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Add-Aspirin: A Trial Assessing the Effects of Aspirin on Disease Recurrence and Survival After Primary Therapy in Common Non Metastatic Solid Tumours

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified June 2016 by University College, London
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02804815
First Posted: June 17, 2016
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University College, London
  Purpose

Add-Aspirin aims to assess whether regular aspirin use after standard curative therapy can prevent recurrence and improve survival in individuals with non-metastatic common tumours. The question will be assessed in four different tumour types (breast, colorectal, gastro-oesophageal and prostate) by means of parallel cohorts within an overarching trial protocol.

Eligible participants will be randomly assigned (double-blind) to either aspirin 100mg, aspirin 300mg or a matched placebo, to be taken daily for at least 5 years. Disease recurrence and survival will be assessed, along with adherence, toxicity, and other potential effects of aspirin (eg. cardiovascular).

There is a large body of evidence indicating that aspirin has anti-cancer effects. Meta-analyses of cardiovascular trials of aspirin have shown short-term effects on cancer mortality and a decrease in risk of metastases, suggesting a role for aspirin in the treatment as well as prevention of cancer. Additionally, large observational studies of individuals taking aspirin after cancer treatment have shown improved disease-specific and overall mortality for specific tumour types.

In the treatment setting, the risks of side effects associated with aspirin are expected to be outweighed by potential benefits. However, this has not yet been assessed in a randomised trial.

As a low cost, generic and widely available drug, which is generally safe, if aspirin is shown to be effective, it could have a huge impact on cancer outcomes globally.


Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Breast Cancer Prostate Cancer Colorectal Cancer Gastro-oesophageal Cancer Drug: Aspirin 100mg Drug: Aspirin 300mg Drug: Placebo 100mg Drug: Placebo 300mg Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Official Title: A Phase III, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomised Trial Assessing the Effects of Aspirin on Disease Recurrence and Survival After Primary Therapy in Common Non Metastatic Solid Tumours

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Further study details as provided by University College, London:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 10 years follow up ]
    Overall survival of all cohorts combined

  • Invasive disease-free survival (IDFS) [ Time Frame: 6 years follow up ]
    IDFS in the breast cancer cohort

  • Disease-free survival (DFS) [ Time Frame: 6 years follow up ]
    DFS in the colorectal cancer cohort

  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]
    Overall survival in the gastro-oesophageal cancer cohort

  • Biochemical recurrence-free survival (bRFS) [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]
    bRFS in the prostate cancer cohort


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adherence [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]
    Patient-reported compliance (via diary card) will be assessed during the run-in period

  • Number of participants with serious haemorrhage (grade 3 or above) as measured by CTCAE V4.0. Data will be collected on case report forms. [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]
  • Number of participants with treatment-related (active drug and placebo) cardiovascular events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]
  • Number of participants with second malignancies as assessed by case report form [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]
  • Number of participants that show a decline in cognition and extent of decline as assessed by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) [ Time Frame: 5 years follow up ]

Estimated Enrollment: 11000
Study Start Date: October 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2026
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2026 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Aspirin 100mg
Aspirin 100mg
Drug: Aspirin 100mg
Aspirin 100mg
Placebo Comparator: Placebo 100mg
100mg Placebo
Drug: Placebo 100mg
Placebo 100mg
Active Comparator: Aspirin 300mg
Aspirin 300mg
Drug: Aspirin 300mg
Aspirin 300mg
Placebo Comparator: Placebo 300mg
300mg Placebo
Drug: Placebo 300mg
Placebo 300mg

Detailed Description:

A phase III, multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial which aims to assess whether regular aspirin use after standard therapy prevents recurrence and prolongs survival in participants with non-metastatic common solid tumours.

The trial has four parallel tumour site-specific cohorts (breast, colorectal, gastro-oesophageal and prostate cancer). An overarching protocol ensures each cohort is as comparable as possible to allow a combined analysis of overall survival as a co-primary outcome measure in addition to individual tumour site-specific analyses of disease recurrence and survival.

