A Prospective, Multicenter Study on Best Clinical Use of Imatinib in the Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2011
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June 26, 2009
July 16, 2009
July 1, 2011
March 2002
August 2004   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
tumor response /RecIST criteria) [ Time Frame: first 2 months monthly, then every 3 months ]
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  • SAE and tolerability profile [ Time Frame: ongoing basis ]
  • OS, DFS [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • effects of the therapy when combined with other treatment modalities i.e. surgery of residual disease. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • which early predictive factors of tumor response may be of relevance, i.e. conventional pathologic characteristics of tumor and radiological aspects. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
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A Prospective, Multicenter Study on Best Clinical Use of Imatinib in the Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
STI571 (Imatinib) in KIT-expressing Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST): a Prospective, Open-label, Multicenter Study on Best Clinical Use in the Advanced Disease.
Open-label, multicenter study of imatinib (400mg/die p.o.)in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Patients will be treated for up to 12 months. Data regarding its best clinical use in terms of tumor response, survival, tolerability and safety profile will be prospectively collected.
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Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Drug: Imatinib
Experimental: Imatinib
Intervention: Drug: Imatinib
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August 2004   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients ≥ 18 years of age.
  2. Histologically documented diagnosis of GIST, unresectable and/or metastatic and therefore incurable with any conventional multimodality approach.
  3. Immunohistochemical documentation of c-kit (CD117) expression by tumor, as detected on a tumor sample taken within 6 weeks of study entry.
  4. At least one measurable site of disease (RECIST Criteria), or other response assessment criteria, as appropriate.
  5. Performance status 0,1, 2 or 3 (ECOG).
  6. Adequate end organ function.
  7. Adequate bone marrow function.
  8. Female patients of child-bearing potential must have negative pregnancy test within 7 days before initiation of study drug dosing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous treatment with any other investigational agents within 28 days of first day of study drug dosing, unless the disease is rapidly progressing.
  2. Other primary malignancy with < 5 years clinically assessed disease free interval, except basal cell skin cancer, cervical carcinoma in situ, or other neoplasms judged after consultation with the Steering committee to entail a low risk of relapse.
  3. Grade III/IV cardiac problems as defined by the New York Heart Association Criteria.
  4. Pregnancy, breast-feeding.
  5. Severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease.
  6. Known brain metastasis.
  7. Known chronic liver disease (i.e., chronic active hepatitis, and cirrhosis).
  8. Known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  9. Previous treatment with chemotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or Mitomycin-C).
  10. Previous radiotherapy to ≥ 25 % of the bone marrow.
  11. Major surgery within 2 weeks prior to study entry.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
June 2011

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