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A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

2014-08-27 03:41:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This single arm study will assess the feasibility of using Avastin plus platinum-based chemotherapy (cisplatin-gemcitabine or carboplatin-paclitaxel) in patients with advanced or recurrent squamous non-small cell lung cancer who have not received prior chemotherapy. Patients will receive preventive radiation, followed by one cycle of chemotherapy alone and 5 cycles of chemotherapy in combination with Avastin (15mg/kg iv on day 1 of each 3 weekly cycle), followed by Avastin alone for a maximum total treatment period with Avastin of 12 months. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Intervention

bevacizumab [Avastin], Platinum-based chemotherapy

Location

Tugun
Australia

Status

Terminated

Source

Hoffmann-La Roche

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:21-0400

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