Anastrozole in Treating Aromatase Inhibitor Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Female Patients With Stage I-III Breast Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2013 by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pam Cogliano, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01824836
First received: April 2, 2013
Last updated: February 7, 2014
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

This pilot clinical trial studies anastrozole in treating aromatase inhibitor musculoskeletal symptoms in female patients with stage I-III breast cancer. Anastrozole may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.


Condition Intervention
Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
Musculoskeletal Complications
Progesterone Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
Recurrent Breast Cancer
Stage IA Breast Cancer
Stage IB Breast Cancer
Stage II Breast Cancer
Stage IIIA Breast Cancer
Stage IIIB Breast Cancer
Stage IIIC Breast Cancer
Drug: anastrozole
Other: questionnaire administration
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: pharmacogenomic studies

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Cohort Study to Evaluate Genetic Predictors of Aromatase Inhibitor Musculoskeletal Symptoms (AIMSS)

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Further study details as provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Discontinuation of treatment following development of AIMSS determined by scores on the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) instrument [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Logistic regression will be used to test the association between having a minor allele and the log odds of discontinuation of treatment, adjusting for covariates. A Bonferroni adjustment will be used to account for the simultaneous testing of 10 SNPs; a one-sided p-value of 0.0025 will be considered statistically significant.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Presence of SNPs in the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR), T-cell leukemia/lymphoma 1A (TCL1A), and CYP19A1 genes [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Correlations among SNPs will be estimated, and linkage disequilibrium among pairs of SNPs will be characterized. Logistic regression models, with treatment discontinuation as the outcome variable, will be used to explore the association with SNPs, adjusting for important clinical factors.

  • Proportions of patients with treatment discontinuation for any reason [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Explored using proportional hazards models adjusting for significant genotypic and clinical predictors. Kaplan-Meier plots will be used to graphically portray the associations.

  • Proportion of patients with symptoms determined not to be from other known etiologies as assessed by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Endocrine Symptoms (FACT-ES) and Breast subscale [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Explored using proportional hazards models adjusting for significant genotypic and clinical predictors. Kaplan-Meier plots will be used to graphically portray the associations.

  • Proportion of patients whose symptoms improve when the AI is discontinued [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to discontinuation of treatment [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Explored using proportional hazards models adjusting for significant genotypic and clinical predictors. Kaplan-Meier plots will be used to graphically portray the associations.

  • Time to development of symptoms [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Explored using proportional hazards models adjusting for significant genotypic and clinical predictors. Kaplan-Meier plots will be used to graphically portray the associations.


Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Supportive care (anastrozole)
Patients receive anastrozole PO QD for 12 months.
Drug: anastrozole
Given PO
Other Names:
  • ANAS
  • Arimidex
  • ICI-D1033
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Other: pharmacogenomic studies
Correlative studies
Other Name: Pharmacogenomic Study

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To validate previously identified associations between 10 specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (single nucleotide polymorphisms [SNPs]) and discontinuation of treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) due to the development of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) among women with breast cancer.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine whether other SNPs in cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP), glucuronosyltransferases (UGT), Vitamin D, serotonin and other receptors are associated with discontinuation of treatment due to the development of severe aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal symptoms (AIMSS).

II. To determine whether other SNPs in CYP, UGT, Vitamin D, serotonin and other receptors are associated with the development of other potential complications of AI therapy.

III. To develop a gene signature that can identify patients at risk for developing severe anastrozole-related AIMSS and other potential complications of AI therapy.

IV. To determine the epidemiology and predictors of severe AIMSS and of AI discontinuation.

V. To describe patient reported outcomes for minority patients with breast cancer treated with AIs.

VI. To assess the utility of the Patient Reported Outcomes Management Information System (PROMIS) system to collect patient reported outcomes in a cooperative group study, and validate the PROMIS Physical Function 20a form in patients with AIMSS.

VII. To develop a model that incorporates patient ratings of treatment burden, fear of recurrence and adherence behaviors to describe patient decisions to continue or discontinue anastrozole.

VIII. To collect serum samples for future testing for biomarkers of AIMSS.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive anastrozole orally (PO) once daily (QD) for 12 months.

After the completion of study treatment, patients are followed up for 12 months.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be post-menopausal; post-menopausal will be defined as women meeting any of the following criteria:

    • >= 60 years of age; or
    • < 60 years of age and amenorrheic for >= 12 months prior to day 1 if uterus/ovaries are intact; or
    • < 60 years of age, and the last menstrual period 6-12 months prior to day 1, if intact uterus/ovaries and meets biochemical criteria for menopause (follicle-stimulating hormone [FSH] and estradiol within institutional standard for postmenopausal status); or
    • < 60 years of age, without a uterus, and meets biochemical criteria for menopause (FSH and estradiol within institutional standards for postmenopausal status); or
    • < 60 years of age and history of bilateral oophorectomy; surgery must have been completed at least 4 weeks prior to day 1; or
    • Prior radiation castration with amenorrhea for at least 6 months
  • Patients must have estrogen and/or progesterone receptor positive histologically confirmed stage I-III adenocarcinoma of the breast
  • Patients must have completed recommended local therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • Patients must not have received prior AI therapy with exemestane, letrozole, or anastrozole as adjuvant therapy or for prevention of breast cancer; prior tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy or for prevention is allowed
  • Plan to treat with anastrozole for at least 12 months
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status between 0-2
  • Patients must not be currently taking (or have taken in the past 6 months) ongoing, daily analgesic medication for active, chronic conditions (i.e., rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, fibromyalgia, or severe osteoarthritis involving the hands, wrists, hips, knees, feet or ankles); (note: patients taking daily low dose aspirin are allowed to participate in this trial)
  • Patients must not have a prior history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism in the past 5 years
  • Patients must have worst pain rated as less than 4 out of 10 on the following question: "In the past week, how much pain have you had on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 equals no pain and 10 means the worst pain you can imagine; " NOTE: This question regarding patient's pain should be completed within one week prior to registration; this pain item may be completed orally prior to consent up to 7 days prior to registration; it is not necessary to complete this pain item via the PROMIS website
  • Patients must have adequate hepatic, hematologic and renal functioning to be able to be administered anastrozole at the discretion of the treating physician
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01824836

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Not yet recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Vered Stearns    410-955-8804    jhcccro@jhmi.edu   
Principal Investigator: Vered Stearns         
United States, New Jersey
Veterans Adminstration New Jersey Health Care System Recruiting
East Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07018-1095
Contact: Victor T. Chang    973-676-1000    victor.chang@va.gov   
Principal Investigator: Victor T. Chang         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vered Stearns Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Pam Cogliano, Robert Comis, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01824836     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E1Z11, NCI-2013-00426, U10CA037403
Study First Received: April 2, 2013
Last Updated: February 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Anastrozole
Aromatase Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014