Liposomal Doxorubicin and Trastuzumab in Treating Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing. Monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of liposomal doxorubicin and trastuzumab in treating women who have advanced breast cancer.
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Safety Study Of Doxil And Herceptin In Patients With Advanced Her-2 Overexpressing Breast Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||July 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the toxicity, including cardiac toxicity, of doxorubicin HCl liposome and trastuzumab (Herceptin) in women with advanced HER-2/neu-overexpressing breast cancer.
- Determine the efficacy of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive doxorubicin HCl liposome IV over 1 hour on day 1, followed by trastuzumab (Herceptin) IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10016|
|Study Chair:||Matthew D. Volm, MD||New York University School of Medicine|