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A Study to Assess the Efficacy of Erlotinib for Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis in EGFR Mutation Positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00830245
Recruitment Status : Terminated (low accrual rate)
First Posted : January 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 26, 2011
Seoul National University Hospital
Korean Cancer Study Group
Information provided by:
Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea

Brief Summary:
To assess the efficacy and safety of erlotinib for non-small cell lung cancer patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Erlotinib Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Erlotinib
Erlotinib 150mg/day (if no negative conversion --> increment to 250mg/day)
Drug: Erlotinib
Erlotinib 150mg/day

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cytology negative conversion rate [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  2. Neurologic symptom improvement [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  3. Response rate (extra-cranial disease) [ Time Frame: 2 months, 4 months ]
  4. Response rate (brain) [ Time Frame: 2 months, 4 months ]
  5. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  6. Toxicities [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  7. Prognostic factors [ Time Frame: N-A ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age >18
  2. Histologically or pathologically proven non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  3. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis confirmed by CSF cytology
  4. A patients with EGFR mutation (including exon 19 deletion, L858R)
  5. ECOG performance status 0-3
  6. Expected life time more than at least 4 weeks
  7. A patients who signed the informed consent prior to the participation in the study
  8. Chemotherapy-naïve patient is eligible
  9. Previous EGFR TKI is allowed if this drug was not specifically used for CNS metastases

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A pregnant or lactating patient
  2. A patient of childbearing potential without being tested for pregnancy at baseline or with a positive test. (A postmenopausal woman with the amenorrhea period of at least 12 months or longer is considered to have non-childbearing potential.)
  3. A man or woman of childbearing potential without the willingness to use a contraceptive measures during the study
  4. A patient with history of another malignant disease within past 3 years, except curatively treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical carcinoma in situ, and early gastric cancer
  5. A patient with active interstitial lung disease, except simple lymphangitic lung metastasis
  6. A patient with history of allergic reaction to gefitinib or erlotinib
  7. The following laboratory test results:

    • Number of absolute neutrophils counts (ANC) < 1.0ⅹ109/L
    • Number of platelets < 50 ⅹ109/L
    • AST, ALT > 2.5 ⅹupper limit of normal
    • Total bilirubin > 1.5 ⅹupper limit of normal
    • Serum creatinine > 1.5 ⅹupper limit of normal
  8. A patient with serious disease as followings

    • Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
    • History of myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to the initiation of study
    • Neurological or psychiatric disorder including dementia or uncontrolled seizure
  9. A patient who refused to sign the informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00830245

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Korea, Republic of
Dae Seog Heo
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea
Seoul National University Hospital
Korean Cancer Study Group
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Responsible Party: Dae Seog Heo/Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT00830245    
Other Study ID Numbers: CRCST-L-0005
First Posted: January 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 26, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011
Keywords provided by Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea:
EGFR mutation
Lung cancer
leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Meningeal Carcinomatosis
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Meningeal Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Diseases
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action