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Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2001
Last updated: March 10, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of annamycin liposomal in treating patients who have locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has not responded to previous chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: liposomal annamycin
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/II Clinical and Pharmacological Study of Liposomal Annamycin in Anthracycline-Resistant Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Study Start Date: September 1998
Primary Completion Date: May 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the observed anti-tumor activity of annamycin liposomal in patients with anthracycline-resistant locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. II. Determine the qualitative and quantitative toxicity and reversibility of toxicity of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the clinical pharmacology of this regimen in these patients. IV. Determine the rationale for the dose and chosen schedule of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive annamycin liposomal IV over 60 minutes on day 1. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 7-30 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer High likelihood of anthracycline resistance due to prior anthracycline exposure in the adjuvant or metastatic setting Prior anthraquinone (e.g., mitoxantrone) insufficient Prior cumulative anthracycline dose limited to doxorubicin-equivalent 350 mg/m2 by IV bolus or 450 mg/m2 by prolonged (at least 48 hours) infusion Measurable or evaluable disease Brain metastases treated by prior surgery and/or radiotherapy allowed if neurologic status stable 2 weeks after discontinuation of dexamethasone Hormone receptor status: Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Sex: Male or female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count greater than 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No history of heart failure Ejection fraction at least 55% by 2-dimensional echocardiogram Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception Other prior malignancy allowed if curatively treated and there is clear diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer requiring treatment

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent prophylactic filgrastim (G-CSF) Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin or nitrosourea) and recovered Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00012129

United States, New York
NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Matthew D. Volm, MD New York University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00012129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068486
Study First Received: March 3, 2001
Last Updated: March 10, 2016

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
stage IV breast cancer
stage IIIA breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer
stage IIIB breast cancer
male breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 27, 2017