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Pemetrexed in Advanced 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: NCT01193959
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2010 by Istituto Clinico Humanitas.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 2, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2010
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Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Brief Summary:
Present study is aimed at investigating potential molecular predictors of sensitivity or resistance to single-agent pemetrexed in the ≥ second line setting in a large cohort of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The following biomarkers will be investigated with either immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization or genotyping: thymidylate synthase (TS), dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), glycinamide ribonucleotide formyl transferase (GARFT), aminoimidazole carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (ATIC/AICARFT), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), Kirsten rat sarcoma 2 viral oncogene homolog (KRAS), v-myc myelocytomatosis viral oncogene homolog (MYC) and phosphoinositide-3-kinase, catalytic, alpha polypeptide (PIK3CA).

Condition or disease
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 33 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Retrospective Study of Molecular Predictors of Sensitivity and Resistance to Pemetrexed in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study Start Date : September 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Association of each biomarker with treatment outcome in terms of response rate, time to progression, overall survival. [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Association of each biomarker with clinico-pathological features: histology, gender, age, smoking status, response to previous chemotherapy. [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with single agent pemetrexed

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer - Tumor tissue available at our institution
  • Patients treated with single agent pemetrexed for metastatic disease
  • Availability of full clinical data

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cytological diagnosis of advanced Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Lack of tumor tissue at our institution
  • Lack of full clinical data

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01193959

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Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Rozzano, Milano, Italy, 20089
Sponsors and Collaborators
Istituto Clinico Humanitas
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Principal Investigator: Armando SANTORO, MD Istituto Clinico Humanitas
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Responsible Party: Armando Santoro, MD, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Identifier: NCT01193959    
Other Study ID Numbers: ONC/OSS-02/2010
First Posted: September 2, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms