Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) to Reverse Acquired Estrogen Independence in Previously Hormone Responsive Metastatic Breast Ca.
The purpose of this study is to determine if acquired hormone therapy resistance can be reversed by Avastin (Bevacizumab), as measured by time to disease progression and evaluate toxicity of the combination of hormone treatment plus Avastin (Bevacizumab).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) to Reverse Acquired Estrogen Independence in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Previously Responsive to Hormonal Therapy: A Phase II Trial|
- Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Every 6 weeks until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Progression free survival is defined as time from date of randomization until the date of first documented disease progression or date of death from any cause, whichever occurs first.
- The Secondary Efficacy Outcome Will be Objective Response Rate (Defined as the Rate of Complete and Partial Responses. [ Time Frame: Determined on two consecutive occasions at least 4 weeks apart. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The patient will continue the same hormonal therapy used prior to study enrollment but will combine it with Avastin.
All patients will received Avastin 15 mg/kg IV every three weeks. The first evaluation will be done at Week 6. Patients with objective response or stable disease will continue therapy with restaging every 6 weeks until evidence of disease progression. Patients with progression of disease will be taken off study.
Other Name: BevacizumabDrug: Hormonal therapy
aromatase inhibitor (letrozole 2.5mg/d PO, anastrazole 1mg/d PO, or exemestane 25mg/d PO)or SERM (tamoxifen 20mg/d PO)
This is a single institution, open-label study designed to evaluate safety and efficacy of Avastin (Bevacizumab) combined with an endocrine agent in patients with estrogen and/or progesterone receptor positive metastatic breast carcinoma who have acquired resistance to at least one hormonal agent. Patients will be treated with the same hormonal agent that was used previously assuming that the patient had a partial or complete response (for at least 6 months) followed by a clear disease progression using the Response Evaluation Criteria in solid Tumors (RECIST Criteria). Patients with stable disease for a prolonged time (for at least 6 months) will be also eligible to enter in the trial. Patients who have not had interval studies to evaluate disease response will be considered eligible if they have remained clinically stable (i.e. stable PS, no increasing pain) and on the same hormone for at least 6 months, and now they have signs and symptoms of clinical progression (i.e. elevated tumor markers, increasing bone pain, worsening performance status). Patients must have histologically confirmed measurable and/or evaluable metastatic breast cancer with positive estrogen and/or progesterone receptors. Patients can have up to an 8-12 week break in therapy (discontinuation of hormonal therapy) and still remain eligible for the study as long as the documentation of disease progression is determined before the 8-12 week break in hormonal therapy.
The type and dose of the hormonal agent that will be used in this trial will be the same one that the patient used before progression. Hormonal therapy may include any estrogen deprivation reagent such as Tamoxifen, Anastrazole, Exemestane, Letrozole, or Fulvestrant. All patients will receive Avastin (Bevacizumab) 15 mg/kg IV every three weeks. Based on statistical evaluations, 30 patients will be enrolled. The first evaluation of efficacy will be done at week 6; patients with objective response or stable disease will continue therapy with re-staging every 6 weeks until evidence of disease progression. Patients with progression of disease will be taken off study (see appendix A). PET scan will be done at baseline and only in the first evaluation (6 weeks) to obtain early "metabolic response data" that will be correlated with objective response and time to disease progression (PET data on week 6 will not be used to evaluate response and to make therapeutic decisions). PET "metabolic response" will be defined as a >20% reduction in SUV. Safety will be assessed by the recording of adverse events, serious adverse events, laboratory test results, and changes in vital signs. A positive response to Avastin (Bevacizumab) (reversal of hormonal resistance) will be defined as an objective response or stable disease of ≥ 3 months duration. All concomitant medication must be documented. Additionally, any diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical procedure performed during the study period, should be recorded including the date, indication, description of the procedure(s) and any clinical findings.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|Principal Investigator:||Carla Falkson, MD||University of Alabama at Birmingham|