Lung Cancer Clinical Trials Overview

SCCA Clinical Studies: Lung Cancer

Crizotinib vs. Standard Chemo for ALK-Positive Non-Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label Study Of The Efficacy And Safety Of Crizotinib Versus Pemetrexed(Alimta)/Cisplatin Or Pemetrexed/Carboplatin In Previously Untreated Patients With Non-Squamous Carcinoma Of The Lung Harboring A Translocation Or Inversion Event Involving The Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Gene Locus
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Non Squamous Lung Cancer Phase III NCT01154140

This study will evaluate the anti-cancer effects of crizotinib when compared with standard chemotherapy in patients with ALK positive lung cancer.

Keith Eaton, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
  • Proven diagnosis of locally advanced not suitable for local treatment, recurrent and metastatic non-squamous cell carcinoma of the lung
  • Positive for translocation or inversion events involving the ALK gene locus
  • No prior systemic treatment for locally advanced or metastatic disease; Patients with brain metastases only if treated and neurologically stable with no ongoing requirement for corticosteroids
  • Evidence of a personally signed and dated informed consent document and willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plans, laboratory tests, and other study procedures including completion of patient reported outcome [PRO] measures.
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)
  • Current treatment on another therapeutic clinical trial.
  • Prior therapy directly targeting ALK.
  • Any of the following within the 3 months prior to starting study treatment: myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, congestive heart failure, or cerebrovascular accident including transient ischemic attack. - - Appropriate treatment with anticoagulants is permitted.
  • Ongoing cardiac dysrhythmias of NCI CTCAE Grade >=2, uncontrolled atrial fibrillation of any grade, or QTc interval >470 msec.
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Use of drugs or foods that are known potent CYP3A4 inducers/inhibitors Concurrent use of drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates with narrow therapeutic indices.
  • Known HIV infection
  • Known interstitial lung disease or interstitial fibrosis
  • Other severe acute or chronic medical conditions (including severe gastrointestinal conditions such as diarrhea or ulcer) or psychiatric conditions, or laboratory abnormalities that would impart, in the judgment of the investigator and/or sponsor, excess risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, and which would, therefore, make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study
Last Updated
January 17, 2012
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