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Zoledronic Acid Administration to Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients With Non-Symptomatic Bone Lesions

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group Identifier:
First received: August 12, 2005
Last updated: February 6, 2007
Last verified: February 2007

This is an open-label, randomized, multicenter phase III trial to assess the efficacy of early administration of zoledronate versus observation in delaying bone-related symptoms in metastatic breast cancer patients.

Patients will be randomised to receive 4 mg zoledronate every 3-4 weeks versus observation until bone-related symptoms appear, or up to 12 months. One hundred twelve patients per treatment arm will be enrolled in the study.

Once bone-related symptoms appear, study participation is over. During the study, the following will be assessed:

  • quality of life,
  • performance status,
  • pain rating,
  • analgesic administration and
  • adverse events The principal objective is the delay in bone-related symptoms in those patients with early zoledronate administration.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Neoplasm Metastasis Drug: Zoledronic acid Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized Phase III Trial for Administration of Zoledronate to Breast Cancer Metastatic Patients With Non-Symptomatic Bone Lesions

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Further study details as provided by Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to first bone metastases symptom

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life
  • Safety profile

Estimated Enrollment: 224
Study Start Date: August 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent.
  • Age >= 18 years old.
  • Metastatic breast cancer patients with lytic, sclerotic or mixed bone lesions.
  • Non-symptomatic bone lesions, defined as pain absence, lack of bone complications (fracture, hypercalcemia, central nervous system [CNS] compression), no need of analgesic chronic administration for bone disease.
  • A maximum of two chemotherapy lines for metastatic disease.
  • A maximum of two hormone therapy lines for metastatic disease.
  • Normal, minimally altered renal function (serum creatinine < 1.5 x upper normal limit [UNL]).
  • Normal serum calcium levels.
  • Performance status 0,1 (World Health Organization [WHO]).
  • Negative pregnancy test before study recruitment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treatment with bisphosphonates or raloxifene in the 30 days prior to randomization.
  • Metastasis in CNS.
  • History of hypersensitivity to bisphosphonates.
  • Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Third chemotherapy line for metastatic disease.
  • Third hormone therapy line for metastatic disease.
  • Males.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00130494

Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group (GEICAM)
San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain, 28700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group
Study Chair: Agustí Barnadas, MD.,PhD Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group (GEICAM)
Study Chair: Ana Lluch, MD.,PhD. Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group (GEICAM)
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Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00130494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GEICAM 2001-05
Study First Received: August 12, 2005
Last Updated: February 6, 2007

Keywords provided by Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group:
Non-symptomatic bone metastases.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Zoledronic acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
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