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Fosaprepitant Dimeglumine, Palonosetron Hydrochloride, and Dexamethasone in Preventing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Cisplatin in Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

This study has been terminated.
(Study stopped due to lack of efficacy in first 6 patients)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keith D Eaton, University of Washington
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00895245
First received: May 7, 2009
Last updated: April 13, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Fosaprepitant dimeglumine, palonosetron hydrochloride, and dexamethasone may help lessen or prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cisplatin in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well fosaprepitant dimeglumine together with palonosetron hydrochloride and dexamethasone works in preventing nausea and vomiting caused by cisplatin in patients with stage III or stage IV head and neck cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Nausea and Vomiting Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx Drug: fosaprepitant dimeglumine Drug: cisplatin Drug: palonosetron hydrochloride Drug: dexamethasone Other: Functional Living Index-Emesis Questionnaire Behavioral: Emesis Diary Radiation: Radiotherapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Phase II Clinical Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Single-Dose Fosaprepitant for the Prevention of Cisplatin-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) in Patients With Head & Neck Cancer Undergoing Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiation

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Further study details as provided by Keith D Eaton, University of Washington:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of Patients With a Complete Response to the Anti-emetic Medication Regimen [ Time Frame: 120 hours following cisplatin infusion ]
    Complete response is defined as no emesis or rescue nausea medications needed in the first 120 hours following cisplatin infusion.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of Complete Response to Anti-emetic Therapy in the Delayed Setting (25-120 Hours After Cisplatin Infusion) [ Time Frame: 25-120 hours following cisplatin infusion ]
  • Control of Nausea for 120 Hours Following Each Cisplatin Infusion for Multiple Cycles of Therapy as Measured by the Visual Analog Scale [ Time Frame: 120 hours following cisplatin infusion ]
    The visual analog scale ranges from 0-100. 0 is labeled as "no nausea" and 100 is labeled as "nausea as bad as it could be" A score of < 25 is considered to indicate no significant nausea. All patients discontinued trial after only one cisplatin infusion.

  • Impact of Cisplatin-induced Nausea and Vomiting on Daily Life During the 5 Day Period Following Cisplatin Infusion for Multiple Cycles as Measured by the Functional Living Index-Emesis Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 5 days following cisplatin infusion ]
    FLIE is a patient-completed quality of life assessment modified from the original Functional Living Index - Cancer questionnaire. FLIE contains two domains: nausea and vomiting with nine items in each domain. The first item asks the patient to rate how much nausea (or vomiting) has occurred over a 5 day period. The remaining eight items ask patients to rate the impact of nausea (or vomiting) on various aspects of a patient's life (for example, ability to enjoy meals/liquids). Each item is answered using a 7 point visual analog scale with 7 being "none /not at all" and 1 being "a great deal". The two domains are summed for a total score with a possible range of 18-126. Higher scores indicate a more favorable quality of life. A total score of >108 defines those patients who had a minimal impact of CINV on quality of life. All particpants discontinued the trial after one cycle of cisplatin.


Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I

Patients receive cisplatin IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 3 courses. Patients also undergo radiotherapy once daily 5 days a week for up to 7 weeks.

Patients receive fosaprepitant dimeglumine IV, palonosetron hydrochloride IV, and dexamethasone IV on day 1.Patients then receive oral dexamethasone on days 2-4. Patients with no emesis or requirement for rescue anti-emetics in the first 120 hours after cisplatin infusion continue to receive the anti-emetic regimen as above with the second and third courses of cisplatin.

Patients complete an emesis diary daily for 5 days after each cisplatin infusion. Patients also complete a Functional Living Index-Emesis Questionnaire on day 8 after each cisplatin infusion.

Drug: fosaprepitant dimeglumine
Given IV
Drug: cisplatin
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CACP
  • CDDP
  • CPDD
  • DDP
  • Neoplatin
Drug: palonosetron hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Aloxi
  • RS 25259-197
Drug: dexamethasone
Given IV and orally
Other Names:
  • Aeroseb-Dex
  • Decaderm
  • Decadron
  • Decaspray
  • DM
  • DXM
Other: Functional Living Index-Emesis Questionnaire
Ancillary studies
Behavioral: Emesis Diary
Ancillary studies
Radiation: Radiotherapy
Undergo radiotherapy
Other Name: 3-D conformal radiotherapy or IMRT

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the complete response rate of anti-emetic therapy based on a single dose of intravenous fosaprepitant with multiple cycles of high dose cisplatin (complete response is defined as no emesis or rescue nausea medications needed in the 120 hours following cisplatin infusion).

