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Irinotecan, Carboplatin, and Sunitinib in First Line Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Information source: SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Small Cell Lung Cancer

Intervention: irinotecan (Drug); Carboplatin (Drug); sunitinib (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: SCRI Development Innovations, LLC

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
David R Spigel, M.D., Study Chair, Affiliation: SCRI Development Innovations, LLC


This proposed Phase II trial will investigate the combination of irinotecan and carboplatin followed by sunitinib in the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage SCLC.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase II Study of Irinotecan, Carboplatin, and Sunitinib in the First Line Treatment of Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: One-year Survival, The Percentage of Patients Who Are Alive One Year After Completing Protocol Treatment

Secondary outcome:

Overall Response Rate (ORR), the Percentage of Patients Who Experience an Objective Benefit From Treatment

Efficacy and Safety Analysis Will be Conducted in Patients With Progressive Disease or Irreversible Toxicity on Chemotherapy Alone Who Elect to Receive Sunitinib Alone Until Progressive Disease or Irreversible Toxicity.

Detailed description: Irinotecan/platinum regimens are emerging as standard treatments for patients with extensive-stage disease. The irinotecan/carboplatin doses that will be used in this study have been used in two previous Phase II SCLC trials, and were found to be extremely well tolerated (Thompson et al. 2005; Spigel et al. 2007). Adding a novel, minimally toxic agent to this regimen may further enhance efficacy in this patient population without contributing to toxicity. This trial will evaluate the use of sunitinib following 6 cycles of treatment with chemotherapy in the treatment of SCLC. The trial will be performed under the leadership of SCRI, a community-based, multi-center, clinical trial organization.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Cytologically and/or histologically confirmed small-cell lung cancer with extensive-stage disease. 2. Measurable or evaluable disease. 3. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-1. 4. Adequate bone marrow function, as defined by: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >1,500/µL; platelets >100,000/µL; hemoglobin >=9. 0 g/dL. 5. Normal organ function, defined as follows: aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) <=2. 5 × the upper limit of normal (ULN), or AST and ALT <=5 × the ULN if liver function abnormalities are due to underlying malignancy; total serum bilirubin <=1. 5 × the ULN; serum creatinine <=1. 5 × the ULN. 6. Resolution of all acute toxic effects of prior therapy or surgical procedures to grade <=1. 7. Women of childbearing potential and men with partners of childbearing potential must agree to use a form of birth control that is acceptable to their physician to prevent pregnancy during treatment. 8. Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and sign an informed consent form. 9. Patients who have treated brain metastases >=4 weeks out (with surgery and/or radiation therapy) and who have no evidence of central nervous system (CNS) progression. Steroid use should be discontinued before study treatment begins. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 2. Patients may not have received other agents (either investigational or marketed) which act by anti-angiogenic mechanisms. Angiogenesis inhibitors include (but are not limited to): thalidomide, sorafenib, bevacizumab. 3. Patients who have had previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy for extensive-stage disease will be excluded. Palliative radiation (e. g., for bone disease) or radiation for cranial metastasis is acceptable if the patient has recovered from any adverse effects. 4. Previous treatment with sunitinib. 5. Myocardial infarction, severe or unstable angina, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accident (including transient ischemic attack), or pulmonary embolism within 6 months prior to study initiation. 6. Ongoing cardiac dysrhythmias of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade >=2, atrial fibrillation of any grade, or prolongation of the QTc interval to >450 msec (for males) or >470 msec (for females). 7. Uncontrolled hypertension (i. e., blood pressure >150 mm Hg that cannot be controlled with standard anti-hypertensive agents). 8. Active brain metastasis. (Patients who had brain metastases treated with radiation or surgery and have no evidence of progressive brain metastases at least 4 weeks later are eligible). 9. Patients who have had major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury with 28 days (4 weeks) of study initiation.

Locations and Contacts

Florida Cancer Specialists, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, United States

Florida Hospital Cancer Insitute, Orlando, Florida 32804, United States

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Georgia 30501, United States

Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806, United States

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, United States

St. Louis Cancer Care, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017, United States

Oncology Hematology Care, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, United States

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303, United States

Chattanooga Oncology Hematology Associates, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404, United States

Tennessee Oncology, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, United States

Additional Information

Starting date: June 2008
Last updated: February 22, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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