A 3rd/4th Line Placebo-controlled Trial of Sorafenib in Patients With Predominantly Non Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00863746


The purpose of the study is to see if sorafenib plus best supportive care (i.e. in addition to the non-cancer treatments patients would normally receive) is an effective treatment for lung cancer compared to best supportive care alone. The safety and tolerability of the two treatment groups will also be compared. The goal of the study is to test the ability of sorafenib to improve survival compared to best supportive care alone.

Official Title

A Phase III, Multi-center, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Sorafenib (BAY43-9006) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Predominantly Non Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) After 2 or 3 Previous Treatment Regimens for Advanced Disease

Stanford Investigator(s)

Heather Wakelee
Heather Wakelee

Winston Chen and Phyllis Huang Professor

A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD
A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD

Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written Informed Consent

   - Advanced relapsed or refractory predominantly non squamous NSCLC. The diagnosis must
   have been confirmed cyto-/ histologically

   - Patients must have measurable or non-measurable disease

   - At least two but not more than three prior standard treatment regimens for NSCLC

   - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1

   - Male or female subjects >/= 18 years of age (>/=20 for Japan) at the time of Informed

   - Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks

   - Ability to swallow oral medication

   - Both men and women using adequate barrier birth control measures during the course of
   the trial and 4 weeks after the completion of trial

   - Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function as assessed by the following laboratory
   requirements to be conducted within 7 days prior to start of the study drug:

      - Haemoglobin > 9.0 g/dl

      - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >1,500/mm3

      - Platelet count >/= 100,000/µl

      - Total bilirubin
      - Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) < 2.5 x upper limit of normal (      of normal in patients with liver metastases) Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) <
      2.5 x upper limit of normal (      metastases)

      - Alkaline phosphatase < 4 x upper limit of normal (      in patients with liver metastases)

      - Prothrombin Time (PT)-International Normalized Ratio (INR) or Partial
      Thromboplastin Time (PTT) < 1.5 x upper limit of normal

      - Serum creatinine < 1.5 x upper limit of normal

      - Calculated creatinine clearance of >/= 50 mL/min

Exclusion Criteria:

   - NSCLC patients with predominantly squamous cell carcinoma histology

Excluded medical conditions:

   - History of cardiac disease: Congestive heart failure, Active coronary artery disease
   (CAD), Cardiac arrhythmias (>Grade 2 NCI-CTCAE [National Cancer Institute-Common
   Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events] vers. 3.0)

   - Uncontrolled hypertension despite two anti-hypertensive medications

   - History of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or chronic hepatitis B or C

   - History of organ allograft

   - Active clinically serious infections (> grade 2 NCI-CTCAE vers. 3.0)

   - Patients with seizure disorder requiring medication

   - Patients with evidence or history of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy

   - Patients undergoing renal dialysis

   - Pulmonary hemorrhage/ bleeding event >/= CTCAE grade 2 within four weeks prior to the
   first dose of the study drug

   - Any other hemorrhage/ bleeding event >/= CTCAE grade 3 within four weeks prior to the
   first dose of the study drug

   - Thrombotic or embolic venous or arterial events such as cerebrovascular accident

   - Pregnant or breast-feeding women.

   - Any condition which could affect the absorption or pharmacokinetics of the study drug

   - Prior treatment with other Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) (R) inhibitors,
   including compounds that impact vascularity (i.e. sunitinib, thalidomide, vandetanib,
   vascular disrupting agents [VDA], VEGF-trap and other experimental agents of this
   class). Only bevacizumab (Avastin) is permitted.


drug: Placebo

drug: Sorafenib (Nexavar, BAY43-9006)

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cancer Clinical Trials Office

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