A Study of Tarceva (Erlotinib) or Placebo in Combination With Platinum-Based Therapy as First Line Treatment in Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2009
Last updated: October 1, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
This 2 arm study will compare the efficacy and safety of sequential treatment with Tarceva or placebo, plus platinum-based therapy, as first line treatment in patients with advanced or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer. Patients will be randomized to receive gemcitabine (1250mg/m2 iv) on days 1 and 8, and cisplatin (75mg/m2) or carboplatin (5xAUC)on day 1, followed by Tarceva 150mg/day or placebo from day 15 to day 28 of each 4 week cycle for a total of 6 cycles,then followed by Tarceva or placebo monotherapy.The anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Platinum chemotherapy (cisplatin or carboplatin)
Drug: erlotinib [Tarceva]
Drug: gemcitabine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind Phase III Study of the Effect of First-line Treatment With Intercalated Tarceva Versus Placebo in Combination With Gemcitabine/Platinum on Progression-free Survival in Patients With Stage IIIB/IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Event driven--tumor assessments every 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective response rate; duration of response; time to progression; overall survival [ Time Frame: Event driven--tumor assessment every 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Non-progression rate [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, SAEs, laboratory data [ Time Frame: At each clinic visit throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 451
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Platinum chemotherapy (cisplatin or carboplatin)
cisplatin --75mg/m2 oon day 1 of each 4 week cycle for 6 cycles or carboplatin--5xAUC on day 1 of each 4 week cycle for 6 cycles
Drug: erlotinib [Tarceva]
150mg po on days 15-28 of each 4 week cycle until disease progression
Drug: gemcitabine
1250mg/m2 iv on days 1 and 8 of each 4 week cycle for 6 cycles
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
po on days 15-28 of each 4 week cycle until disease progression
Drug: Platinum chemotherapy (cisplatin or carboplatin)
cisplatin --75mg/m2 oon day 1 of each 4 week cycle for 6 cycles or carboplatin--5xAUC on day 1 of each 4 week cycle for 6 cycles
Drug: gemcitabine
1250mg/m2 iv on days 1 and 8 of each 4 week cycle for 6 cycles


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
  • advanced (stage IIIB/IV)non-small cell lung cancer;
  • measurable disease;
  • ECOG Performance Status 0 or 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior exposure to agents directed at the HER axis;
  • prior chemotherapy or systemic anti-tumor therapy after advanced disease;
  • unstable systemic disease;
  • any other malignancy within last 5 years, except cured basal cell cancer of skin or cured cancer in situ of cervix;
  • brain metastasis or spinal cord compression.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00883779

Beijing, China, 100021
Beijing, China, 100142
Beijing, China, 101149
Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China, 510060
Hangzhou, China
Nanjing, China, 210029
Shanghai, China, 200030
Shanghai, China, 200433
Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 852
Shatin, Hong Kong
Jakarta, Indonesia, 13230
Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 55284
Surabaya, Indonesia, 60286
Korea, Republic of
Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 410-769
Manila, Philippines, 1000
Pasig City, Philippines, 1605
Quezon City, Philippines, 1104
Taichung, Taiwan, 407
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Taipei, Taiwan, 116
Taipei, Taiwan
Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00883779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MO22201
Study First Received: April 15, 2009
Last Updated: October 1, 2015
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Department of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Bronchial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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