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3-arm Trial to Evaluate Pasireotide LAR/Everolimus Alone/in Combination in Patients With Lung/Thymus NET - LUNA Trial (LUNA)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: March 20, 2012
Last updated: March 6, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label, 3-arm, phase II study with a single-stage design in each arm. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and safety of Everolimus or Pasireotide LAR alone or in combination in adult patients with advanced (unresectable or metastatic) neuroendocrine carcinoma (typical and atypical) of the lung and thymus. It is expected that a total of 120 patients with 40 patients in each arm will be enrolled into this study. Patients with disease control (SD or better) in the combination arm or monotherapy with pasireotide LAR and everolimus and who are not experiencing unacceptable toxicity are permitted to continue treatment after the 12 month treatment period in the extension phase of the study. Primary Endpoint is defined as the proportion of patients who are progression-free at 9 months according to RECIST V 1.1

Condition Intervention Phase
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung and Thymus
Drug: Pasireotide LAR
Drug: Everolimus
Drug: Pasireotide LAR + Everolimus
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter 3-arm Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pasireotide LAR or Everolimus Alone or in Combination in Patients With Well Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung and Thymus - LUNA Trial

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients progression-free at 9 months [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Every 3 months up to Year 1 ]
    Time from first study drug administration to objective tumor progression or death from any cause according to RECIST v1.1

  • Disease control rate [ Time Frame: Every 3 months up to Year 1 ]
    Proportion of patients showing a best overall response of complete response, partial response or stable disease during 12 months of treatment according to RECIST v1.1

  • Time to response [ Time Frame: Every 3 months up to Year 1 ]
    Time from start of treatment to the first observed objective tumor response (partial response or complete response) observed according to RECIST v1.1

  • Duration of response [ Time Frame: Every 3 months up to Year 1 ]
    Time from onset of the first objective tumor response (partial response or complete response) to objective tumor progression or death from any cause

  • Biochemical response rate [ Time Frame: Every 3 months up to Year 1 ]
    Percentage of patients showing normalization or a decrease of ≥ 30% of serum CgA compared to baseline.

  • Rate and severity of adverse events [ Time Frame: Week 2, 3, 4 and 7; every month up to 56 days after end of study treatment ]

Enrollment: 124
Actual Study Start Date: August 16, 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 30, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 30, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pasireotide LAR
60 mg i.m. injected once every 28 days
Drug: Pasireotide LAR
60 mg i.m. injected once every 28 days
Experimental: Everolimus
10 mg p.o. daily
Drug: Everolimus
10 mg p.o. daily
Experimental: Pasireotide LAR + Everolimus
Pasireotide LAR 60 mg i.m. injected once every 28 days + Everolimus 10 mg p.o. daily
Drug: Pasireotide LAR + Everolimus
Pasireotide LAR 60 mg i.m. injected once every 28 days + Everolimus 10 mg p.o. daily


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological confirmed advanced well differentiated typical and atypical carcinoid tumors of the lung or thymus
  • Patients of all treatment lines including naive patients can be enrolled
  • At least one measurable lesion of disease on CT scan or MRI
  • Radiological documentation of disease progression within 12 months prior to randomization
  • Adequate liver, renal and bone marrow function
  • WHO Performance Status 0-2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Non-neuroendocrine thymoma
  • Patients with severe functional disease requiring symptomatic treatment with somatostatin analogs
  • Prior therapy with mTOR inhibitors
  • History of liver disease
  • Baseline QTcF> 470 msec
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus despite adequate therapy

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01563354

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01563354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSOM230DIC03
2011-002872-17 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: March 20, 2012
Last Updated: March 6, 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis:
neuroendocrine carcinoma; lung; thymus; pasireotide LAR; everolimus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on April 26, 2017