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Summary

for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started

Description

Summary

RATIONALE: Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well pemetrexed disodium or observation works in treating patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma without progressive disease after first-line chemotherapy.

Official Title

Randomized Phase II Study of Maintenance Pemetrexed Versus Observation for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Without Progression After First-Line Chemotherapy

Details

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • To determine if maintenance therapy with pemetrexed disodium versus observation improves progression-free survival of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who have at least stable disease after completion of first-line therapy comprising pemetrexed disodium with cisplatin or carboplatin.

Secondary

  • To determine the overall survival of patients treated with this regimen versus observation.
  • To evaluate the frequency of responses in patients treated with this regimen.
  • To assess the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to first-line chemotherapy regimen (cisplatin/pemetrexed disodium vs carboplatin/pemetrexed disodium), histologic subtype (epithelioid vs other) and number of courses received (< 6 vs 6).

  • Arm I: Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Arm II: Patients undergo observation until disease progression. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 6 months for 3 years.

Keywords

Malignant Mesothelioma epithelial mesothelioma sarcomatous mesothelioma stage II malignant mesothelioma stage III malignant mesothelioma stage IV malignant mesothelioma Mesothelioma Lung Neoplasms Pemetrexed

Eligibility

For people ages 18 years and up

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed malignant pleural mesothelioma meeting 1 of the following cell types:
  • Epithelial
  • Sarcomatoid
  • Mixed type
  • Histologically documented malignant pleural mesothelioma, epithelial,sarcomatoid or mixed type, not amenable to surgical resection
  • Prior treatment
  • Currently receiving first-line treatment with pemetrexed + platinum; patients are to be registered to Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 30901 no later than the last day of cycle 4 of first line therapy
  • Prior intracavitary cytotoxic or sclerosing therapy (including bleomycin) are acceptable; prior intrapleural cytotoxic chemotherapy will not be considered systemic chemotherapy
  • Prior surgical treatment is allowed
  • Prior radiation therapy is allowed
  • Non-pregnant and non-nursing; women of child bearing potential and men must agree to use an appropriate method of birth control throughout their participation in this study; appropriate methods of birth control include abstinence, oral contraceptives, implantable hormonal contraceptives (Norplant), or double barrier methods (diaphragm plus condom)
  • RANDOMIZATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Patients with complete response, partial response, or stable disease following 4,5 or 6 cycles of first-line chemotherapy with pemetrexed AND either cisplatin or carboplatin; a maximum of 6 cycles of chemotherapy may have been given
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-1
  • Granulocytes >= 1,500/ul
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/ul
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])=< 2 x ULN
  • Calculated creatinine clearance >= 45 ml/min
  • Disease not amenable to surgery
  • Must be enrolled on imaging protocol CALGB-580903
  • Complete response, partial response, or stable disease after completion of 4 courses of first-line chemotherapy comprising pemetrexed disodium AND cisplatin or carboplatin
  • Study therapy will begin within 9 weeks following day 1 of cycle 4 of first-line treatment
  • No clinically significant pleural or peritoneal effusions that cannot be adequately managed by drainage before or during pemetrexed disodium

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • ECOG performance status of 0-1
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/μL
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST ≤ 2 times ULN
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 45 mL/min
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No psychiatric illness that would prevent the patient from giving informed consent
  • No second malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix unless curatively treated with no evidence of active disease for ≥ 5 years
  • No medical conditions that, in the opinion of the treating physician, would make study treatment unreasonably hazardous for the patient including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Ongoing or active infection such as HIV positivity
  • Inability to take oral medications
  • Psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Prior intracavitary cytotoxic or sclerosing therapy (including bleomycin) allowed
  • Prior intrapleural cytotoxic chemotherapy not considered systemic chemotherapy
  • Prior surgery allowed
  • Prior radiotherapy allowed
  • No concurrent palliative radiotherapy
  • No concurrent hormones or other chemotherapeutic agents except for the following:
  • Steroids for adrenal failure
  • Hormones for nondisease-related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes)
  • Intermittent use of dexamethasone as an antiemetic or premedication for pemetrexed disodium

Locations

  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    San Francisco, California, 94115, United States
  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 89102, United States
  • CCOP - Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 89106, United States

Details

Status
in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Sponsor
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
ID
NCT01085630
Phase
Phase 2
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
March 6, 2017