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Metronomic Chemotherapy Based on Adaptative Bio-mathematical Model of Oral Vinorelbine in Patients With NSCLC or MPM

Brief Summary

Background: Metronomic oral Vinorelbine has efficacy in metastatic NSCLC and malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, but all the studies published thus far were based upon a variety of empirical and possibly suboptimal schedules, with inconsistent results. Mathematical modeling showed by simulation that a new metronomic protocol could lead to a better safety and efficacy profile.

Design: This phase Ia/Ib trial was designed to confirm safety (phase Ia) and evaluate efficacy (phase Ib) of a new metronomic oral vinorelbine schedule. Patient with metastatic NSCLC or malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, after failure of standard treatments, ECOG 0-2 and an adequate organ functions, will be eligible. Our mathematical PK-PD model suggested an alternative weekly D1, D2 and D4 innovative schedule (named Vinorelbine Theoretical Protocol) with a dynamic intake of 60, 30 and 60 mg, respectively. Trial recruitment is two-staged as 12 patients are planned to participate in the phase Ia, to confirm safety and consolidate the calibration of the average parameters of the model. Depending the phase Ia result, and after favorable decision of a consultative committee, the extension phase (phase Ib) will be an efficacy study and will include a number of 20 patients receiving the Optimal Vinorelbine Theoretical Protocol. The primary endpoint is the tolerance (assessed by CTC v4.0) for the phase Ia and the objective response according to RECIST 1.1 for the phase Ib.

An ancillary study on circulating angiogenesis biomarkers will be a subproject of the trial.

Discussion: this ongoing trial is the first to prospectively test a mathematical optimized schedule in metronomic chemotherapy. As such, this trial can be considered as a proof-of-concept study demonstrating the feasibility to run a computational-driven protocol to ensure an optimal efficacy/toxicity balance in patients with cancer.

Tracking Information
First Received DateSeptember 11, 2015
Last Changed DateSeptember 18, 2015
Start DateAugust 2015
Anticipated Primary Completion DateAugust 2018
Primary Outcome Measures

Phase IA : Treatment-related hematological toxicities (neutropenia) of grade 3-4 as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 [Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the a maximum period of 24 months.]

Phase IB : Objective response rate according to RECIST1.1 for NSCLC and RECIST1.1 modified for MPM [Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the a maximum period of 24 months.]

Descriptive Information
PhasePhase 1
Study TypeInterventional
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM)
  • Drug: Vinorelbine
Study Arms / Comparison Groups1 / 0
Recruitment Information
Recruitment StatusUnknown status
Anticipated Enrollment32
Ages18 Years - N/A
Accepts Healthy VolunteersNo
Contact Fabrice BARLESI, MD, PhD
Phone: +33491384644
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients (male or female) ≥ 18 years of age.

- Patients with histologically documented, locally advanced or recurrent (stage IIIB) or metastatic (Stage IV) non-small cell lung Cancer or malignant pleural mesothelioma, for which no standard exits.

- Presence of at least one measurable lesion according to RECIST v.1.1 for NSCLC and modified RECIST 1.1 for MPM

- ECOG performance status ≤2

Exclusion Criteria:

- ECOG performance status >2

- Patients with significant or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease (eg, congestive heart failure, angor, arrhythmia) within 6 months of starting study treatment

- Any neurological or psychiatric condition interfering with the understanding of study

- Infectious condition uncontrolled

- Any other medical condition that would jeopardize the subject participation

Administrative Information
Responsible PartySponsor
SponsorAssistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Verification DateSeptember 2015
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