A Phase 2 Study of Tarceva for Untreated, Good Prognosis Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 3, 2008
Results First Posted : November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Utah

Brief Summary:

This study will evaluate Tarceva in a selected population of patients with untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer who are anticipated to have a relatively good (indolent) prognosis based on clinical criteria. It is anticipated that selection will enrich for tumor characteristic that are likely to be benefited by EGFR inhibitor treatment (survival greater than 90 days). The goal of this strategy is to provide a less toxic, oral treatment for patients with advanced NSCLC that will not interfere with patients receiving chemotherapy at some point in the future and may prolong the time to chemotherapy related progression.

Patients will remain on study until disease progresses, a decline in performance status, if patient cannot tolerate the side effects or develops symptoms requiring conventional chemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: Erlotinib (Tarceva) Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Primary Objective To determine Time to Chemotherapy Progression (ie includes time on Tarceva monotherapy and chemotherapy) in advanced NSCLC

Secondary Objectives To evaluate survival and response rate associated with Tarceva treatment To study the frequency of symptom improvement (Lung Cancer Subscale)

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of Tarceva for Untreated, Good Prognosis Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer
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Arm Intervention/treatment
A Drug: Erlotinib (Tarceva)
Other Name: Tarceva

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival Rate at 6-months Chemotherapy-progression-free (CP-free) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Will determine if 6-month chemotherapy-progression-free (CP-free) survival rate (using RECIST) is significantly higher than the historically observed 31%. A one-sided binomial test at a 5% nominal significance was used.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Estimated via a Kaplan-Meier curves. Survival will be counted from the first dose of Tarceva.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Performance status 0-1.
  • Weight Loss < 10% in preceding 3 months
  • Age 18 years and older.
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy allowed if > 6 months from protocol entry
  • Adequate Organ Function
  • Liver enzymes < 2X normal, bilirubin = normal
  • Oxygen saturation> 89% on room air unless chronically oxygen dependent (not cancer related)
  • Creatinine <2.0 mg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not pregnant or lactating.
  • No Clinical Brain Metastases
  • No prior chemotherapy for systemic disease
  • Imminent need for chemotherapy for impending organ dysfunction is not allowed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00585533

United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Wallace Akerley, MD University of Utah

Responsible Party: University of Utah Identifier: NCT00585533     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00204724
Other Study ID Numbers: HCI12555
IRB# 00012555
First Posted: January 3, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

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
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action