A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Xeloda (Capecitabine) and Docetaxel in Patients With Inflammatory or Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: October 7, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

This single arm study will assess the efficacy and safety of combination first-line treatment with docetaxel + Xeloda + Avastin in patients with inflammatory or locally advanced breast cancer. Patients will receive 3-weekly cycles of Avastin (15mg/kg i.v. on day 1 of each cycle), docetaxel (75mg/m2 i.v. on day 1 of each cycle, after Avastin) and Xeloda (2000mg/m2 p.o. on days 1-15 of each cycle). Four cycles of chemotherapy are planned, plus an optional additional two cycles; after chemotherapy patients will be assessed for surgery. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
Drug: Docetaxel
Drug: Xeloda
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: "An Open Label Study to Assess the Effect of Neoadjuvant Treatment With Docetaxel + Xeloda + Avastin on Pathological Response Rate in Inflammatory or Locally Advanced Breast Cancer"

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pathological response rate [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical response rate, breast-conservative surgery rate, disease-free survival. [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
15mg/kg iv on day 1 of each 3 week cycle
Drug: Docetaxel
75mg/m2 iv on day 1 of each 3 week cycle
Drug: Xeloda
2000mg/m2 po on days 1-15 of each 3 week cycle


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female patients, >=18 years of age;
  • HER2-negative, locally advanced (stage II or III) or inflammatory cancer of the breast;
  • ECOG performance status 0-1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastatic disease (stage IV);
  • previous treatment for breast cancer;
  • evidence of CNS metastasis;
  • current or recent (within 10 days of first dose of Avastin) use of aspirin (>325mg/day) NSAIDs or full dose anticoagulants for therapeutic purposes;
  • clinically significant cardiovascular disease.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00576901

Madrid, Spain, 28041
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00576901     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML20561
Study First Received: December 18, 2007
Last Updated: October 7, 2013
Health Authority: Spain: Agencia Espanola del Medicamento

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors

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