Metronomic Docetaxel and Bevacizumab in Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vassilis Georgoulias, MD, University Hospital of Crete Identifier:
First received: September 17, 2008
Last updated: October 6, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
This trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of metronomic docetaxel and bevacizumab combination in patients with pretreated, advanced small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Docetaxel
Drug: Bevacizumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of the Combination of Metronomic Docetaxel and Bevacizumab as 2nd Line Treatment in Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital of Crete:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Toxicity profile [ Time Frame: Toxicity assessment at every cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life assessment [ Time Frame: Assessment every two cycles ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: Docetaxel
Metronomic docetaxel (IV) 30 mg/m2 on days 1, 8, 15 every 4 weeks for 6 cycles maximum
Other Name: Taxotere
Drug: Bevacizumab
Bevacizumab (IV) 10 mgr/Kgr on day 1 and 15 every 4 weeks for 6 cycles maximum followed by (not compulsory) Bevacizumab (IV) 10 mgr/Kgr on day 1 and 15 every 4 weeks until disease progression
Other Name: Avastin

Detailed Description:
Approximately 80% of the patients with localized SCLC and all of the patients with extensive SCLC will relapse after 1st line chemotherapy. For the chemo-resistant patients (eg those that have relapsed during or less than 3 months after 1st line chemotherapy the sole agent approved for 2nd line chemotherapy is topotecan. Docetaxel has shown some activity as 1st line treatment (ORR 17%). The low dose metronomic chemotherapy that is administered in short intervals has been shown in vitro an in vivo to have antiangiogenic effects. Bevacizumab is a well known anti-angiogenic agent. Recently, a phase III study of 1st line treatment in patients with advanced or metastatic NSCLC showed that the addition of bevacizumab to a platinum-based regimen provided a survival benefit. A number of phase II studies are currently evaluating the addition of bevacizumab to 1st line chemotherapy in SCLC patients with promising results of safety and efficacy. Given the poor results of 2nd line chemotherapy in SCLC we feel that the evaluation of the combination of metronomic docetaxel and bevacizumab (2 anti-angiogenic agents) in such patients is justified. This study will evaluate the combination of metronomic docetaxel and bevacizumab as 2nd line treatment of SCLC.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed, metastatic (stage IV) small cell lung cancer
  • One previous chemotherapy regimen metastatic SCLC
  • Measurable disease, defined as at least 1 bidimensionally measurable lesion ≥ 20 X 10 mm
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Performance status (WHO) 0-2
  • Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
  • Adequate bone marrow (ANC ≥ 1,500/mm3, PLT ≥ 100,000/mm3, Hgb ≥ 11 g/dL), liver (Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 upper normal limit, SGOT/SGPT ≤ 2.5 upper normal limit in the absence of liver metastases or ≤ 5 upper normal limit in the presence of liver metastases), and renal function (Creatinine ≤ 1,5 upper normal limit)
  • Patients must be able to understand the nature of this study and give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Second primary malignancy, except for non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Any serious, uncontrolled comorbidity on the investigator's judgment
  • Uncontrolled infection
  • Any sustained chronic toxicity > grade 2 according to the NCI CTCAE (version 3.0)
  • Brain metastases, except if radiated and asymptomatic
  • Radiotherapy within the previous 4 weeks
  • Previous radiotherapy to the only measurable lesion
  • Proteinuria ≥ 500 mgr of protein daily
  • Hemoptysis > 10 cc per event
  • Clinically significant hematemesis
  • Centrally located lesion or in contact with major vessels
  • Pulmonary lesion with cavitation
  • Documented hemorrhagic diathesis or coagulation disorder
  • Cardiovascular disease (class II-IV NYHA congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within the previous 4 months, unstable angina, LVEF < normal, ventricular arrhythmia, uncontrolled hypertension)
  • Thrombotic event within the previous 6 months
  • Concurrent use of aspirin > 325 mgr daily, low molecular weight heparin in therapeutic dose, warfarin or acenocoumarol, non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents
  • Concurrent treatment with other anti-cancer drug
  • Major surgical procedure within the previous 4 weeks
  • Serum Να+ < 120 mg/dL
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00755157

University Hospital of Crete, Dep of Medical Oncology
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Dep of Medical Oncology
Alexandroupolis, Greece
"IASO" General Hospital of Athens, 1st Dep of Medical Oncology
Athens, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of Crete
Principal Investigator: Sofia Agelaki, MD University Hospital of Crete, Dep of Medical Oncology
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Responsible Party: Vassilis Georgoulias, MD, MD, University Hospital of Crete Identifier: NCT00755157     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CT/08.06
Study First Received: September 17, 2008
Last Updated: October 6, 2015
Health Authority: Greece: National Organization of Medicines

Keywords provided by University Hospital of Crete:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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