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Double Blind Randomized Phase III Study of Maintenance Pazopanib Versus Placebo in NSCLC Patients Non Progressive After First Line Chemotherapy. MAPPING, an EORTC Lung Group Study.

Phase 2/Phase 3
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Lung Cancer

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Trial Information

Double Blind Randomized Phase III Study of Maintenance Pazopanib Versus Placebo in NSCLC Patients Non Progressive After First Line Chemotherapy. MAPPING, an EORTC Lung Group Study.



- To compare the therapeutic benefit, in terms of overall survival, of maintenance
pazopanib hydrochloride in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have not
progressed after first-line chemotherapy.


- To compare progression-free survival (PFS) overall and at specific time points (6 and
12 months).

- To document the toxicity profile of pazopanib hydrochloride according to the CTCAE v 4.

- To assess the use of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the detection of progression of
disease in the maintenance phase of therapy.

- To compare quality-of-life of patients on maintenance therapy.

- To compare discontinuation rate/treatment compliance of patients treated with these

- To collect health economics data on resource utilization as documented by the EQ-5D
generic QoL instrument.

Tertiary (correlative)

- To evaluate the effect of germline genetic variations on drug response
(pharmacogenetics) using PAX gene.

- To find relevant biomarkers of VEGFR pathways from plasma samples.

- To obtain the pharmacokinetics of pazopanib hydrochloride at 600 and 800 mg.

- To evaluate biomarkers in tumor tissue.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, randomized study. Patients are stratified according to
center, histology (squamous vs nonsquamous), performance status (0-1 vs 2 up to 15% of
patients), and response to initial chemotherapy (complete response/partial response vs
stable disease). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

- Arm I: Patients receive an oral placebo daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 4
weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

- Arm II: Patients receive oral pazopanib hydrochloride daily on days 1-28. Treatment
repeats every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients complete quality-of life-questionnaires (QLQ-C30 and QLQ-LC13) at baseline, 6
weeks, 14 weeks, and 22 weeks.

Health economics data on resource utilization are collected and documented using the EQ-5D

Blood samples may be collected periodically for pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetic
studies. Samples are analyzed for germline genetic variations on drug response, relevant
biomarkers of VEGFR pathways, and concentration of pazopanib hydrochloride. Previously
collected tumor tissue is analyzed for biomarkers.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 1 year and
then every 6 months thereafter.

Inclusion Criteria


- Histologically or cytologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) meeting
the following criteria:

- Any histology

- Stage IIIB-IV disease

- Newly diagnosed or recurrent disease (after surgery or radical radiotherapy) proven
on cytology or histology before induction chemotherapy

- In case of adjuvant chemotherapy after previous surgery, time interval from
start of previous treatment to induction chemotherapy for metastatic disease is
12 months

- May or may not have measurable disease as defined by RECIST criteria

- Must not have progressed during the 4 courses of initial chemotherapy

- For patient presenting with measurable disease, there must be documented
radiographic evidence of response (complete response, partial response, or
stable disease) according to RECIST 1.1 criteria

- For patients without measurable disease, there must be no symptomatic/clinical

- EGFR wild-type or unknown (known EGFR mutations are not eligible)

- Brain metastases allowed provided they are controlled and the patient must present
with a performance status (PS) of 0-1 after the 4 courses of chemotherapy and at
least 1 week off steroids

- No known endobronchial lesions and/or lesions infiltrating major pulmonary vessels
that increase the risk of pulmonary hemorrhage, including any of the following:

- Large protruding endobronchial lesions in the main or lobar bronchi

- Endobronchial lesions in the segmented bronchi are allowed

- Lesions extensively infiltrating the main or lobar bronchi

- Minor infiltrations in the wall of the bronchi are allowed

- Lesions infiltrating major pulmonary vessels (contiguous tumor and vessels)

- Tumors touching but not infiltrating (abutting) the vessels are acceptable


- WHO performance status (PS) 0-2

- PS 2 capped at 15% of the study population

- Elderly population (i.e., > 70 years old) capped at 15% and must be PS 0-1

- Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks

- ANC ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/L

- Platelet count ≥ 100 x 10^9/L

- Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL

- PT or INR ≤ 1.2 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- PTT ≤ 1.2 times ULN

- Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN

- AST/ALT ≤ 2.5 times ULN

- Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL OR creatinine clearance ≥ 50 mL/min

- Urine protein:creatinine ratio ≤ 1 OR ≤ 1.0 g of protein by 24-hour urine collection

- May only be randomized in this trial once

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception 2 weeks prior to, during, and for
at least 1 month after completion of study therapy

- Corrected QT interval (QTc) ≤ 480 msec on normal 12-lead ECG

- If QTc interval is > 480 msec, then 2 additional ECGs should be obtained over a
brief period of time (e.g., within 15-20 minutes) to confirm the abnormality and
the average QTc interval will be determined from the 3 ECG tracings by manual
evaluation and will be used to determine if the patient will be excluded from
the study

- No history of any of the following cardiovascular conditions within the past 6

- Cardiac angioplasty or stenting myocardial infarction

- Unstable angina

- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery

- Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease

- No NYHA class III-IV congestive heart failure (no class II, III, or IV for elderly

- LVEF normal

- No other malignancy within the past 2 years except for non-small cell lung cancer

- No poorly controlled hypertension, defined as blood pressure (BP) > 140/90 mm Hg

- Initiation or adjustment of antihypertensive medications is permitted prior to
study entry provided blood pressure is reassessed on two occasions that are
separated by a minimum of 1 hour and the mean systolic BP/diastolic BP values
must be ≤ 140/90 mm Hg

- No cerebrovascular accident (at any time in the past), transient ischemic attack,
deep venous thrombosis (DVT), or pulmonary embolism within the past 6 months

- Patients with recent DVT who have been treated with therapeutic anticoagulating
agents and remained stable for at least 6 weeks are eligible

- No hemoptysis within the past 6 weeks (patients with a history of hemoptysis
associated with metastatic disease must undergo a bronchoscopy to rule out
endobronchial lesions and patients with an endobronchial lesion will be excluded from
the study)

- No history of clinically significant gastrointestinal disorders, including any of the

- Malabsorption syndrome

- Major resection of the stomach or small bowel that could affect the absorption
of the study drug

- Active peptic ulcer disease

- Known intraluminal metastatic lesions with risk of bleeding

- Inflammatory bowel disease

- Ulcerative colitis

- Other gastrointestinal conditions with increased risk of perforation

- No history of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal
abscess within the past 28 days

- No evidence of active bleeding or bleeding diathesis

- No trauma within the past 28 days

- No nonhealing wound, fracture, or ulcer

- No known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs
chemically related to pazopanib hydrochloride

- No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition potentially
hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule


- See Disease Characteristics

- No ongoing toxicity from prior anticancer therapy that is > grade 1 (except alopecia)
and/or that is progressing in severity

- At least 6 months since prior amiodarone

- At least 14 days since prior CYP3A4 substrates

- At least 2 weeks since prior palliative radiotherapy

- No major surgery within the past 28 days

- No prior multi-target tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), bevacizumab, or cetuximab (as
part of induction therapy)

- Prior radical radiotherapy allowed provided it was at least 12 months from start of
induction chemotherapy for metastatic disease

- Concurrent anticoagulant therapy allowed provided the patient's PT, INR, or PTT is
stable and within the recommended range for the desired level of anticoagulation

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Overall survival

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Mary O'Brien, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2011

Completion Date:

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