Pharmacokinetic Study on the Addition of Aprepitant to Cisplatin - Etoposide Treatment in Lung Cancer Patients
Information source: Radboud University
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Condition(s) targeted: Tumor
Intervention: aprepitant (Drug); Dexamethasone and Ondansetron during CE-treatment (Drug)
Phase: Phase 4
Sponsored by: Radboud University
Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
David M. Burger, PharmD PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Radboud University
The purpose of this study is to determine whether aprepitant can be used in the Cisplatin -
Etoposide chemotherapeutic regimen.
Official title: A Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of the Addition of Aprepitant to the Cisplatin - Etoposide (CE) Treatment of Patients With Metastatic Lung Carcinoma (ACE).
Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Primary outcome: plasma concentrations of etoposide will be measured
Secondary outcome: Nausea and emetic episodes are recorded
Aprepitant acts initially as a moderate inhibitor of CYP3A4 followed by a short period of
CYP3A4 induction. Etoposide is a substrate of CYP3A4 and may therefore be suvject to a drug
interaction with aprepitant.
CE can be classified as a highly emetogenic chemotherapeutic regimen and the use of
aprepitant may therefore be considered when no clinically relevant drug interaction with
etoposide can be determined.
Minimum age: 18 Years.
Maximum age: 75 Years.
- between 18 and 75 years of age
- able and willing to sign informed consent form
- indication for treatment with CE regimen
- subject is expected to receive at least 2 cycles of CE regimen
- able to swallow capsules
- history of sensitivity/idiosyncrasy to aprepitant or excipients
- condition that might interfere with drug absorption, distribution metabolism or
- history or current abuse of drugs, alcohol or solvents
- inability to understand the nature and extent of the trial and procedures
- participation in a drug trial within 30 days prior to the first dose
- febrile illness within 3 days before the first dose
- concomitant use of agents that are known to interfere with aprepitant
- abnormal liver or renal function
Locations and Contacts
University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Starting date: March 2008
Last updated: March 1, 2010