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Trial of Sorafenib in Malignant Mesothelioma Previously Treated With Platinum-based Chemotherapy

Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)

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Trial Information

Trial of Sorafenib in Malignant Mesothelioma Previously Treated With Platinum-based Chemotherapy

Inclusion Criteria:

- Malignant pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma previously treated with first line
platinum-based chemotherapy (prior pemetrexed not required)

- Not suitable for radical resection. Prior radical or cytoreductive surgery allowed

- Age >18 years

- ECOG performance status 0-2

- Measurable disease. Lesions must be measured by CT scan or MRI according to modified
RECIST (Appendix B)

- Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks

- Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function as assessed by the following
laboratory requirements to be conducted within 7 days prior to start of first dose:

- haemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL

- neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 x109/L

- platelet count ≥ 100 x109/L

- total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal

- ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal (≤ 5 x upper limit of normal for
*alkaline phosphatase ≤ 4 x upper limit of normal

- PT-INR (international normalized ratio of PT) / PTT ≤1.5 x upper limit of normal

- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent. A
signed informed consent must be obtained prior to performing any study specific

Exclusion Criteria:

- History of cardiac disease: congestive heart failure > NYHA (New York Heart
Association) class 2; active coronary artery disease (myocardial infarction more than
6 months prior to study entry is allowed); cardiac arrhythmias requiring
anti-arrhythmic therapy (beta blockers or digoxin are permitted); or uncontrolled
hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure >150mmHg or diastolic pressure
>90mmHg despite optimal medical management)

- Impaired immunity or chronic infection including history of HIV (human
immunodeficiency virus) infection or chronic hepatitis B or C

- Active clinically serious infections (> grade 2 NCI-CTCAE version 3.0)

- Seizure disorder requiring medication (such as steroids or anti-epileptics)

- Known brain metastasis. Patients with neurological symptoms should undergo a CT
scan/MRI of the brain to exclude brain metastasis

- History of organ allograft

- Evidence or history of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy;

- Renal dialysis

- Cancer other than mesothelioma within 5 years prior to start of study treatment
EXCEPT cervical carcinoma in situ, treated basal cell carcinoma, or superficial
bladder tumours [Ta (noninvasive tumour), Tis (carcinoma in situ) & T1 (tumour
invading lamina propria)]

- Thrombotic or embolic events such as cerebrovascular accident including transient
ischemic attacks within the past 6 months

- Pulmonary haemorrhage/bleeding event > CTCAE Grade 2 within 4 weeks of first dose of
study drug

- Any other haemorrhage/bleeding event > CTCAE Grade 2 within 4 weeks of first dose of
study drug

- Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture

- Pregnant or breast-feeding patients. Women of childbearing potential must have a
negative pregnancy test performed within 7 days of the start of treatment. Both men
and women enrolled in this trial must use adequate birth control measures during the
course of the trial. The definition of effective contraception will be based on the
judgment of the principal investigator or a designated associate

- Substance abuse, medical, psychological or social conditions that may interfere with
the patient's participation in the study or evaluation of the study results

- Known or suspected allergy to the investigational agent or any agent given in
association with this trial

- Any condition that is unstable or could jeopardise the safety of the patient and
their compliance in the study

- Patients unable to swallow oral medications

- Any malabsorption condition.

- Any prior systemic anticancer therapy including cytotoxic therapy, targeted agents,
experimental therapy, adjuvant, or neo-adjuvant therapy for malignant mesothelioma,
other than first line platinum-based combination chemotherapy

- Radiotherapy during study or within 3 weeks of start of study drug. (Palliative
radiotherapy will be allowed as described in the Prior and Concomitant Therapy

- Major surgery, open biopsy or significant traumatic injury within 4 weeks of first
dose of study drug (bronchoscopy is allowed)

- Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) or granulocyte macrophage colony
stimulating factor (GMCSF), within 3 weeks of study entry

- Therapeutic anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin, or with
heparins or heparinoids. Low dose warfarin (1 mg po OD) is permitted if the INR
(international normalized ratio) is < 1.5. Low-dose aspirin is permitted (≤ 81 mg

- Investigational drug therapy outside of this trial during or within 4 weeks of study

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Progression-free survival

Outcome Time Frame:

24 weeks

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

James Spicer, MRCP, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

King's College London


United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Study ID:




Start Date:

October 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Mesothelioma