
Refractory Germ Cell Tumors
Germ Cell Tumors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017