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Registration number
NCT02336451
Ethics application status
Date submitted
8/01/2015
Date registered
13/01/2015
Date last updated
21/04/2020

Titles & IDs
Public title
A Phase II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Ceritinib in Patients With ALK-positive NSCLC Metastatic to the Brain and/or to Leptomeninges
Scientific title
A Phase II, Multi-center, Open-label, Five-arm Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Ceritinib Treatment for Patients With ALK-positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Metastatic to the Brain and/or to Leptomeninges
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
2014-000578-20
Secondary ID [2] 0 0
CLDK378A2205
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Ascend-7
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
ALK-positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lung - Mesothelioma
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lung - Non small cell
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Lung - Small cell

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Ceritinib

Experimental: Arm 1 (PrALKi=Y, PrBRad=Y) - Participants with metastases in the brain without evidence of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), previously treated with radiation to the brain and with prior exposure to an Anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitor (ALK-I). Previous treatment with ALK-I other than crizotinib was not allowed in this arm as of protocol amendment 3 and had to present with active brain lesion defined as a lesion free of any local treatment (like stereotactic radiosurgery or whole brain radiation).

Experimental: Arm 2 (PrALKi=Y, PrBRad=N) - Participants with metastases in the brain without evidence of LC, previously untreated with radiation to the brain but with prior exposure to an ALK-I. Previous treatment with ALK-I other than crizotinib was not allowed in this arm 2 as of protocol amendment 3 and had to present with active brain lesion defined as a lesion free of any local treatment (like stereotactic radiosurgery or whole brain radiation).

Experimental: Arm 3 (PrALKi=N, PrBRad=Y) - Participants with metastases in the brain without evidence of LC, previously treated with radiation to the brain but with no prior exposure to an ALK-I. Participants in this arm had to present with active brain lesion defined as a lesion free of any local treatment (like stereotactic radiosurgery or whole brain radiation).

Experimental: Arm 4 (PrALKi=N, PrBRad=N) - Participants with metastases in the brain without evidence of LC, previously untreated with radiation to the brain and with no prior exposure to an ALK-I. Participants in this arm had to present with active brain lesion defined as a lesion free of any local treatment (like stereotactic radiosurgery or whole brain radiation).

Experimental: Arm 5 (LepDis) - Participants had LC with or without evidence of active lesion at the baseline Gadolinium-enhanced brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Previous treatment with ALK-I other than crizotinib was not allowed in this arm as of protocol amendment 3.


Treatment: Drugs: Ceritinib
LDK378 is a gelatin capsule, administered orally once daily at a dose of 750 mg (five 150 mg capsules) on a continuous dosing schedule on an empty stomach.

