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Erlotinib in Patients With Resected, Early Stage NSCLC With Confirmed Mutations in the EGFR

In this research study erlotinib will be given to eligible participants whose lung cancer has been removed by surgery. Eligible patients have adenocarcinoma, a type of non-small lung cancer, and must have 1 or more of the following characteristics: be female, be of Asian or Pacific Rim descent and/or be a never smoker. The potential participant's tumor will be examined for Epidermal growth factor (EGFR) mutations. EGFR is a protein that is overexpressed in most non-small cell lung cancers. Some EGFR has been found to have specific mutations and the participant must have one of these mutations in his tumor.

Erlotinib blocks this protein and may control tumor growth and increase survival. Previous research has shown that erlotinib is most effective for people who have these specific mutations in the EGFR.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Massachusetts General Hospital

Collaborator: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


  • Drug: Erlotinib


Phase 2


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Pathologically confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC of adenocarcinoma histology

   - Stage IA-B, IIA-B, or IIIA by the American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition
   staging criteria

   - Patients must have undergone surgical resection with curative intent within 6 months
   of enrollment

   - Sufficient tumor tissue available for EGFR mutation analysis

   - At least ONE of the following patient characteristics: previously detected deletion 19
   or L858R EGFR mutation, female sex, history of never smoking, or Asian/Pacific Rim
   ethnicity (to be enrolled in the screening portion of trial).

   - 18 years of age or older

   - Tumor samples must have either exon 19 deletion mutations or the exon 21 L858R point

   - ECOG Performance status of 0,1, or 2

   - Adequate organ function as outlined in protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Radiographic evidence of recurrent NSCLC prior to erlotinib treatment

   - Confirmed T790M resistance mutation in the primary tumor sample

   - Prior exposure to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors

   - Known hypersensitivity to erlotinib, gefitinib, or any closely related drug

   - Pregnant or breastfeeding women

   - Any evidence of clinically active interstitial lung disease

   - Current use of enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs, including carbamazepine,
   oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, and primidone

   - Evidence of any other significant clinical disorder or laboratory finding that makes
   it undesirable for the patient to participate in the study

   - Use of any non-FDA approved or investigational agent within 2 weeks of enrolling onto
   the trial, or failure to recover from the side effects of any of these agents

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Not Recruiting