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Anamorelin Hydrochloride in Reducing Anorexia in Patients With Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03637816
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 20, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
This phase II/III trial studies how well anamorelin hydrochloride works in reducing anorexia in patients with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Anamorelin hydrochloride may help to improve patients' appetite in order to stop weight loss.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anorexia Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Stage III Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIA Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIIC Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IV Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVA Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IVB Lung Cancer AJCC v8 Drug: Anamorelin Hydrochloride Other: Placebo Other: Questionnaire Administration Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To qualitatively examine experiences related to anorexia in advanced lung cancer patients with anorexia-cachexia and the impact of nine weeks of treatment of oral anamorelin hydrochloride (anamorelin) (100 mg) and placebo.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To explore changes in anorexia-cachexia (measured by the Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Treatment [FAACT] anorexia/cachexia subscale [A/CS]) in patients with advanced non-small cell cancer after 9 weeks of oral anamorelin (100 mg) or placebo.

II. To explore changes in anorexia as measured by the 5-item Anorexia Symptom score (derived from the FAACT A/CS) after 9 weeks of oral anamorelin (100 mg) or placebo.

III. To explore any associations between changes in anorexia with body weight, body composition (as assessed by InBody, weight scale, and L3 vertebrae compute tomography [CT] scan), quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Illness Therapy [FACT-G]), Patient Global Impression of Severity (PGIS), Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC), nutritional markers (pre-albumin, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3), inflammatory biomarkers (C-reactive protein [CRP], monocyte IL-6&R, TNF-a&R, IL-10,IL-8, IL-1&RA), and food intake after 9 weeks of oral anamorelin (100 mg) or placebo.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients receive anamorelin hydrochloride orally (PO) daily for 9 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unaccepted toxicity.

ARM II: Patients receive placebo PO daily for 9 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unaccepted toxicity.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Qualitative Study on Experiences Related to Anorexia and the Effects of Anamorelin and Placebo in Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients With Anorexia-Cachexia: A Preliminary Study
Actual Study Start Date : November 27, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm I (anamorelin hydrochloride)
Patients receive anamorelin hydrochloride PO daily for 9 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unaccepted toxicity.
Drug: Anamorelin Hydrochloride
Given PO
Other Name: RC-1291 HCl

Other: Questionnaire Administration
Ancillary studies

Placebo Comparator: Arm II (placebo)
Patients receive placebo PO daily for 9 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unaccepted toxicity.
Other: Placebo
Given PO
Other Names:
  • placebo therapy
  • PLCB
  • sham therapy

Other: Questionnaire Administration
Ancillary studies




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in anorexia-cachexia measured by the Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Treatment (FAACT) anorexia/cachexia subscale (A/CS) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to 2 years ]
    Will be correlated with body composition, nutritional markers, inflammatory biomarkers, and food intake using Spearman correlation. Graphical tools and repeated measures analysis may be employed to assess the change of anorexia symptom scores. Additional analyses focusing on the relationship between these parameters will also be done by comparing the mean change from baseline in body weight/composition, nutritional markers, and food intake between "responders" and "non-responders" for the FAACT A/CS domain and the 5-item Anorexia Symptom Scale.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Experiences of anorexia [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, frequency and percentage, will be used to summarize patients' characteristics, objective measures and patient-reported outcome measures at each time point, and the change of those outcomes that were measured over time.

  2. Food intake [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, frequency and percentage, will be used to summarize patients' characteristics, objective measures and patient-reported outcome measures at each time point, and the change of those outcomes that were measured over time.

  3. Independence [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, frequency and percentage, will be used to summarize patients' characteristics, objective measures and patient-reported outcome measures at each time point, and the change of those outcomes that were measured over time.

  4. Daily psycho-social function (such as relationships, work, mood, initiative, pleasurable activities) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, frequency and percentage, will be used to summarize patients' characteristics, objective measures and patient-reported outcome measures at each time point, and the change of those outcomes that were measured over time.

  5. Impressions of the anamorelin hydrochloride intervention [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, frequency and percentage, will be used to summarize patients' characteristics, objective measures and patient-reported outcome measures at each time point, and the change of those outcomes that were measured over time.



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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:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer
  • Presence of anorexia, defined as =< 37 points on FAACT A/CS domain (on a 0 to 48-point scale in which 0 = worst possible anorexia/cachexia)
  • Patients with a history of either: >= 5% of weight loss for body mass index (BMI) >= 20 kg/m^2 or >= 2% of weight loss for BMI < 20 kg/m^2, over a period of 1 year
  • Patients must be willing to keep a daily medication diary and engage in telephone follow up with research staff
  • Patients must have telephone access to allow contact by the research staff
  • Adequate hepatic function, defined as aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) levels =< 5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Life expectancy of >= 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major contraindication to anamorelin i.e. hypersensitivity
  • BMI >= 25 kg/m^2
  • Inability to complete the baseline assessment forms or to understand the recommendations for participation in the study
  • Pregnant or lactating women. Women of childbearing age not on birth control. For inclusion in the study, a negative pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential, as defined by intact uterus and at least one ovary, and a history of menses within the last 12 months is necessary. Pregnancy test is to be performed no greater than 14 days prior to consent in study. In cases of women with elevated b-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), these candidates will be eligible to participate so long as the level of b-HCG is not consistent with pregnancy. Women of childbearing potential must be on or use contraception during the study period. Their male partners must also use contraception (condom) or maintain abstinence. Birth control specifications: Women who are able to become pregnant must use birth control during the study and for 30 days after the last anamorelin dose. Acceptable forms of birth control include barrier methods (such as condom or diaphragm) with spermicide
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (fasting blood sugar > 200 mg/dl) at screening
  • Patients on drugs with strong CYP 3A4 inhibitors within the previous two weeks (ketoconazole, clarithromycin, itraconazole, nefazodone, telithromycin)
  • Patients on drugs that may prolong the PR or QRS interval durations, such as any of the class I/sodium (Na+) channel blocking antiarrhythmic medications should be avoided (e.g. flecainide, procainamide, propafenone, quinidine)
  • Patients currently on investigational therapies will be evaluated by the principal investigator (PI) on a case by case basis and study participation approval will be obtained from the treating oncologist
  • Patient currently taking androgenic compounds (including but not limited to testosterone, testosterone-like agents, oxandrolone, megestrol acetate, methylphenidate, corticosteroids [note: topical, inhaled, or oral corticosteroids taken for a short duration (=< 5 consecutive days) after chemotherapy are acceptable]), dronabinol or medical marijuana (medical cannabis) or any other prescription medication or off-label products intended to increase appetite or treat unintentional weight loss
  • Any relevant condition that would interfere with ability to participate in one-on-one interviews either in person or via telephone

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03637816


Contacts
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Contact: Sriram Yennu 713-792-6085 syennu@mdanderson.org

Locations
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United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Sriram Yennu    713-792-6085      
Principal Investigator: Sriram Yennu         
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sriram Yennu M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03637816     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-1059
NCI-2018-01593 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
2017-1059 ( Other Identifier: M D Anderson Cancer Center )
P30CA016672 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 20, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Anorexia
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms