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Tocotrienol as a Nutritional Supplement in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer (Toco-Pulm)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02644252
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 31, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 24, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vejle Hospital

Brief Summary:

There is a need for improving the effect of first-line chemotherapy for lung cancer patients, preferably by using an approach with none or very few side effects.

In this trial the investigators incorporate δ-tocotrienol/placebo as a nutritional supplement on top of standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Drug: Day 1: Cisplatin 75 mg/m2 Drug: Day 1: Vinorelbine 25 mg/m2 Drug: Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 50 mg/m2 Drug: Day 1: Carboplatin AUC=5 Drug: Day 1: Vinorelbine 30 mg/m2 Drug: Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 60 mg/m2 Dietary Supplement: Tocotrienol 300 mg x 3 daily until progression Drug: Placebo 1 capsule x 3 daily until progression Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 190 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tocotrienol as a Nutritional Supplement in Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Study Start Date : January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Performance status 0-1, Arm A
Day 1: Cisplatin 75 mg/m2 plus vinorelbine 25 mg/m2. Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 50 mg/m2. Tocotrienol 300 mg x 3 daily until progression.
Drug: Day 1: Cisplatin 75 mg/m2
Drug: Day 1: Vinorelbine 25 mg/m2
Drug: Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 50 mg/m2
Dietary Supplement: Tocotrienol 300 mg x 3 daily until progression
Experimental: Performance status 0-1, Arm B
Day 1: Cisplatin 75 mg/m2 plus vinorelbine 25 mg/m2. Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 50 mg/m2. Placebo 1 capsule x 3 daily until progression.
Drug: Day 1: Cisplatin 75 mg/m2
Drug: Day 1: Vinorelbine 25 mg/m2
Drug: Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 50 mg/m2
Drug: Placebo 1 capsule x 3 daily until progression
Experimental: Performance status 2, Arm A
Day 1: Carboplatin area under the curve (AUC)=5 plus vinorelbine 30mg/m2. Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 60 mg/m2. Tocotrienol 300 mg x 3 daily until progression
Drug: Day 1: Carboplatin AUC=5
Drug: Day 1: Vinorelbine 30 mg/m2
Drug: Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 60 mg/m2
Dietary Supplement: Tocotrienol 300 mg x 3 daily until progression
Experimental: Performance status 2, Arm B
Day 1: Carboplatin area under the curve (AUC)=5 plus vinorelbine 30mg/m2. Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 60 mg/m2. Placebo 1 capsule x 3 daily until progression
Drug: Day 1: Carboplatin AUC=5
Drug: Day 1: Vinorelbine 30 mg/m2
Drug: Day 8: Capsule vinorelbine 60 mg/m2
Drug: Placebo 1 capsule x 3 daily until progression



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression free survival [ Time Frame: From date of randomization until date of first documented progression; assessed up to 36 months ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer, including squamous cell carcinomas, adenocarcinomas and non-neuroendocrine large cell carcinomas
  • Patients with advanced stages of NSCLC who are candidates to first-line platinum-based doublet chemotherapy
  • Measurable disease by RECIST 1.1
  • Age ≥ 18 years.
  • Performance status 0-2.
  • Adequate bone marrow function, liver function, and renal function (within 7 days prior to inclusion):

    • White blood cells (WBC) ≥ 3.0 * 10^9/l or neutrophils (ANC) ≥ 1.5 * 10^9/l
    • Platelet count ≥ 100 * 10^9/l
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 6 mmol/l
    • Serum bilirubin < 2.0 * upper level of normal (ULN)
    • Serum transaminase ≤ 2.5 * ULN
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 ULN
  • Written and orally informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other malignant diseases within 5 years prior to inclusion in the study, except curatively treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and other types of cancer with minimal risk of recurrence.
  • Other experimental therapy or participation in another clinical trial within 28 days prior to treatment initiation.
  • Patients who have received prior chemotherapy for NSCLC
  • Patients with NSCLC who are candidates to neoadjuvant chemotherapy or curative chemoradiotherapy
  • Underlying disease not adequately treated (diabetes, cardiac disease)
  • Allergy to the active substance or any of the auxiliary agents
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding patients. For fertile women a negative pregnancy test at screening is mandatory.
  • Fertile patients not willing to use effective methods of contraception during treatment and for 6 months after the end of treatment.

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Contacts
Contact: Christa H Nyhus, MD christa.haugaard.nyhus@rsyd.dk

Locations
Denmark
Department of Oncology, Vejle Hospital Recruiting
Vejle, Denmark
Contact: Christa H Nyhus, MD       christa.haugaard.nyhus@rsyd.dk   
Principal Investigator: Lisbeth Bertelsen, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vejle Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Christa H Nyhus, MD Vejle Hospital

Responsible Party: Vejle Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02644252     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Toco-Pulm
First Posted: December 31, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 24, 2018
Last Verified: September 2018

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Vinorelbine
Cisplatin
Carboplatin
Vinblastine
Tocotrienols
Vitamin E
Tocopherols
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antioxidants
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances