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Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics of ALD518 in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-related Fatigue and Cachexia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: March 20, 2009
Last updated: September 10, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
The purpose of this study is to asses the safety and efficacy of ALD518 in patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-Related Fatigue and cachexia (weight-loss).

Condition Intervention Phase
Biological: ALD518
Biological: Infusion of 0.9% Saline without ALD518
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study to Determine the Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of Multiple Intravenous Doses of ALD518 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg Versus Placebo Administered to Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-Related Fatigue and Cachexia

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Further study details as provided by Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Safety parameters. [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to symptomatic progressions at Weeks 12 and 24 [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Biological: ALD518
ALD518 80 mg on Day 1, Week 8 and Week 16
Experimental: 2
Biological: ALD518
ALD518 160 mg IV on Day 1, Week 8 and Week 16
Experimental: 3
Biological: ALD518
ALD518 360 mg IV on Day 1, Week 8, and Week 16
Placebo Comparator: 4
No ALD518
Biological: Infusion of 0.9% Saline without ALD518
Infusion of 0.9% Saline without addition of ALD518

Detailed Description:

This is a phase II, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of ALD518 in patients with NSCLC related fatigue and cachexia.

It is estimated that a total of 120 patients will be randomized to ALD518 80 mg, 160 mg, 320 mg, or placebo in a 1:1:1:1 ratio.

A total of eight visits (excluding the Screening visit) will take place over a period of 24 weeks: Day 1, Weeks 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24.

Enrolled patients will be screened within a 4 week period (Day 35 to 7). Randomization to treatment will be within a 12 day period (Day 14 to 3), before initial dosing on Day 1.

Patients will receive treatment eight weeks apart (on Day 1, and Weeks 8 and 16). All patients will remain at the clinic for at least 4 hours from the time the infusion is started. Follow-up visits will occur four and eight weeks after the last dose of study drug, at Weeks 20 and 24, respectively.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC incurable by other treatments including surgery
  • A ≥5 % loss of body weight in the preceding 3 months
  • A C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration ≥ 10 mg/L
  • Life Expectancy of at least 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with chemotherapy, large-field radiotherapy, or surgery for treatment of cancer in the past 30 days
  • AST/ALT ≥ 3 x ULN at screening
  • Hemoglobin < 8 g/dL at Screening
  • History of or active diagnosis of Tuberculosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00866970

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Director: Jeffrey TL Smith, MD FRCP Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jeffrey T L Smith, MD FRCP, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc Identifier: NCT00866970     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALD518-CLIN-004
Study First Received: March 20, 2009
Last Updated: September 10, 2010

Keywords provided by Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Lung Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Signs and Symptoms
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
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