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A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Randomized Phase II Study Evaluating Gemcitabine With or Without Ramucirumab , for II Line Treatment MPM (RAMES)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03560973
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2020 by Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica

Brief Summary:
Study RAMES is a multicentre, double-blind, randomized Phase II study exploring the efficacy and evaluating the safety of the addition of ramucirumab to gemcitabine as the second-line treatment of patients with diffuse pleural mesothelioma. Patients will be randomly assigned (1:1) to receive intravenous gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8 every 21 days with placebo or combined with intravenous ramucirumab 10 mg/Kg (ramucirumab group) on day 1 of a 21 day cycle until PD. Randomisation will be done via a centralized system and will stratified by performance status (0-1 vs 2), age (≤70 vs >70), histology (epithelioid vs others), time to progression (TTP) after a previous treatment (first line therapy, adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy) (< 6 months vs ≥6 months).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mesothelioma Drug: Gemcitabine Drug: Ramucirumab Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 164 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Randomized Multicenter Phase II Study Evaluating Gemcitabine With or Without Ramucirumab as II Line Treatment for Advanced Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Actual Study Start Date : December 22, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 30, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 22, 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Gemcitabine + Ramucirumab
Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 iv D1, D8 plus Ramucirumab 10 mg/kg iv (21 days cycles)
Drug: Gemcitabine
ramucirumab/ placebo was added to gemcitabine
Other Name: gemsol

Drug: Ramucirumab
ramucirumab/ placebo was added to gemcitabine
Other Name: CYRAMZA

Placebo Comparator: Gemcitabine + Placebo
Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 iv D1, D8 plus placebo (21 days cycles)
Drug: Gemcitabine
ramucirumab/ placebo was added to gemcitabine
Other Name: gemsol

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. OS [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    time from the date of randomization to the date of death from any cause. gemcitabine with placebo,

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. PFS [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Progression-free survival (PFS) is measured from the date of randomization to the date of radiographic documentation of progression (as defined by RECIST v1.1) or the date of death due to any cause, whichever is earlier. RECIST 1.1

  2. Incidence of Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events [Safety and Tolerability]). [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    TEAEs, AESIs, SAEs, and hospitalizations, Clinical laboratory tests, vital signs, and physical examinations

  3. ORR [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    ORR is the proportion of randomized patients achieving a best overall response of complete response (CR) or partial response (PR).

  4. DCR [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    DCR is the proportion of randomized patients achieving a best overall response of CR, PR, or stable disease (SD).

  5. Predictive molecular markers [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    polymorphisms associated with ramucirumab response

  6. Quality life [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    survey completed by patients at cycles

  7. Predictive molecular markers [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Evaluation of circulating pro-angiogenic factors in response to Ramucirumab treatment

  8. Predictive molecular markers [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Effect of the mutational asset of the tumor on Ramucirumab response

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The patient has a histopathologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
  2. The patient has documented disease progression after the last dose of first-line chemotherapy for metastatic disease,

    a. Patients who are intolerant to first-line chemotherapy regimens are eligible. Disease progression must be assessed after the last dose of first-line therapy.

  3. The patient received combination chemotherapy prior to disease progression.

    1. Prior chemotherapy regimens must include a platinum or pemetrexed component. Exposure to antineoplastic therapy, in addition to platinum and/or pemetrexed, is acceptable if the agents were used in the first-line metastatic or neoadjuvant/adjuvant setting.
    2. Patients who have had one or more components of first-line chemotherapy discontinued because of toxicity, but continued to receive the other component(s), are eligible following disease progression.
  4. The patient has metastatic disease or locally advanced disease that is measurable, or nonmeasurable but evaluable, by radiological imaging per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors, Version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) (Eisenhauer et al. 2009 Baseline tumor assessment should be performed using a high resolution computed tomography (CT) scan using intravenous and oral contrast unless clinically contraindicated. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is acceptable if a CT cannot be performed.
  5. The patient has an ECOG performance status of 0-2
  6. The patient has adequate organ function.
  7. The patient is at least 18 years old or of an acceptable age according to local regulations, whichever is older.
  8. The patient has provided written informed consent prior to any study-specific procedures and is amenable to compliance with protocol schedules and testing.
  9. The patient has an estimated life expectancy of 12 weeks in the judgment of the investigator.
  10. The patient has resolution to Grade 1 by Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events CTCAE Version 4 NCI 2009, of all clinically significant toxic effects of previous anticancer therapy.
  11. The patient, if male, is sterile (including vasectomy confirmed by post-vasectomy semen analysis) or agrees to use a reliable method of birth control and to not donate sperm during the study and for at least 12 weeks following the last dose of study treatment.
  12. The patient, if female, is surgically sterile, is postmenopausal, or agrees to use a highly effective method of birth control during the study and for 12 weeks following the last dose of study treatment. A highly effective method of birth control is defined as one that results in a low failure rate when used consistently and correctly.
  13. The patient, if female and of child-bearing potential, must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 7 days prior to randomization.

