This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lung cancer
Treatment tumor biopsy
Sponsor M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Collaborator United States Department of Defense
Start date November 2006
End date November 2018
Trial size 250 participants
Trial identifier NCT00409968, 2005-0823, W81XWH-06-1-0303


The goal of this screening study is to find out if you are eligible to take part in 1 of 4 different research studies.


This trial is referred to as the "umbrella trial". The BATTLE program consists of this umbrella trial plus four phase II protocols into which the umbrella patients are enrolled. Patients will first enroll in the BATTLE umbrella trial and undergo a tumor biomarker analysis that will be used to assign them to one of the four phase II studies. All patients enrolled in one of the phase II BATTLE protocols must be enrolled in this protocol.

The primary objective of each of the phase II studies will be:

Primary Objectives:

• To determine the 8-week progression-free survival rate (i.e. disease control rate) in patients with advanced NSCLC who have failed at least one prior chemotherapy regimen.

Secondary Objectives:

- Determine the overall response rate

- Determine the overall survival

- Determine the time to disease progression

- Assess the safety/toxicity of the study treatment(s)

- Assess biomarker modulation in the tumor tissue and serum samples from the treatment

- Assess plasma and intra-tumor concentrations of study treatment

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective prospective
Screening study to find out if Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to other parts of the body are eligible to take part in 1 of 4 different research studies.
tumor biopsy
A sample of tumor tissue will be collected by either a CT-guided core biopsy, bronchoscopy, or other type of biopsy (such as subcutaneous, cutaneous, or lymph node).

Primary Outcomes

Biomarker Profile Assessment (before randomized allocation to research study)
time frame: At enrollment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. The patient has a diagnosis of pathologically confirmed NSCLC by tumor biopsy and/or fine-needle aspiration 2. The patient has a diagnosis of either stage IIIB, stage IV, or advanced, incurable NSCLC, and failed at least one front-line metastatic NSCLC chemotherapy regimen. (Patients who have failed adjuvant or locally advanced therapy within 6 months are also eligible to participate in study). 3. The patient has uni-dimensionally measurable NSCLC. 4. Karnofsky performance status >/= 60 or ECOG performance status 0-2 5. The patient has biopsy accessible tumor. 6. The patient has adequate hematologic function as defined by an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >/= 1,500/mm^3, platelet count >/= 100,000/mm^3, WBC >/= 3,000/ mm^3, and hemoglobin >/= 9 g/dL. 7. The patient has adequate hepatic function as defined by a total bilirubin level /= 60cc/minute. 9. The patient has PT < 1.5 x upper limit of normal 10. If patient has brain metastasis, they must have been stable (treated or asymptomatic) for at least 4 weeks after radiation if treated with radiation and not have used steroids for at least 1 week. Re-imaging performed after 2 weeks, upon completion of radiation therapy. 11. The patient is >/= 18 years of age. 12. The patient has signed informed consent. 13. The patient is eligible if disease free from a previously treated malignancy, other than a previous NSCLC, for greater than two years. Patients with a history of prior basal cell carcinoma of the skin or pre-invasive carcinoma of the cervix are exempt from exclusion. 14. Women of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Childbearing potential will be defined as women who have had menses within the past 12 months,who have not had tubal ligation or bilateral oophorectomy.Should a woman become pregnant or suspect that she is pregnant while participating in this study,she should inform her treating physician immediately.The patient,if a man,agrees to use effective contraception or abstinence. 15. Subject must be considered legally capable of providing his or her own consent for participation in this study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. The patient has received prior investigational therapy, chemotherapy, surgery, or radiotherapy within 4 weeks of initiating study drug 2. The patient has undergone prior thoracic or abdominal surgery within 28 days of study entry, excluding prior diagnostic biopsy. 3. The patient has received radiation therapy to the measurable tumor within 6 months. Patients are allowed to have local irradiation for the management of tumor-related symptoms (bones, brain). However, if a patient has active new disease growing in the previously irradiated site, the patient will be eligible to participate in the study. 4. The patient has a significant medical history or unstable medical condition (unstable systemic disease: congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association Functional Classification class II or worse), recent myocardial infarction within 3 months, unstable angina, active infection (i.e. currently treated with antibiotics), uncontrolled hypertension). Patients with controlled diabetes will be allowed. Patient must be able to undergo procedure for tissue acquisition. 5. The patient has uncontrolled seizure disorder, active neurologic disease, or neuropathy >/= grade 2. Patients with meningeal or CNS involvement by tumor are eligible for the study if the above exclusion criteria are not met. 6. The patient is pregnant (confirmed by serum Beta-HCG if applicable) or is breastfeeding. 7. Any condition that is unstable or could jeopardize the safety of the patient and its compliance in the study, in the investigator's judgment. 8. The patient is actively taking herbal remedies or over-the-counter biologics (e.g., shark cartilage, high dose antioxidants). 9. Patients will be allowed to have prior biologic (i.e. VEGF, EGFR, etc.) therapy. However, the patient will be excluded from a given study if he/she has received the same therapy as the clinical trial (i.e. If a patient has been previously treated with bevacizumab, they are allowed to enroll in any of the 4 studies. If a patient has been previously treated with erlotinib, they are excluded from the clinical trials with erlotinib). In addition, if a patient has been previously treated with gefitinib (Iressa), they are excluded from the clinical trials with erlotinib.

Additional Information

Official title A Biomarker-Integrated Study in Chemorefractory Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Principal investigator William N. William Jr., MD
Description This study is the "umbrella" or screening study in a group of 5 studies known as the BATTLE (Biomarker-integrated Approaches of Targeted Therapy of Lung Cancer Elimination) program. In order to participate in one of the research studies, you must first agree to take part in this screening study, which will be used to determine if you are eligible. After participating in this study, you may be assigned to a study that is using an investigational drug. The investigational drug(s) to be used in each of the 4 studies are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial use in this setting; however, the FDA has permitted its use in these research studies. If you agree to participate in this screening study, your complete medical history (including smoking history) will be recorded and you will have a physical exam, including measurement of vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and breathing rate), height, and weight. You will have blood (about 2 teaspoons) drawn for routine tests. You will also have blood (about 1-2 tablespoons) drawn to check your blood clotting function, thyroid function, and lipid (fat) levels. You will have a urine test, a performance status evaluation (questions about your ability to perform everyday activities), and an electrocardiogram (ECG -- a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart). Your tumor will be evaluated by chest x-ray and computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to evaluate the status of the disease. You will have a brain MRI. Women who are able to have children must have a negative blood (about 1 teaspoon) pregnancy test before receiving the study drug. A sample of your tumor tissue will be collected for biomarker analysis. If your tumor tissue cannot be reached, you will not be able to participate in this research study. To collect a tumor biopsy, you will have either a CT-guided core biopsy, bronchoscopy, or other type of biopsy (such as subcutaneous, cutaneous, or lymph node). You will be asked to stop taking any medication that affects blood-clotting (such as aspirin or coumadin) before the biopsy procedure. For the cutaneous (skin) biopsy, you will be given a local anesthetic by either a spray or shot to numb your skin. A small cut will be made to remove all or a piece of the affected skin. For the CT-guided core biopsy of the lung, subcutaneous, and/or lymph node biopsy, a tissue sample is withdrawn from an organ or suspected tumor mass using a very thin needle and a syringe. The needle is guided while being viewed by the physician on a CT scan. Any site that can be safely biopsied will be considered for the collection of tissue. Sites not commonly biopsied include kidneys, adrenal glands, and brain. For the bronchoscopy, you will be given drugs to relax, and then a local anesthetic will be sprayed into your nose and throat to numb those areas. A slim, flexible tube with a light will be placed through your nose or mouth and into your lungs. A small brush will be fed through the tube and into your lungs. The brush will gently scrape off a sample of lung tissue. Tweezers will then be fed through the tube to collect the tissue samples (biopsy). A small amount of water will be sprayed into your lungs and then suctioned out through the tube to collect tissue samples and mucous samples. For the CT-guided core biopsy or bronchoscopy, you should not take any medications by mouth or have any solid food for at least 6 hours before the procedure. You also should not have any liquids 2 hours before the procedure. If you are eligible to take part in this study, you will be assigned to 1 of the 4 research studies based on the results of your tumor analysis. You will be asked to read and sign a separate informed consent to take part in one of the research studies. You have the right to leave the study at any time. If you choose to stop participating in this study, you should contact the study chair and/or research nurse. Your doctor may decide to take you off this study if your medical condition gets worse and/or you are unable to comply with study requirements. This is an investigational study. Up to 250 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.