Participants who have undergone potentially curative treatment (surgery or other radical treatment), including any standard neo-adjuvant or adjuvant therapy for breast, colorectal, gastro-oesophageal or prostate cancer or have participated in any pre-approved trials and satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Participants will be randomly assigned to 100mg aspirin, 300mg aspirin or matched placebo. All tablets will be enteric-coated to be taken daily for at least five years. Prior to randomisation, all potential participants will take open-label 100mg aspirin daily for a run-in period of approximately 8 weeks to assess tolerability and adherence.

The trial incorporates a feasibility phase during which recruitment feasibility, treatment adherence, safety and use of the run-in period will be assessed.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

COMMON INCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Written informed consent
  • WHO performance status 0, 1 or 2
  • Participants should not be and have no intention of pregnancy or breast feeding during trial treatment
  • Previous or current participants of other primary treatment trials if agreed in advance between trials
  • No clinical or radiological evidence of residual or distant disease

BREAST COHORT INCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Men or women with histologically confirmed invasive breast cancer
  • Undergone complete primary invasive tumour excision with clear margins
  • Surgical staging of the axilla must have been undertaken by sentinel node biopsy, axillary sampling or dissection
  • In those patients with a positive sentinel node biopsy:

    o If 1, 2 or 3 nodes are positive, subsequent management of the axilla (with surgery, radiotherapy or no further intervention) should be completed prior to registration

    o If 4 or more nodes are involved, patients must have undergone completion axillary node dissection

  • Radiotherapy (RT)

    • Patients who have undergone breastconserving surgery should have received adjuvant RT
    • Patients who have undergone mastectomy should have received RT if they have more than 3 axillary lymph nodes involved
    • Patients who have undergone mastectomy and have T3 tumours and/or 1, 2 or 3 involved lymph nodes may (or not) have received radiation per institutional practice
  • Final histology must fall within at least one of these 3 groups:

    • Node positive
    • Node negative with highrisk features 2 or more of:

      1. ER negative
      2. HER2 positive
      3. Grade 3
      4. Lymphovascular invasion present
      5. Age <35
      6. Oncotype Dx score of >25
  • In patients who have received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, patients are eligible if they have both a hormone receptor negative/HER2 negative tumour, a HER2 positive tumour or a hormone receptor positive grade 3 tumour and did not achieve a pathological complete response with neoadjuvant systemic therapy
  • Known HER2 and ER status
  • Timing of entry

    o If no adjuvant chemotherapy or RT: registration within 12 wks of definitive surgery achieving clear margins

    o Following adjuvant chemotherapy/RT: registration within 8 wks of last therapy.

  • Participants may receive endocrine therapy and trastuzumab. All ER positive patients should be planned to undergo at least 5 yrs of adjuvant endocrine therapy.

COLORECTAL COHORT INCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Histologically confirmed stage II or III adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum and patients who have undergone resection of liver metastases with clear margins and no residual metastatic disease
  • Patients with synchronous tumours if one of the tumours is at least stage II or III
  • Serum CEA ideally ≤1.5 x upper limit of normal
  • Have undergone curative (R0) resection with clear margins
  • Timing of entry:

    • If no adjuvant treatment: registration within 12 wks of definitive surgery achieving clear margins
    • Following adjuvant treatment: registration within 8 wks of last therapy GASTROOESOPHAGEAL COHORT INCLUSION CRITERIA
  • Patients with histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma or squamous cell cancer of the oesophagus, gastrooesophageal junction or stomach
  • Have undergone curative (R0) resection with clear margins or primary chemoRT given with curative intent
  • Timing of entry:

    • Following surgery without adjuvant treatment: registration within 12 wks of the definitive surgery achieving clear margins
    • Following primary chemoRT or surgery with adjuvant treatment: registration within 8 wks of last therapy

PROSTATE COHORT INCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Men with histologically confirmed node negative nonmetastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Have undergone curative treatment, either:

    • Radical prostatectomy
    • Radical RT
  • Intermediate or high risk according to D'Amico classification Depending on the curative treatment pathway, participant must additionally satisfy the following (a) Prostatectomy patients
  • Open, laparoscopic or robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Men treated with immediate adjuvant RT
  • Men receiving adjuvant hormone therapy planned for a maximum duration of 3 yrs
  • Timing of entry:

