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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2004-002944-90
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:EORTC 65041
    National Competent Authority:Spain - AEMPS
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-09-01
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedSpain - AEMPS
    A.2EudraCT number2004-002944-90
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Multicenter, Open, Phase II Study to Estimate the activity and safety of Caspofungin (CASP) in the First-line Treatment of probable and proven Invasive Aspergillosis 'IA) in Patients with Hematological Malignances (HM) or recipients of autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and those with allogeneic Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Caspo trial
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberEORTC 65041
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorEuropean Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
    B.1.3.4CountryBelgium
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name CANCIDAS
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationSpain
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameCoaspofungin Acetate
    D.3.2Product code MK-0991
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNCaspofungin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 179463-17-3
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-0991
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCaspofungin Acetate
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typesemi-synthetic lipopeptide synthesised from a fermentation product of Glarea lozoyensis
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name CANCIDAS
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationSpain
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameCoaspofungin Acetate
    D.3.2Product code MK-0991
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNCaspofungin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 179463-17-3
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-0991
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCaspofungin Acetate
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number70
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typesemi-synthetic lipopeptide synthesised from a fermentation product of Glarea lozoyensis
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Invasive aspergillosis in patients with haematological malignancies (HM)/autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) – group A- and patients with allogeneic HSCT transplantation – group B
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 7.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10003488
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this trial is to estimate the activity of caspofungin as first line therapy in the treatment of Invasive aspergillosis in patients with haematological malignancies (HM)/autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) – group A- and patients with allogeneic HSCT transplantation – group B. The activity of caspofungin will be assessed separately in these two groups of patients since response rates and survival differ substantially in these 2 patient populations.

    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    - Patients eligible for this study will be patients 18 years of age or older
    with HM/auto-HSCT or allo-HSCT and with a diagnosis of proven or
    probable IA, according to EORTC-MSG criteria. All patients must be
    followed in centers belonging to the EORTC network.
    - The inclusion of patients with possible IA will be allowed. However, study drug treatment should be stopped if the case cannot be upgraded to probable or proven IA within 7 days after enrolment, based on tests already performed prior to or within 48 hrs after registration into the study, but with pending results. These include culture and/or histology results and Aspergillus galactomannan evaluations.
    - A course of no more than 72 hours of empirical antifungal therapy, not including an echinocandin, prior to enter into the study will be allowed.
    - Oral antifungal prophylaxis is allowed, but prophylaxis must be discontinued at study entry.
    - Intravenous fluconazole for prophylaxis is allowed, but prophylaxis must be discontinued at study entry.
    - Absence of a history of allergy or any adverse reaction to echinocandin drugs
    - Absence of severe renal failure requiring hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and a serum creatinine level lower than 300 µmol/L or 3.4 mg/dL
    - Absence of significant liver function test abnormalities, defined as an increase in ASAT/ALAT higher than 5x upper normal limits (UNL) or total serum bilirubin/ALP 5xUNL.
    - Patients with severe hepatic insufficiency are excluded
    - Karnofski performance status score ≥ 20. Comatose and moribund patients or those who have little hope of recovery are excluded
    - Absence of known bacterial infection not adequately treated at time of enrolment
    - Pregnant and lactating women are excluded. Women of child bearing potential should have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days from registration.
    - Patients receiving an investigational agent within 14 days prior to study entry or during the study course will be excluded.
    - Absence of documented HIV infection
    - Absence of any psychological, familial, sociological or geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule; those conditions should be discussed with the patient before registration in the trial.
    - Before patient registration/randomization, written informed consent must be given according to ICH/GCP, and national/local regulations.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint of the study will be the response rate at the end of caspofungin therapy using the standard response assessment criteria as defined in the protocol.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    End of study occurs when all of the following criteria have been satisfied:
    1. Thirty days after all patients have stopped protocol treatment
    2. The trial is mature for the analysis of the primary endpoint as defined in the protocol
    3. The database has been fully cleaned and frozen for this analysis
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months6
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months6
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2005-09-01. Yes
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.6.1Details of subjects incapable of giving consent
    Women of child bearing potential should have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days from registration
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state20
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 135
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 149
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2006-03-17
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-07-13
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2008-07-01
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