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Bortezomib (Velcade) + Pemetrexed (Alimta) in Advanced NSCLC

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by Aptium Oncology Research Network.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Aptium Oncology Research Network Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2007
Last updated: January 14, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
Pemetrexed is an FDA-approved treatment for advanced lung cancer but the response rate is still very low. Bortezomib is currently approved to treat myeloma in patients who have already been treated. Currently, multiple studies are actively investigating how well bortezomib works with other drugs. This study is testing how much bortezomib can be given to advanced lung cancer patients who have already received one treatment. This study will also see how well bortezomib and pemetrexed work together to treat lung cancer patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: bortezomib
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Bortezomib (Velcade) + Pemetrexed (Alimta) in Previously Treated Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Aptium Oncology Research Network:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • (Phase I)Maximum tolerated dose of bortezomib [ Time Frame: Within 6 three-week cycles (18 weeks) ]
  • (Phase II)determine response rate, time to progression, one-year survival, and overall survival rates [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: bortezomib
    MTD of bortezomib administered Days 1 and 8 plus 500 mg/m2 pemetrexed on day 1, every three weeks.
    Other Names:
    • Velcade (bortezomib)
    • Alimta (pemetrexed)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unresectable locally advanced (Stage IIIB) or metastatic (Stage IV) NSCLC who have received one prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.
  • One prior treatment with any biologically targeted agent is acceptable
  • Stable, previously treated, brain metastases are allowed if clinically stable without steroid treatment for 10 days.
  • ECOG performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Measurable and/or evaluable indicator lesion(s).
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function
  • Patient is of a legally consenting age
  • Patient has a life-expectancy >2 months.
  • Voluntary written informed consent before performance of any study-related procedure
  • Female patient is either post-menopausal or surgically sterilized or willing to use an acceptable method of birth control for the duration of the study.
  • Male patient agrees to use an acceptable method for contraception for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with pemetrexed (Alimta) or Bortezomib (Velcade).
  • Patient was treated for another cancer within 3 years before enrollment, with the exception of basal cell carcinoma or cervical cancer in situ.
  • Peripheral neuropathy NCI grade > 2.
  • Symptomatic or uncontrolled brain metastasis.
  • Radiation therapy to major bone marrow (> 10% of bone marrow) areas or to target lesions within 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Patient has received other investigational drugs with 14 days before enrollment.
  • Serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with participation in this clinical study.
  • Any systemic therapy within 21 days prior to study entry.
  • Patient known to be human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive.
  • Patient had a significant cardiac event within 6 months of enrollment
  • History of arrhythmia
  • Congenital long QT syndrome or 1st degree relative with unexplained sudden death under 40 years of age.
  • QT prolongation with other medications that required discontinuation of that medication.
  • Presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB).
  • QTc ≥480 msec or greater on screening ECG.
  • Patient has hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron or mannitol.
  • Female patient is pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00516100

United States, California
Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center
Palm Springs, California, United States, 92262
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
United States, New Jersey
Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, 07207
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aptium Oncology Research Network
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Ronald B. Natale, MD Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marti McKinley, Aptium Oncology Research Network Identifier: NCT00516100     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05LUN01
Study First Received: August 10, 2007
Last Updated: January 14, 2010

Keywords provided by Aptium Oncology Research Network:

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
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
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