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A Randomized, Phase III, Open-Label Study of Oral Topotecan Plus Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT) Compared With WBRT Alone in Patients With Brain Metastases From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Phase 3
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell

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Trial Information

A Randomized, Phase III, Open-Label Study of Oral Topotecan Plus Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT) Compared With WBRT Alone in Patients With Brain Metastases From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

- At least one measurable cancerous lesion in the brain from primary non-small cell
lung cancer (NSCLC)

- Must have received previous chemotherapy

- Must be 18 years of age of greater

- Must be Easter Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0, 1, 2

- At least 2 weeks must have elapsed since any surgery

- At least 4 weeks must have elapsed since any radiation to a non-CNS site

- Must have adequate bone marrow, renal, and live capacities

- Women must be of non-childbearing potential or practice adequate birth control

- Males must practice adequate methods of birth control

- Must sign written informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

- Previous whole brain radiation therapy

- Prior treatment with topotecan

- Investigational agent within 30 days or 5 half-live

- Concomitant therapy with inhibitors of breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) or
P-glycoprotein such as erlotinib or gefitinib

- Primary or secondary immunodeficiencies

- Gastrointestinal conditions that affect GI absorption or motility

- Uncontrolled emesis

- Brain metastasis at time of initial diagnosis of NSCLC

- History of other malignancy except in situ carcinoma of cervix; nonmelanomatous skin
cancer, low grade prostate cancer

- Pregnant or intending to become pregnant or intending to father a baby

- Any severe concurrent medical condition that could affect compliance.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Overall survival

Outcome Time Frame:

Approximately 5 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

GSK Clinical Trials

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:



Slovakia: State Institute for Drug Control

Study ID:




Start Date:

December 2006

Completion Date:

January 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell
  • Brain metastases from Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Brain metastases brain tumor lung cancer oral chemotherapy HYCAMTIN topotecan NSCLC WBRT whole brain radiation
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Brain Neoplasms



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