PharmacoEconomic Assessment IRESSA® in the Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||non-small cell lung cancer|
|Sponsor||National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Start date||September 2005|
|End date||September 2005|
|Trial size||200 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00173524, 9461700718|
The objective of this pharmacoeconomics (PE) study is to evaluate the cost- effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis of IRESSA® as first line treatment of NSCLC from the society perspective, based on resources and outcomes from patients who met the inclusion criteria for this naturalistic study comparing to existing first line platinum-based regimen chemotherapy.
The objective of this PE study is to evaluate the cost- effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis of IRESSA® as first line treatment of NSCLC from the society perspective, comparing to existing first line platinum-based regimen chemotherapy.
time frame: 2-3 years
Male or female participants at least 20 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IIIB/IV NSCLC No immediate need for palliative radiotherapy and No prior chemotherapy ; age > 20 Y/O; ECOG PS: 0 - 2; ANC >2000 ; PLT >100k ; Hb > 10; total bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dL; serum creatinine < 2 mg/dl; SGPT and SGOT < 2.5 ×ULN, alkaline phosphatase < 5 ×ULN ; life expectancy >6mos Exclusion Criteria: - If the patients have brain metastases or receive radiotherapy, the disease must be stable for more than 6 weeks after the last dose of radiotherapy; - 2nd malignancies; - Unable to swallow tablets; - Patients (M/F) with reproductive potential not implementing adequate contraceptive measurements; - Pregnant or lactating patients; - Participation in other clinical trials within 30 days of study entry; - Major systemic disease which in the investigator's opinion might confound the clinical trial.
|Official title||PharmacoEconomic Assessment IRESSA® in the Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) : A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Cost-Utility Analysis|
|Principal investigator||Lin Zone-Zhe, M.D.|
|Description||Patients with late-stage NSCLC are often symptomatic, with specific pulmonary problems (eg, cough, breathlessness, hemoptysis) and general symptoms (eg. fatigue, weight loss) that can cause extreme distress to the patient. Therefore, improvements in disease-related symptoms and quality of life (QoL) are the key desired outcomes of medical management.7 Effective, palliative, low-toxicity with reasonable treatment cost for patients with advanced NSCLC are needed. Recently, more and more countries consider evidence of economic value along with clinical efficacy. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a promising target for anticancer therapy because it is expressed or highly expressed in a variety of tumors, including NSCLC. 8,9 Furthermore, high levels of EGFR expression have been associated with a poor prognosis in lung cancer patients in several studies. 10-12 EGFR-targeted cancer therapies are currently being developed; strategies include inhibition of the intracellular tyrosine kinase domain of the receptor by small molecules such as gefitinib (Iressa [ZD1839]; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE).13 Iressa is an orally active, selective EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks signal transduction pathways implicated in the proliferation and survival of cancer cells.|
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