Mesothelioma Avastin Plus Pemetrexed-cisplatin Study (MAPS)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
University Hospital, Caen
Groupe Francais De Pneumo-Cancerologie
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2008
Last updated: February 12, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
Our hypothesis is that the addition of bevacizumab to the standard chemotherapy treatment of MPM will improve overall survival and quality of life beyond that achieved with chemotherapy alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Standard Chemotherapy (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin)
Drug: Standard Chemotherapy (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin) + Bevacizumab
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II-III Randomized Trial Pemetrexed-Cisplatin Chemotherapy With or Without Bevacizumab (Avastin), 15 mg/kg, for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM)

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Further study details as provided by Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • % of patients with controled disease (responder and stable patients) at 6 months [ Time Frame: 3-month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 445
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Standard Chemotherapy
Drug: Standard Chemotherapy (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin)
  • Pemetrexed 500 mg/m² with previous Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation Day 1 (D1=D22, 6 cycles)
  • Cisplatin 75 mg/m² Day 1 (D1=D22, 6 cycles)
Experimental: 2
Standard Chemotherapy + bevacizumab (Avastin)
Drug: Standard Chemotherapy (Pemetrexed and Cisplatin) + Bevacizumab
  • Pemetrexed 500 mg/m² with previous Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation D1 (D1=D22, 6 cycles)
  • Cisplatin 75 mg/m2 D1 (D1=D22, 6 cycles)
  • Bevacizumab 15 mg/kg D1 (D1=D22, until progression)

Detailed Description:
A phase II trial associating the reference chemotherapy (pemetrexed plus cisplatin) with bevacizumab is needed to ensure that no specific toxicity is induced by this association, and that this triplet have interesting activity. As pleural mesothélioma is a rare tumor, a phase III trial, using the survival data from the phase II part study, will be able to include a sufficient number of patients, in a reasonable period of time, to answer the question of efficacy of the anti-angiogenic triplet, providing the efficacy outcomes could be considered as favorable, at the end of the phase II part of the study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant, histologically proved, non resectable pleural Mesothelioma
  • In case of pleural effusion, a talc pleurodesis, although not recommended, is allowed in accordance with current local practice, at the time of diagnostic thorascopy, with inclusion CT scan performed after pleurodesis.
  • ECOG Performance status 0-2
  • Mesothelioma with only pleural effusion without uni- or bidimensionally measurable disease will be eligible (adapted RECIST criteria)
  • At least 18 years of age, less than 76 years of age
  • Radiation therapy of thoracocentis tract (3 x 7Gy) performed before beginning medical study treatment, and the interval between thoracoscopic procedure and radiation will not exceed 28 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior chemotherapy
  • Brain metastasis
  • History of cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or transient ischemic attack
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00651456

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique
University Hospital, Caen
Groupe Francais De Pneumo-Cancerologie
Study Director: Gilles Robinet, Dr GFPC
Study Director: Arnaud Scherpereel, Dr IFCT
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique Identifier: NCT00651456     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IFCT-GFPC-0701 
Study First Received: March 29, 2008
Last Updated: February 12, 2015
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
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