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Temozolomide as Maintenance Therapy in Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
yihu, Chinese PLA General Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 11, 2013
Last updated: January 24, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
Temozolomide, a nonclassic oral alkylating agent, may delay progression in sequence with chemotherapy. This phase II trial was designed to evaluate the role of Temozolomide following 4 or 6 cycles of first-line treatment in patients with newly diagnosed SCLC.

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Small Cell Drug: Temozolomide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of Temozolomide as Maintenance Therapy After Initial Induction Chemotherapy in Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by yihu, Chinese PLA General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • One-year progress free survival [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    The Percentage of Patients Who Are Progress Free One Year After Completing Protocol Treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    the Percentage of Patients Who Experience an Objective Benefit From Treatment

  • Safety [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    Number of Participants with Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability

  • time to progression [ Time Frame: from the start date of treatment until the date of occurrence of progressive disease ]
    the interval between the start date of treatment and the date of occurrence of progressive disease

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Temozolomide

Patients in the study will receive the following for the duration of the study:First-line chemotherapy according to the NCCN guidelines. The study will consist of 21-day cycles, to a maximum of 6 cycles of therapy for the first-line chemotherapy. After first-line treatment, temozolomide will be given alone as maintenance therapy in all patients who have achieved study entry hematologic criteria and who do not have progressive disease or severe toxicity. During temozolomide maintenance therapy, patients will receive temozolomide at 150mg/m2/d for 5 days of a 28-day cycle orally daily. Temozolomide maintenance therapy will continue until progressive disease or irreversible toxicity occurs.

Re-staging will be performed every 2 cycles (every 8 weeks) during the study

Drug: Temozolomide

Detailed Description:
Subjects will receive standard of care treatment for SCLC with added treatment of maintenance temozolomide. Efficacy and safety of temozolomide and one year survival and time to progression of patients will be recorded.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cytologically and/or histologically confirmed small-cell lung cancer with extensive-stage disease
  • Patients must have measurable disease, this can include brain metastases
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-1
  • Adequate bone marrow function, as defined by: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >1,500/µL; platelets >100,000/µL; hemoglobin >=9.0 g/dL
  • Normal organ function, defined as follows: aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) <=2.5 × the upper limit of normal (ULN), or AST and ALT <=5 × the ULN if liver function abnormalities are due to underlying malignancy; total serum bilirubin <=1.5 × the ULN; serum creatinine <=1.5 × the ULN
  • Women of childbearing potential and men with partners of childbearing potential must agree to use a form of birth control that is acceptable to their physician to prevent pregnancy during treatment
  • Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and sign an informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients receiving other investigational agents
  • Patients with leptomeningeal involvement
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) based upon current CDC definition or HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy. However, HIV testing is not required for entry into this protocol. The need to exclude patients with AIDS from this protocol is necessary because these patients are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow- suppressive therapy. Excluding patients on HAART is necessary due to the potential for pharmacokinetic interactions with temozolomide.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01900951

China, Beijing
PLA general hospital
BeiJing, Beijing, China, 100853
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chinese PLA General Hospital
Study Chair: yi hu, M.D. Chinese PLA General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: yihu, chief physician, Chinese PLA General Hospital Identifier: NCT01900951     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TMS-01
Study First Received: July 11, 2013
Last Updated: January 24, 2016

Keywords provided by yihu, Chinese PLA General Hospital:
Small cell lung cancer
Maintenance chemotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Small Cell
Lung Neoplasms
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017