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BMS-247550 Plus Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: November 12, 2002
Last updated: January 27, 2017
Last verified: January 2017

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining BMS-247550 with capecitabine in treating patients who have metastatic breast cancer that has not responded to previous chemotherapy with a taxane and an anthracycline.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: capecitabine
Drug: ixabepilone
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of BMS-247550 in Combination With Capecitabine in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Previously Treated With a Taxane and an Anthracycline

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Further study details as provided by R-Pharm:

Study Start Date: September 2002
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of BMS-247550 and capecitabine, on 2 different schedules, in patients with metastatic breast cancer previously treated with a taxane and an anthracycline.
  • Determine the safety profile of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine, preliminarily, any antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study. Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 groups.

  • Group I: Patients receive BMS-247550 IV over 3 hours on day 1 and oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14.
  • Group II: Patients receive BMS-247550 IV over 1 hour on days 1-3 and capecitabine as in group I.

Treatment in both groups repeats every 3 weeks for 2-18 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 6 patients receive escalating doses of BMS-247550 and capecitabine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined for each group. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 1 of 6 patients experiences dose-limiting toxicity. Additional patients are treated at the MTD.

Patients are followed for at least 30 days and then every 3 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 34-60 patients will be accrued for this study within 8-12 months.


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


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed breast cancer

    • Metastatic disease by radiography or histology
  • Must have received prior chemotherapy with a taxane and an anthracycline in the adjuvant or metastatic setting

    • No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens in the metastatic setting
  • Measurable or evaluable disease

    • Bone lesions not measurable
    • Primary breast lesions not measurable if assessed only by physical exam
  • No active brain metastasis

    • No cerebral edema by CT scan or MRI
    • No progression since prior imaging studies
    • No requirement for steroids
    • No clinical symptoms of brain metastasis
  • Hormone receptor status:

    • Not specified



  • 18 and over


  • Not specified

Menopausal status

  • Not specified

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

  • At least 3 months


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT no greater than 2.5 times ULN


  • Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN


  • No uncontrolled or significant cardiovascular disease
  • No myocardial infarction within the past year
  • No uncontrolled angina within the past year
  • No history of congestive heart failure
  • No history of atrial or ventricular arrhythmias
  • No history of second- or third-degree heart block
  • No uncontrolled hypertension


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • HIV negative
  • No hypersensitivity to Cremophor EL or fluorouracil
  • No prior intolerance to fluoropyrimidines
  • No other serious uncontrolled medical disorder or active infection that would preclude study
  • No dementia or altered mental status that would preclude study
  • No grade 2 or greater neuropathy (neuromotor or neurosensory)


Biologic therapy

  • See Chemotherapy
  • Prior immunotherapy allowed
  • No concurrent trastuzumab (Herceptin)
  • No concurrent immunotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas, mitomycin, or doxorubicin HCl liposome)
  • At least 2 years since prior high-dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation or peripheral blood stem cell support
  • No prior epothilone, capecitabine, or continuous-infusion fluorouracil
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Prior hormonal therapy allowed
  • No concurrent hormonal therapy
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed


  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No prior radiotherapy to more than 25% of the bone marrow
  • No concurrent therapeutic radiotherapy


  • Not specified


  • At least 3 weeks since prior investigational cytotoxic agents
  • No concurrent warfarin for therapeutic anticoagulation

    • Low-dose warfarin allowed for implanted ports or indwelling catheters
  • No other concurrent experimental anticancer medications
  • No other concurrent antitumor therapy
  • Concurrent bisphosphonates for palliation of bone metastases allowed if initiated before study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00049244

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Linnea Chap, MD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00049244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BMS-CA163-031
CDR0000258052 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 12, 2002
Last Updated: January 27, 2017

Keywords provided by R-Pharm:
recurrent breast cancer
stage IV breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017