Pilot Study of Preoperative Tarceva (Erlotinib) for Stages I/II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
The main purpose of this study is to see if Tarceva® (erlotinib) is effective in shrinking tumors. A high resolution CT scan (CT scanner that can view 3 dimensional images of the tumor) will be used to measure the tumor before and after treatment with Tarceva®(erlotinib) . This type of CT scan will measure the tumor by volume and by standard measurement (length and width). Both methods will be compared to find out whether standard measurement or measurement by tumor volume is more accurate.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Preoperative Tarceva (Erlotinib) Monotherapy in Patients With Early Stage (I/II) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer|
- Response Rate Defined as the Percentage of Subjects Achieving at Least 50% Tumor Volume Reduction. [ Time Frame: High resolution CT scans for response assessment will be obtained after 3 weeks of treatment with Tarceva®. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]High resolution CT scans for response assessment were obtained at baseline and within 1 week after completion of erlotinib treatment. Volumetric and maximum diameter (RECIST) response criteria was determined by a radiologist blinded to the sequence of treatment. Response rate (RR) is defined as the percentage of subjects achieving at least 50% tumor volume reduction.
- Safety of Tarceva in the Neoadjuvant Setting [ Time Frame: From the onset of the AE until 30 days after the last study drug dose, until recovery is noted, or until the Investigator determines the patient's condition is stable. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Safety will be evaluated by describing the incidence of AEs, including SAEs and discontinuation of study drug due to AEs, and incidence of abnormal clinical laboratory values from day 1 of treatment.
- Time-to-progression and Disease-free Survival. [ Time Frame: Every 3 months for the first 6 months, then yearly for 2 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Safety [ Time Frame: Day 1 of treatment to 2 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Erlotinib 150mg/day for 3 weeks followed by surgical resection at week 4 then daily Tarceva® at 150 mg/day for 2 years for those patients who had a response rate of at least 50% tumor volume reduction and/or have EGFR-positive tumor tissue determined by IHC and/or FISH.
Drug: Tarceva (Erlotinib)
Patients will receive daily erlotinib at 150 mg/day for 3 weeks followed by surgical resection at week 4 then daily Tarceva® at 150 mg/day for 2 years for those patients who had a response rate of at least 50% tumor volume reduction and/or have EGFR-positive tumor tissue determined by IHC and/or FISH.
Tarceva® (erlotinib) is a drug that blocks a receptor called the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) on certain cells including tumor cells. Blocking this receptor has been shown to shrink tumors in some patients. Tarceva®(erlotinib) is approved for commercial use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) after failure of at least one chemotherapy treatment. However, it is not approved for the first treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), which is the treatment used in this study.
Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer will receive daily Tarceva® (erlotinib) at 150 mg/day for 3 weeks followed by surgical resection at week 4. High resolution CT scans for tumor response assessment will be obtained at baseline and after 3 weeks of treatment with Tarceva® (erlotinib). Post-operative 2-year treatment with Tarceva® (erlotinib) will be offered to patients who had at least a 50% (half) decrease in size of their tumor after treatment with Tarceva® (erlotinib)and/or patients with tumors that were found to have the receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), on their tumor cells at the time of their surgery.
Post-operative chemotherapy will be administered at the discretion of the treating physician to patients with stages IB and II. Patients who receive post-operative chemotherapy will begin Tarceva (erlotinib)no sooner than 3 weeks from Day 1 of the last chemotherapy cycle and no longer than 6 months after surgery. Follow-up for recurrence and survival will continue for 2 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00385996
|United States, New York|
|Weill Medical College of Cornell University|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Nasser K Altorki, MD||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|