Chemotherapy Combined With Gene Therapy in Treating Patients Who Have Stage III or Stage IV Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Inserting the p53 gene into the tumor may increase the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug. Combining chemotherapy with gene therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining chemotherapy with gene therapy in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV breast cancer.
Biological: Ad5CMV-p53 gene
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Procedure: conventional surgery
Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II, Single Arm, Single Institution Clinical Trial of Docetaxel and Doxorubicin in Combination With Local Administration of INGN 201 (Ad5CMV-p53) in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer (LABC)|
|Study Start Date:||February 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2004|
- Determine the therapeutic efficacy of docetaxel, doxorubicin, and Ad5CMV-p53 gene in patients with locally advanced breast cancer.
OUTLINE: Patients receive p53 gene by intralesional injection on days 1 and 2. Patients also receive doxorubicin IV over 15 minutes followed 1 hour later by docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses. After completion of chemotherapy, patients with a reasonable response undergo surgical resection.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 60 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009|
|Study Chair:||Jill Van Warthood, PhD||Introgen Therapeutics|