A Placebo-Controlled, Multicentre, Randomised, Parallel Group, Trial to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Gefitinib (Iressa® 250mg) as Maintenance Therapy in Locally Advanced or Metastatic (StageIIIB/IV) Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Chinese Patients Who HaveNot Experienced Disease Progression or Unacceptable Toxicity During Front Line Standard Platinum-Based Chemotherapy
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Progression Free Survival (PFS)
PFS will be calculated from the tumour measurements collected at each tumour assessment per the RECIST criteria and/or the date of patient death. Progression is defined, using RECIST, as a measurable increase in the smallest dimension of any target or non-target lesion, or the appearance of new lesions, since baseline.
From date of randomization until the date of first documented progression or date of death from any cause, whichever came first.The primary analysis of PFS will be performed when at least 265 events have occurred, which is expected to occur approximately.
China: Food and Drug Administration