French National Observatory of the Patients With Non-small Cell Lung (NSCLC) and Molecular Testings

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2012
Last updated: July 12, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

The French National Cancer Institute (INCa) support a 28 hospital platforms network for molecular testing of cancer patients. These platforms routinely assess a panel of biomarkers in order to speed up access of French cancer patients to targeted therapies (commercially available or through clinical trials).

Regarding stage IV non-squamous NSCLC patients, 7 biomarkers are assessed including activating EGFR mutations, EML4-ALK translocation and EGFR T790M, KRAS, BRAF, HER2 and PI3KCA mutations. In 2012, up to 17 to 20,000 patients will be tested on this platform network.

The objective of the BIOMARKERS-France study is to describe the epidemiological, clinical and molecular characteristics of these patients and their tumors and to assess the impact of these analyzes on their treatment (ie bio-guided therapy)as well as outcomes (response rate, progression free and overall survival).

This study will collect, in a prospective way, data from a unique national cohort in order to guide future decisions regarding biomarker assessments (type? Number? Methods? Etc) in connexion with all the other research works currently ongoing in France.

Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
TPM4-ALK Fusion Protein Expression
KRAS Gene Mutation
BRAF Gene Mutation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: French National Observatory of the Patients With Non-small Cell Lung (NSCLC) Benefiting From a Molecular Test on the Hospital Platforms of Molecular Genetics.

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Further study details as provided by Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • EGF-R gene mutation in nationwide cohort [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of patients with EGF-R gene mutation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • K-RAS gene mutation in nationwide cohort [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of patients with K-RAS gene mutation

  • EML4-ALK translocation in nationwide cohort [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of patients with EML4-ALK translocation

Enrollment: 19000
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients with advanced lung cancer


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with advanced non-small cell cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced Non-small cell lung cancer (NSLC)
  • Biomarkers analysis on hospital platforms

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01700582

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique
Principal Investigator: Fabrice Barlesi, PhD, MD IFCT, Aix Marseille Université / Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique Identifier: NCT01700582     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Biomarkers-France 
Study First Received: August 1, 2012
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Health Authority: France: Comité consultatif sur le traitement de l'information en matière de recherche dans le domaine de la santé

Keywords provided by Intergroupe Francophone de Cancerologie Thoracique:
lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms processed this record on February 09, 2016