    • If no adjuvant RT: registration within 12 wks of definitive surgery and PSA at ≥6 weeks postsurgery must be <0.1ng/ml
    • Following adjuvant RT: registration within 8 wks of delivery of final fraction of RT
    • Men treated with salvage RT following a rise in PSA
  • Men randomised to RADICALSHD (ISRCTN 40814031) provided all other eligibility criteria are met (b) Radical RT patients
  • Men receiving neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant hormone therapy planned for a maximum duration of 3yrs
  • Timing of registration within 8wks from completion of RT (c) Salvage RT patients after previous Radical Prostatectomy
  • Men treated with salvage RT following a rise in PSA
  • Men receiving neoand/ or adjuvant hormone therapy planned for a maximum of 3yrs

COMMON EXCLUSION CRITERIA

• Current or previous regular use of aspirin (at any dose) or current use of another NSAID for any indication.

  • A past history of adverse reaction or hypersensitivity to NSAIDs, celecoxib, aspirin or other salicylates or sulphonamides, including asthma, that is exacerbated by use of NSAIDs.
  • Current use of anticoagulants.
  • Current or longterm use of oral corticosteroids. The treating physician should make the clinical decision whether a patient has been exposed to longterm therapy.
  • Active or previous peptic ulceration
  • Previous gastrointestinal bleeding except where the cause of the bleeding has been surgically removed.
  • Active or previous history of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • History of moderate or severe renal impairment, with eGFR<45ml/min/1.73m2.
  • Previous invasive or noninvasive malignancy except:

    - DCIS where treatment consisted of resection alone. Prostate cancer initially treated with prostatectomy and now being treated with salvage radiotherapy following a rise in PSA.

    - Cervical carcinoma in situ where treatment consisted of resection alone.

    • Basal cell carcinoma where treatment consisted of resection alone or radiotherapy.
    • Superficial bladder carcinoma where treatment consisted of resection alone.
    • Other cancers where the patient has been diseasefree for ≥15 years.
  • Any other physical condition which is associated with increased risk of aspirinrelated morbidity or, in the opinion of the Investigator, makes the patient unsuitable for the trial, including but not limited to severe asthma, haemophilia and other bleeding diatheses, macular degeneration and patients with a highrisk of mortality from another cause within the trial treatment period.
  • Known glucose6phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
  • LFTs greater than 1.5x the upper limit of normal unless agreed with TMG.
  • Anticipated difficulties in complying with trial treatment or followup schedules.
  • <16 years old.
  • Participants in other treatment trials where this has not been agreed in advance by both trial teams.

BREAST COHORT EXCLUSION CRITERIA

• Metastatic or bilateral breast cancer.

COLORECTAL COHORT EXCLUSION CRITERIA • Proven (or clinically suspected) metastatic disease (patients who have undergone resection of liver metastases with clear margins and no residual metastatic disease are eligible).

GASTROOESOPHAGEAL COHORT EXCLUSION CRITERIA

• Proven (or clinically suspected) metastatic disease.

PROSTATE COHORT EXCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Biopsy proven or radiologically suspected nodal involvement, or distant metastases from prostate cancer.
  • Adjuvant hormone therapy planned for >3 years.
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02804815


Contacts
Contact: Marta Campos 02076704892 mrcctu@add-aspirin.ac.uk
Contact: Anna Thomason 02076704759 mrcctu@add-aspirin.ac.uk

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Sponsors and Collaborators
University College, London
Investigators
Study Director: Ruth Langley MRC CTU at UCL
  More Information

Responsible Party: University College, London
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02804815     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14/0814
2013-004398-28 ( EudraCT Number )
120104 ( Registry Identifier: R&D )
First Submitted: February 12, 2016
First Posted: June 17, 2016
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016

Keywords provided by University College, London:
Aspirin
prostate
colorectal
breast
gastro-oesophageal
recurrence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Recurrence
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Aspirin
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antipyretics


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