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The research study is testing the investigational drug necitumumab in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The aim of this study is to determine if necitumumab, given together with a standard chemotherapy combination consisting of cisplatin and pemetrexed will be more effective in improving patient disease than the standard chemotherapy combination alone.
Multinational, randomized, multicenter, open-label Phase 3 study of 947 patients with advanced, nonsquamous (Stage IIIb or IV) NSCLC. Patients will be randomized on a 1:1 basis to receive first-line necitumumab plus chemotherapy consisting of pemetrexed and cisplatin in study Arm A, or first-line pemetrexed-cisplatin chemotherapy alone in Arm B.
Baseline radiographic assessment of disease will be performed within 21 days prior to randomization (first treatment will be administered within 7 days following randomization).
Patients will undergo radiographic assessment (computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging) of disease status every 6 weeks (± 3 days), until there is radiographic documentation of progressive disease (PD). Chemotherapy will continue for a maximum of six cycles in each arm (Or until there is radiographic documentation of PD, toxicity requiring cessation, protocol noncompliance or withdrawal of consent); patients in Arm A only will continue to receive necitumumab until there is radiographic documentation of PD, toxicity requiring cessation, protocol noncompliance, or withdrawal of consent.
After the end-of-study-visit (following PD), follow-up information regarding further anticancer treatment and survival will be collected every 2 months (± 7 days). For patients who discontinue study for reasons other than PD (eg, symptomatic deterioration), information on disease progression will also be collected until PD is documented. Follow-up will continue as long as the patient is alive, or until the end of the trial.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Pemetrexed, Cisplatin, IMC-11F8
ImClone Investigational Site
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:10-0400
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