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Weekly Taxol Plus Xeloda® vs Taxotere q3wk Plus Xeloda® in the Treatment of Metastatic BC

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Norwegian Breast Cancer Group Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: May 19, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
We want to compare Taxol given weekly with Taxotere given every 3 week both in comination with Xeloda. We are going to compare time to treatment failure and quality of life.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Neoplasm
Drug: Paclitaxel weekly in combination with capecitabine
Drug: Docetaxel every 3 week in combination with capecitabine
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weekly Taxol® Plus Xeloda® Versus Taxotere® Every Three Weeks Plus Xeloda® in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer A Phase II/III Study

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian Breast Cancer Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to treatment failure
  • Quality of life

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rates
  • Overall survival

Estimated Enrollment: 224
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Open labeled randomized multicentre phase II/III trial. It is intended to include patients who are not usually included into clinical trials because they are not having disease with measurable lesions. In breast cancer the bulk of patients with metastatic disease is presenting with bone metastases which is difficult to evaluate with respect to response. In this study it is one of the main objectives to include this kind of everyday patients that we see in the clinic.

Because of this we will be using TTF as the primary endpoint. Skeletal events requiring radiotherapy or major changes in pain medications are defined as treatment failures causing stop in treatment even in the absence of radiological findings.

A: weekly Taxol® plus Xeloda® on days 1-14 q 3w B: Taxotere® q 3w plus Xeloda® on days 1-14 q 3w

Patients are randomized equally between the two arms.

Concomitant therapy: Simultaneous use of bisphosphonates is allowed, if this treatment has been initiated at least four weeks before study entry.


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

Inclusion Criteria: Morphologically proven breast carcinoma

Written informed patient consent Measurable and/or evaluable disease Measurable disease is defined as least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension as ≥20 mm by conventional techniques, or as ≥10 mm by spiral CT scan) as defined in section 8.

Evaluable metastases. Lytic bone metastases as only site of recurrence are allowed and can be evaluated for response according to the WHO-criteria for reporting on response in bone metastases.

Age 18 years or older ECOG Performance Status 0-2 Life expectancy of at least three months Adequate cardiac functions

Adequate hematological, renal and hepatic functions, defined as:

White blood cell count > 3.9 x 109/L Trombocytes > 100 x 109/L Serum creatinine < 1.25 x ULN* Bilirubin < 1.5 ULN If alkaline phosphatases (ALP) is normal ALAT < 3.5 ULN ASAT < 3.5 ULN If alkaline phosphatases (ALP) is > 2.5 ULN ALAT < 1.5 ULN ASAT < 1.5 ULN

Exclusion Criteria: Recurrence-free interval less than one year, if previous adjuvant or neoadjuvant regimen contained a taxane

Neoplasm other than breast carcinoma, except for non-melanoma skin cancer or curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, diagnosed during the past five years

Pregnancy or lactation

Known brain metastases

Preexisting motor or sensory neuropathy ≥ grade 2 according to NCI CTC 2.0 criteria (severe paresthesia and/or mild weakness, or worse)

Severe hepatic or renal impairment (for capecitabine: calculated creatinine clearance below 30 ml/min; for calculation, see p. 5.1.4) not allowing for adequate use of the proposed regimens

History of known dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency (severe reaction on previous treatment with fluorouracil)

Active infection or other serious underlying medical condition which would impair the ability of the patient to receive protocol treatment, including prior allergic reactions to drugs containing cremophor, such as teniposide, cyclosporine or vitamin K

Dementia or significantly altered mental status that would prohibit the understanding and giving of informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00201435

Ullevål university hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0407
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian Breast Cancer Group
Principal Investigator: Erik Wist, MD, PhD
  More Information Identifier: NCT00201435     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NBCG10
REK 378-04-03133
NMA 03-07568
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: May 19, 2008

Keywords provided by Norwegian Breast Cancer Group:
Qulaity of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
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