Randomized Study Comparing Pre- and Postoperative Vs. Conventional Adjuvant Treatment in Receptor-Negative Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2006
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Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group

Brief Summary:
Primarily, this clinical investigation compared overall survival and recurrence-free survival in patients with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer treated with pre- and postoperative chemotherapy vs. conventional postoperative treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Early Stage Breast Cancer Drug: Cyclophosphamide Drug: Methotrexate Drug: Fluorouracil Drug: Epirubicine Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 480 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase III Study Comparing Pre- and Postoperative Vs. Conventional Adjuvant Treatment Hormone Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer Patients
Study Start Date : October 1991

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival
  2. Recurrence-free survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of breast-conserving procedures

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with bioptically verified breast cancer
  • Estrogen receptor-negative status
  • Age: < 70 years
  • WHO Performance Status < 2
  • Laboratory parameters

    1. hematopoiesis: > 3500/l leukocytes, > 100,000/l thrombocytes
    2. renal function: creatinin < 1.5mg%
    3. hepatic function: GOT  2.5 x UNL
    4. bilirubin: < 2.0 mg %
    5. metabolic parameters: Na, Ca, K in normal range
  • </= 4 weeks interval since surgery
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with locally inoperable cancer, M1
  • Other preoperative tumor-specific radiotherapy, chemotherapy or endocrine treatment
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • General contraindication against cytostatic treatment
  • T4 cancer; inflammatory disease, simultaneous or sequential bilateral breast cancer
  • Lacking compliance or understanding of disease
  • Serious concomitant disease
  • Second carcinoma or status post second carcinoma (except for treated squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or cervical carcinoma in situ)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00309569

Sponsors and Collaborators
Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group
Principal Investigator: Raimund Jakesz, MD Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00309569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABCSG-7
First Posted: April 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2006
Last Verified: October 1999

Keywords provided by Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group:
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
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors