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Treatment for Elderly Patients With High Risk Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 30, 2005
Last updated: May 15, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
This open-label, multicenter study explored primary and secondary prophylaxis treatment with a single, fixed-dose, subcutaneous (SC) injection of pegfilgrastim in elderly subjects with high-risk breast cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. The primary objective was to provide preliminary information on the incidence of protocol defined neutropenic events in chemotherapy cycle 1.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: pegfilgrastim Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Randomised, Multicentre Study of Pegfilgrastim in Primary Versus Secondary Prophylaxis of Neutropenia as an Adjunct to Chemotherapy in Elderly Subjects With High Risk Breast Cancer.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Provide preliminary information on the incidence of protocol defined neutropenic events in chemotherapy cycle 1.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Provide preliminary information on primary and secondary prophylaxis treatment with pegfilgrastim with respect to:
  • Incidence of protocol defined neutropenic events over all cycles
  • Incidence of dose reductions and dose delays of planned chemotherapy due to
  • hematological toxicity
  • Relative dose intensity
  • Safety profile over all cycles

Study Start Date: October 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Inclusion Criteria: - High-risk, stage II-III breast cancer suitable for treatment with up to 6 cycles of FEC-100 - Chemotherapy - Histologically proven greater than or equal to 1 axillary nodes positive - Oestrogen receptor negative or positive - Chemotherapy naïve - VES 13 (Vulnerable Elders Survey) score less than or equal to 3 - ECOG performance status less than or equal to 2 - ANC greater than or equal to 1.5 x 10^9/L - Platelets greater than or equal to 100 x 10^9/L - Adequate renal function (serum creatinine less than 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)) - Before any study specific procedure the subject must give written informed consent for participation in the study Exclusion Criteria: - Total serum bilirubin greater than ULN according to institutional standard - Clinically significant cardiac disease that would preclude the use of epirubicin (e.g., LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction)) less than 45% at rest by MUGA or echocardiogram - Prior bone marrow or stem cell transplantation - Any premalignant myeloid condition or any malignancy with myeloid characteristics (e.g., myelodysplastic syndromes, acute or chronic myelogenous leukaemia) - History of prior malignancy other than breast cancer with the exception of curatively treated basal cell carcinoma, in situ cervical carcinoma or surgically cured malignancies - Prior radiation therapy - Active infection or administration of systemic antibiotics or anti-infectives within 72 hours before start of chemotherapy - Known hypersensitivity to E coli-derived products (e.g., Filgrastim, HUMULIN®, Insulin, L-Asparaginase, HUMATROPE®, Growth Hormone, INTRON A®) - Previous exposure to pegfilgrastim or previous entry into this study - Known HIV infection - Inability to understand the nature of the study and provide written informed consent - Subject currently enrolled in another investigational device or drug trial(s) or has received other investigational agent(s), with the exception of placebo-treated subjects, within the last 30 days - Concerns for subject's compliance with the protocol procedures
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00117910

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: MD Amgen
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Global Development Leader, Amgen Inc. Identifier: NCT00117910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20020106
Study First Received: June 30, 2005
Last Updated: May 15, 2008

Keywords provided by Amgen:
Aged, Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Combined Modality Therapy, Neutropenia
pegfilgrastim, Neulasta®
FEC-100, Antineoplastic Agents
Breast Cancer, Female

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
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