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A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) Versus Placebo in Combination With Carboplatin/Paclitaxel) in Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Not Received Previous Chemotherapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: May 27, 2011
Last updated: November 1, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of Avastin (bevacizumab) versus placebo in combination with carboplatin/paclitaxel in patients with advanced or recurrent non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer who have not received prior chemotherapy for advanced disease. Patients will be randomized to receive either Avastin 15 mg/kg intravenously or placebo on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, plus up to 6 cycles of carboplatin/paclitaxel. Anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs. After progression, patients in the Avastin-arm may continue to receive Avastin in combination with approved second- and third-line treatment at the discretion of the investigator, up to the third progression.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Phase III Study Comparing Bevacizumab Plus Carboplatin/Paclitaxel Versus Placebo Plus Carboplatin / Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Not Received Prior Chemotherapy.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival (PFS), tumour assessments according to RECIST criteria [ Time Frame: approximately 24 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: approximately 48 months ]
  • 1-year survival rate [ Time Frame: approximately 30 months ]
  • Overall response rate (ORR): complete response + partial response [ Time Frame: approximately 24 months ]
  • Duration of response [ Time Frame: approximately 24 months ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 48 months ]
  • Correlation of baseline vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plasma levels with clinical outcome (PFS/OS/ORR) [ Time Frame: approximately 48 months ]

Enrollment: 276
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
15 mg/kg intravenously (iv) on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle
Drug: carboplatin
AUC 6.0 iv on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, up to 6 cycles
Drug: paclitaxel
175 mg/m2 iv on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, up to 6 cycles
Active Comparator: B Drug: carboplatin
AUC 6.0 iv on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, up to 6 cycles
Drug: paclitaxel
175 mg/m2 iv on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, up to 6 cycles
Drug: placebo
15 mg iv on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Locally advanced (Stage IIIb not amenable for combined modality treatment), metastatic (Stage IV) or recurrent non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1
  • Adequate haematological, renal and liver function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior chemotherapy or treatment with another systemic anti-cancer agent for the current stage of the disease (IIIb, IV or recurrent)
  • Mixed non-small cell and small cell tumours or mixed adenosquamous carcinomas with a predominant squamous component
  • Evidence of tumour invading major blood vessels on imaging
  • CNS metastases, even if previously treated
  • History of haemoptysis in the 3 months prior to enrollment
  • History or evidence of inherited bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy
  • Uncontrolled hypertension and/or history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
  • Clinically significant cardiovascular or vascular disease
  • Malignancies other than NSCLC within 5 years prior to randomization, except for adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, basal or squamous cell skin cancer, or localized prostate cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ treated surgically with curative intent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01364012

Beijing, China, 100071
Beijing, China, 100142
Beijing, China, 100730
Beijing, China, 100853
Beijing, China, 101149
Changsha, China, 410011
Chengdu, China, 610041
Guangzhou, China, 510120
Guangzhou, China
Hangzhou, China, 310016
Harbin, China, 150081
Nanjing, China, 210009
Nanning, China, 530021
Shanghai, China, 200030
Shanghai, China, 200032
Shanghai, China, 200433
Shantou, China, 515041
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01364012     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: YO25404
Study First Received: May 27, 2011
Last Updated: November 1, 2016

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
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 25, 2017