Last updated on September 2016

A Single Arm Phase IV Study of Afatinib in Elderly Patients With Stage IV or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Whose Tumors Have Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Exon 19 Deletions or Exon 21(L858R) Substitution Mutations


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Age: 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion criteria:

  • Pathologically or cytologically confirmed NSCLC
  • Stage IV Cancer (includes cytologically proven pleural effusion or pericardial effusion) or recurrent disease. The staging is based on American Joint Commitee on Cancer (AJCC) Classification of Malignant Tumours (TNM) 7th edition (R12-4710)
  • Evidence of common EGFR mutation (Del 19 and/or L858R)
  • Age = 70 years
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-1 (R01- 0787)
  • No prior systemic therapy for metastatic or recurrent NSCLC.

Further inclusion criteria apply.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Prior participation in an afatinib clinical study, even if not assigned to afatinib treatment
  • Concurrent investigational therapy or investigational therapy within 4 weeks of start of afatinib therapy
  • Radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment, except as follows:
    1. Palliative radiation to target organs other than chest may be allowed up to 2 weeks prior to study treatment, or
    2. Single dose palliative treatment for symptomatic metastasis outside above allowance to be discussed with sponsor prior to enrolling.
  • Major surgery within 4 weeks before starting study treatment or scheduled for surgery during the projected course of the study
  • Systemic chemotherapy, biological therapy, immunotherapy or investigational agents within 5 half-life of the drug or within four weeks prior to the start of afatinib treatment (if the half-life of the drug is unknown).
  • Men, capable of fathering a child, who are unwilling to use adequate contraception prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for at least 28 days after treatment has ended.

Recruitment Status: Open


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