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LDK378 Versus Chemotherapy in Previously Untreated Patients With ALK Rearranged Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2013
Last updated: November 3, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
The primary purpose of the study is to compare the antitumor activity of LDK378 versus reference chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: LDK378
Drug: Pemetrexed + cisplatin or pemetrexed + carboplatin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Multicenter, Randomized Study of Oral LDK378 Versus Standard Chemotherapy in Previously Untreated Adult Patients With ALK Rearranged (ALK-positive), Stage IIIB or IV, Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Month 33 ]
    PFS defined as time from date of randomization to date of first documented disease (as assessed by Blinded Independent Review Committee (BIRC) per RECIST 1.1) or date of death due to any cause

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Month 33 ]
    OS defined as time from date of randomization to date of death due to any cause

  • Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Month 33 ]
    ORR defined as the proportion of patients with a best overall response defined as Complete Response (CR) or Partial Response (PR) as evaluated by Blinded Independent Review Committee (BIRC) and by investigator assessment per RECIST 1.1

  • Duration of Response (DOR) [ Time Frame: Month 33 ]
    DOR defined as the time from date of first documented CR or PR to date of first documented disease progression or death due to any cause

  • Disease Control Rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: Month 33 ]
    DCR defined as the proportion of patients with best overall response of CR, PR, or Stable Disease (SD)

  • Time to response (TTR) [ Time Frame: Month 33 ]
    TTR defined as the time from date of randomization to date of first documented response (CR or PR)

  • Patient Reported Outcomes [ Time Frame: Screening, followed by every 6 weeks until Month 33 after Month 33 every 9 weeks. ]
    The time to definitive deterioration from the date of randomization to the date of event for disease related symptoms.

Enrollment: 374
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: LDK378 Drug: LDK378
Oral LDK378 750 mg once daily
Active Comparator: Reference Chemotherapy Drug: Pemetrexed + cisplatin or pemetrexed + carboplatin
Pemetrexed 500 mg/m² plus cisplatin 75 mg/m² every 21 days for 4 cycles followed by pemetrexed 500 mg/m² every 21 days or pemetrexed 500 mg/m² plus carboplatin AUC 5-6 every 21 days for 4 cycles followed by pemetrexed 500 mg/m² every 21 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient has a histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of non-squamous Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive as assessed by the Ventana Immunohistochemistry (IHC) test. The test will be performed at Novartis designated central laboratories.
  2. Patient has newly diagnosed stage IIIB (who are not a candidate for definitive multimodality therapy) or stage IV NSCLC or relapsed locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC not previously treated with any systemic anti-cancer therapy (e.g. cytotoxic drugs, monoclonal antibody therapy, crizotinib or other ALK inhibitors, or other targeted therapies, either experimental or not), with exception of neo-adjuvant or adjuvant therapy
  3. Patient has at least one measurable lesion as defined by RECIST 1.1. A previously irradiated site lesion may only be counted as a target lesion if there is clear sign of progression since the irradiation

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient with known hypersensitivity to any of the excipients of LDK378 (microcrystalline cellulose, mannitol, crospovidone, colloidal silicon dioxide and magnesium stearate)
  2. Patient with a history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to platinum containing drugs, pemetrexed or any known excipients of these drugs.
  3. Patient with symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases who is neurologically unstable or has required increasing doses of steroids within the 2 weeks prior to screening to manage CNS symptoms.
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01828099     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLDK378A2301
2013-000319-26 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: April 3, 2013
Last Updated: November 3, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, ALK, LDK378

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
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
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