Chemotherapy Plus Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2004
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2013
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of chemotherapy plus peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating women who have metastatic breast cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Biological: filgrastim Drug: anastrozole Drug: carboplatin Drug: cisplatin Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: etoposide Drug: thiotepa Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the toxicity and response rates to sequential high dose chemotherapy without induction chemotherapy in women with metastatic breast cancer. II. Determine the hematopoietic recovery rate in these patients after infusion of blood derived CD34+ progenitors isolated using a CD34+ affinity device for positive purification of the autograft. III. Compare response rates and duration of responses between these patients treated in this trial to patients treated in a previous trial using the same sequential high dose chemotherapy with induction conventional dose chemotherapy.

OUTLINE: Patients receive cyclophosphamide IV daily for 2 days, and etoposide IV and cisplatin IV daily for 3 days. Filgrastim (G-CSF) is administered subcutaneously twice daily beginning 24 hours after completion of chemotherapy until the last day of apheresis. Upon hematopoietic recovery, peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are collected over several days. Within 35 days of mobilization chemotherapy, patients receive cyclophosphamide IV, thiotepa IV, and carboplatin IV continuously on days -7 to -4, followed by a 2 day rest period. CD34+ selected PBSC are reinfused. Beginning 4 hours after reinfusion, patients receive G-CSF subcutaneously daily until hematopoietic recovery. Patients may then receive radiation therapy to sites of prior bulk disease at the discretion of the investigator. Within 30 days of hematopoietic recovery or immediately following post transplant radiation therapy, patients receive oral anastrazole daily until disease progression. Patients are followed monthly for 6 months, every 3 months for 1 year, every 4-6 months for 5 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Pilot Study of Sequential High Dose Chemotherapy and CD 34+ Selected Stem Cell Support Without Conventional-Dose Induction Chemotherapy for Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Study Start Date : October 1999
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed epithelial carcinoma of the breast metastatic to any organ except brain, including ipsilateral supraclavicular (not axillary) lymph nodes and chest wall No apocrine, adenocystic, squamous cell carcinoma, sarcoma, or lymphoma Measurable or evaluable disease No stage IV disease rendered nonassessable by surgery No symptomatic CNS disease Hormone receptor status: Must have biological and/or immunocytochemical receptor assays for estrogen and progesterone reported

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 65 Sex: Female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 3.0 mg/dL SGOT no greater than 6 times upper limit of normal Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: Ejection fraction at least 40% by MUGA No angina pectoris requiring active nitrate therapy No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No uncontrolled congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, or major ventricular arrhythmia Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No active infection or medical condition that would preclude administration of high dose therapy No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except inactive nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No uncompensated endocrine dysfunction HIV negative Hepatitis B negative

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior course of adjuvant therapy No other prior chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer At least 6 months since prior adjuvant therapy No cumulative doxorubicin equivalent dose or greater than 360 mg/m2 in the adjuvant setting Endocrine therapy: Prior hormonal therapy for metastatic disease allowed Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004900

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hackensack University Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP Hackensack University Medical Center Cancer Center

Pecora A, Lazarus H, Stadtmauer E, et al.: Induction chemotherapy prior to sequential high dose chemotherapy compared to no induction increases the rate of complete response and duration of progression free survival in women with metastatic breast cancer. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 18: A-467, 1999.
Pecora AL, Lazarus L, Kramer L, et al.: Phase II multi-institution trial of induction docetaxel and doxorubicin followed by sequential high dose chemotherapy for women with metastatic breast cancer. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 17: A-634, 1998. Identifier: NCT00004900     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU-HAC98B2
CDR0000067579 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: August 20, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2013
Last Verified: October 2007

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Aromatase Inhibitors
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists