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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2004-004707-38
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:EXPERT-C
    National Competent Authority:Sweden - MPA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-02-15
    Trial 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 ConcernedSweden - MPA
    A.2EudraCT number2004-004707-38
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A multicentre randomised phase II clinical trial comparing oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), capecitabine (Xeloda) and pre-operative radiotherapy with or without cetuximab followed by total mesorectal excision for the treatment of patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) defined poor risk rectal cancer.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    EXPERT-C
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberEXPERT-C
    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 SponsorProf David Cunningham
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    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 Erbitux
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMerck Pharmaceuticals
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationSweden
    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 nameErbitux
    D.3.2Product code N/A
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Intravenous 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 INNCetuximab
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/l milligram(s)/litre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number2
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    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) Yes
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    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
    Poor risk operable rectal adenocarcinoma
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To evaluate the improvement in pathological complete response rate from the addition of cetuximab to neoadjuvant oxaliplatin and capecitabine followed by synchronous chemoradiation and total mesorectal excision in patients with magenetic resonance imaging (MRI) defined poor risk rectal cancer
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    (1)Radiological response rates after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and after completion of all neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. (2)Complete resection rate (R0 resection) with microscopic clear resection margin (tumour observed >1mm from the resection margin), especially circumferential resection margin (3)Perioperative measures including operation time, duration of in-patient stay, perioperative transfusion requirement and mortality within 30 days of operation. (4) Post-operative complications including wound infection, wound dehiscence fistula formation (5) Quality of total mesorectal excision (TME) as graded by audit of photographed surgical specimens. (6)Rate of abdominoperitoneal excision (APE) (7)Rate of permanent defunctioning colostomies. (8) Clinical and radiological anastomotic leak rate.(9)Progression free survival and patterns of failure (10)Overall survival (11)Safety (12)Quality of life.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    b) Histological diagnosis of adeno- or undifferentiated non-small cell carcinoma of rectum.
    c) Poor risk operable rectal cancer as defined by the presence on MRI of at least one of the following:
    i) Tumours within 1mm of mesorectal fascia i.e. circumferential resection margin threatened or involved
    ii) T3 tumours at/below levators
    iii) Tumours extending 5mm into peri-rectal fat
    iv) T4 tumours (including the involvement of bladder or vagina if surgical resection is possible with clear margins)
    v) Presence of extra-mural venous invasion (primary tumour is therefore at least T3)
    d) WHO performance status 0-2.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    a) Any contraindications to MRI (eg. patients with pacemaker.
    c) Patients with rectal cancer which is deemed inoperable at diagnosis should not be entered into the study even if they are potentially operable if their primary is successfully downstaged by neoadjuvant treatment. This includes patients with locally advanced inoperable disease, such as tumour extending beyond the mesorectal fascia into pelvic side wall structures, or situations where surgical resection with clear margins is unlikely to be possible.
    d) T1-2 rectal cancer at any level.
    e) Presence of metastatic disease or recurrent rectal tumour.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Pathological complete response rate at total mesorectal excision.
    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 Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    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) Yes
    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 No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    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 trial= last visit of last subject of study.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years7
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years7
    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 No
    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.3.3.7Others Information not present in EudraCT
    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 164
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 164
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Standard clinical management applies. Patients who do not relapse will be followed up for 5 years after treatment before being discharged. This is again standard management.
    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 Decision2006-04-11
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-03-08
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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