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New York, New York 10021


The anticancer agent paclitaxel (Taxol for Injection Concentrate, Bristol-Meyers Squibb) has a broad spectrum of activity against several human cancers including carcinomas of ovary, breast, lung, esophagus and head and neck cancer. Taxol has shown remarkable activity against metastatic breast cancer, yielding response rates in the range of 40% to 60% in chemotherapy-naive patients and 25%-30% in patients refractory to anthracycline-containing regimens (Taxol package insert). The major limitation of Taxol is its poor water soluability requiring Cremophor (containing castor oil and ethanol) as a solvent. Taxol in this vehicle must be administered over 3-24 hours, and hypersensitivity reactions to Cremophor require a premedication routine of a corticosteroid, an antihistamine, and an H2 antagonist.

Study summary:

ABI-007, a unique protein formulation of paclitaxel, has been developed to reduce the toxicities associated with Taxol and Cremophor EL/ethanol vehicle while maintaining or improving the chemotherapeutic effect of the drug. The activity of ABI-007 in other malignancies is not yet well established. This open-label Phase I/II study is being conducted to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) of ABI-007, and evaluate the safety and antitumor activity of ABI-007 in patients with advanced Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).


Patients must be: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed advanced stage IV NSCLC with evidence of inoperable local recurrence or metastasis - If female, non-pregnant and not lactating, with a negative serum pregnancy test, and either not of child-bearing potential or practicing an approved contraception method - Eighteen years of age or older - No other current active malignancy - Measurable disease (defined by RECIST criteria) documented radiographically - Patient must have received no prior chemotherapies for the treatment of metastatic disease. Radiation therapy to a major bone marrow-containing area must have been completed 3 or more weeks prior to study entry. Prior treatment with EGF-targeted therapies is permitted. - If, at baseline, patient has ANC greater than or equal to 1.5 x 109 cells/L; platelets greater than or equal to 100 x 109 cells/L and Hgb greater than or equal to 9 g/dL - If, at baseline, patient has AST and ALT of less than or equal to 2.5 x the upper limit of normal range; a total bilirubin NORMAL; creatinine levels less than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL and alkaline phosphatase levels less than or equal to 2.5 x the upper limit of normal range (unless alkaline phosphatase elevation is felt to be related to bone metastases and there is no radiologic evidence of hepatic metastasis) - Expected survival of greater than 12 weeks - ECOG performance status 0-1 (Karnofsky > 70) - Patient or his/her legally authorized representative or guardian has been informed about the nature of the study, and has agreed to participate in the study, and signed the Informed Consent form prior to participation in any study-related activities.

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Brief Title:

Trial of ABI-007 Administered Weekly in Chemotherapy Naive Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Official Title:

An Open-label, Phase I/II Trial of ABI-007 (A Cremophor EL-Free, Protein Stabilized, Nanoparticle, Paclitaxel) Administered Weekly in Chemotherapy Naive Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Study Phase:

Phase 1/Phase 2



Minimum Age:

18 Years

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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

Celgene Corporation

Oversight Authority:

United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classificatio

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Study Dates

Start Date:December 2003
Completion Date:January 2007
Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:December 2016
Last Changed Date:December 14, 2016
First Received Date:December 3, 2003

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Drug

Study Arms

There are no available Study Arms

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Industry
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:Celgene Corporation

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

Reference Type:Reference
Citation:Paik PK, James LP, Riely GJ, Azzoli CG, Miller VA, Ng KK, Sima CS, Heelan RT, Kris MG, Moore E, Rizvi NA. A phase 2 study of weekly albumin-bound paclitaxel (Abraxane®) given as a two-hour infusion. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Nov;68(5):1331-7. doi: 10.1007/s00280-011-1621-0.
Reference Type:Reference
Citation:Rizvi NA, Riely GJ, Azzoli CG, Miller VA, Ng KK, Fiore J, Chia G, Brower M, Heelan R, Hawkins MJ, Kris MG. Phase I/II trial of weekly intravenous 130-nm albumin-bound paclitaxel as initial chemotherapy in patients with stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb 1;26(4):639-43. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2007.10.8605.

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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