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Doxorubicin in Treating Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2010 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: April 2010

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving drugs in different forms may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of doxorubicin in treating women with advanced metastatic breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: doxorubicin-HPMA conjugate Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of PK1 in Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

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

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: December 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the antitumor activity of doxorubicin-HPMA conjugate (PK1) in women with advanced breast cancer.

OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients receive doxorubicin-HPMA conjugate (PK1) by intravenous infusion once every 3 weeks. Patients may receive a total of 6 courses of treatment in the absence of toxicity and progressive disease.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically proven advanced metastatic carcinoma of the breast Bidimensionally measurable disease No brain or leptomeningeal disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: WHO 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 11.7 mg/dL AST/ALT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (5 times upper limit of normal in presence of liver metastases) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.7 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No concurrent treatment for congestive cardiac failure Cardiac function within normal limits by MUGA or ECHO scan, if prior anthracycline therapy Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No concurrent nonmalignant systemic disease No active uncontrolled infection No prior history of malignant disease except: Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin Curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent immunological therapy Chemotherapy: At least 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for advanced disease (including adjuvant therapy), but not more than 2 prior regimens At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosourea or mitomycin) and recovered Cumulative dose of prior epirubicin no greater than 450 mg/m2 Cumulative dose of prior doxorubicin no greater than 240 mg/m2 No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormonal therapy Low dose steroid therapy allowed if dose established at least 4 weeks prior to study Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: Not specified Other: No concurrent experimental therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003165

United Kingdom
Cancer Research Campaign Clinical Trials Unit-Birmingham (CRCTU)
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, B15 2TT
Newcastle General Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, NE4 6BE
Weston Park Hospital
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, S1O 2SJ
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB25 2ZN
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH4 9NQ
Beatson Oncology Centre
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G11 6NT
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Glasgow
Study Chair: Chris Twelves, MD, BMedSci, FRCP University of Glasgow
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065966
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 18, 2013

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 21, 2017