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Irinotecan, Carboplatin, and Sunitinib in First Line Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2008
Last updated: February 22, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
This proposed Phase II trial will investigate the combination of irinotecan and carboplatin followed by sunitinib in the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage SCLC.

Condition Intervention Phase
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: irinotecan
Drug: Carboplatin
Drug: sunitinib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Irinotecan, Carboplatin, and Sunitinib in the First Line Treatment of Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Further study details as provided by SCRI Development Innovations, LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • One-year Survival, The Percentage of Patients Who Are Alive One Year After Completing Protocol Treatment [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate (ORR), the Percentage of Patients Who Experience an Objective Benefit From Treatment [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    Objective benefit is defined as substantial (30% or greater) shrinkage in tumor volume per RECIST 1.0.

  • Efficacy and Safety Analysis Will be Conducted in Patients With Progressive Disease or Irreversible Toxicity on Chemotherapy Alone Who Elect to Receive Sunitinib Alone Until Progressive Disease or Irreversible Toxicity. [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention

Patients in the study will receive the following for the duration of the study: irinotecan 60 mg/m2 intravenously on Days 1, 8, and 15 and carboplatin AUC=4 on Day 1. The study will consist of 28-day cycles, to a maximum of 6 cycles of therapy with irinotecan and carboplatin. After treatment with irinotecan and carboplatin, sunitinib will be given alone as maintenance therapy in all patients who have achieved study entry hematologic criteria and who do not have progressive disease or severe toxicity. During sunitinib maintenance therapy, patients will receive sunitinib at 25 mg orally daily. Sunitinib maintenance therapy will continue until progressive disease or irreversible toxicity occurs.

Re-staging will be performed every 2 cycles (every 8 weeks) during the study.

Drug: irinotecan
irinotecan 60 mg/m2 intravenously (IV) on Days 1, 8, and 15
Other Name: Camptosar
Drug: Carboplatin
carboplatin AUC=4 on Day 1
Other Name: Paraplatin
Drug: sunitinib
sunitinib 25 mg orally (PO) daily after initial chemotherapy
Other Name: Sutent

Detailed Description:

Irinotecan/platinum regimens are emerging as standard treatments for patients with extensive-stage disease. The irinotecan/carboplatin doses that will be used in this study have been used in two previous Phase II SCLC trials, and were found to be extremely well tolerated (Thompson et al. 2005; Spigel et al. 2007). Adding a novel, minimally toxic agent to this regimen may further enhance efficacy in this patient population without contributing to toxicity. This trial will evaluate the use of sunitinib following 6 cycles of treatment with chemotherapy in the treatment of SCLC.

The trial will be performed under the leadership of SCRI, a community-based, multi-center, clinical trial organization.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Cytologically and/or histologically confirmed small-cell lung cancer with extensive-stage disease.
  2. Measurable or evaluable disease.
  3. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-1.
  4. Adequate bone marrow function, as defined by: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >1,500/µL; platelets >100,000/µL; hemoglobin >=9.0 g/dL.
  5. Normal organ function, defined as follows: aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) <=2.5 × the upper limit of normal (ULN), or AST and ALT <=5 × the ULN if liver function abnormalities are due to underlying malignancy; total serum bilirubin <=1.5 × the ULN; serum creatinine <=1.5 × the ULN.
  6. Resolution of all acute toxic effects of prior therapy or surgical procedures to grade <=1.
  7. Women of childbearing potential and men with partners of childbearing potential must agree to use a form of birth control that is acceptable to their physician to prevent pregnancy during treatment.
  8. Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and sign an informed consent form.
  9. Patients who have treated brain metastases >=4 weeks out (with surgery and/or radiation therapy) and who have no evidence of central nervous system (CNS) progression. Steroid use should be discontinued before study treatment begins.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  2. Patients may not have received other agents (either investigational or marketed) which act by anti-angiogenic mechanisms. Angiogenesis inhibitors include (but are not limited to): thalidomide, sorafenib, bevacizumab.
  3. Patients who have had previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy for extensive-stage disease will be excluded. Palliative radiation (e.g., for bone disease) or radiation for cranial metastasis is acceptable if the patient has recovered from any adverse effects.
  4. Previous treatment with sunitinib.
  5. Myocardial infarction, severe or unstable angina, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accident (including transient ischemic attack), or pulmonary embolism within 6 months prior to study initiation.
  6. Ongoing cardiac dysrhythmias of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade >=2, atrial fibrillation of any grade, or prolongation of the QTc interval to >450 msec (for males) or >470 msec (for females).
  7. Uncontrolled hypertension (i.e., blood pressure >150 mm Hg that cannot be controlled with standard anti-hypertensive agents).
  8. Active brain metastasis. (Patients who had brain metastases treated with radiation or surgery and have no evidence of progressive brain metastases at least 4 weeks later are eligible).
  9. Patients who have had major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury with 28 days (4 weeks) of study initiation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00695292

United States, Florida
Florida Cancer Specialists
Fort Myers, Florida, United States, 33901
Florida Hospital Cancer Insitute
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804
United States, Georgia
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Gainesville, Georgia, United States, 30501
United States, Louisiana
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70806
United States, Maryland
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20817
United States, Missouri
St. Louis Cancer Care
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
United States, Ohio
Oncology Hematology Care
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45242
United States, South Carolina
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29303
United States, Tennessee
Chattanooga Oncology Hematology Associates
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37404
Tennessee Oncology
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Sponsors and Collaborators
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
Study Chair: David R Spigel, M.D. SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
  More Information

Responsible Party: SCRI Development Innovations, LLC Identifier: NCT00695292     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCRI LUN 156
Study First Received: June 9, 2008
Results First Received: January 14, 2013
Last Updated: February 22, 2013

Keywords provided by SCRI Development Innovations, LLC:
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Extensive Stage

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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