Docetaxel, Doxorubicin, and Cyclophosphamide in Treating Women With Stage III Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining docetaxel, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide in treating women who have previously untreated stage III breast cancer.
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Procedure: conventional surgery
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of Taxotere, Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (TAC) Primary Therapy in Stage III Breast Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||November 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2005|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the clinical response rate to docetaxel, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide as primary therapy in women with stage III breast cancer. II. Determine the pathologic complete response rate to this treatment regimen in this patient population. III. Assess the side effects and toxicity profile of this treatment regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients receive doxorubicin IV over 5-10 minutes followed by cyclophosphamide IV over 5-10 minutes and docetaxel IV over 1 hour. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Within 5 weeks following completion of chemotherapy, operable patients achieving complete or partial response undergo mastectomy, segmental mastectomy, or lumpectomy with nodal dissection. Patients with positive surgical tumor margins may undergo an additional surgical procedure. Patients are followed for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.
|United States, California|
|Stanford University Medical Center|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5408|
|United States, Illinois|
|Monroe Medical Associates|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60603|
|Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013|
|United States, New York|
|Albert Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Bronx, New York, United States, 10461|
|Study Chair:||William J. Gradishar, MD||Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center|