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Exemestane As Treatment In Adjuvant For Post-Menopausal Patients With Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer (TEAM)

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 17, 2006
Last updated: December 22, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

To compare recurrence free survival between two treatment groups (5 years with exemestane vs 2.5 to 3 years tamoxifen followed by 2 to 2.5 years of exemestane for a total duration of 5 years)

This Pfizer sponsored trial is part of an international collaboration of investigators conducting 7 similar yet independent studies in 9 countries. This study is designed to be part of the larger TEAM trial where the data from these 7 studies will be combined. A pre-specified analysis of the pooled data will be conducted. Link to TEAM Trial [971-ONC-0028-081/A5991026] Study Results:

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Neoplasms
Drug: exemestane
Drug: tamoxifen
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Study To Compare The Efficacy, Tolerance And Quality Of Life Of 5 Years Of Adjuvant Exemestane (Aromasin) Therapy With 2.5 To 3 Years Of Adjuvant Tamoxifen Therapy, Followed By 2 To 2.5 Years Of Exemestane For A Total Duration Of 5 Years To Treat HR+ Post-Menopausal Patients With Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare recurrence free survival between two treatment groups. [ Time Frame: 2.75 years and 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The quality of life of patients treated with exemestane to that of patients treated with tamoxifen [ Time Frame: Every 3 months during first year then every 6 months for 4 years ]
  • Overall survival between the 2 treatment groups [ Time Frame: Every 3 months during first year then every 6 months for 4 years ]
  • Incidence of a second breast cancer (contralateral) between the 2 treatment groups [ Time Frame: Every 3 months during first year then every 6 months for 4 years ]
  • General tolerance in the short- and long-term between the 2 treatment groups [ Time Frame: Every 3 months during first year then every 6 months dor 4 years ]

Enrollment: 9779
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: exemestane
On tablet of 25 mg per day during 5 years
Other Name: Aromasin
Active Comparator: B Drug: tamoxifen
Two tablets of tamoxifen 10 mg per day during 2.5 to 3 years followed by one tablet of exemestane 25 mg per day during 2 to 2.5 years for a total duration of 5 years of treatment
Other Name: Kessar


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HR+ post-menopausal patients with non-metastatic breast cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any of the following: HR-, non-menopausal patient, metastatic breast cancer
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00279448

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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT00279448     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EXEAPO-0028-118
Study First Received: January 17, 2006
Last Updated: December 22, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Aromatase Inhibitors
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
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