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Liposomal Doxorubicin and Trastuzumab in Treating Women With Locally Advanced, Inflammatory, or Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2000
Last updated: June 18, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of liposomal doxorubicin and trastuzumab in treating women who have locally advanced, inflammatory, or metastatic breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Biological: trastuzumab
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Study of TLC D-99 Plus Herceptin as First or Second Line Therapy for Patients With Locally Advanced Inflammatory or Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: August 1999
Study Completion Date: August 2003
Primary Completion Date: August 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the safety, especially the cardiac safety, of doxorubicin HCl liposome and trastuzumab (Herceptin) as first- or second-line therapy in women with metastatic, inflammatory, or locally advanced breast cancer.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to prior anthracycline therapy (yes vs no).

Patients receive doxorubicin HCl liposome IV over 1 hour followed 30 minutes later by trastuzumab (Herceptin) IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment continues every 21 days in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.

Patients are followed for at least 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 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


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced, inflammatory, or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the breast that has been treated with no more than 1 prior systemic cytotoxic regimen
  • Overexpression of HER2 protein (2+ or 3+)
  • Evaluable disease
  • History of brain metastases allowed if off steroids and asymptomatic, with a 3 month or greater interval since last dose of brain irradiation, and no evidence of progression
  • Hormone receptor status:

    • Not specified



  • 18 and over


  • Female

Menopausal status:

  • Not specified

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)


  • AST or ALT no greater than 4 times ULN


  • Adequate cardiac function
  • LVEF at least 50% predicted or lower limit of normal


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No other concurrent medical or psychological condition that would preclude study compliance
  • No history of hypersensitivity to anthracyclines, eggs, or egg products


Biologic therapy:

  • Prior trastuzumab (Herceptin) allowed


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior antineoplastic therapy
  • No more than 1 prior systemic cytotoxic regimen for locally advanced, metastatic, or inflammatory breast cancer
  • No prior anthracyclines greater than 240 mg/m2
  • No other concurrent antineoplastic agents
  • No concurrent treatment with other liposomal products other than doxorubicin HCl liposome

Endocrine therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior hormonal agents
  • No concurrent hormonal therapy


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Not specified


  • At least 3 weeks since other prior investigational drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004925

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Maria Theodoulou, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00004925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-054
CDR0000067609 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: March 7, 2000
Last Updated: June 18, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer
stage IIIB breast cancer
inflammatory breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on March 29, 2017