Dose Range Study of Anamorelin in Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc Identifier:
First received: February 12, 2008
Last updated: June 8, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
The purpose of this study is to evaluate doses of anamorelin for safety and efficacy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Drug: anamorelin HCl
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Phase II Anamorelin HCl Dose Range Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Anamorelin HCl in Patients With NSCLC

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hand grip strength and body weight [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life and Biomarker [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 228
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Active 50 mg Drug: anamorelin HCl
50 mg tablet
Other Name: ST-1291
Experimental: 2 Active 100 mg Drug: anamorelin HCl
100 mg tablet
Other Name: ST-1291
Placebo Comparator: 3 Placebo Drug: placebo
placebo tablet

Detailed Description:
Cancer cachexia is a devastating, often late-stage complication of an underlying malignancy. Despite the significant importance of cancer-related cachexia, treatments are lacking and there are no products approved for this indication. Anamorelin HCl, by virtue of its ghrelin agonist activity, may serve a role in the treatment of cancer cachexia. This placebo controlled dose range study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of anamorelin HCl in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, a cancer associated with a high prevalence of cachexia.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stage IIIB or IV NSCLC
  • eligible for treatment of NSCLC with paclitaxel and carboplatin +/- bevacizumab

Exclusion Criteria:

  • mixed large and small cell histologies for lung cancer
  • significant obesity, BMI > 30
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00622193

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc
Study Director: Jennifer Temel, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Suzan Allen, Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc. Identifier: NCT00622193     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ST-ANAM-207 
Study First Received: February 12, 2008
Last Updated: June 8, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms processed this record on May 30, 2016