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Strategies for Maintenance Therapies 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: NCT01631136
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2018
Groupe Francais De Pneumo-Cancerologie
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique

Brief Summary:

In France, lung cancer is responsible for more than 30000 each year. Progress was made in treatment of lung cancer in the last five years due to targeted therapies and to strategical evolutions consisting in a best adjustment of treatments. Maintenance strategies is one of this strategical evolution. It is based on maintaining continuous therapeutical pression in order to preserve the therapeutical benefit obtained by the first line (induction chemotherapy). Several clinical trials showed that maintenance strategies increase the duration of controlled disease.

There is two types of maintenance strategies:

  • Continuous maintenance : prolongation of the treatment initially associated with platin until progression
  • Switch maintenance : introduction of a new treatment after the end of induction chemotherapy

The aim of this study is to compare two maintenance strategies

  • A continuous maintenance by pemetrexed
  • A switch maintenance or a continuous maintenance according to the response of induction chemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Cisplatin Drug: Pemetrexed Drug: Gemcitabine Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 932 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Study Evaluating Two Strategies of Maintenance, One With Pemetrexed in Continuous Strategy and One According to the Response of Induction Chemotherapy, in Non Squamous Non Small Cell Lung Cancer of Advanced Stage
Study Start Date : July 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 30, 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer
Drug Information available for: Pemetrexed

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Continuous maintenance Therapy
Induction chemotherapy by cisplatin + pemetrexed and maintenance therapy by pemetrexed
Drug: Cisplatin
75 mg/m²

Drug: Pemetrexed
500 mg/m²

Experimental: Maintenance according to the response of induction

Induction chemotherapy by cisplatin + gemcitabine followed by :

  • continuous maintenance therapy by gemcitabine if response disease
  • switch maintenance therapy by pemetrexed if stable disease
Drug: Pemetrexed
500 mg/m²

Drug: Cisplatin
80 mg/m²

Drug: Gemcitabine
1250 mg/m²

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: around 20 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease free survival [ Time Frame: Around 5 months ]
  2. Control and response rate [ Time Frame: After 4 cycles ]
  3. Safety analysis [ Time Frame: Around 5 months ]
    Number of patients with at least one adverse event in each arm and number of adverse events with the relationship, intensity and the cycle of appearance

  4. treatment exposure [ Time Frame: Around 5 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-squamous NSCLC histologically or cytologically confirmed
  • Stage IV with a cytologically or histologically confirmation for an unique metastasis
  • No EGFR activating mutation or indeterminate EGFR mutational status
  • At least one measurable lesion
  • Age between 18 and 70
  • PS 0 or 1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • squamous cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer , neuroendocrine cell lung cancer
  • Knowledge of ALK gene rearrangement
  • Symptomatic central nervous system metastases or requiring immediate cerebral radiotherapy
  • Superior venous cave syndrome except if treated by implantation of a prosthesis
  • Previous anti-tumoral treatment
  • Concomitant radiotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01631136

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique
Groupe Francais De Pneumo-Cancerologie
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Principal Investigator: Maurice PEROL, MD Centre Léon Bérard - Lyon
Principal Investigator: Pierre-Jean SOUQUET, MD, PhD Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique Identifier: NCT01631136    
Other Study ID Numbers: IFCT-GFPC-1101
First Posted: June 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 17, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique:
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
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
Antineoplastic Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors