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A Study to Assess the Efficacy of Erlotinib for Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis in EGFR Mutation Positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(low accrual rate)
Seoul National University Hospital
Korean Cancer Study Group
Information provided by:
Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2009
Last updated: July 25, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
To assess the efficacy and safety of erlotinib for non-small cell lung cancer patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

Condition Intervention Phase
Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: Erlotinib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cytology negative conversion rate [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  • Neurologic symptom improvement [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  • Response rate (extra-cranial disease) [ Time Frame: 2 months, 4 months ]
  • Response rate (brain) [ Time Frame: 2 months, 4 months ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  • Toxicities [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ]
  • Prognostic factors [ Time Frame: N-A ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Erlotinib
Erlotinib 150mg/day (if no negative conversion --> increment to 250mg/day)
Drug: Erlotinib
Erlotinib 150mg/day


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age >18
  2. Histologically or pathologically proven non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  3. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis confirmed by CSF cytology
  4. A patients with EGFR mutation (including exon 19 deletion, L858R)
  5. ECOG performance status 0-3
  6. Expected life time more than at least 4 weeks
  7. A patients who signed the informed consent prior to the participation in the study
  8. Chemotherapy-naïve patient is eligible
  9. Previous EGFR TKI is allowed if this drug was not specifically used for CNS metastases

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A pregnant or lactating patient
  2. A patient of childbearing potential without being tested for pregnancy at baseline or with a positive test. (A postmenopausal woman with the amenorrhea period of at least 12 months or longer is considered to have non-childbearing potential.)
  3. A man or woman of childbearing potential without the willingness to use a contraceptive measures during the study
  4. A patient with history of another malignant disease within past 3 years, except curatively treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical carcinoma in situ, and early gastric cancer
  5. A patient with active interstitial lung disease, except simple lymphangitic lung metastasis
  6. A patient with history of allergic reaction to gefitinib or erlotinib
  7. The following laboratory test results:

    • Number of absolute neutrophils counts (ANC) < 1.0ⅹ109/L
    • Number of platelets < 50 ⅹ109/L
    • AST, ALT > 2.5 ⅹupper limit of normal
    • Total bilirubin > 1.5 ⅹupper limit of normal
    • Serum creatinine > 1.5 ⅹupper limit of normal
  8. A patient with serious disease as followings

    • Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia
    • History of myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to the initiation of study
    • Neurological or psychiatric disorder including dementia or uncontrolled seizure
  9. A patient who refused to sign the informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00830245

Korea, Republic of
Dae Seog Heo
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea
Seoul National University Hospital
Korean Cancer Study Group
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dae Seog Heo/Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT00830245     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRCST-L-0005
Study First Received: January 24, 2009
Last Updated: July 25, 2011

Keywords provided by Clinical Research Center for Solid Tumor, Korea:
EGFR mutation
Lung cancer
leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in EGFR mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Meningeal Carcinomatosis
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Meningeal Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Diseases
Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 25, 2017