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A Phase II Trial of Abraxane™ Given Weekly as a Single Agent in First-line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Veeda Oncology Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2005
Last updated: May 9, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

This is a Phase II, open-label, non-randomized study in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Each cycle of treatment will be 4 weeks in length. Patients will be radiologically evaluated every 8 weeks for response. Patients will continue to receive study treatment until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Drug: Paclitaxel Albumin Nanoparticle for Injectable Suspension
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Abraxane™ Given Weekly as a Single Agent in First-line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Veeda Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the response rate of Abraxane given weekly as first-line treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. [ Time Frame: unk ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess time to progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and toxicities of Abraxane as first-line treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. [ Time Frame: unk ]

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Paclitaxel Albumin Nanoparticle for Injectable Suspension
    125mg/m2 by 30-minute IV infusion, once a week.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

To be eligible for the study, patients must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Patients must have signed an IRB-approved informed consent.
  • Patients must have histologically or pathologically confirmed and documented locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Patients may be Her2+ or Her2-.
  • Patients must have measurable disease, defined as lesions that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension as >2 cm with conventional techniques or as >1 cm with spiral CT scan. Palpable disease is acceptable.
  • Patients must be >18 years of age.
  • Patients must have an ECOG Performance Status of 0 or 1 (see Appendix I).
  • Patients' estimated life expectancy must be at least 12 weeks.
  • Patients may have received prior adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, including taxane-containing regimens, provided this treatment was completed at least 12 months prior to enrollment.
  • Patients may have received prior radiation (except for radiation to the entire pelvis), provided that less than 25% of the bone marrow has been treated, and the patient has recovered from the acute toxic effects of treatment prior to trial enrollment. Prior radiation treatment must have been completed at least 4 weeks prior to enrollment. Lesions that have been irradiated in the advanced disease setting may not be included as sites of measurable disease.
  • Patients may have received prior hormonal, AI (aromatase inhibitors) therapy, or immunotherapy. All hormonal, AI, and immunotherapy must have been terminated prior to enrollment.
  • Patients must have adequate liver function defined as: for patients with no liver metastases, aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), and bilirubin levels can be up to 1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN). For patients with liver metastases, ALT, AST, and bilirubin levels can be up to 2.5 times the ULN.
  • Patients must have adequate renal function defined as: creatinine < 2mg/dL or calculated creatinine clearance must be > 40mL/min.
  • Patients must have adequate bone marrow function, including absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ³1500/µL, platelet count ³100,000/µL, and hemoglobin ³9 g/dL.
  • Patients must either be not of child bearing potential or have a negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to registration. Patients are considered not of child bearing potential if they are surgically sterile (they have undergone a hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation or bilateral oophorectomy) or they are postmenopausal for at least 12 months.
  • Patients of childbearing potential must agree to use effective contraceptive measures during study treatment and for a reasonable time thereafter.
  • Patients must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan and laboratory testing, and be accessible for follow-up.

Exclusion Criteria:

Any of the following criteria will make the patient ineligible to participate in this study:

  • Patients who have received prior chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
  • Patients who have received prior Abraxane.
  • Patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to taxanes or any of the components in taxanes or Abraxane.
  • Patients with serious intercurrent medical or psychiatric illness.
  • Patients with a second primary malignancy, except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or adequately treated nonmelanomatous carcinoma of the skin or other malignancy treated >5 years previously and with no evidence of recurrence.
  • Patients with only non-measurable disease, defined as all other lesions including small lesions and truly non-measurable lesions.
  • Patients with parenchymal or leptomeningeal brain metastases.
  • Patients planning to receive any concurrent therapy to treat metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer during the study treatment period.
  • Any patient who is pregnant or lactating.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00251472

United States, Ohio
Veeda Oncology
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Veeda Oncology
Celgene Corporation
Principal Investigator: Barry Mirtsching, MD Veeda Oncology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Veeda Oncology Identifier: NCT00251472     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I-04-012
Study First Received: November 8, 2005
Last Updated: May 9, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 22, 2017