An Efficacy and Safety Study of Somatuline Depot (Lanreotide) Injection to Treat Carcinoid Syndrome (ELECT)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2014 by Ipsen.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: October 15, 2008
Last updated: February 26, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether monthly injections of Somatuline Depot are effective and safe in controlling diarrhea and flushing in patients with carcinoid syndrome. In countries where Somatuline Depot is not approved, patients well controlled at the end of the open-label phase will be able to participate in a long-term open-label extension phase.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoid Syndrome
Drug: Somatuline Depot (lanreotide)
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial Investigating the Efficacy and Safety of Somatuline Depot (Lanreotide) Injection in the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Usage of subcutaneous octreotide to control symptoms associated with carcinoid syndrome, measured as the % of days that subcutaneous octreotide is used as rescue medication based on patient Interactive Voice Response System ( IVRS) diary records [ Time Frame: 16 week double-blind phase of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of diarrhea events (per day) based on patient IVRS diary records. [ Time Frame: 16-week double-blind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Frequency of flushing events (per day) based on patient IVRS diary records. [ Time Frame: 16-week double-blind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Usage of other rescue medications for diarrhea and/or flushing events, measured as the percentage of days that the medications were used as rescue medication based on patient IVRS diary records. [ Time Frame: 16-week double-blind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients who roll over into the open-label phase before completing the double-blind phase of the study. [ Time Frame: Week 16 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes from baseline in Quality of Life (QoL); assessed using the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30-Carcinoid/NETs module: EORTC QLQ-G.I. NET 21 [ Time Frame: 16-week double-blind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Absolute changes from baseline in biochemical marker - plasma Chromogranin A (CgA). [ Time Frame: 16-week double-blind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Absolute changes from baseline in biochemical marker - urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA). [ Time Frame: 16-week double-blind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Somatuline Depot 120 mg Drug: Somatuline Depot (lanreotide)
subcutaneous injection, 120 mg, q28d
Other Name: Somatuline Autogel
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: placebo
inactive substance


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • histopathologically confirmed diagnosis of carcinoid tumor or a carcinoid tumor of unknown location with liver metastases
  • history of carcinoid syndrome (flushing and/or diarrhea)
  • either naive to treatment with a Somatostatin analog or responsive to conventional doses of LAR or subcutaneous octreotide
  • confirmation of positive somatostatin receptor status by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy
  • absence of tumor progression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of carcinoid syndrome refractory to treatment with conventional doses of Somatostatin analogs
  • treatment with interferon, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, a radiolabelled Somatostatin analog and/or tumor debulking < 3 months prior to study entry
  • history of hepatic arterial embolization
  • short bowel syndrome
  • uncontrolled diabetes and/or hypertension
  • severe renal impairment and/or liver impairment
  • diagnosis of cardiac disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00774930

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Edda Gomez-Panzani, M.D. Ipsen
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Responsible Party: Ipsen Identifier: NCT00774930     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2-55-52030-730  TR321  2010-019066-92 
Study First Received: October 15, 2008
Last Updated: February 26, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Latvia: State Agency of Medicines
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
India: Drugs Controller General of India
Serbia and Montenegro: Agency for Drugs and Medicinal Devices
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
Ukraine: State Pharmacological Center - Ministry of Health
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
Croatia: Ministry of Health and Social Care
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Turkey: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Ipsen:
carcinoid tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoid Tumor
Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome
Serotonin Syndrome
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pathologic Processes
Antineoplastic Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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