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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-000970-37
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:EMR62202-047
    National Competent Authority:Austria - BASG
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-10-12
    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 ConcernedAustria - BASG
    A.2EudraCT number2005-000970-37
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Open, randomized, controlled, multicenter phase II study comparing 5-FU/FA plus oxaliplatin (FOLFOX 4) plus cetuximab versus 5-FU/FA plus oxaliplatin as first-line treatment for epidermal growth factor receptor-expressing metastatic colorectal cancer
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    OPUS
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberEMR62202-047
    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 SponsorMerck KGaA
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    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 KGaA
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationAustria
    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 EMD271786
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNCetuximab
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeEMD271786
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCetuximab
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typenot less then
    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) 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 typeMonoclonal antibody
    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
    Metastatic colon rectal carcinoma
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 7.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10052362
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To assess whether the rate of best confirmed response of 5-FU/FA plus oxaliplatin plus cetuximab is superior to 5-FU/FA plus oxaliplatin as first-line treatment for epidermal growth factor receptor-expressing metastatic colorectal cancer.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To compare the 2 treatment groups regarding the following:
    Curative metastatic surgery
    Duration of response
    Disease control rate
    Progression-free survival time
    Overall survival time
    Safety
    and to perform a population pharmacokinetic analysis
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    · Signed written informed consents (first and second)
    · Inpatient or outpatient ≥18 years of age
    · Diagnosis of histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum
    · 1st occurrence of metastatic disease (not curatively resectable)
    · Immunohistochemical evidence of epidermal growth factor receptor expression in tumor tissue
    · Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
    · Presence of at least 1 bi-dimensionally measurable index lesion (not in an irradiated area)
    · ECOG performance status of ≤ 2 at study entry
    · Effective contraception for both male and female subjects if the risk of conception exists
    · White blood cell count (WBC) ≥ 3x109/L with neutrophils ≥1.5x109/L, platelet count > 100x109/L, hemoglobin ≥ 6.21 mmol/L (10 g/dL)
    · ASAT and ALAT ≤ 2.5 x upper reference range, or ≤ 5 x upper reference range in case of liver metastasis
    · Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x upper reference range
    · Recovery from relevant toxicity to previous treatment before study entry
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    · Previous exposure to epidermal growth factor receptor-targeting therapy· Previous oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy
    · Previous chemotherapy for colorectal cancer except adjuvant treatment with progression of disease documented > 6 months after end of adjuvant treatment
    · Radiotherapy, surgery (excluding prior diagnostic biopsy) or any investigational drug in the 30 days before randomization
    · Concurrent chronic systemic immune therapy or hormone therapy not indicated in this study protocol except for physiologic replacement
    · Known hypersensitivity reaction to any of the components of study treatments
    · Pregnancy (absence to be confirmed by β HCG test) or lactation period· Brain metastasis and/or leptomeningeal disease (known or suspected)· Clinically relevant coronary artery disease, history of myocardial infarction in the last 12 months, or high risk of uncontrolled arrhythmia
    · Acute or sub-acute intestinal occlusion or history of inflammatory bowel disease
    · Previous malignancy other than colorectal cancer in the last 5 years except basal cell cancer of the skin or pre-invasive cancer of the cervix
    · Known alcohol or drug abuse· Medical or psychological conditions that would not permit the subject to complete the study or sign informed consent· Participation in another clinical study within the 30 days before randomization
    · Significant disease which, in the investigator’s opinion, would exclude the subject from the study
    · Peripheral neuropathy > grade 1
    · Legal incapacity or limited legal capacity
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Best confirmed response
    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 Yes
    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 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 Yes
    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
    The end of trial is defined as the moment all subjects have performed the first 3-monthly Follow-Up visit.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years3
    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 years3
    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 2005-10-12. 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.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state25
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 250
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 300
    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)
    Normal treatment of the condition
    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 Decision2005-10-12
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-10-12
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2010-09-09
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