A Phase II Study of Eloxatin and Alimta in Combination With Bevacizumab in Advanced Non-Squamous NSCLC
To be eligible for the study, patients must fulfill all of the following criteria:
- Patients or their legal representatives must be able to read and understand, and must
have signed an IRB-approved informed consent to participate in the trial.
- Patients may have measurable or non-measurable disease based on RECIST criteria.
Tumor lesions that are situated in a previously irradiated area are not considered
- Patients must have histologically documented Stage IIIB/IV non-squamous cell NSCLC.
- Patients must have an ECOG Performance Status of 0 or 1.
- Patients must be >18 years of age.
- Patients must either be not of child bearing potential or have a negative serum
pregnancy test within 7 days prior to registration. Patients are considered not of
child bearing potential if they are surgically sterile (they have undergone a
hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation or bilateral oophorectomy) or they are
postmenopausal for at least 12 months.
- Patients of childbearing potential must agree to use effective contraceptive measures
during study treatment and for 90 days after receiving last study treatment.
- Patients must have white blood cell (WBC) >3,000/µL, absolute neutrophil count (ANC)
>1,500/µL, platelets >100,000/µL, and hemoglobin >9g/dL.
- Calculated creatinine clearance (CrCl) <45mL/min based on the standard Cockroft and
- Patients must have a serum creatinine <1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal
- Patients must have a bilirubin <1.5 x ULN, an ALT or AST <3 x ULN, and an alkaline
phosphatase <3 x ULN. For patients with liver metastases, ALT, AST, and alkaline
phosphatase levels can be <5 x ULN.
- Patients must have INR <1.5, and PTT
- Urine Protein: Creatinine ratio must be < 1.0.
Any of the following criteria will make the patient ineligible to participate in this
- Prior chemotherapy or biologic therapy, including prior treatment with Bevacizumab,
for the treatment of non-squamous NSCLC.
- Patients with squamous cell NSCLC.
- Patients with any histology in close proximity to a major vessel, cavitation, or
history of hemoptysis (bright red blood of 1/2 teaspoon or more).
- Patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to Eloxatin (or other platinum
components), Alimta, or Bevacizumab or any of the components in these drugs.
- Patients who have undergone major surgery, open biopsy, or significant traumatic
injury within 28 days prior to registration or anticipation of need for major
surgical procedure during the course of the study.
- Minor surgical procedures, fine needle aspirations or core biopsies within 7 days
prior to registration.
- Patients who received radiotherapy to more than 25% of their bone marrow; patients
who received any radiotherapy within 4 weeks of registration, or previous radiation
to the only area of measurable disease.
- Blood pressure of >150/100 mmHg, unstable angina, New York Heart Association (NYHA)
Grade II or greater congestive heart failure (Appendix IV), or a history of
myocardial infarction or stroke within 6 months.
- Clinically significant peripheral vascular disease or evidence of bleeding diathesis
(prone to bleeding), or coagulopathy.
- Patients on therapeutic anticoagulation. (Prophylactic anticoagulation of venous
access devices is allowed.)
- History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal
abscess within 6 months prior to registration.
- Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture.
- History of allogeneic transplant.
- Known HIV or Hepatitis B or C (active, previously treated, or both).
- Patients planning to receive any concurrent therapy to treat NSCLC during the study
- Patients must not be receiving chronic daily treatment with Aspirin (> 325 mg/day) or
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents known to prohibit platelet function. Treatment
with dipyridamole (Persantine), ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix), or
cilostazal (Pletal) is also not allowed.
- Patients who are receiving concurrent investigational therapy or who have received
investigational therapy within 30 days of the first scheduled day of protocol
treatment (investigational therapy is defined as treatment for which there is
currently no regulatory authority approved indication).
- Patients with a serious uncontrolled intercurrent medical or psychiatric illness,
including an active infection, or a fever > 38.5°C within 3 days of the first
scheduled day of study treatment.
- Patients with a history of other malignancy within the last 5 years, with the
exception of low grade prostate cancer (Gleason Grades 1-4), non melanoma skin
cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix, which could affect the diagnosis or
assessment of these study drugs for NSCLC. Patients treated more than 5 years ago for
a malignancy other than non-squamous NSCLC are eligible.
- Patients with brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease.
- Any patient who is pregnant or lactating.
- Any patient who is unable to comply with requirements of study.
- Patients with peripheral neuropathy >grade 1.