This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition bladder cancer
Treatments lapatinib ditosylate, placebo
Phase phase 2/phase 3
Sponsor Queen Mary University of London
Collaborator GlaxoSmithKline
Start date March 2009
End date July 2015
Trial size 204 participants
Trial identifier NCT00949455, BL-2007-02, CDR0000640393, EU-20929, EUDRACT-2007-001826-28, OCTG-LaMB


RATIONALE: Lapatinib ditosylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether lapatinib ditosylate is more effective than a placebo in killing tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II/III trial is studying how well lapatinib ditosylate works compared to a placebo in treating patients with stage IV bladder cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, investigator)
Primary purpose treatment
Patients receive oral lapatinib ditosylate once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
lapatinib ditosylate Tykerb
Given orally
(Placebo Comparator)
Patients receive oral placebo once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Given orally

Primary Outcomes

Progression free survival
time frame: Disease Progression - at least 20% increase in the sum of longest diameters of target lesions.

Secondary Outcomes

Overall survival
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder - Stage IV disease - Metastatic or locally advanced disease - HER1- and/or HER2-positive disease, defined by the following criteria: - 2+ or 3+ intensity on IHC - Able to commence the study treatment within 10 weeks of completing chemotherapy - Must have achieved objective response or stable disease following 4-8 courses of first-line chemotherapy - No progression with first-line chemotherapy for metastatic disease - Any widely accepted chemotherapy regimen for bladder cancer allowed - Patients who did not receive cisplatin are eligible PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - ECOG performance status 0-3 - ANC ≥ 1.0 x 10^9/L - Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL - Platelet count ≥ 75 x 10^9/L - ALT/AST < 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - Bilirubin < 1.5 times ULN - Serum creatinine ≤ 3.0 ULN AND/OR creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min - LVEF ≥ 50% (as assessed by quantitative echocardiogram or MUGA) - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No current active hepatic or biliary disease, except for any of the following: - Gilbert's syndrome - Asymptomatic gallstones - Liver metastases - Stable chronic liver disease per investigator assessment - No known hypersensitivity to the study medication - No history of prior or concurrent other neoplasms, except for: - Any non life-threatening tumours that have been curatively treated. - Prostate cancer isolated to the prostate gland - No significant cardiac disease, including any of the following: - Angina pectoris - Severe cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication - Severe conduction abnormalities - Clinically significant valvular disease - Cardiomegaly - Prior myocardial infarction - Ventricular hypertrophy - Congestive heart failure - Poorly uncontrolled hypertension (resting diastolic blood pressure > 115 mm Hg) - Other cardiomyopathy - No serious intercurrent medical or psychiatric illness - No serious active infection PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - See Disease Characteristics - No more than 1 line of prior chemotherapy for metastatic or locally advanced disease (neoadjuvant/adjuvant chemotherapy allowed) - No more than 10 weeks since first-line chemotherapy - No prior lapatinib ditosylate - No prior radiotherapy to the indicator lesion(s) (newly arising lesions in previously irradiated areas allowed) - At least 14 days since prior and no concurrent CYP3A4 inducers, including but not limited to, any of the following: - Antibiotics (all rifamycin class agents [e.g., rifampicin, rifabutin, rifapentine]) - Anticonvulsants (phenytoin, carbamazepine, barbiturates [e.g., phenobarbital]) - Oral glucocorticoids (cortisone [> 50 mg], hydrocortisone [> 40 mg], prednisone [> 10 mg], methylprednisolone [> 8 mg], dexamethasone [> 2 mg²]) - St. John's wort or modafinil - At least 7 days since prior and no concurrent CYP3A4 inhibitors, including but not limited to, any of the following: - Antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin) - Antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole [>150 mg daily], voriconazole) - Antiretrovirals/protease inhibitors (delavirdine, nelfinavir, amprenavir, ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, lopinavir) - Calcium channel blockers (verapamil, diltiazem) - Antidepressants (nefazodone, fluvoxamine) - Gastrointestinal agents (cimetidine, aprepitant) - Grapefruit, grapefruit juice - At least 6 months since prior and no concurrent amiodarone - No concurrent radical or curative therapy (radiotherapy or surgery) at the end of first-line treatment (palliative radiotherapy allowed) - No other concurrent experimental or investigational drugs - No other concurrent anticancer treatment, including cytotoxic or specific immune therapy

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II/III, Randomised, Two-Arm, Comparison of Maintenance Lapatinib Versus Placebo After First-Line Chemotherapy in Patients With HER1 and/or HER2 Overexpressing Locally Advanced or Metastatic Bladder Cancer [LaMB]
Principal investigator Thomas Powles, MD, MRCP
Description OBJECTIVES: Primary - Compare progression-free survival in patients with HER1- and/or HER2-overexpressing stage IV bladder cancer who have been randomized to maintenance therapy with lapatinib ditosylate or placebo following first-line chemotherapy. Secondary - Compare overall survival between these patient groups. - Evaluate the safety and tolerability of the regimens in these patients. - Assess and compare quality of life between these patient groups. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to ECOG performance status and response to first line chemotherapy (complete or partial response vs stable disease). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients receive oral lapatinib ditosylate once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. - Arm II: Patients receive oral placebo once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients undergo quality of life assessment by EORTC QLQ-C30 at baseline and every 4 weeks during study treatment. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up periodically for up to 5 years.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Queen Mary University of London.