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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2018-001728-20
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:RACE
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2020-01-02
    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 ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2018-001728-20
    A.3Full title of the trial
    - RACE -
    Neoadjuvant Radiochemotherapy versus Chemotherapy for Patients with Locally Advanced, Potentially Resectable Adenocarcinoma of the Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ)
    A randomized phase III joint study of the AIO, ARO and DGAV
    - RACE -
    Neoadjuvante Radiochemotherapie versus Chemotherapie für Patienten mit lokal fortgeschrittenem, potentiell resektablen Adenokarzinom des ösophagogastralen Übergangs –
    eine Phase III Studie der AIO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie), ARO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radiologische Onkologie) und DGAV (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Neoadjuvant Radiochemotherapy versus Chemotherapy for Patients with Locally Advanced, Potentially Resectable Adenocarcinoma of the Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ).
    Neoadjuvante Radiochemotherapie versus Chemotherapie für Patienten mit lokal fortgeschrittenem, potentiell resektablen Adenokarzinom des ösophagogastralen Übergangs.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    RACE
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberRACE
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    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 supportDeutsche Krebshilfe
    B.4.2CountryGermany
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationUniversitätsmedizin Mannheim
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointProf. Dr. Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressTheodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityMannheim
    B.5.3.3Post code68167
    B.5.3.4CountryGermany
    B.5.4Telephone number+49 621 3832855
    B.5.5Fax number+49 621 3832488
    B.5.6E-mailralf.hofheinz@umm.de
    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.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 name5-Fluorouracil
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INN5-Fluorouracil
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameFLUOROURACIL
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB07721MIG
    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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 No
    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.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 Yes
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 nameCalcium Folinate
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNCalcium Folinate
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCALCIUM FOLINATE
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB06052MIG
    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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 No
    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.IMP: 3
    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.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 nameOxaliplatin
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNOXALIPLATIN
    D.3.9.1CAS number 61825-94-3
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB09490MIG
    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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 No
    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.IMP: 4
    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.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 nameDocetaxel
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNDOCETAXEL
    D.3.9.1CAS number 114977-28-5
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB12492MIG
    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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 No
    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
    Locally Advanced, Potentially Resectable Adenocarcinoma of the Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Locally advanced resectable gastric cancer
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Cancer [C04]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10062878
    E.1.2Term Gastrooesophageal cancer
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029104 - Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps)
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To determine if adding radiochemotherapy to neoadjuvant chemotherapy before undergoing oncologically adequate resection improves progression free survival of patients with resectable GEJ adenocarcinoma
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    • To evaluate overall survival, including survival rates after 1, 3 and 5 years
    • To assess the R0 resection rate
    • To assess the number of lymph nodes harvested during surgery
    • To determine the site of tumor relapse
    • To assess the perioperative morbidity and mortality rate
    • To assess Safety and toxicity by NCI CTC criteria
    • To assess the quality of life (QoL) by using the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the esophagogastric module OG25
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Histologically proven, locally advanced and potentially resectable adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) (Siewert I- III) that is: cT3-4, any N, or cT2 N+ M0 according to AJCC 8th edition
    2. Patients* must be candidates for potential curative resection as determined by the treating surgeon.
    3. ECOG performance status 0-1
    4. Age 18 years or above
    5. Adequate hematologic function with absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/l, platelets ≥ 100 x 10^9/l and hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 mg/dl
    6. INR <1.5 and aPTT<1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) within 7 days prior to randomization
    7. Adequate liver function as measured by serum transaminases (ASAT, ALAT) ≤ 2.5 x ULN and total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    8. Adequate renal function with serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    9. QTc interval (Bazett**) ≤ 440 ms
    10. Written informed consent obtained before randomization
    11. Negative pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential within 7 days of commencing study treatment. Males and females of reproductive potential must agree to practice highly effective contraceptive measures*** during the study and for 6 months after the end of study treatment. Male patients must also agree to refrain from father a child during treatment and up to 6 months afterwards and additionally to use a condom during treatment period. Their female partner of childbearing potential must also agree to use an adequate contraceptive measure.


    *There are no data that indicate special gender distribution. Therefore, patients will be enrolled in the study gender-independently.
    **formula for QTc interval calculation (Bazett) given in protocol
    ***highly effective (i.e. failure rate of <1% per year when used consistently and correctly) methods: intravaginal and transdermal combined (estrogen and progestogen containing) hormonal contraception; injectable and implantable progestogen-only hormonal contraception; intrauterine device (IUD); intrauterine hormone-releasing system (IUS); bilateral tubal occlusion; vasectomised partner; sexual abstinence (complete abstinence is defined as refraining from heterosexual intercourse during the entire period of risk associated with the study treatments).
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Evidence of metastatic disease (exclusion of distant metastasis by CT of thorax and abdomen, bone scan or MRI [if osseous lesions are suspected due to clinical signs])
    2. Past or current history (within the last 5 years prior to treatment start) of other malignancies. Patients with curatively treated basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix are eligible
    3. Evidence of peripheral sensory neuropathy > grade 1 according to CTCAE version 4.03 (see appendix)
    4. Patients with other significant underlying medical conditions that may be aggravated by the study treatment or are not controlled
    5. Pregnant or lactating females
    6. Patients medically unfit for chemotherapy and radiotherapy
    7. Patients receiving any immunotherapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy other than defined by the protocol. The participation in another clinical trial with the use of investigational agents, chemotherapy or radiotherapy during the trial is not permitted
    8. Known hypersensitivity against 5-FU, folinic acid, oxaliplatin or docetaxel
    9. Other known contraindications against 5-FU, folinic acid, oxaliplatin or docetaxel
    10. Clinically significant active coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure, NYHA III-IV
    11. Clinically significant valvular defect
    12. Other severe internal disease or acute infection
    13. Peripheral polyneuropathy > NCI Grade II according to CTCAE version 4.03
    14. Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Progression-free survival (PFS) due to the addition of preoperative radiochemotherapy compared to perioperative chemotherapy alone in patients undergoing oncologically adequate surgery in the treatment of resectable GEJ adenocarcinoma
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    After surgery
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Overall survival, including survival rates after 1, 3 and 5 years
    R0 resection rate
    Number of harvested lymph nodes
    Site of tumor relapse
    Perioperative morbidity and mortality rate
    Satefy and toxicity by NCI CTC criteria
    Quality of life (QoL) by using the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the esophagogastric module OG25
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Overall survival, including survival rates: after 1, 3 and 5 years
    R0 resection rate: after surgery
    Number of harvested lymph nodes: after surgery
    Site of tumor relapse.
    Perioperative morbidity and mortality rate: after surgery
    Satefy and toxicity by NCI CTC criteria
    Quality of life (QoL) by using the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the esophagogastric module OG25
    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 No
    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) 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.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    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 concerned40
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    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 No
    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
    LVLS
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years8
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    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.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 340
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 340
    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 state340
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 340
    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)
    None
    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 Decision2019-12-20
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2020-01-17
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
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