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An Observational Study of Erlotinib (Tarceva) as Second-line Treatment in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer After Failure of Pemetrexed in First-line Therapy (TIME)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2012
Last updated: November 23, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
This prospective, multicenter observational study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of Tarceva (erlotinib) as second-line treatment in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed after pemetrexed-containing first-line chemotherapy. Eligible patients will be followed until withdrawal of consent, lost-to-follow-up, or study termination, whichever occurs first.

Condition Intervention
Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Erlotinib

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective, Open-label, Multicenter, National, Non-interventional Phase IV Trial of the Effectiveness, Safety and Tolerability of Tarceva as Second-line Treatment of Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), After Failure of First-line Treatment With a Pemetrexed-containing Chemotherapy Regimen

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Baseline to the end of the study (up to 2 years) ]
    Progression-free survival was defined as the time from the first dose of erlotinib to disease progression or death from any cause, whichever occurred earlier. Progressive disease was defined as at least a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum of the longest diameter of target lesions recorded since treatment started, or the appearance of 1 or more new lesions and/or unequivocal progression of existing non-target lesions.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Best Overall Response [ Time Frame: Baseline to the end of the study (up to 2 years) ]
    Reported are the percentage of participants with a best overall response of complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD), or progressive disease (PD). The best overall response to treatment was determined by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). A CR was defined as the disappearance of all target lesions (TL) or the disappearance of all non-TLs. A PR was defined as at least a 30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter (SLD) of TLs, taking as reference the baseline SLD. SD was defined as neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for a PR nor sufficient increase to qualify for PD, taking as reference the smallest SLD since treatment started for TLs and the persistence of 1 or more non-TL(s). PD was defined as at least a 20% increase in the SLD of TLs, taking as reference the smallest SLD recorded since treatment started or the appearance of 1 or more new lesions and/or unequivocal progression of existing non-TLs.

  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Overall survival was defined as the time from Baseline until death from any cause.

  • Percentage of Participants Who Developed Rash [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
  • Percentage of Participants Who Developed Diarrhea [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]

Enrollment: 57
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Selection of the dose of erlotinib most suitable for each participant was left to the discretion of the physician, guided by the recommendation in the Summary of Product Characteristics. The recommended daily oral dose of erlotinib is 150 mg.
Drug: Erlotinib
Erlotinib was supplied as tablets in the retail product Tarceva.
Other Name: Tarceva


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer initiated on second-line Tarceva therapy after first-line pemetrexed-containing chemotherapy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Histologically or cytologically documented locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (inoperable Stage III or IV according to the 7th TNM Classification of Malignant Tumors).
  • Experiencing disease progression after pemetrexed-containing first-line chemotherapy regimen.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2.
  • Initiated on second-line treatment with Tarceva at the most 4 weeks prior to study entry at baseline (date of signature of informed consent).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior chemotherapy/targeted therapy after disease progression after first-line treatment in the advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) setting.
  • Contraindication for Tarceva according to the Summary of Product characteristics.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01664533

Aalst, Belgium, 9300
Antwerpen, Belgium, 2020
Boussu, Belgium, 7360
Bruxelles, Belgium, 1200
Charleroi, Belgium, 6000
Dendermonde, Belgium, 9200
Duffel, Belgium, 2570
Edegem, Belgium, 2650
Frameries, Belgium, 7080
Genk, Belgium, 3600
Gilly, Belgium, 6060
Gosselies, Belgium, 6041
Liege, Belgium, 4000
Mons, Belgium, 7000
Montegnée, Belgium, 4420
Namur, Belgium, 5000
Ottignies, Belgium, 1340
Roeselare, Belgium, 8800
Sint Niklaas, Belgium, 9100
Tournai, Belgium, 7500
Turnhout, Belgium, 2300
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01664533     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25708
Study First Received: August 10, 2012
Results First Received: October 9, 2015
Last Updated: November 23, 2015

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