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the complete response rate of anti-emetic therapy based on a single dose of intravenous fosaprepitant with multiple cycles of high dose cisplatin in the delayed period (25-120 hours following cisplatin infusion).

II. To determine efficacy of anti-emetic therapy based on a single-dose of intravenous fosaprepitant to achieve adequate control of nausea following multiple cycles of high-dose cisplatin as defined by a score on the visual analog scale of < 25mm in the 120 hours following cisplatin infusion.

III. To determine the functional impact of cisplatin induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) on daily life as measured by the Functional Living Index-Emesis (FLIE) Questionnaire total score.

OUTLINE: Patients receive cisplatin IV on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 3 courses. Patients also undergo 3-D conformal radiotherapy or intensity-modulated radiotherapy once daily 5 days a week for up to 7 weeks.

Patients receive fosaprepitant dimeglumine IV, palonosetron hydrochloride IV, and dexamethasone IV on day 1 (prior to cisplatin infusion). Patients then receive oral dexamethasone on days 2-4. Patients with no emesis or requirement for rescue anti-emetics in the first 120 hours after cisplatin infusion continue to receive the anti-emetic regimen as above with the second and third courses of cisplatin.

Patients complete an emesis diary (that includes a nausea visual analog scale) daily for 5 days after each cisplatin infusion. Patients also complete a Functional Living Index-Emesis Questionnaire on day 8 of each course of chemotherapy.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cytologically or pathologically documented squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, or nasopharynx
  • Stage III or IV disease according to the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook Sixth Edition
  • Planned definitive or adjuvant radiation with concurrent cisplatin (100 mg/m2 every 3 weeks for three cycles)
  • ECOG Performance Status of 0-2
  • Adequate Organ Function (Hepatic: bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN; AST and ALT =< 3 x ULN; Renal: calculated creatinine clearance >= 55ml/min (using the Cockcroft-Gault Formula); Bone Marrow: platelet count >= 100 x 10^9/L; absolute neutrophil count >= 1.25 x 10^9/L)
  • Signed Informed Consent
  • Male and female patients with reproductive potential must use an acceptable contraceptive method (with double barrier protection for pre-menopausal women)
  • Predicted life expectancy > 12 weeks
  • Willingness to complete patient diary and questionnaires

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability or unwillingness to comply with radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • Use of illicit drugs or on-going alcohol use
  • Vomiting within the 24 hours prior to cisplatin infusion
  • Evidence of clinically significant congestive heart failure (Patients must be able to tolerate hydration with cisplatin)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy > Grade 2
  • Significant hearing loss
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Patients may be enrolled in additional clinical trials, as long as no additional investigational agents are being used
  • Patients with a hypersensitivity to fosaprepitant, aprepitant, polysorbate, and any other components of the EMEND product
  • The following therapies are excluded during the treatment phase of the study: investigational agents; anti-neoplastic or anti-tumor agents, including immunotherapy, and hormonal anti-cancer therapy; additional scheduled anti-emetic medications, unless needed as rescue medications for acute or delayed nausea/vomiting
  • Strong Inhibitors of CYP3A4: ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, ritonavir, and nelfinavir; strong Inducers of CYP3A4: rifampin, carbamazepine, and phenytoin
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00895245

Locations
United States, Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Keith Eaton Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
  More Information

Responsible Party: Keith D Eaton, Principal Investigator, University of Washington
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00895245     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6862
NCI-2009-01669
Study First Received: May 7, 2009
Results First Received: January 9, 2017
Last Updated: April 13, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Nausea
Vomiting
Laryngeal Diseases
Laryngeal Neoplasms
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Pharyngeal Neoplasms
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Nasopharyngeal Diseases
Cisplatin
Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone acetate
Fosaprepitant
Aprepitant
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate

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