Combination Chemotherapy and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant Followed By Aldesleukin and Sargramostim in Treating Patients With Inflammatory Stage IIIB or Metastatic Stage IV Breast Cancer
This phase II trial studies how well giving combination chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell transplant followed by aldesleukin and sargramostim works in treating patients with inflammatory stage IIIB or metastatic stage IV breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as busulfan, melphalan, and thiotepa, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. A peripheral stem cell transplant may be able to replace blood-forming cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy. This may allow more chemotherapy to be given so that more tumor cells are killed. Aldesleukin may stimulate the white blood cells to kill breast cancer cells. Giving aldesleukin together with sargramostim may kill more tumor cells
Estrogen Receptor-negative Breast Cancer
Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Male Breast Cancer
Progesterone Receptor-negative Breast Cancer
Progesterone Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
Stage IIIB Breast Cancer
Stage IV Breast Cancer
Drug: tamoxifen citrate
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Trial for Patients With Inflammatory (Stage IIIB) and Responsive Metastatic Stage IV Breast Cancer Using Busulfan, Melphalan and Thiotepa Followed by Autologous or Syngeneic PBSC Rescue and 12 Weeks of Post-Engraftment Immunotherapy With Low-Dose IL-2 and GM-CSF|
- Disease-free survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Toxicity rate [ Time Frame: After every 10th patient is treated with IL-2/GM-CSF ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||November 1997|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Arm I
See Detailed Description.
Drug: tamoxifen citrate
Other Names:Drug: busulfan
Other Names:Drug: thiotepa
Other Names:Drug: melphalan
Other Names:Biological: aldesleukin
Other Names:Biological: sargramostim
Other Names:Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Undergo autologous peripheral blood stem cell infusion
Other Names:Radiation: radiation therapy
May undergo radiotherapy after completion of IL-2/GM-CSF
I. To determine the event-free survival and survival of patients treated for inflammatory (Stage IIIb) and responsive stage IV breast cancer with BUMELTT and PBSC support and low dose immunotherapy with IL2 and GM-CSF.
II. To determine the toxicity of a combination of low-dose IL-2 and GM-CSF in patients following HDC with BUMELTT and PBSC support.
PREPARATIVE REGIMEN: Patients receive busulfan orally (PO) once every 6 hours on days -8, -7, and -6; melphalan IV over 30 minutes on days -5 and -4; and thiotepa IV over 2 hours on days -3 and -2.
TRANSPLANTATION: Patients undergo autologous peripheral blood stem cell infusion on day 0.
POST-TRANSPLANT THERAPY: All patients receive tamoxifen citrate* PO once daily beginning prior to aldesleukin (IL-2) and sargramostim (GM-CSF) therapy and continuing for 5 years or until relapse (estrogen receptor [ER]- or progesterone receptor [PR]-positive patients) OR until completion of IL-2/GM-CSF therapy (ER-negative or PR-negative patients). Eligible patients receive IL-2 subcutaneously (SC) daily and GM-CSF SC 3 times weekly for 12 weeks beginning 30-100 days after transplantation. Patients may receive radiotherapy after completion of IL-2/GM-CSF treatment if no prior radiotherapy was given before transplantation.
*Stage IV patients not receiving IL-2/GM-CSF therapy who received tamoxifen citrate as part of adjuvant therapy and subsequently failed, receive oral anastrozole once daily for 5 years or until progression instead of tamoxifen.
[*For postmenopausal patients, the choice and duration of hormonal therapy given in addition to or an alternative to tamoxifen therapy will be at the physician's discretion]
Patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003199
|United States, Washington|
|Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Puget Sound Oncology Consortium|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109|
|Principal Investigator:||Leona Holmberg||Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium|