This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions non-small cell lung cancer, brain metastases
Treatment erlotinib
Phase phase 2
Target EGFR
Sponsor Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital
Start date March 2008
End date March 2011
Trial size 45 participants
Trial identifier NCT00663689, cslc0803


This is a non-randomized open-label uncontrolled phase II trial evaluating efficacy and toxicity of erlotinib in patients with asymptomatic brain metastasis advanced NSCLC who was benefitted by first line chemotherapy. Patients with stage IV NSCLC who have one or more asymptomatic brain metastasis who was benefitted by first line chemotherapy will receive oral erlotinib 150mg once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. These patients' direct DNA sequencing of tumor tissue EGFR exons 18-21 will be analyzed The response was evaluated by RECIST criteria after the patient received erlotinib 6 weeks.If the patients present with progress disease of brain metastasis after the therapy of erlotinib, the patients will receive irradiation of brain metastasis.If the response is stable disease,partial response or complete response,he will be examined by brain MRI every 12 weeks.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
non-randomized open-label uncontrolled phase II trial erlotinib 150mg qd until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
erlotinib TARVECA
erlotinib 150mg qd until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Primary Outcomes

Time of asymptomatic brain metastasis turn into symptomatic brain metastasis
time frame: 3/2008~3/2011

Secondary Outcomes

To determine objective response (CR+PR), time to progression, 6-month survival and 1-year survival,safety.
time frame: 3/2008~3/2011

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion criteria: 1. Histological or cytological documented stage IV NSCLC. Sputum cytology alone is excluded 2. Extracerebral lesions show stable disease after first line chemotherapy. Patient has recovered from CTCAE grade 3/4 toxicity. Patients who had never received EGFR-TKI or EGFR monoclonal antibody. 3. Patients must be at least 18 years. 4. ECOG Performance Status 0, 1 or 2. 5. Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks. 6. Appraisable disease, the presence of at least three lesions if longest diameter <10 mm by brain MRI. 7. Haemoglobin ³ 10.0 g/dl, Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ³1.5 x 109/L, platelets ³ 100 x 109/L. 8. Total bilirubin £ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) 9. ALT and AST < 2.5 x ULN in the absence of liver metastases, or < 5 x ULN in case of liver metastases. 10. Creatinine clearance ³ 60ml/min (calculated according to Cockcroft-gault formula). 11. PT-INR/PTT < 1.2 x ULN. 12. Written informed consent. 13. Able to comply with study and follow-up procedures. Exclusion criteria: 1. Mixed small cell and non-small cell lung cancer histology. 2. Any unresolved toxicity>CTCAE grade 2 from previous anti-cancer therapy. 3. Patients with exposure to biotherapy, immunotherapy within 4 weeks of study entry. 4. Other concurrent anticancer therapy. 5. Patients with exposure to investigational drug therapy outside of this trial. 6. Lack of physical integrity of the upper gastrointestinal tract, or malabsorption syndrome, or inability to take oral medication, or have active peptic ulcer disease. 7. Any unstable systemic disease (including active infection, hepatic, renal, metabolic disease or seizure disorder requiring medication). 8. Significant cardiovascular event: congestive heart failure >NYHA class 2; unstable angina, active CAD (myocardial infarction more than 1 year prior to study entry is allowed); serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy ( beta blockers or digoxin are permitted) or uncontrolled hypertension. 9. Brain metastases or spinal cord compression, if treated before the start of study treatment, and have any symptoms. Symptoms include signs of increased intracranial pressure ,headache,nausea and vomiting,cognitive or affective disturbances,seizures,and focal neurologic symptoms. 10. History of another malignancy within the last 5 years except cured carcinoma in-situ of uterine cervix, cured basal cell carcinoma of skin and superficial bladder tumors [Ta, Tis & T1]. 11. Pregnant or breast-feeding women. 12. Substance abuse, medical, psychological or social conditions that may interfere with the patient's participation in the study or evaluation of the study results. 13. Any condition that is unstable or could jeopardize the safety of the patient and their compliance in the study.

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Study of Erlotinib in Benefitted Patients With Asymptomatic Brain Metastases Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer By Chemotherapy.
Principal investigator Wu Yilong, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital.