This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition non-squamous nonsmall cell neoplasm of lung
Treatments cisplatin pemetrexed, carboplatin paclitaxel bevacizumab
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Gruppo Oncologico Italia Meridionale
Start date January 2010
End date June 2012
Trial size 118 participants
Trial identifier NCT01303926, 2009-015807-19, Goim 2903


Cisplatin and pemetrexed combination or carboplatin, paclitaxel and bevacizumab are now considered as standard treatment in non-squamous cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Both main registrative trials are considered positive because they reached their objectives, but within them, the Quality of Life (QoL) of patients was not detailed neither has represented as primary objective of the studies. It is considered that, together with enhancements that are added to the knowledge of the biology of NSCLC, QoL may influence the therapeutic choice if one of the associations show to be better tolerated by the patient and favours an amelioration of his QoL.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
cisplatin pemetrexed
Cisplatin 75 mg / m2 d1 with Pemetrexed 500 mg / m2 d1 every 3 weeks for 6 cycles followed (in responding or stable patients) by Pemetrexed 500 mg / m2 every 3 weeks, until progression or unacceptable toxicity
(Active Comparator)
carboplatin paclitaxel bevacizumab
Carboplatin AUC 6 d1 plus Paclitaxel 200 mg/m2 d1 and Bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks for 6 cycles followed in stable or responding patients by Bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks, until progression or unacceptable toxicity

Primary Outcomes

Difference in terms of quality of life (QOL) between treatment arms
time frame: Treatment efficacy will be evaluated at baseline and every 3 cycles during chemo period and every two months during the maintenance phase

Secondary Outcomes

treatment activity in terms of response rate
time frame: Two year
toxicity evaluation
time frame: Two years
Evaluation of QoL across time
time frame: Two years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 70 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Written informed consent(as approved by the local Ethical Committee) - Histological type consisting mainly of non-squamous histology defined preferably with stage IV metastatic disease or stage IIIB in the presence of supraclavicular lymph nodes according to the parameters of TNM 7th Ed, not amenable to curative therapy - ECOG PS 0-1 - Adequate bone marrow reserve - Adequate hepatic, coagulative and renal function Exclusion Criteria: - Mixed NSCLC tumors or mixed adenosquamous carcinomas with a predominant squamous component histotype (NSCLC and SCLC) or adenosquamous forms, with predominant squamous component - History of gross hemoptysis <3 months prior to enrollment or history or evidence of inherited bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy with the risk of bleeding. - Tumors invading or abutting major blood vessels (based on radiologist assessment) - Evidence of brain metastases not previously treated with RT (or any loco-regional treatment) - Prior neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy within six months prior to study enrollment - Previous radiotherapy in the last month before study entry (except for radiotherapy to symptomatic bone sites at risk and not covered in the premises of measurable disease and assessable) - A major surgery (including open biopsy) in the month preceding study enrollment or anticipation of a major surgery during the study - Unable or unwilling to take folic acid or vitamin B12 supplementation - Unable or unwilling to take corticosteroids - History of gastrointestinal fistula, perforation, or abscess, inflammatory bowel disease, or diverticulitis - Clinically significant third-space fluid collections, for example, ascites or pleural effusions that cannot be controlled by drainage or other procedures prior to study entry - Need for taking or have recently taken (within 10 days of enrollment) aspirin (>325 mg/d), clopidogrel at doses >75 mg/d, dipyramidole, ticlopidine, or cilostazol. Patients are also excluded if they cannot hold nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, other than prophylactic therapy with low-dose aspirin, for a 5-day period during each cycle (8-day period for long-acting agents, such as piroxicam) - Need for taking or have recently taken (within 10 days of enrollment) fulldose oral or parenteral anticoagulants or thrombolytic agents for therapeutic purposes. Prophylactic use of anticoagulants is allowed; international normalized ratio (INR) should be <1.5 at study enrollment - History of thrombotic disorders within the last 6 months prior to entry History of hypertension, unless hypertension is well controlled study entry (≤150/90 mm Hg) and the patient is on a stable regimen of antihypertensive therapy. Patients should not have any prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy - Serious cardiac condition, such as myocardial infarction within 6 months, angina, or heart disease, as defined by the New York Heart Association Class III or IV - Serious concomitant systemic disorder (for example, active infection including human immunodeficiency virus) that, in the opinion of the investigator, would compromise the patient's ability to adhere to the protocol - Receiving concurrent administration of any other antitumor therapy - Have a second primary malignancy that is clinically detectable at the time of consideration for study enrollment - Have had a prior malignancy other than NSCLC, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or nonmelanoma skin cancer, unless that prior malignancy was diagnosed and definitively treated at least 5 years previously with no subsequent evidence of recurrence. Patients with a history of low grade (Gleason score ≤6) localized prostate cancer will be eligible even if diagnosed less than 5 years previously - Patients with known hypersensitivity to Chinese hamster ovary cell products or other recombinant human antibodies

Additional Information

Official title Induction Pemetrexed and Cisplatin Followed by Pemetrexed as Maintenance vs Carboplatin-paclitaxel and Bevacizumab Followed by Bevacizumab as Maintenance:Multicenter Randomized Phase III Study in Patients With Advanced Non-Squamous Non Small-cell Lung Cancer: a Quality of Life Oriented Phase III Trial of the GOIM
Principal investigator Giuseppe Colucci, MD
Description The study aims primarily to verify the null hypothesis that between the two schemes under consideration there is no minimal interesting difference (MID) (i.e. a difference of clinical interest) after initial 3 months of maintenance.EuroQ5D (EQ5D) questionnaire total score and EQ5D visual analog scale (VAS)are validated and very simple to be administered.The statistical hypothesis tests described above are performed with t-test for unpaired data (or equivalent non-parametric, pending verification of normality of distribution by Shapiro-Wilk test), with alpha error = 0.05 (2-sided). It is assumed that: 1. about 20% of randomized patients experienced a progression of disease before the time of evaluation of the primary endpoint, and that 2. this eventuality was not significantly different between the two treatments. The total sample to be enrolled for this study will then be increased to 118 patients [(49 +49) +20%)]
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Gruppo Oncologico Italia Meridionale.