Last updated on August 2018

Nintedanib as Switch Maintenance Treatment of Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Age: Between 18 - 90 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological diagnosis of unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM);
  • Response or Stable disease according to modified RECIST criteria [48] after first line platinum-pemetrexed chemotherapy for 4-6 cycles;
  • Last platinum chemotherapy dose administered within 60 days (i.e. randomization must occur within 60 days from the last dose of the last cycle of platinum-pemetrexed chemotherapy);
  • Age >18 years;
  • ECOG performance status (PS) 0-2;
  • Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks in the opinion of the investigator;
  • Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function as assessed by the following laboratory requirements to be conducted within 7 days prior to start of first dose

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior systemic anticancer therapy including cytotoxic therapy or immune-checkpoint inhibitor, for MPM, other than first line platinum-based doublet chemotherapy;
  • previous extra-pleural pneumonectomy (other forms of previous surgery eg pleurectomy are acceptable);
  • previous Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) inhibitors (eg bevacizumab, sorafenib, etc);
  • treatment with other investigational drugs or treatment in another clinical interventional trial within the past 4 weeks before start of therapy or concomitantly with the trial;
  • patients that, in the opinion of the investigator, have reduced performance status by 2 ECOG levels (e.g. PS 0 to 2 or PS 1 to 3) from beginning to completion of 1st line chemotherapy;
  • radiotherapy (with the exception of palliative radiotherapy) during study or within 4 weeks of start of study drug;
  • known brain metastasis or lepto-meningeal disease. Patients with suspicious neurological symptoms should undergo a CT scan/MRI of the brain to exclude brain metastasisNo active brain metastases (e.g. stable for < 4 weeks;, no adequate previous treatment with radiotherapy;, symptomatic, requiring treatment with anti-convulsants; dexamethasone therapy will be allowed if administered as stable dose for at least one month before randomization); patients with suspicious neurological symptoms should undergo a CT scan/MRI of the brain to assess brain metastasis;
  • leptomeningeal metastases;
  • significant weight loss (> 10 %) within the past 6 weeks prior to treatment in the present trial;
  • pre-existing clinically significant ascites and/or clinically significant pleural effusion;
  • active or history of bleeding complications that would prevent anti-angiogenic therapy
  • centrally located tumors with radiographic evidence (CT or MRI) of local invasion of major blood vessels; typical mediastinal pleural involvement with mesothelioma remains eligible;
  • clinically active cancer other than mesothelioma within 5 years prior to start of study treatment;
  • radiographic evidence of cavitatory or necrotic tumors;
  • unstoppable use of therapeutic anticoagulation (except low dose heparin and/or heparin flush as needed for maintenance of an indwelling intravenous device) or antiplatelet therapy (except for chronic low-dose therapy with acetylsalicylic acid =325mg per day);
  • clinically significant cardiovascular diseases (i.e. hypertension not controlled by medical therapy, unstable angina, history of myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, congestive New York Heart Association (NYHA) II, serious cardiac arrhythmia, clinically significant pericardial effusion)

Recruitment Status: Open


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