Lung Cancer Clinical Trials Overview

SCCA Clinical Studies: Lung Cancer

LDK378 for Previously Treated ALK-activated NSCLC (UW12038)
A Phase II, Multicenter, Single-arm Study of Oral LDK378 in Adult Patients With ALK-activated Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Previously Treated With Chemotherapy and Crizotinib
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Phase II UW12038

A single-arm, open-label, multicenter, phase II study. Treatment with LDK378 750 mg qd will continue until the patient experiences unacceptable toxicity that precludes further treatment, discontinues treatment at the discretion of the investigator or patient, starts a new anti-cancer therapy and/or dies. LDK378 may be continued beyond RECIST-defined PD as assessed by the investigator if, in the judgment of the investigator, there is evidence of clinical benefit. In these patients tumor assessment should continue as per the schedule of assessments until treatment with LDK378 is permanently discontinued. Patients who discontinue the study medication in the absence of progression will continue to be followed for tumor assessment until the time of PD as assessed by the investigator.

Renato G. Martins, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of stage IIIb or IV NSCLC that carries an ALK rearrangement, as per the FDA-approved FISH assay (Abbott Molecular Inc.).
  • Age 18 years or older at the time of informed consent.
  • Patients must have NSCLC that has progressed during therapy with crizotinib or within 30 days of the last dose
  • Patients must have received 1-3 lines of cytotoxic chemotherapy (of which 1 must have been a platinum doublet) to treat their locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC
  • Patients must have archival tissue sample available, collected either at the time of diagnosis of NSCLC or any time since.
  • Patients must have recovered from all toxicities related to prior anticancer therapies to grade ≤ 2, except for patients with grade 2 nausea/vomiting and/or grade 2 diarrhea despite optimal supportive therapy who will not be allowed to participate in the study.
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the excipients of LDK378.
  • Patients with symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases who are neurologically unstable or have required increasing doses of steroids within the 2 weeks prior to study entry to manage CNS symptoms.
  • History of carcinomatous meningitis.
  • Presence or history of a malignant disease other than NSCLC that has been diagnosed and/or required therapy within the past 3 years.
  • Clinically significant, uncontrolled heart disease
  • Systemic anti-cancer therapy given after the last dose of crizotinib and prior to starting study drug.
Last Updated
August 28, 2013
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