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Overall Response Rate (ORR) Per Investigator Assessment - Overall response rate (ORR) is defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall confirmed response of complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) in the whole body as assessed per RECIST 1.1 by the investigator. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [1] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Disease Control Rate (DCR) Per Investigator Assessment - DCR: percentage of parts. with best overall response of CR, PR or stable disease (SD) in the whole body, as assessed per RECIST 1.1 by investigator. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed and non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [1] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
Overall Intracranial Response Rate (OIRR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - OIRR was calculated based on response assessments in the brain for patients having measurable brain metastases at baseline. OIRR was defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall confirmed response of CR or PR in the brain as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target & non-target lesions. All lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or decreased by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [2] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
Overall Intracranial Response Rate (OIRR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per Blinded Independent Review Committee (BIRC) Assessment - OIRR was calculated based on response assessments in the brain for patients having measurable brain metastases at baseline. OIRR was defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall confirmed response of CR or PR in the brain as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target & non-target lesions. All lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or decreased by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [3] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [4] 0 0
Intracranial Disease Control Rate (IDCR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment at Weeks 8 & 16 - IDCR overall: percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR, PR, SD or non-CR/non-PD in the brain, as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1 by the Investigator. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target & non-target lesions. All lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [4] 0 0
Week 8 and Week 16
Secondary outcome [5] 0 0
Intracranial Disease Control Rate (IDCR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - Overall - IDCR overall: percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR, PR, SD or non-CR/non-PD in the brain, as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1 by the Investigator. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target & non-target lesions. All lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [5] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [6] 0 0
Intracranial Disease Control Rate (IDCR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment at Weeks 8 & 16 - IDCR overall: percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR, PR, SD or non-CR/non-PD in the brain, as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1 by Investigator. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target & non-target lesions. All lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [6] 0 0
Week 8 and Week 16
Secondary outcome [7] 0 0
Intracranial Disease Control Rate (IDCR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - Overall - IDCR overall: percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR, PR, SD or non-CR/non-PD in the brain, as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1 by Investigator. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target & non-target lesions. All lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [7] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [8] 0 0
Time to Intracranial Tumor Response (TTIR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - TTIR was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first documented response (CR or PR) in the brain as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1 criteria for patients with measurable brain metastases at baseline. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [8] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [9] 0 0
Time to Intracranial Tumor Response (TTIR) Per Modified RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - TTIR was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first documented response (CR or PR) in the brain as assessed per modified RECIST 1.1 criteria for patients with measurable brain metastases at baseline. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [9] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [10] 0 0
Duration of Intracranial Response (DOIR) by Modified RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - Defined as the time from the first documented response (PR or CR) in the brain to the date of the first documented disease progression in the brain or death due to any cause, amongst participants with measurable brain metastases at baseline and a confirmed response (PR or CR) in the brain as per modified RECIST 1.1. This was applied to the brain only. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [10] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [11] 0 0
Duration of Intracranial Response (DOIR) by Modified RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - Defined as the time from the first documented response (PR or CR) in the brain to the date of the first documented disease progression in the brain or death due to any cause, amongst participants with measurable brain metastases at baseline and a confirmed response (PR or CR) in the brain as per modified RECIST 1.1. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [11] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [12] 0 0
Overall Extracranial Response Rate (OERR) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator & BIRC Assessment - OERR was defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall confirmed response of CR or PR outside of the brain, as assessed per RECIST 1.1. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [12] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [13] 0 0
Extracranial Disease Control Rate (EDCR) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator & BIRC Assessment - Overall - EDCR overall was defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR, PR or SD outside of the brain as assessed per RECIST 1.1. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed and non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [13] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [14] 0 0
Extracranial Disease Control Rate (EDCR) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator & BIRC Assessment at Weeks 8 & 16 - EDCR at weeks 8 & 16: defined as percentage of parts. with CR, PR or SD outside of the brain at Wk 8 & 16 extracranial tumor evaluations respectively, per RECIST 1.1. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed and non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [14] 0 0
Week 8 and Week 16
Secondary outcome [15] 0 0
Time to Extracranial Tumor Response (TTER) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - TTER was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first documented response (CR or PR) outside of the brain as assessed per RECIST 1.1 criteria. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [15] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [16] 0 0
Time to Extracranial Tumor Response (TTER) Per RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - TTER was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first documented response (CR or PR) outside of the brain as assessed per RECIST 1.1 criteria. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [16] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [17] 0 0
Duration of Extracranial Response (DOER) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - DOER was defined as the time from the first documented response (PR or CR) outside of the brain to the date of the first documented disease progression outside of the brain or death due to any cause, amongst patients with a confirmed response (PR or CR) outside of the brain per RECIST 1.1. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [17] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [18] 0 0
Duration of Extracranial Response (DOER) Per RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - DOER was defined as the time from the first documented response (PR or CR) outside of the brain to the date of the first documented disease progression outside of the brain or death due to any cause, amongst patients with a confirmed response (PR or CR) outside of the brain per RECIST 1.1. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [18] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [19] 0 0
Overall Response Rate (ORR) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - Overall response rate ORR is defined as the percentage of participants with a best overall confirmed response of complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) in the whole body as assessed per RECIST 1.1 by BIRC. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [19] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [20] 0 0
Disease Control Rate (DCR) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - DCR: defined as percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR, PR or stable disease (SD) in the whole body, per RECIST 1.1 by BIRC. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), & no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed and non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response. SD: Neither sufficient shrinkage in the target lesion to qualify for PR or CR nor an increase in lesions which would qualify for PD & non-target lesions are not in unequivocal progression.
Timepoint [20] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [21] 0 0
Time to Tumor Response (TTR) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - TTR was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first documented response (CR or PR) in the whole body as assessed per RECIST 1.1 criteria per Investigator. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [21] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [22] 0 0
Time to Tumor Response (TTR) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - TTR was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first documented response (CR or PR) in the whole body as assessed by RECIST 1.1 criteria per BIRC assessment. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [22] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [23] 0 0
Duration of Response (DOR) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator Assessment - DOR was defined as the time from the first documented response (PR or CR) to the date of the first documented disease progression or death due to any cause, amongst patients with a confirmed response (PR or CR) in the whole body per RECIST 1.1 per Investigator. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [23] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [24] 0 0
Duration of Response (DOR) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per BIRC Assessment - DOR was defined as the time from the first documented response (PR or CR) to the date of the first documented disease progression or death due to any cause, amongst patients with a confirmed response (PR or CR) in the whole body per RECIST 1.1 per BIRC. CR: Disappearance of all non-nodal target and non-target lesions. In addition, all lymph nodes assigned a target or a non-target lesions must be non-pathological in size (< 10 mm short axis), and no new lesion is identified. PR: When all target lesions have disappeared or there is a decrease by at least 30% in the sum of diameter of all target lesions (taking as reference the baseline sum of diameters) is observed & non-target lesions are not in progression or in complete response.
Timepoint [24] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [25] 0 0
Progression Free Survival (PFS) (Whole Body) Per RECIST 1.1 Per Investigator & BIRC Assessment - PFS was defined as the time from the date of the first dose of ceritinib to the date of the first radiologically documented disease progression in the whole body per RECIST 1.1 or death due to any cause. A patient who had not progressed or died at the date of the analysis was censored at the time of the last adequate tumor evaluation on or before the cut-off date.
Timepoint [25] 0 0
43 months
Secondary outcome [26] 0 0
Overall Survival (OS) - OS was defined as time from the date of first dose of ceritinib to the date of death due to any cause. The OS time for patients who were alive at the end of the study or were lost to follow-up was censored at the date of last contact.
Timepoint [26] 0 0
24 weeks
Secondary outcome [27] 0 0
Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Ceritinib in Study Population: Cmax & Cmin (Trough) - Cmax is the maximum (peak) concentration of drug in plasma. Cmin is the minimum (trough) concentration of drug in plasma. Sparse blood samples for ceritinib PK evaluation in plasma were collected on C1D1 up to C6D1 from all patients who received at least one dose of investigational study treatment.
Timepoint [27] 0 0
Cmax: Cycle 2 Day 1 (C2D1); Cmin: C1D1, C1D8, C1D15, C2D1, C3D1, C4D1, C5D1, C6D1 - all 0hr (pre dose)

