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    EudraCT Number:2006-001173-14
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:H3E-MC-JMHO
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-09-20
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2006-001173-14
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Randomised Phase 3 Trial of Alimta (pemetrexed) and Carboplatin versus Etoposide and Carboplatin in Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberH3E-MC-JMHO
    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 SponsorEli Lilly and Company Limited
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    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.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 Yes
    D. name Alimta
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderEli Lilly Nederland B.V.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    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 nameAlimta
    D.3.2Product code LY231514
    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 INNpemetrexed
    D.3.9.1CAS number 150399-23-8
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeLY231514 disodium
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number500
    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) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. 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 No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    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 No
    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
    Extensive stage Disease Small cell Lung cancer
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 8.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10041068
    E.1.2Term Small cell lung cancer extensive stage
    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 the study is to compare the overall survival of previously untreated patients with ED-SCLC after treatment with pemetrexed plus carboplatin versus etoposide plus carboplatin.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objectives of the study are to assess and compare the following variables between treatment arms:
    • overall survival among a subgroup of patients classified as “sensitive” with respect to the results of a prospectively defined set of biomolecular assays
    • time-to-event variables, including:
    o objective progression-free survival (PFS)
    o survival without Grade 4 toxicity (G4 SWT)
    o survival without Grade 3-4 toxicity (G3-4 SWT)
    o time to worsening of HRQoL (health-related quality of life) (TWQ)

    • objective tumor response
    • time-to-event variables and objective tumor response among the subgroup of patients classified as “sensitive” with respect to the results of a prospectively defined set of biomolecular assays
    • changes in dimensions of HRQoL
    • the safety and adverse event profile (including Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE Version 3.0, NCI 2003] grades for laboratory and nonlaboratory adverse events)
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Patients are eligible to be included in the study only if they meet all of the following
    [1] Histological or cytological diagnosis of ED-SCLC, including malignant pleural effusion (see Protocol Attachment JMHO.4 Staging of Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung).
    [2] Performance status of 0 to 2 on the ECOG performance status schedule (Oken et al. 1982). (See Protocol Attachment JMHO.3)
    [3] No prior systemic chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or biological therapy for SCLC.
    [4] Prior radiation therapy allowed to <25% of the bone marrow. Patients who have received prior radiation to the whole pelvis or chest for the treatment of SCLC are not eligible. Prior radiotherapy must be completed at least 2 weeks before study enrollment. Patients must have recovered from the acute toxic effects of the treatment prior to study enrollment.
    [5] At least one unidimensionally measurable lesion meeting Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST; Therasse et al. 2000). A measurable lesion is defined as a lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension and is ≥20 mm with conventional techniques or is ≥10 mm with spiral computed tomography (CT) scan (longest diameter to be recorded). Positron emission tomography (PET) scans and ultrasounds may not be used for lesion measurements (see Protocol Attachment JMHO.5).
    [6] Adequate organ function including the following:
    • Adequate bone marrow reserve: absolute neutrophil (segmented and
    bands) count (ANC) ≥1.5 x 109/L, platelets ≥100 x 109/L, and
    hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL.
    • Hepatic: bilirubin ≤1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN), alkaline
    phosphatase (AP), alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase
    (AST) ≤3.0 x ULN (AP, AST, and ALT ≤5 x ULN is acceptable if liver
    has tumor involvement).
    • Renal: calculated creatinine clearance (CrCl) ≥45 mL/min based on the
    standard Cockcroft and Gault formula (Cockcroft and Gault 1976). (See
    Protocol Attachment JMHO.6)
    [7] Estimated life expectancy of at least 12 weeks.
    [8] For women: Must be surgically sterile, post-menopausal, or compliant with a medically approved contraceptive regimen (for example, intrauterine device [IUD], birth control pills, or barrier device) during and for 6 months after the treatment period; must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 7 days before study enrollment, and must not be breast-feeding.
    For men: Must be surgically sterile or compliant with a contraceptive regimen during and for 6 months after the treatment period.
    [9] Patient compliance and geographic proximity that allow adequate
    follow up.
    [10] Patient or his/her legal representative must sign an informed consent
    [11] Patients must be at least 18 years of age.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Patients will be excluded from the study if they meet any of the following criteria:
    [12] Have received treatment within the last 30 days with a drug that has not received regulatory approval for any indication at the time of study entry.
    [13] Have previously participated in a study involving pemetrexed.
    [14] Have a mixed histological diagnosis of SCLC and NSCLC.
    [15] Have a serious concomitant systemic disorder that, in the opinion of
    the investigator, would compromise the patient’s ability to adhere to the protocol.
    [16] Have an active infection (≥38.5ºC and/or receiving intravenous
    antibiotic therapy).
    [17] Have a serious cardiac condition, such as myocardial infarction within
    6 months, angina, or heart disease as defined by the New York Heart Association Class III or IV (Protocol Attachment JMHO.8).
    [18] Have had recent (within 30 days of study treatment) or concurrent yellow fever vaccination.
    [19] Have had a prior malignancy other than SCLC, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or nonmelanoma skin cancer, unless that prior malignancy was diagnosed and definitively treated at least 5 years previously with no subsequent evidence of recurrence. Patients with a history of low grade (Gleason score ≤6) localized prostate cancer will be eligible even if diagnosed less than 5 years previously.
    [20] Symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases and asymptomatic CNS metastases requiring concurrent corticosteroid therapy. Treated stable CNS metastases are allowed; the patient must be stable after radiotherapy for ≥2 weeks and off of corticosteroids for ≥1 week.
    [21] Presence of clinically significant third-space fluid collections, for example, ascites or pleural effusions that cannot be controlled by drainage or other procedures prior to study entry.
    [22] Significant weight loss (that is, ≥10%) over the 6 week period prior to study entry.
    [23] Concurrent administration of any other antitumor therapy.
    [24] Inability to interrupt aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, other than an aspirin dose ≤1.3 grams per day, for a 5-day period (8-day period for long-acting agents, such as piroxicam).
    [25] Inability or unwillingness to take folic acid or vitamin B12 supplementation.
    [26] Inability to take corticosteroids.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint of this study is to compare pemetrexed plus carboplatin with etoposide plus carboplatin in terms of overall survival (OS) of previously untreated patients with ED-SCLC
    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 Yes
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E. trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    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) 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.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned8
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA85
    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 Yes
    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
    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 months4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months9
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    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 Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    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 state90
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 800
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 1820
    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 Decision2006-07-14
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-08-29
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
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