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Neoadjuvant Therapy With Herceptin and Taxol for Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Genentech, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Massachusetts General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00136539
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: February 15, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of administering Herceptin in combination with Taxol (paclitaxel) in the treatment of women with HER2-positive, early stage breast cancer prior to surgery.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: Herceptin
Drug: Taxol
Drug: Adriamycin
Drug: Cytoxan
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neoadjuvant Therapy With Herceptin and Taxol for Stage II/III Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the response of HER2-positive breast cancer to treatment with Herceptin and Taxol prior to surgery [ Time Frame: TBD ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine the safety of Herceptin and Taxol therapy followed by surgery and chemotherapy [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: March 1999
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Herceptin
    Given intravenously once weekly for 12 weeks prior to surgery.
    Drug: Taxol
    Given intravenously every 3 weeks (weeks 1, 4, 7, and 10) before surgery.
    Drug: Adriamycin
    Given every three weeks for 12 weeks after surgery.
    Drug: Cytoxan
    Given every three weeks for 12 weeks after surgery.
Detailed Description:

Patients will receive Herceptin intravenously once weekly for 12 weeks, and Taxol intravenously every 3 weeks (week 1, week 4, week 7 and week 10).

After 12 weeks of treatment, breast surgery will be performed (either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy).

Once patients have recovered from the surgery, they will receive adriamycin and cytoxan every 3 weeks for 4 cycles (12 weeks total).

After Herceptin and Taxol therapy, tumor assessment will be performed along with an echocardiogram and mammogram.

At the time of surgery, re-assessment of the tumor will be done.

Blood work will be performed on day one of each chemotherapy cycle.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have Stage II or III histologically diagnosed breast cancer
  • Primary invasive breast cancers that overexpress the HER2/neu oncogene
  • Age older than 18 years
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of < 1
  • White blood cell (WBC) > 4000/mm3
  • Platelet count > 100,000/mm3
  • Bilirubin < 1 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • SGOT < 1 x ULN
  • Creatinine < 1.5mg/dl
  • Normal cardiac function and electrocardiogram (EKG) showing absence of ischemic changes or ventricular hypertrophy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Excisional biopsy, sentinel node dissection or axillary node dissection.
  • Prior history of breast cancer unless: diagnosed at least 2 years ago, present cancer is not in a previously irradiated breast, no prior therapy with anthracycline or taxane, no prior high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Uncontrolled infection
  • Active or severe cardiovascular or pulmonary disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy of any etiology that exceeds grade 1
  • Prior history of malignancy treated without curative intent
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00136539

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Genentech, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Massachusetts General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Harold Burstein, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00136539     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-222
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: February 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Breast Cancer
Early Stage Breast Cancer
HER2-positive
HER2-positive breast cancer
Herceptin
Taxol
Stage II Breast Cancer
Stage III Breast Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Trastuzumab
Antineoplastic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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