Safety and Efficacy Study of Betamarc to Treat Loss of Weight and Appetite in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00535015
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Objectives of study could not be met within a reasonable timeframe.)
First Posted : September 26, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2008
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Betamarc is effective in improving the appetite and reversing weight loss in patients with advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anorexia Cachexia Weight Loss Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Drug: Betamarc Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Pilot Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Betamarc Plus Chemotherapy to Chemotherapy Alone in the Prevention and Treatment of CACS in Patients With Advanced NSCLC
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Weight Control

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Betamarc
    2 tabs BID

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional capacity (strength and endurance), body composition by DXA, inflammation, patient reported outcomes, anti-tumor response rate [ Time Frame: 25 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse events, ECG, vital signs, clinical laboratory parameters and physical examination [ Time Frame: 25 weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newly diagnosed Stage IIIB or IV non-resectable NSCLC. Recurrent disease after resection for earlier stage disease is acceptable as long as patients are at least 6 months from surgery.
  • Treatment plan includes a platinum-based doublet chemotherapy.
  • ECOG 0, 1 or 2.
  • Self-reported loss of body weight or anorexia.
  • Serum C-reactive protein ≥5 mg/L.
  • Life expectancy of at least 6 months.
  • Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function.
  • Normal serum potassium.
  • Ability to comply with the study requirements and give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known physical or functional obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract, malabsorption, intractable vomiting, uncontrollable diarrhea, concurrently receiving tube feeding or parenteral nutrition, or unable to swallow investigational drug product.
  • Concomitant therapy with an appetite stimulant.
  • History of poorly controlled hypertension or congestive heart failure.
  • Any implanted devices that could interfere with DXA scanning.
  • Prolongation of QT interval.
  • History of additional risk factors for torsades de pointe.
  • Concomitant therapy with beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists (beta-blockers) or ergot derivatives.
  • Females who are breast feeding, pregnant or of child-bearing potential who are not using adequate birth control.
  • Any second malignancy which might confound the interpretation of safety or efficacy assessments.
  • Any condition which increases the patient's risk for participating in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00535015

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Tuen Mun Hospital
Hong Kong, China
China Medical University Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan
Cathay General Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Medical University Muncipal Wan Fang Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Yung-chuan Sung Cathay General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Hsing-jin Eugene Liu Taipei Medical University Muncipal Wan Fang Hospital
Principal Investigator: Te-chun Hsia China Medical University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Gee-chen Chang Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yao-kuang Wu Tzu Chi General Hospital Taipei Branch
Principal Investigator: Kwok-keung Yuen Tuen Mun Hospital
Principal Investigator: Daniel Chua Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Chung-kong Kwan Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Principal Investigator: Kwok-chi Lam Prince of Wales Hospital
Principal Investigator: Dae-ho Lee Asan Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Jong-seok Lee Seoul National University Bundang Hosptial
Principal Investigator: Hoon-kyo Kim Saint Vincent's Hospital, Korea
Principal Investigator: Jin-hyoung Kang The Catholic University of Korea, St. Mary's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Anita Zarina binti Bustam University of Malaya
Principal Investigator: Abdul Razak bin Abdul Muttalif Hospital Pulau Pinang
Principal Investigator: Biswa Mohan Biswal Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia
Principal Investigator: Wu-chou Su National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ming-lin Ho Chunghua Christian Hospital
Principal Investigator: Chang-yao Tsao Chung Shan Medical University
Principal Investigator: Cheng-ta Yang Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital--Chiayi
Principal Investigator: Wen-Tsung Huang Chi Mei Medical Center Liou-Ying Campus
Principal Investigator: Edy Suratman Dharmais Cancer Hospital
Principal Investigator: Elisna Syahruddin Persahabatan Hospital
Principal Investigator: Alexander Ginting Gatot Subroto Central Army Hospital

Responsible Party: Jeff Rudy, Vice President Clinical Operations, Anaborex, Inc. Identifier: NCT00535015     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ANA-CTP0002
First Posted: September 26, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases