A Phase II Study of Dose Density Regimen With Fluorouracil, Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide at Days 1, 4 Every 14 Days With Filgrastim Support Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel in Women With Primary Breast Cancer.

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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la cura dei Tumori
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02225652
First received: August 25, 2014
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2014
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

TITLE: A Phase II Study of Dose Density Regimen with Fluorouracil, Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide at Days 1, 4 Every 14 Days with Filgrastim Support followed by Weekly Paclitaxel in Women with Primary Breast Cancer.

PROTOCOL CODE: IRST 174.05

PHASE: II

STUDY DESIGN: Pharmacological, open-label, prospective, not randomized, monocentric trial

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY TREATMENT:

FEC + filgrastim x 3 cycles q 14-21 days

Day 1 and day 4 = FEC (FLUOROURACIL 500 mg/m2 IV infusion of 30 minutes + EPIRUBICIN 60 mg/m2 IV infusion of 1 hour + CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE 500 mg/m2 IV infusion of 30 minutes).

From day 7 until hematological recovery = Filgrastim 300 microg s.c.

After 21 days from the last FEC cycle = Paclitaxel 100 mg/m2 IV infusion of 1hour (weekly for 8 cycles, at day 1).

NUMBER OF SUBJECTS: in the first stage, 11 patients have been planned, with an additional 27 patients to the second stage if at least 7 patients complete the planned treatment.

OBJECTIVES

Primary objective: this trial is designed to assess feasibility of the proposed regimen with regard to toxicity and deliverability. Tolerability is defined as absence of any grade 3 or higher nonhematologic toxicity (excluding alopecia, nausea/vomit, and bone pain, which might be a consequence of the administration of filgrastim). Deliverability is measured as the percentage of patients who complete the planned treatment.

Secondary objectives:

  • Relapse-free survival: measured from enrollment to the first date between date of documented relapse (or death) or date of last tumor assessment (if no documented relapse), or the date of last tumor assessment before the start of any further antitumor therapy not planned in the protocol.
  • Overall survival: measured from enrollment to the date of death of any cause or last follow-up.

CORRELATIVE/SPECIAL STUDIES: to evaluate retrospectively potential biomarkers of activity and toxicity of this regimen, blood and plasma samples until 15 mL each one will be collected at study entry, before first docetaxel administration and 3-4 weeks after last docetaxel administration. Moreover, a paraffin block or specimens of the primary tumor will be collected for biological studies.

STATISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS: This trial is designed to assess feasibility of the proposed regimen with regard to toxicity and deliverability.

Tolerability is defined as absence of any grade 3 or higher non-hematologic toxicity (excluding alopecia, nausea/vomit, and bone pain, which might be a consequence of the administration of filgrastim).

A Simon two-stage design has been used with a 60% tolerability rate considered not promising and an 80% tolerability rate as promising, and probability of type I and type II errors has been set to be 0.10.

In the first stage, 11 patients have been planned, with an additional 27 patients to the second stage if at least 7 patients complete the planned treatment. The regimen would be considered tolerable and worthy of further study if at the end of the trial 27 out 38 patients complete the planned treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Women With Primary Breast Cancer
Drug: FEC (Fluorouracil, Epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide) + filgrastim + paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Dose Density Regimen With Fluorouracil, Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide at Days 1, 4 Every 14 Days With Filgrastim Support Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel in Women With Primary Breast Cancer.

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Further study details as provided by Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la cura dei Tumori:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tolerability of the treatment [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tolerability is defined as absence of any grade 3 or higher non-hematologic toxicity (excluding alopecia, nausea/vomit, and bone pain, which might be a consequence of the administration of filgrastim).

  • Toxicity [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    All patients will be evaluated for toxicity according to NCI CTCAE v3.0 criteria. All patients will be evaluable for toxicity from the time of their first treatment. Safety analysis will be based on the population of all treated (at least one cycle) patients.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Progression-free survival (PFS) is defined as the duration of time from start of treatment to time of progression.

  • Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall survival (OS) is defined as the duration of time from start of treatment to last follow-up visit or death.

  • Relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The relapse-free survival is measured from enrollment to the first date between date of documented relapse/progression (or death) or date of last tumor assessment (if no documented progression) or the date of last tumor assessment before the start of any further antitumor therapy not planned in the protocol.

  • Kaplan-Meier curves [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time related outcomes (PFS, OS) will be described using Kaplan-Meier curves. 95% Confidence Intervals for median time and for each year of follow-up will be calculated with non-parametric methods.


Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: FEC + filgrastim x 3 cycles q 14-21 days and Weekly Paclitaxel

FEC (FLUOROURACIL 500 mg/m2 IV infusion of 30 minutes + EPIRUBICIN 60 mg/m2 IV infusion of 1 hour + CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE 500 mg/m2 IV infusion of 30 minutes).

From day 7 until hematological recovery = Filgrastim 300 microg s.c. After 21 days from the last FEC cycle = Paclitaxel 100 mg/m2 IV infusion of 1hour (weekly for 8 cycles, at day 1).

Drug: FEC (Fluorouracil, Epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide) + filgrastim + paclitaxel

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed primary breast cancer
  • Age ≥18 and < 70 years
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤1 (see appendix B)
  • >4 positive axillary nodes or high-risk breast cancer with <4 node-positive or node negative disease. Patients <4 node-positive or node negative disease are eligible if the tumor is >1cm and two or more of the following are present: histologic grade 3, Ki67>30%, estrogen receptor (ER) negativity, or lymphovascular invasion [39]
  • Adequate hematological, hepatic and renal function, as follows: hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dl, absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/mL, platelets ≥100,000/mL, total bilirubin ≤1.5 x ULN, alkaline phosphatase, AST(SGOT) and ALT(SGPT) ≤ 2.5 x ULN (≤ 5 x ULN if liver metastases present), serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or calculated creatinine clearance >50 mL/min. Either INR or APTT < 1.5 x ULN;
  • Known hormone receptor status (ER/PgR or ER alone);
  • Must have received no other chemotherapy regimen.
  • Baseline LVEF ≥55% measured by echocardiography
  • No over expression and/or amplification of HER2 in the invasive component of the primary tumour (in case of neoadjuvant treatment, tissue sample used for HER2 testing should be collected before neoadjuvant treatment starts)
  • Negative pregnancy test no more than 7 days before randomization; test pregnancy can be omitted only in women without any reproductive potential (e.g.: postmenopausal women, i.e. amenorrhoea ≥2 years or with previous hysterectomy or bilateral ovariectomy). Women of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception at the time of randomization and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she must inform her treating physician and coordinating centre (CC) immediately; women in lactation period must be excluded;
  • Completion of all necessary baseline laboratory and radiological investigations
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
  • Signed written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic disease
  • Participation in another clinical trial with any investigational agents within 30 days prior to study screening.
  • Contraindications or hypersensitivity to study drugs;
  • Past (less than 10 years) or current history of malignant neoplasms, except for curatively treated 1) basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or 2) carcinoma in situ of the cervix.

NOTE: Patients with a prior malignancy diagnosed greater than 10 years in the past who have been curatively treated with surgery ONLY, WITHOUT radiation therapy or systemic therapy (chemotherapy or endocrine) are eligible for the study. Patients with any prior diagnosis of invasive breast cancer or melanoma, at any time, are excluded from this study.

  • Serious cardiac illness or medical conditions including but not confined to:

    • History of documented congestive heart failure (CHF) or systolic dysfunction (LVEF <55%);
    • High-risk uncontrolled arrhythmias (ventricular tachycardia, high-grade AV-block, supraventricular arrhythmias which are not adequately rate-controlled);
    • Angina pectoris requiring antianginal medication;
    • Clinically significant valvular heart disease;
    • Evidence of transmural infarction on ECG;
    • Poorly controlled hypertension (e.g. systolic >180mm Hg or diastolic >100mm Hg);
  • Other concurrent serious diseases that may interfere with planned treatment including severe pulmonary conditions/illness;
  • Any of the following abnormal laboratory tests immediately prior to randomisation:

    • serum total bilirubin >1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN). In the case of known Gilbert's syndrome, a higher serum total bilirubin (<2 x ULN) is allowed
    • alanine amino transferase (ALAT) or aspartate amino transferase (ASAT) >2.5 x ULN;
    • alkaline phosphatase (ALP) >2.5 x ULN;
    • serum creatinine >2.0 x ULN;
    • total white blood cell count (WBC) <2.5 x 109/L;
    • absolute neutrophil count <1.5 x 109/L;
    • platelets <100 x 109/L.
  • Malabsorption syndrome, any disease significantly affecting gastrointestinal function, or resection of the stomach or small bowel, or persons unable to swallow oral medication. Subjects with ulcerative colitis are also excluded;
  • Pregnant, lactating or women of childbearing potential without a negative pregnancy test - urine or serum, within 7 days prior to randomization, irrespective of the method of contraception used, including tubal ligation.
  • Women of childbearing potential, including women whose last menstrual period was <12 months ago (unless surgically sterile) who are unable or unwilling to use adequate contraceptive measures during study treatment. (adequate contraceptive measures are intra-uterine device, barrier method - condoms, diaphragm - also in conjunction with spermicidal jelly, or total abstinence. Oral, injectable or implant hormonal contraceptives are not allowed on this study)
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Locations
Italy
Irccs Irst
Meldola, FC, Italy, 47014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la cura dei Tumori
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la cura dei Tumori
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02225652     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRST174.05, 2010-020772-38
Study First Received: August 25, 2014
Last Updated: August 25, 2014
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Cyclophosphamide
Epirubicin
Fluorouracil
Lenograstim
Paclitaxel
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Alkylating Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antirheumatic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors

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