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Study of Pemetrexed Plus Cisplatin as First-line Therapy in Patients With Advanced Non-squamous NSCLC (Phalcis)

This study has been terminated.
(No safety reasons. Low recruitment.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Spanish Lung Cancer Group Identifier:
First received: March 15, 2010
Last updated: July 3, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
This is a study of pemetrexed disodium plus cisplatin as first-line therapy in patients with advanced non-squamous cell lung cancer. This is a phase IIA pharmacogenomic trial.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Non Small Cell Lung
Drug: Pemetrexed/Cisplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Pemetrexed Disodium Plus Cisplatin as First-line Therapy in Patients With Advanced Non-squamous Cell Lung Cancer: a Phase IIA Pharmacogenomic Trial

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Further study details as provided by Spanish Lung Cancer Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective response rate [ Time Frame: Time to progression ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Time until death ]

Enrollment: 57
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 ARM
pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 IV + cisplatin 75 mg/m2 every 21 days
Drug: Pemetrexed/Cisplatin
Pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 IV followed by cisplatin 75 mg/m2 IV every 21 days. A cycle is 21 day.
Other Name: The Tradename of pemetrexed is Alimta

Detailed Description:
This is a non-randomized, phase IIA pharmacogenomic, open label, uncontrolled, efficacy study in patients with advanced non-squamous cell lung cancer as a first line therapy.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic or cytologic diagnosis of non-squamous NSCLC, that is not amenable to curative treatment with surgery or radiation therapy. This population encompasses advanced stage patients with select stage IIIB (with pleural or pericardial effusion) or stage IV disease. Histologic or cytologic documentation of recurrence is required in patients who were previously completely resected and now have progressive disease.
  • Tissue must be available to generate and apply the genomics predictor. If not obtained at the time of diagnosis, then subject must consent to another biopsy. If patient had prior radiation therapy, tissue biopsy for genomics analysis must be outside radiation field.
  • At least one, non-radiated, measurable lesion by RECIST criteria.
  • ECOG performance status of 0 or 1
  • No prior chemotherapy, biologic or targeted therapy for any malignancy.
  • Prior radiation therapy is permitted if ≥1 week since completion of radiation treatment. Radiation must be <25% of bone marrow reserve.
  • Age greater than 18 years.
  • No previous or concomitant malignancy in the past 5 years other than surgical management for carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
  • No other serious medical or psychiatric illness.
  • Signed informed consent.
  • Females of child-bearing potential (not surgically sterilized and between menarche and 1 year post menopause) must test negative for pregnancy within 7 days prior to or at the time of enrollment based on a serum pregnancy test. Both sexually active males and females of reproductive potential must agree to use a reliable method of birth control, as determined by the patient and their health care team, during the study and for 3 months following the last dose of study drug.
  • Required laboratory data within two weeks of enrollment:

    1. ANC or AGC greater than 1500 per uL
    2. Platelets greater than 100,000 per uL
    3. Total bilirubin less than 1.5mg/dL
    4. Creatinine clearance greater than or equal to 45 ml/min.
    5. SGOT/SGPT less than or equal to 3x/ULN except in presence of known hepatic metastases in which it may be up to 5x ULN.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with squamous cell NSCLC.
  • Treatment within the last 30 days with a drug that has not received regulatory approval for any indication at the time of study entry.
  • Concurrent administration of any other anti-tumor therapy.
  • Inability to comply with protocol or study procedures.
  • Active infection requiring IV antibiotics, antifungal or antiviral agents, that in the opinion of the investigator would compromise the patient's ability to tolerate therapy.
  • Documented symptomatic or untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases (except if adequately treated and stable for at least 2 weeks).
  • Major surgery within 2 weeks of study or other serious concomitant systemic disorders that, in the opinion or the investigator, would compromise the safety of the patient or compromise the patient's ability to complete the study.
  • Myocardial infarction having occurred less than 6 months before inclusion, any known uncontrolled arrhythmia, symptomatic angina pectoris, active ischemia or cardiac failure not controlled by medications.
  • Have peripheral neuropathy of CTCAE Grade 1 or higher
  • Contraindications to corticosteroids.
  • Inability or unwillingness to take folic acid or vitamin B12 supplementation.
  • Unwillingness to stop taking herbal supplements while on study.
  • Presence of clinically significant third-space fluid collections (for example, ascites or pleural effusions) that cannot be controlled by drainage or other procedures prior to study entry and throughout study enrollment as the distribution of pemetrexed in this fluid space is not fully understood.
  • Recent (within 30 days before enrollment) or concurrent yellow fever vaccination.
  • Have prior known allergic/hypersensitivity reaction to any of the components of study treatment
  • Inability to discontinue administration of aspirin at a dose greater than 1300 mg/day or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents for 2 days before, the day of, and 2 days after the dose of pemetrexed (5 days for long-acting agents such as piroxicam).
  • Female patients that is pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01088906

H. Clínica Benidorm
Benidorm, Alicante, Spain, 03501
H. General de Elche
Elche, Alicante, Spain, 03202
H. Germans Trias i Pujol
Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, 088916
H. Insular de Gran Canarias
Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Gran Canarias, Spain, 35016
H. Universitario de Canarias
La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, 38320
MD Anderson
Madrid, Spain, 28033
Hospital 12 de Octubre
Madrid, Spain, 28041
H. Morales Messeguer
Murcia, Spain, 30008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spanish Lung Cancer Group
Study Chair: José Miguel Sánchez Torres, MD Spanish Lung Cancer Group
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Spanish Lung Cancer Group Identifier: NCT01088906     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GECP09-01Phalcis
2009-011327-31 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: March 15, 2010
Last Updated: July 3, 2015

Keywords provided by Spanish Lung Cancer Group:
First line

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
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