Erlotinib in Patients With Resected, Early Stage NSCLC With Confirmed Mutations in the EGFR

Trial ID or NCT#



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In this research study erlotinib will be given to eligible participants whose lung cancer has been removed by surgery. Eligible patients have adenocarcinoma, a type of non-small lung cancer, and must have 1 or more of the following characteristics: be female, be of Asian or Pacific Rim descent and/or be a never smoker. The potential participant's tumor will be examined for Epidermal growth factor (EGFR) mutations. EGFR is a protein that is overexpressed in most non-small cell lung cancers. Some EGFR has been found to have specific mutations and the participant must have one of these mutations in his tumor. Erlotinib blocks this protein and may control tumor growth and increase survival. Previous research has shown that erlotinib is most effective for people who have these specific mutations in the EGFR.

Official Title

A Phase II Trial of Adjuvant Erlotinib in Patients With Resected, Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) With Confirmed Mutations in the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Pathologically confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC of adenocarcinoma histology - Stage IA-B, IIA-B, or IIIA by the American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition staging criteria - Patients must have undergone surgical resection with curative intent within 6 months of enrollment - Sufficient tumor tissue available for EGFR mutation analysis - At least ONE of the following patient characteristics: previously detected deletion 19 or L858R EGFR mutation, female sex, history of never smoking, or Asian/Pacific Rim ethnicity (to be enrolled in the screening portion of trial). - 18 years of age or older - Tumor samples must have either exon 19 deletion mutations or the exon 21 L858R point mutation - ECOG Performance status of 0,1, or 2 - Adequate organ function as outlined in protocol
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Radiographic evidence of recurrent NSCLC prior to erlotinib treatment - Confirmed T790M resistance mutation in the primary tumor sample - Prior exposure to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors - Known hypersensitivity to erlotinib, gefitinib, or any closely related drug - Pregnant or breastfeeding women - Any evidence of clinically active interstitial lung disease - Current use of enzyme-inducing anti-epileptic drugs, including carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, and primidone - Evidence of any other significant clinical disorder or laboratory finding that makes it undesirable for the patient to participate in the study - Use of any non-FDA approved or investigational agent within 2 weeks of enrolling onto the trial, or failure to recover from the side effects of any of these agents


Heather Wakelee
Heather Wakelee
Medical oncologist, Thoracic specialist
Winston Chen and Phyllis Huang Professor
Rajat Rohatgi
Joel Neal, MD, PhD
Joel Neal, MD, PhD
Medical oncologist, Thoracic specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Kavitha Ramchandran
Kavitha Ramchandran
Medical oncologist, Palliative medicine doctor, Thoracic specialist, Internal medicine doctor
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Oncology
A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD
A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD
Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist, Cutaneous oncology specialist
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

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