This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions metastatic and locally advanced soft tissue tumor patients unfit to receive, standard chemotherapy
Treatment trabectedin
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Italian Sarcoma Group
Start date February 2014
End date May 2016
Trial size 24 participants
Trial identifier NCT02066675, 2013-001467-23, ISG TR1US


Phase II, non-randomized, two-stage study according to Bryant & Day The study enroll patients with Metastatic and locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma unfit to receive standard chemotherapy (doxorubicin/epirubicin and/or ifosfamide)

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking no masking
Trabectedin administered at the dose of 1.5 mg/mq-1.3 mg/mq a 24-hour continuous infusion via a central venous access, every 3 weeks
trabectedin Yondelis
Each patients will receive intravenous trabectedin (1.5 mg/mq-1.3 mg/mq) over 24 hours every 3 weeks

Primary Outcomes

Progression Free Survival Rate
time frame: 3 Months

Secondary Outcomes

Tolerability and intolerable adverse reaction rate.
time frame: Day21
Objective response rate
time frame: 5 years
Progression free survival
time frame: Average of 5 Months
Overall survival
time frame: 18 Months (average)

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion criteria - Adult patients (≥18 years), who, in the judgment of the clinician, is deemed not suitable to receive an anthracycline and/or ifosfamide based chemotherapy; - Pathological diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma - Inoperable, locally advanced or metastatic tumor; - Unsuited to receive doxorubicine and ifosfamide: ie stable arrhythmia, previous myocardial infarction; age≥80 years - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status 0-2 - Glomerular filtration rate ≥30 mL per min - Adequate hematologic function: Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL; Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/μL, and Platelet count ≥100,000/microliter - Creatinine phosphokinase < 2.5 Upper Normal Limit - Adequate hepatic function: total bilirubin < Upper Normal Limit, total alkaline phosphatase < 2.5 Upper Normal Limit, or if > 2.5 Upper Normal Limit consider alkaline phosphatase liver fraction or gamma-glutamyltransferase or 5' nucleotidase must be < Transminase <2.5 x Upper Normal Limit, Albumin > 20 g/L. - Patient´s written informed consent Exclusion criteria - Prior exposure to Trabectedin - Performance status ≥2. - Prior treatment with anthracyclines and or ifosfamide. - History of other malignancies (except basal cell carcinoma or cervical carcinoma in situ, adequately treated), unless in remission for 5 or more years and judged of negligible potential of relapse. - Active viral hepatitis or chronic liver diseases, which in the judgement of the primary investigator represents a clinical contraindication to the therapy. - Unstable cardiac condition, including congestive heart failure or angina pectoris, myocardial infarction within 6 months before enrolment, uncontrolled arterial hypertension or arrhythmias, left ventricular ejection fraction <40% - Active major infection. - Other serious concomitant illnesses - Pregnant subjects or breast feeding, or planning to become pregnant within 6 months after the end of treatment All sexually active female patients with reproductive potential must have a negative pregnancy test (serum or urine) within the 7 days prior to enrollment and must agree to use highly effective contraception during treatment and for 6 months after the end of treatment.

Additional Information

Principal investigator Federica Grosso, MD
Description Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare and aggressive disease, comprising more than a hundred different histological subtypes and mainly originating from the embryonic mesoderm. Today, they represent less than 1% of all adult cancers, with an incidence of 3/100000/year and a median age at diagnosis of 65 years. Despite the progress done in the last decade, approximately 50% of STS patients still develop distant metastases within 3 years from the diagnosis and die from their disease. Doxorubicin (or epirubicin) and ifosfamide have been proved to be active in the treatment of STS and they are widely used, alone or in combination, as a first line therapy for locally advanced and metastatic patients. However, the response rate to the combination regimen in non-pretreated patients does not exceed 30-40%, and large randomized clinical trials failed to demonstrate any advantage in survival for the combination compared to single-agent treatment. Trabectedin (Yondelis®) is a marine-derived anticancer agent that has been approved in the European Union as a single agent for the treatment of STS patients after failure of standard chemotherapy (doxorubicin and/or ifosfamide) or for those unsuited to receive these agents. Even if the response rate in soft tissue sarcoma does not exceed 10%, trabectedin can provide a significant clinical benefit, by arresting disease progression in almost 50% of treated patients, with a progression-free survival rate of 20% at 6 months. Trabectedin was found to be particularly active in the treatment of myxoid liposarcoma and uterine leiomyosarcoma, for which better results have been obtained in terms of response rate and survival, suggesting an histotype driven activity. The toxicity profile of trabectedin given as second line therapy has been widely assessed in clinical studies and was largely manageable, with the majority of adverse events being grade 1 or 2 toxicities, generally reversible, dose or time dependent and noncumulative. The good tolerability profile observed in the trials seems to be confirmed also in everyday clinical practice. Conversely, few data are available at the moment about tolerability profile for those patients treated with trabectedin as first line because of medical conditions contraindicating the use of standard agents. The aim of this phase II study is to assess and describe trabectedin toxicity profile in this subset of negatively selected advanced inoperable STS patients.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Italian Sarcoma Group.