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Iressa 2nd Line Phase III Study in Japan

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2007
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In this study, among the patients with non-small cell lung cancer, those with metastasis or recurrence and previous treatment with chemotherapy will receive gefitinib or docetaxel, and we will compare the effectiveness and safety of gefitinib with docetaxel.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Drug: Gefitinib or Docetaxel Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicentre, Randomised, Open-Label, Parallel-Group, Phase III Post-Marketing Clinical Study to Compare the Overall Survival Between Gefitinib and Docetaxel in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic (Stage IIIB/IV), or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Who Have Failed One or Two Chemotherapy Regimens

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the overall survival with these treatments as the primary outcome.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the followings as the secondary outcome variables:
  • - Progression-free survival (PFS)
  • - Time to treatment failure (TTF)
  • - Objective tumour response (CR, PR) and the disease control rate (CR, PR, SD [≥12 weeks]) based on the RECIST guidelines
  • - Lung cancer subscale (LCS)
  • - QOL according to FACT-L questionnaire
  • - Frequency and severity of adverse events.
  • Determine the followings as the exploratory outcome variables:
  • - Biomarkers related to expression, activation and dimerisation of EGFR and other ErbB family receptors and associated pathways including downstream signalling pathways
  • - Biomarkers related to somatic (non-inheritable) mutation analyses of genes of the ErbB family, their signalling pathways and associated pathways which are thought to be influenced by gefitinib in tumour cells.

Estimated Enrollment: 484
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: November 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • You are "histologically" or "cytologically" confirmed to have recurrent or metastatic NSCLC
  • You have been treated with chemotherapy including platinums for NSCLC.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • You have received treatment for non-small lung cancer within 4 weeks before your participation in this study (except for specific therapies)
  • You have or had any disease of acute lung injury, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary pneumonia, or pneumoconiosis evident on the X-ray
  • You have or had any disease of radiation pneumonia or drug-induced pneumonia, which requires treatment with corticosteroids
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00252707

Research Site
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
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Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
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Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
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Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
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Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
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Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
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Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
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Akashi, Hyogo, Japan
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Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
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Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
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Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
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Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
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Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
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Omura, Nagasaki, Japan
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Beppu, Oita, Japan
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Habikino, Osaka, Japan
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Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
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Osakasayama, Osaka, Japan
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Sakai, Osaka, Japan
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Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
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Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan
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Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, Japan
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Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
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Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
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Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
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Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
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Fukuoka, Japan
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Gifu, Japan
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Kanazawa, Japan
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Kumamoto, Japan
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Nagasaki, Japan
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Niigata, Japan
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Okayama, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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Yamagata, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Japan Medical Director, MD AstraZeneca
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00252707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D791AL00001
First Submitted: November 14, 2005
First Posted: November 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors