An Observational Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Italy (BEWARE)

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: May 29, 2012
Last updated: May 4, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
This observational, multicenter, retrospective/prospective study will evaluate the use of Avastin (bevacizumab) in clinical practice in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients having initiated first-line treatment with a fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy and Avastin will be followed for up to 15 months.

Colorectal Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Use of Bevacizumab in the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) in Italy: an Observational Cohort Study

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with Avastin treatment discontinuation due to either disease progression or Avastin-related adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with treatment discontinuation due to other causes [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Incidence of other causes for treatment discontinuation [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Second-line treatments initiated [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-free survival (patients with treatment discontinuation due to disease progression or Avastin-related toxicity as compared to patients with treatment discontinuation due to other causes) [ Time Frame: approximately 15 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 437
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer having initiated first-line treatment with fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy and Avastin

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Having initiated first-line treatment with fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy plus Avastin between 1. September 2011 and 29. February 2012
  • Availability of test fro K-RAS genotyping

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a clinical trial during treatment with Avastin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01609075

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01609075     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML27907 
Study First Received: May 29, 2012
Last Updated: May 4, 2016
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Rectal Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016