    Exclusion Criteria:

  14. The patient has cancer with histology other than mesothelioma.
  15. The patient is receiving chronic therapy with any of the following within 7 days prior to randomization:

    1. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs; such as indomethacin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or similar agents)
    2. other anti-platelet agents (such as clopidogrel, ticlopidine, dipyridamole, or anagrelide) Aspirin use at doses up to 325 mg/day is permitted.
  16. The patient received radiotherapy within 14 days prior to randomization. Any lesion requiring palliative radiotherapy or which has been previously irradiated cannot be considered for response assessment.
  17. The patient received >1 line of prior therapy for the treatment MPM.
  18. The patient received previous treatment with agents targeting the VEGF/VEGF Receptor 2 signaling pathway, including previous exposure to ramucirumab.
  19. The patient has documented brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease, or uncontrolled spinal cord compression. Screening of asymptomatic patients is not required.
  20. The patient has a significant bleeding disorder or vasculitis or had a Grade 3 bleeding episode within 12 weeks prior to randomization.
  21. The patient experienced any arterial thromboembolic event (ATE), including myocardial infarction, unstable angina, cerebrovascular accident, or transient ischemic attack, within 6 months prior to randomization.
  22. The patient has symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF; New York Heart Association II-IV) or symptomatic or poorly controlled cardiac arrhythmia.
  23. The patient has uncontrolled hypertension, as defined in CTCAE Version 4.0, prior to initiating study treatment, despite antihypertensive intervention. CTCAE Version 4.0 defines uncontrolled hypertension as Grade >2 hypertension; clinically, the patient continues to experience elevated blood pressure (systolic >160 mmHg and/or diastolic >100 mmHg) despite medications).
  24. The patient underwent major surgery within 28 days prior to randomization or central venous access device placement within 7 days prior to randomization. The patient has a serious or nonhealing wound, ulcer or bone fracture within 28 days prior to enrollment.
  25. The patient has selective or planned major surgery to be performed during the course of clinical trial.
  26. The patient has a history of gastrointestinal (GI) perforation or fistula within 6 months prior to randomization.
  27. The patient has a history of inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn's disease requiring medical intervention (immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive medications or surgery) 12 months prior to randomization.
  28. The patient has an acute or subacute bowel obstruction or history of chronic diarrhoea that is considered clinically significant in the opinion of the investigator.
  29. The patient has either of the following:

    1. cirrhosis at a level of Child-Pugh B (or worse)
    2. cirrhosis (any degree) and a history of hepatic encephalopathy or clinically meaningful ascites resulting from cirrhosis. Clinically meaningful ascites is defined as ascites resulting from cirrhosis and requiring ongoing treatment with diuretics and/or paracentesis.
  30. The patient has known allergy or hypersensitivity to any components of study treatment.
  31. The patient received any previous investigational therapy within 4 half -lives of the investigational agent prior to randomization.
  32. The patient has a serious illness or medical condition including, but not limited to, the following:

    1. known human immunodeficiency virus infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related illness
    2. active or uncontrolled clinically serious infection
  33. The patient is pregnant or breast-feeding.
  34. The patient has a concurrent active malignancy other than the following:

    1. adequately treated not melanomatous skin cancer
    2. curatively treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix or other not invasive carcinoma or in situ neoplasm A patient with a history of prior malignancy is eligible if he or she has been disease free for 3 years prior to randomization.
  35. The patient has a serious nonhealing: (a) wound, (b) peptic ulcer, or (c) bone fracture, within 28 days prior to randomization.
  36. The patient experienced any Grade 3 or 4 venous thromboembolic event (VTE) that is considered by the investigator to be life-threatening or that is symptomatic and not adequately treated by anticoagulation therapy, within 6 months prior to randomization (venous port or catheter thrombosis or superficial venous thrombosis are not considered "significant")
  37. The patient has any condition (for example, psychological, geographical, or medical) that does not permit compliance with the study and follow-up procedures or suggests that the patient is, in the investigator's opinion, not an appropriate candidate for the study.

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Struttura Complessa di OncologiaIRCCS- Istituto in Tecnologie Avanzate e Modelli Assistenziali in Oncologia Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova
Reggio Emilia, Italy, 42123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica
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Principal Investigator: Carmine Pinto, MD Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03560973    
Other Study ID Numbers: GOIRC-03-2016
First Posted: June 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mesothelioma, Malignant
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Mesothelial
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Pleural Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs