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A Randomized Double-blind Phase III Study of RAD001 10 mg/d Plus Best Supportive Care Versus Placebo Plus Best Supportive Care in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET)

Phase 3
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Trial Information

A Randomized Double-blind Phase III Study of RAD001 10 mg/d Plus Best Supportive Care Versus Placebo Plus Best Supportive Care in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET)

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

1. Patients must have advanced (unresectable or metastatic) biopsy-proven pancreatic NET

2. Measurable disease by radiologic assessment

3. Adequate blood work

4. Performance Status 0-2 : Ability to be out of bed most of the time

5. Adult male or female patients ≥ 18 years of age

6. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test

7. Written informed consent from patients must be obtained in accordance to local

Exclusion criteria:

1. Patients with severe kind of (poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma,
high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma, adenocarcinoid, goblet cell carcinoid and small
cell carcinoma) cancer are not eligible

2. Other chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to starting
this trial

3. Hepatic artery procedure called embolization within the last 6 months (1 month if
there are other sites of measurable disease), or cryoablation/ radiofrequency
ablation of hepatic metastasis within 2 months of enrollment

4. Prior therapy with the same kind of medication (mTOR inhibitors: sirolimus,
temsirolimus, everolimus).

5. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled
medical conditions such as:

6. Patients receiving chronic treatment with corticosteroids or another
immunosuppressive agent

7. Patients with a known history of HIV seropositivity

8. No other prior or concurrent cancer at the time enrolling to this trial

Other protocol defined inclusion/ exclusion criteria applied

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Time to Progression Free Survival (PFS) Based as Per Investigator Using Kaplan-Meier Methodology

Outcome Description:

Progression of disease is defined as the time from study start to the date of first documented progression of disease or death due to any cause. Progression of disease is defined by RECIST criteria: Progression = 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameter of all target lesions, from the smallest sum of longest diameter of all target lesions recorded at or after baseline; or a new lesion; or progression of non-target lesions.

Outcome Time Frame:

Time from randomisation to dates of disease progression, death from any cause or last tumor assessment, reported between day of first patient randomised, 17 August 2007, until cut-off date 28 February 2010

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2007

Completion Date:

December 2017

Related Keywords:

  • Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Phase III
  • Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumor in adults
  • RAD001
  • NET
  • everolimus
  • mTOr
  • islet cell
  • neuroendocrine
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors



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