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BIBF 1120 in Combination With Pemetrexed in Advanced NSCLC (Phase I/II)

Phase 1
20 Years
74 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung

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Trial Information

BIBF 1120 in Combination With Pemetrexed in Advanced NSCLC (Phase I/II)

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

1. Male or female patients of age >=20 and <=74 years at informed consent

2. Histologically or cytologically confirmed, Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) of
stage IIIB or IV or recurrent NSCLC

3. Relapse or failure of 1 first-line prior chemotherapy

4. Life expectancy of at least 3 months

5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score of 0 or 1

6. Patients who have sufficient baseline organ function over 4 weeks and whose
laboratory data meet the following criteria at the enrolment

- Haemoglobin >=9.0 g/dL

- Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >=1500/mm3

- Platelet count >=100 000/mm3

- Total bilirubin under the upper limit of normal

- AST/SGOT and/or ALT/GPT <=1.5 x upper limit of normal (if related to liver
metastases <=2.5 x upper limit of normal also)

- Proteinuria Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade 1 or

- Calculated creatinine clearance by Cockcroft Gault >=45 mL/min

- Prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) and/or partial
thromboplastin time (PTT) greater than 50% deviation from normal limits

- arterial oxgen pressure (PaO2) >=60 torr or oxygen saturation by pulse-oximeter
SpO2 >=92%

7. Patient has given written informed consent which must be consistent with ICH-GCP and
local legislation.

Exclusion criteria:

1. Patients who have received treatment with other investigational drugs or treatment in
another clinical trial within the past 4 weeks before start of therapy or
concomitantly with this trial or who have not recovered from side effects of such
therapy (except for alopecia)

2. Patients who have received chemo-, hormone-, immunotherapy or therapy with monoclonal
antibodies or small tyrosine kinase inhibitors within the past 4 weeks prior to
treatment with the trial drug or who have not recovered from side effects of such
therapy (except for alopecia) .

3. Patients who have received radiotherapy within the following period Phase I part: the
past 4 weeks prior to treatment with the trial drug (in case of palliative
radiotherapy such as for extremities, within the past 2 weeks prior to treatment with
the trial drug)

4. Previous therapy with other vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)
inhibitors or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) ligand inhibitors for
treatment of NSCLC

5. Previous therapy with BIBF 1120 and/or pemetrexed for treatment of NSCLC and any
contraindications for therapy with pemetrexed

6. Patients who have active brain metastases

7. Leptomeningeal disease

8. Patients with distinct or suspected pulmonary fibrosis or interstitial lung disease
by the CT findings, or patients with a previous history of pulmonary fibrosis or
interstitial lung disease (except irradiation-pneumonitis appearing radiation field
with past radiotherapy).

9. Radiographic evidence of cavitary or necrotic tumors

10. Centrally located tumors with radiographic evidence (CT or MRI) of local invasion of
major blood vessels

11. History of clinically significant haemoptysis within the past 3 months

12. History of major thrombotic or clinically relevant major bleeding event in the past 6

13. Known inherited predisposition to bleeding or thrombosis

14. Significant cardiovascular diseases

15. Significant weight loss (>10%) within the past 6 weeks prior to treatment in the
present trial

16. Current peripheral neuropathy CTCAE grade 2 or greater except due to trauma

17. Pre-existing ascites and/or clinically significant pleural effusion

18. Major injuries and/or surgery within the past 4 weeks prior to randomisation with
incomplete wound healing

19. Clinically serious infections

20. Decompensated diabetes mellitus

21. Contraindication to high dose steroid therapy

22. Gastrointestinal disorders or abnormalities that would interfere with absorption of
the study drug

23. Patients who have active or chronic hepatitis C and/or B infection and diagnosis of
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

24. Other malignancy other than basal cell skin cancer, carcinoma in situ or
intra-mucosal cancer that were judged to be cured by adequate treatment and
disease-free interval is more than 5 years

25. History of serious drug hypersensitivity

26. Serious illness or concomitant non-oncological disease such as neurologic-,
psychiatric-, infectious disease or active ulcers (gastro-intestinal tract, skin) or
laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation

27. Therapeutic anticoagulation (except low dose heparin and/or heparin flush as needed
for maintenance of an indwelling intravenous device) or antiplatelet therapy

28. Patients who are sexually active and unwilling to use a medically acceptable method
of contraception

29. Pregnancy or breast feeding

30. Active alcohol or drug abuse

31. Patients unable to comply with the protocol

32. Other patients judged ineligible for enrolment in the study by the investigator or

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Phase I part: Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) in combination therapy of BIBF 1120 and pemetrexed (500 mg/m2) and Adverse Events (AE) according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE)

Outcome Time Frame:

4 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Boehringer Ingelheim

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals


Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Study ID:




Start Date:

October 2009

Completion Date:

September 2013

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