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
- Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic NSCLC according to
the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. In addition, the NSCLC must harbor
an ALK rearrangement, as assessed using the FDA approved Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH
Probe Kit (Abbott Molecular Inc.) test and scoring algorithm (including positivity
criteria). If documentation of ALK rearrangement as described above was not locally
available, a test to confirm ALK rearrangement was to be performed by a Novartis
designated central laboratory. Patients had to wait for the central laboratory result
of the ALK rearrangement status before initiating treatment with ceritinib

- At least one extracranial measurable lesion as defined by RECIST 1.1. A previously
irradiated site lesion could only be counted as a target lesion if there was clear
sign of progression since the irradiation.

- Patients could or could not have neurological symptoms but must have been able to
swallow and retain oral medication.

- Patients had to be neurologically stable within at least 1 week prior to the first
dose of study drug.

- Patients could have received prior chemotherapy, crizotinib (other ALK inhibitors were
not allowed), biologic therapy or other investigational agents.

- Patients must have recovered from all toxicities related to prior anticancer therapies
to grade = 1 (CTCAE v 4.03). Patients with any grade of alopecia were allowed to enter
the study.

- Patient had life expectancy = 6 weeks.

- Patient had a WHO performance status 0-2.

Patients in Arm 1 to 4 had to also meet the following inclusion criteria:

- Patients had to have active brain metastases from NSCLC, confirmed by Gadolinium-enhanced
MRI without concomitant leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Dose of steroids had to be stable
for 5 days before the baseline brain MRI.

Patients in Arm 5 had to also meet the following inclusion criteria:

- Patients must have been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
- Patients who needed whole brain radiation to control the brain metastases. Patients
were not eligible unless treated brain lesions were progressive or new brain lesions
were observed since the post whole brain radiation therapy MRI.

- Planning of any brain local treatment (including but not limited to surgery,
stereotactic radiosurgery, whole brain radiation, intrathecal chemotherapy) following
the administration of the first dose of study drug.

- Patient with a concurrent malignancy or history of a malignant disease other than
NSCLC that had been diagnosed and/or required therapy within the past 3 years.
Exceptions to this exclusion included the following: completely resected basal cell
and squamous cell skin cancers, and completely resected carcinoma in situ of any type.

- Patient had impairment of GI function or GI disease that could significantly alter the
absorption of ceritinib (e.g., ulcerative diseases, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, or malabsorption syndrome).

- Patient was receiving unstable or increasing doses of corticosteroids.

- Patient had other severe, acute, or chronic medical conditions including uncontrolled
diabetes mellitus or psychiatric conditions or laboratory abnormalities that in the
opinion of the investigator could increase the risk associated with study
participation, or that could interfere with the interpretation of study results.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 2
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Novartis Investigative Site - Auckland
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
- Auckland
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [1] 0 0
California
Country [2] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [2] 0 0
Indiana
Country [3] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [3] 0 0
Massachusetts
Country [4] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [4] 0 0
Ohio
Country [5] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [5] 0 0
Oklahoma
Country [6] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [6] 0 0
Washington
Country [7] 0 0
Belgium
State/province [7] 0 0
Leuven
Country [8] 0 0
Brazil
State/province [8] 0 0
Bahia
Country [9] 0 0
Brazil
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Funding & Sponsors
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Summary
Brief summary
This was a phase II, multi-center, open-label, five-arm study in which the efficacy and
safety of oral ceritinib treatment was assessed in patients with NSCLC metastatic to the
brain and/or to leptomeninges harboring a confirmed ALK rearrangement, using the FDA approved
Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit (Abbott Molecular Inc.) test and scoring algorithm
(including positivity criteria). If documentation of ALK rearrangement as described above was
not locally available, a test to confirm ALK rearrangement was performed by a Novartis
designated central laboratory. Patients waited for the central laboratory result of the ALK
rearrangement status before initiating treatment with ceritinib.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02336451
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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