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Phase 3 Study of Bavituximab Plus Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel Alone in Patients With Late-stage Non-squamous Non-small-cell Lung Cancer (SUNRISE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: November 25, 2013
Last updated: April 19, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
The primary purpose of this research study is to see whether adding bavituximab (an investigational drug) to the standard chemotherapy drug docetaxel, will improve the results of the treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Stage IIIB Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Stage IV Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Metastatic Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Biological: bavituximab Drug: Docetaxel Other: Placebo (for bavituximab) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: SUNRISE: A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Trial of Bavituximab Plus Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel Alone in Patients With Previously Treated Stage IIIb/IV Non-Squamous Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Peregrine Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Approximately up to 36 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Approximately up to 36 months ]
  • Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: Approximately up to 36 months ]
  • Safety [ Time Frame: Approximately up to 36 months ]
    As measured by adverse event rates and laboratory evaluations

Estimated Enrollment: 582
Study Start Date: December 2013
Study Completion Date: March 2017
Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: bavituximab plus docetaxel
Six 21-day cycles of docetaxel plus weekly bavituximab. Patients who have not experienced disease progression will continue to receive bavituximab weekly until progression.
Biological: bavituximab Drug: Docetaxel
Other Name: Taxotere
Placebo Comparator: placebo plus docetaxel
Six 21-day cycles of docetaxel plus weekly placebo. Patients who have not experienced disease progression will continue to receive placebo weekly until progression.
Drug: Docetaxel
Other Name: Taxotere
Other: Placebo (for bavituximab)


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

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female at least 18 years of age
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed and documented stage IIIb/IV non-squamous NSCLC according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual (7th Edition)
  • Radiographic disease recurrence or progression during or after front-line platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. For patients with known epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activating mutations or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocations, appropriate targeted treatment should have been used. Mutation testing is not required.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Squamous, small cell, carcinoid, adenosquamous, large-cell neuroendocrine, or mixed histology containing small-cell or squamous-cell NSCLC
  • Known history of bleeding disorders, eg, von Willebrand disease or hemophilia
  • Cavitary tumors or tumors invading or abutting large blood vessels
  • Clinically significant bleeding such as gross hematuria, GI bleeding, and hemoptysis within the 6 months before screening
  • Thromboembolic events (eg, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, arterial thrombosis) within 6 months of screening
  • Grade 2 or higher peripheral neuropathy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01999673

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01999673     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PPHM 1202
2013-003953-13 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: November 25, 2013
Last Updated: April 19, 2017

Keywords provided by Peregrine Pharmaceuticals:
PPHM 1202

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 20, 2017