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Safety Study of EMD 72000 in Combination With ECX (Epirubicin, Cisplatin and Capecitabine) in Oesophagogastric Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck KGaA Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2005
Last updated: February 17, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

The main purpose of this study is to test the safety and tolerability and effectiveness of a new treatment, EMD 72000 (matuzumab), for advanced oesophagogastric cancer in combination with the chemotherapy regimen ECX (epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine).

In addition the study will look at pharmacokinetic (how the the body takes up the drug) and pharmacodynamic parameters (what the drug does in the body).

Condition Intervention Phase
Esophageal Cancer Gastric Cancer Drug: EMD 72000 (matuzumab) + ECX Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study to Determine the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Three Doses of Humanised EGFR Antibody EMD 72000 in Combination With ECX in Patients With Advanced Oesophagogastric Adenocarcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacodynamic parameters
  • Pharmacokinetic parameters
  • Response rate

Estimated Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: October 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced, recurrent or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma or adenocarcinoma of the lower third of the esophagus
  • EGFR positive tumor
  • KPS greater than 60
  • Normal cardiac function
  • Adequate liver and bone marrow function
  • GFR greater than 60 ml/minute

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous chemotherapy
  • Uncontrolled angina pectoris, heart failure, clinically significant uncontrolled cardiac arrythmias
  • Clinically significant ECG or cardiac history
  • Radiotherapy or surgery within last 4 weeks
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00113581

United Kingdom
The Royal Marsden Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Principal Investigator: David Cunningham, Professor The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, UK
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck KGaA Identifier: NCT00113581     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMD 72000-024
Study First Received: June 9, 2005
Last Updated: February 17, 2014

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
EMD 72000
Esophageal adenocarcinoma
Gastric adenocarcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stomach Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Esophageal Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017