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Efficacy of Octreotide Treatment in Patients With Primary Inoperable Thymoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00332969
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
This study will investigate the efficacy of treatment with octroetide in patients with primary inoperable thymoma to reduce tumor size.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Thymoma Drug: Octreotide Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Medical Treatment With Octreotide in Patients With Primary Inoperable Thymoma to Reduce Tumor Size
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Thymus Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Sandostatin Drug: Octreotide



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Shrinkage of tumor size and diameter of 3 respectively 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resection status after 3 respectively 6 months [ Time Frame: 3 - 6 months ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female patients aged >18 years
  2. Inoperability of thymic tumor. Inoperability is defined as at least adherence of the tumor to the neighbour organs, suspicious to infiltrate neighbour organs so that R0 resection cannot be expected.
  3. Positive result in SMS-szintigraphy,
  4. Thymomas of all WHO based histological subtypes (Rosai, 1999; Travis 2004) at Masaoka stage III based on histological examination of core biopsies or resection specimens.
  5. Patients with and without thymoma associated paraneoplastic syndrome
  6. Demonstrated tolerance to a test dose of s.c. octreotide injection at Visit 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Performance status 0,1, or 2 (ECOG)
  2. Symptomatic cholelithiasis,
  3. Pretreatment with octreotide (longn acting release) within the 3 months
  4. Patient has received any other investigational agents within 28 days of first day of study drug dosing
  5. Patient is < 5 years free of another primary malignancy except: if the other primary malignancy is not currently clinically significant nor requiring active intervention, or if other primary malignancy is a basal cell skin cancer or a cervical carcinoma in situ. Existence of any other malignant disease is not allowed
  6. Grade III/IV cardiac problems as defined by the New York Heart Association Criteria. (i.e., congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within 6 months of study)

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria apply


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Locations
Germany
Novartis Investigative Site
Regensburg, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmeceuticals

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00332969     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSMS995ADE13
First Posted: June 2, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2017
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Open label
phase II
disease
clinical trial
Octreotide
thymoma
cancer
tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thymoma
Thymus Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lymphatic Diseases
Octreotide
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents