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Everolimus in Treating Patients With Progressive or Recurrent, Unresectable, or Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2010 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: May 6, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 12, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

RATIONALE: Everolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well everolimus works in treating patients with progressive or recurrent, unresectable, or metastatic thyroid cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Head and Neck Cancer Drug: everolimus Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study to Investigate the Efficacy of RAD001 (Afinitor®, Everolimus) in Patients With Irresectable Recurrent or Metastatic Differentiated, Undifferentiated (Anaplastic) and Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum percentage of tumor reduction
  • Activity time to event endpoints
  • Toxicity

Estimated Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • To determine the efficacy of everolimus in patients with progressive or recurrent, unresectable, or metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma.


  • To determine maximum percentage of tumor reduction in these patients.
  • To describe activity time to event endpoints.
  • To assess toxicity.
  • To determine evolution of serum thyroglobulin.
  • To perform explorative pharmacogenomic, pharmacokinetic, and translational studies. (exploratory)
  • To investigate efficacy of everolimus in patients with progressive or recurrent, unresectable or metastatic disease of undifferentiated (anaplastic) or medullary thyroid cancer.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral everolimus once daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.


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


  • Diagnosis of thyroid cancer meeting ≥ 1 of the following criteria:

    • Progressive or recurrent disease
    • Metastatic disease
    • Unresectable disease
  • Meeting any of the following thyroid cancer subtypes:

    • Differentiated thyroid cancer (i.e., papillary, follicular, or Hurthle cell disease) that is radio-iodine refractory
    • Undifferentiated thyroid cancer (i.e., anaplastic disease)
    • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Must have received prior everolimus or other mTOR inhibitor therapy
  • Patients with history of brain metastasis who are neurologically stable following definitive radiation and/or surgery and do not require corticosteroids allowed


  • Karnofsky performance score 70-100%
  • ANC ≥ 1,500/mm^³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 5.6 mmol/L
  • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 times ULN (≤ 5 times ULN for known liver metastases)
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 2 times ULN
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • No other malignancy, except nonmelanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or a malignancy diagnosed and with no current evidence of malignancy within the past 2 years


  • See Disease Characteristics
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01118065

Leiden University Medical Center Recruiting
Leiden, Netherlands, 2300 RC
Contact: Contact Person    31-71-526-3486    h.w.kapiteijn@lumc.nl   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Leiden University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ellen Kapiteijn, MD, PhD Leiden University Medical Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01118065     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DUT-LUMC-CRAD001CNL08T
CDR0000672171 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Submitted: May 5, 2010
First Posted: May 6, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 12, 2013
Last Verified: May 2010

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
anaplastic thyroid cancer
recurrent thyroid cancer
stage III follicular thyroid cancer
stage III papillary thyroid cancer
stage IV follicular thyroid cancer
stage IV papillary thyroid cancer
thyroid gland medullary carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents