Trastuzumab (Herceptin), Bevacizumab, and Docetaxel (Taxotere) Trial in Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Patients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Genentech, Inc.
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charles Shapiro, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00428922
First received: January 29, 2007
Last updated: March 28, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

The primary objectives are to determine the progression-free survival (PFS) and to evaluate safety of the trastuzumab, bevacizumab and docetaxel regimen.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: Trastuzumab
Drug: Bevacizumab
Drug: Docetaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Trastuzumab (Herceptin), Bevacizumab, and Docetaxel (Taxotere) Trial in Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Patients

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Further study details as provided by Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objectives are to determine the progression-free survival (PFS) and to evaluate safety of the trastuzumab, bevacizumab and docetaxel regimen. [ Time Frame: up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in CTCs and CECs as predictors of PFS and clinical benefit [ Time Frame: up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Overall clinical benefit rate (CR+PR+SD) [ Time Frame: up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: June 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Trastuzumab, Bevacizumab, and Docetaxel
Trastuzumab [6mg/kg], Bevacizumab [15mg/kg], and Docetaxel [75 mg/M²]
Drug: Trastuzumab
administered every three weeks on day 1, every 21 days. The dose given will be 6 mg/kg. The initial loading dose is 8mg/kg and is administered as a 90-minute infusion. Thereafter, the maintenance dose is 6mg/kg every three weeks administered as a 30 minute infusion (unless the treating physician indicates a longer infusion duration is warranted). Trastuzumab is given prior to bevacizumab. Trastuzumab is to be continued until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other Name: Herceptin
Drug: Bevacizumab
administered every three weeks on day 1, every 21 days. The dose given will be 15 mg/kg. The initial dose is administered over 90 minutes. If the first infusion is well tolerated, the second dose is given over 60 minutes, and if that is well tolerated, then subsequent doses may be given over 30 minutes. Avastin is given after trastuzumab and prior to docetaxel.
Other Name: Avastin
Drug: Docetaxel
administered every three weeks on day 1, every 21 days. The dose given will be 75 mg/M². All doses of docetaxel are administered over 60 minutes. Docetaxel is given after trastuzumab and bevacizumab.
Other Name: Taxotere

Detailed Description:

Rationale: Antibodies are proteins that are normally part of the immune system that bind to foreign agents in the body. Researchers manufacture antibodies outside of the human body that bind to specific targets such as proteins in cancer cells. Herceptin is a monoclonal antibody that binds to the human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER-2), and can kill HER2-positive cancer cells. Herceptin is used to treat breast cancer that is HER2-positive, and has spread after treatment with other drugs. Bevacizumab is a signal transduction inhibitor that works by preventing the growth of new blood vessels from surrounding tissue into tumors. Bevacizumab specifically inhibits the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a substance made by cells that stimulates new blood vessel formation. Research indicates that HER-2 signaling helps to induce VEGF expression. Therefore, cancer treatments targeting both HER-2 and VEGF may improve anti-cancer efficacy in patients. Docetaxel is a chemotherapy agent used against breast and other types of cancer. The current study builds on previous research suggesting the safety and potential for efficacy with combination trastuzumab, bevacizumab, and docetaxel.

Purpose: The primary objectives are to determine the progression free survival and evaluate the safety of trastuzumab, bevacizumab, and docetaxel. Secondary objectives are to assess early changes in circulating tumor cells and circulating endothelial cells as predictors of progression free survival and clinical benefit, as well as to determine the overall clinical benefit rate.

Treatment: Study participants will be given trastuzumab, bevacizumab, and docetaxel. All study drugs will be given through intravenous infusions once every 21 days. A cycle is considered 3 weeks. A minimum of 6 study treatment cycles is required unless study participants experience disease growth or intolerable toxicity. The decision to stop docetaxel after 6 cycles is up to the discretion of the treating physician and the patient. Study participants who are deriving a benefit from the study drugs may continue on trastuzumab and bevacizumab alone. Several tests and exams will be given throughout the study to closely monitor study participants.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed breast cancer with evidence of metastatic disease
  • HER2 3+ or FISH +
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • No prior trastuzumab, except as given in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant setting.
  • No prior chemotherapy in the metastatic setting.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CNS metastases
  • Prior radiation therapy within the last 4 weeks
  • Pregnant (positive pregnancy test) or lactating women
  • Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, non-healing wounds, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to starting study or anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the study
  • Minor surgical procedures such as fine needle aspirations or core biopsies within 7 days prior to start of study.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00428922

Locations
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charles Shapiro
Genentech, Inc.
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Charles L Shapiro, MD Ohio State University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Charles Shapiro, Principal Investigator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00428922     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSU-06027, NCI-2011-03219
Study First Received: January 29, 2007
Last Updated: March 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center:
Metastatic
Breast Cancer
MBC

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Bevacizumab
Docetaxel
Trastuzumab
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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