Paclitaxel Albumin-Stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation, Gemcitabine, and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00662129
First received: April 18, 2008
Last updated: June 17, 2012
Last verified: March 2010
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine and paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Giving combination chemotherapy together with bevacizumab may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation and gemcitabine together with bevacizumab works in treating patients with metastatic breast cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Biological: bevacizumab
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel in Combination With Gemcitabine and Bevacizumab in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 6-month progression-free survival (PFS) rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival time [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • PFS time [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Confirmed response (complete or partial response) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to treatment failure [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • To determine the 6-month progression-free survival rate of patients with metastatic breast cancer treated with paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, gemcitabine hydrochloride, and bevacizumab.

Secondary

  • To determine the adverse event profile of this regimen.
  • To determine the progression-free survival and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
  • To determine the confirmed response rate, duration of response, and time to treatment failure in patients treated with this regimen.
  • To determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation IV over 30 minutes and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8, and bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline and after every other course, and then after completion of treatment.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for 5 years.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed infiltrating breast cancer

    • Clinical evidence of metastatic disease
  • Measurable disease, defined as at least one measurable lesion per RECIST criteria

    • No non-measurable disease only, defined as all other lesions, including small lesions (longest diameter < 2 cm) and truly non-measurable lesions, including any of the following:

      • Bone lesions
      • Leptomeningeal disease
      • Ascites
      • Pleural/pericardial effusion
      • Inflammatory breast disease
      • Lymphangitis cutis/pulmonis
      • Abdominal masses that are not confirmed and followed by imaging techniques
      • Cystic lesions
  • Patients with HER-2/neu positive tumors, must have received prior treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin®) or have a contraindication for trastuzumab
  • No evidence of active brain metastasis, including leptomeningeal involvement, on MRI or CT scan

    • CNS metastasis controlled by prior surgery and/or radiotherapy allowed

      • Must be asymptomatic for ≥ 2 months with no evidence of progression prior to study entry
  • Hormone receptor status not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Menopausal status not specified
  • Life expectancy ≥ 12 weeks
  • ECOG performance status 0-1
  • ANC ≥ 1,500/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 g/dL
  • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN
  • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN
  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL
  • Urine protein:creatinine ratio < 1 or urinalysis < 1+ protein

    • Patients discovered to have ≥ 1+ proteinuria at baseline must demonstrate 24-hour urine protein < 1 g
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 30 days after completion of study therapy
  • Able to complete questionnaires alone or with assistance
  • No peripheral neuropathy > grade 1
  • No history of allergy or hypersensitivity to albumin-bound paclitaxel, paclitaxel, gemcitabine hydrochloride, bevacizumab, albumin, drug product excipients, or chemically similar agents
  • No stage III or IV invasive, non-breast malignancy within the past 5 years
  • No other active malignancy, except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix

    • Patient must not be receiving other specific treatment for a prior malignancy
  • No uncontrolled hypertension (i.e., blood pressure [BP] > 160/90 mm Hg on ≥ 2 occasions at least 5 minutes apart)

    • Patients who have recently started or adjusted antihypertensive medications are eligible providing that BP is < 140/90 mm Hg on any new regimen for ≥ 3 different observations in ≥ 14 days
  • No bleeding diathesis or uncontrolled coagulopathy
  • No hemoptysis within the past 6 months
  • No prior arterial or venous thrombosis within the past 12 months
  • No history of cerebrovascular accident
  • No history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
  • No abdominal fistula or gastrointestinal perforation within the past 6 months
  • No serious non-healing wound, ulcer, or fracture
  • No clinically significant cardiac disease, defined as any of the following:

    • Congestive heart failure
    • Symptomatic coronary artery disease
    • Unstable angina
    • Cardiac arrhythmias not well controlled with medication
    • Myocardial infarction within the past 12 months
  • No comorbid systemic illnesses or other severe concurrent disease which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for study entry or interfere significantly with the proper assessment of safety and toxicity of the prescribed regimens

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease

    • May have received one prior adjuvant chemotherapy regimen
  • Prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy allowed

    • More than 6 months since prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant taxane (i.e., docetaxel or paclitaxel) therapy
  • Prior hormonal therapy in either adjuvant or metastatic setting allowed
  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy (except if to a non-target lesion only, or single dose radiation for palliation)

    • Prior radiotherapy to a target lesion is allowed provided there has been clear progression of the lesion since radiotherapy was completed
  • More than 4 weeks since prior cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent or investigational drug
  • More than 2 weeks since prior and no concurrent acetylsalicylic acid, anticoagulants, or thrombolytic agents (except for once-daily 81 mg acetylsalicylic acid)
  • More than 6 weeks since prior major surgery, chemotherapy, or immunologic therapy
  • More than 1 week since prior minor surgery (e.g., core biopsy)

    • Placement of a vascular access device within 7 days is allowed
  • More than 3 months since prior neurosurgery
  • No concurrent treatment in a different clinical study in which investigational procedures are performed or investigational therapies are administered

