A Randomized Phase III Trial for Surgically Resected Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Crizotinib Versus Observation for Patients With Tumors Harboring the Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Fusion Protein

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Primary Objective:

To evaluate whether adjuvant therapy with crizotinib will result in improved overall survival (OS) for patients with stage IB >= 4 cm, II and IIIA, ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following surgical resection.

Secondary Objectives:

  • To evaluate and compare disease-free survival (DFS) associated with crizotinib.
  • To evaluate the safety profile of crizotinib when given in the adjuvant therapy setting.
  • To collect tumor tissue and blood specimens for future research.

I'm Interested

This research study is led by Dr. John McCann.

Contact: Katie Colbeck, 413-794-9875

Participation Details:

Start Date: July 28, 2014

IRB Number: BH16-026

Condition/Disease: Cancer - Lung

D'Amour Center for Cancer Care, 3350 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01199


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Baseline chest computed tomography (CT) with or without contrast must be performed within 6 months (180 days) prior to randomization to ensure no evidence of disease; if clinically indicated additional imaging studies must be performed to rule out metastatic disease
  • All females of childbearing potential must have a blood or urine pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to randomization to rule out pregnancy; a female of childbearing potential is any woman, regardless of sexual orientation or whether they have undergone tubal ligation, who meets the following criteria: 1) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 2) has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months)
  • Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must be strongly advised to practice abstinence or use an accepted and effective method of contraception
  • Patients must be adequately recovered from surgery at the time of randomization
  • The minimum time requirement between date of surgery and randomization must be at least 4 weeks (28 days)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known interstitial fibrosis or interstitial lung disease
  • Prior treatment with crizotinib or another ALK inhibitor
  • History of locally advanced or metastatic cancer requiring systemic therapy within 5 years from randomization, with the exception of in-situ carcinomas and non-melanoma skin cancer; patients must have no previous primary lung cancer diagnosed concurrently or within the past 2 years
  • Patients with uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, serious ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding

Status: Recruiting

Current Trial Type: Interventional (Clinical Trial)

Phase: 3

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