Granisetron Extended Release Injection (GERSC) for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting

2019-09-17 02:47:45 | BioPortfolio


Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) adversely affects patients' quality of life and may affect patients' treatment decisions. The emetogenicity of the chemotherapy administered and specific patient characteristics such as female gender, age, and history of low alcohol intake can increase a patients' risk for CINV.

GERSC is a new, subcutaneously (SC) administered polymeric formulation of Granisetron that was developed to provide slow, controlled, and sustained release of Granisetron to prevent both acute and delayed CINV associated with moderately emetic chemotherapy (MEC) and highly emetic chemotherapy (HEC)


All patients eligible for the study receiving moderately emetogenic (MEC) chemotherapy will receive GERSC receptor antagonist on day one. All patients eligible for the study receiving highly emetogenic Chemotherapy (HEC) chemotherapy will receive GERSC receptor antagonist on day one including dexamethasone and NK-1 Receptor antagonist during cycle 1.

The primary objective is to measure the Complete Response (no emetic episodes, no use of rescue medications) in patients receiving GERSC as a replacement for the second generation 5 HT3 receptor antagonist palonosetron used in the first chemotherapy cycle for those patients receiving MEC or HEC and developed Breakthrough CINV. Complete response would be recorded specifically for the acute (0-24 hours post-chemotherapy), delayed (24-120 hours post-chemotherapy), and overall periods (0-120 hours post-chemotherapy).

This study has two study groups.

- Group 1 (HEC) will receive GERSC, dexamethasone and NK-1 antagonist prior to chemotherapy

- Group 2 (MEC) will receive GERSC and dexamethasone prior to chemotherapy

During the study:

Participants will be completing questionnaires on day 1 prior to treatment and at approximately the same time treatment was given each day for the next seven days. Participant will be assessed each day on the amount of nausea, vomiting, and/or sedation experienced in the previous 24-hour period. The assessment should take less than 5 minutes to complete each day.

Participants will be registered for Quality of Life measurement. Validated QOL measurements of fatigue and overall perception of QOL will be assessed upon registration in this study. Fatigue and overall well-being clearly can impact how well patients will do in terms of being able to tolerate and experience nausea and vomiting

Study Design


Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting




The University of Alabama at Birmingham
United States


Not yet recruiting


University of Alabama at Birmingham

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