    • Trials related to symptom management (Cancer Control) which do not employ hormonal treatments or treatments that may block the path of the targeted agents used in this study may be allowed
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00662129

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Locations
United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5499
United States, Connecticut
Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06105
United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
United States, Indiana
St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers - Beech Grove Campus
Beech Grove, Indiana, United States, 46107
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services
Richmond, Indiana, United States, 47374
United States, Iowa
Cedar Rapids Oncology Associates
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403
Mercy Regional Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403
Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates - West Des Moines
Clive, Iowa, United States, 50325
John Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates at John Stoddard Cancer Center
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates at Mercy Cancer Center
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50314
Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50314
John Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50316
Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa
Mason City, Iowa, United States, 50401
McCreery Cancer Center at Ottumwa Regional
Ottumwa, Iowa, United States, 52501
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51104
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51104
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology Associates, LLP
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101
United States, Michigan
Saint Joseph Mercy Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106-0995
CCOP - Michigan Cancer Research Consortium
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
Battle Creek Health System Cancer Care Center
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, 49017
Mecosta County Medical Center
Big Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49307
Oakwood Cancer Center at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center
Dearborn, Michigan, United States, 48123-2500
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
CCOP - Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Butterworth Hospital at Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary's Health Care
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49503
Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States, 48236
Foote Memorial Hospital
Jackson, Michigan, United States, 49201
Sparrow Regional Cancer Center
Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48912-1811
St. Mary Mercy Hospital
Livonia, Michigan, United States, 48154
Mercy General Health Partners
Muskegon, Michigan, United States, 49443
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Pontiac, Michigan, United States, 48341-2985
Mercy Regional Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital
Port Huron, Michigan, United States, 48060
Seton Cancer Institute at Saint Mary's - Saginaw
Saginaw, Michigan, United States, 48601
Munson Medical Center
Traverse City, Michigan, United States, 49684
St. John Macomb Hospital
Warren, Michigan, United States, 48093
Metro Health Hospital
Wyoming, Michigan, United States, 49519
United States, Minnesota
Alexandria, Minnesota, United States, 56308
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Burnsville, Minnesota, United States, 55337
Mercy and Unity Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital
Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States, 55433
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Duluth Clinic Cancer Center - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805-1983
Miller - Dwan Medical Center
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Edina, Minnesota, United States, 55435
Mercy and Unity Cancer Center at Unity Hospital
Fridley, Minnesota, United States, 55432
Hutchinson Area Health Care
Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States, 55350
HealthEast Cancer Care at St. John's Hospital
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States, 55109
Minnesota Oncology Hematology, PA - Maplewood
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States, 55109
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott - Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55407
Hennepin County Medical Center - Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center at North Memorial Outpatient Center
Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States, 55422-2900
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Coborn Cancer Center
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CentraCare Clinic - River Campus
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
Park Nicollet Cancer Center
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United Hospital
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55102
St. Francis Cancer Center at St. Francis Medical Center
Shakopee, Minnesota, United States, 55379
Regions Hospital Cancer Care Center
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55101
Ridgeview Medical Center
Waconia, Minnesota, United States, 55387
Willmar Cancer Center at Rice Memorial Hospital
Willmar, Minnesota, United States, 56201
Minnesota Oncology Hematology, PA - Woodbury
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States, 55125
United States, Montana
Big Sky Oncology
Great Falls, Montana, United States, 59405-5309
Sletten Cancer Institute at Benefis Healthcare
Great Falls, Montana, United States, 59405
United States, Nebraska
Cancer Resource Center - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68510
Alegant Health Cancer Center at Bergan Mercy Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68124
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68106
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131-2197
Immanuel Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68122
United States, North Dakota
Bismarck Cancer Center
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
Medcenter One Hospital Cancer Care Center
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
Mid Dakota Clinic, PC
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
St. Alexius Medical Center Cancer Center
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58502
United States, Ohio
Grandview Hospital
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45405
CCOP - Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45420
David L. Rike Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45409
Good Samaritan Hospital
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45406
Samaritan North Cancer Care Center
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45415
Blanchard Valley Medical Associates
Findlay, Ohio, United States, 45840
Middletown Regional Hospital
Franklin, Ohio, United States, 45005-1066
Wayne Hospital
Greenville, Ohio, United States, 45331
Charles F. Kettering Memorial Hospital
Kettering, Ohio, United States, 45429
UVMC Cancer Care Center at Upper Valley Medical Center
Troy, Ohio, United States, 45373-1300
Clinton Memorial Hospital
Wilmington, Ohio, United States, 45177
Ruth G. McMillan Cancer Center at Greene Memorial Hospital
Xenia, Ohio, United States, 45385
United States, Oklahoma
Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74136
United States, Pennsylvania
Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18105
United States, South Dakota
Medical X-Ray Center, PC
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105
Sanford Cancer Center at Sanford USD Medical Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57117-5039
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Donald W. Northfelt, MD, FACP Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jan C. Buckner, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00662129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000593581, NCCTG-N0735
Study First Received: April 18, 2008
Last Updated: June 17, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV breast cancer
male breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Paclitaxel
Bevacizumab
Gemcitabine
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents

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