A Randomized Controlled Study of Postoperative Adjuvant Therapy of Uracil-tegafur (UFT) Compared With Cyclophosphamide/Methotrexate/5-fluorouracil (CMF) in Breast Cancer (NSAS-BC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2011
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Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Brief Summary:
This is a randomized controlled study designed to evaluate the relapse-free survival of the UFT group compared with the CMF group. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive either CMF or UFT within 12 weeks after curative resection. To evaluate treatment efficacy, data on recurrence, and survival will be collected for up to 10 years after enrollment of the final patient. To assess safety, data on adverse events will be collected for 2 years after the start of treatment. Patients'quality of life will be assessed by means of a questionnaire.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: UFT (uracil, tegafur) Drug: cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Study of Postoperative Adjuvant Therapy of UFT Compared With CMF in High-risk Women With Axillary Node-negative Breast Cancer (NSAS-BC)
Study Start Date : October 1996
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
UFT (uracil, tegafur)
Drug: UFT (uracil, tegafur)
uracil, tegafur was orally administered by 300 mg per square meter per day for 2 years
Active Comparator: 2
CMF(cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil)
Drug: cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil
cyclophosphamide:100 mg, po, day 1-14 methotrexate:40 mg/m2, day 1, 8 q28 days x 6 cycles fluorouracil:500 mg/m2, day 1, 8

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: every course for first three courses, then every other course ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival, adverse events, and the quality of life [ Time Frame: any time ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 75
  • Performance status 0 or 1 (ECOG)
  • Hematopoietic WBC ≥ 4,000/mm^3 Platelet ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Hepatic AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal(ULN) Total bilirubin ≤ ULN
  • Renal Creatinine ≤ ULN

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior anticancer treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00152191

National Cancer Center
5-1-1, Tsukiji, chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Toru Watanabe, MD Hamamatsu Oncology Center

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT00152191     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01023001
First Posted: September 9, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:
Breast Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors