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Registration number
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Titles & IDs
Public title
Safety of Everolimus and Pemetrexed in Lung Cancer Patients
Scientific title
A Phase I Study Investigating the Combination of Everolimus With Pemetrexed in Patients With Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Previously Treated With Chemotherapy
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lung - Mesothelioma
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Lung - Non small cell
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lung - Small cell

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Everolimus
Treatment: Drugs - Pemetrexed

Experimental: everolimus + Pemetrexed - daily - Daily treatment

Experimental: everolimus + Pemetrexed - weekly - Weekly treatment

Treatment: Drugs: Everolimus
RAD001 will be supplied by Novartis as tablets in 3 different dosage strengths, 2.5, 5 and 10 mg. All proposed dose levels in this study can be given as a combination of these dose strengths.
Daily doses of 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 mg of RAD001 will be given alongside the standard 21-day cycle of pemetrexed.

Treatment: Drugs: Pemetrexed
Pemetrexed was supplied to the sites in 500 mg/m2 was administered on Day 1 of each cycle as a 10-minute continuous i.v. infusion in 100mL normal saline

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Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Establish feasible dose levels/regimens of everolimus combined with pemetrexed chemotherapy through estimation of the End-of-Cycle 1 DLT rate.
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Over 18 weeks of combination treatment
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Assess the ability to deliver the standard pemetrexed treatment (relative dose intensity) Assess the pharmacokinetics of everolimus and chemotherapy Evaluate the effect of therapy (RECIST)
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Over 18 weeks of combination treatment

Key inclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria:

- Lung cancer

- Only one prior regimen of chemotherapy for the treatment of non small cell lung cancer

- Adequate bone marrow function

- Adequate liver function

- Adequate renal function

- Negative serum pregnancy test
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Exclusion criteria:

- History of another primary malignancy in the last 5 years

- Having recently received an investigational drug

- Having recently received major surgery of wide field radiotherapy

- Chronic treatment with immunosuppressive therapy, steroids or liver enzyme modulators

- Severe or uncontrolled medical conditions

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Phase 1
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
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Novartis Investigative Site - Camperdown
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Novartis Investigative Site - Melbourne
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2050 - Camperdown
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3002 - Melbourne
Recruitment outside Australia
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Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Commercial sector/Industry
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
This study will evaluate the safety of everolimus in combination with pemetrexed when used as
treatment in patients with non small cell lung cancer.
Trial website
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Public notes

Principal investigator
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Contact person for public queries
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Summary results
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