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Combination Of Lapatinib With Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab In Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2006
Last updated: May 23, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal dose of lapatinib when administered with carboplatin, paclitaxel, and trastuzumab in subjects with ErbB2-positive breast cancer and with carboplatin and paclitaxel in subjects with ErbB2-negative breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neoplasms, Breast
Drug: lapatinib
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: trastuzumab
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Dose Escalation Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Lapatinib in Combination With Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, and Herceptin in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events and safety evaluations [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor response by RECIST: complete (CR), partial (PR), stable (SD), progressive (PD) [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  • Duration of response: [ Time Frame: time from 1st noted CR/PR to 1st noted sign of prog./death from cancer ]
  • survival: [ Time Frame: time of 1st dose until 1st noted sign of prog./death ]

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: December 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 21, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 21, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Group A
Subjects in Treatment Group A (in cohorts of three) will receive oral lapatinib QD (Days 1 to 28). Following lapatinib administration on Day 1, paclitaxel will be administered intravenously over one hour followed immediately by an IV infusion of carboplatin over not less than 15 minutes. Carboplatin will be followed by an initial loading dose of trastuzumab by 90 minute IV infusion (first dose only) with subsequent IV doses of trastuzumab to be given weekly over 30 minute infusion.
Drug: trastuzumab
A monoclonal antibody that interferes with the HER2/neu receptor
Active Comparator: Group B
Subjects in Treatment Group B (in cohorts of three) will receive oral lapatinib QD (Days 1 to 28). Following lapatinib administration on Day 1, paclitaxel will be administered intravenously over one hour followed immediately by a 15 minute intravenous infusion of carboplatin
Drug: lapatinib
Lapatinib (GW572016) is a potent small molecule, reversible inhibitor of both EGFR and ErbB2 tyrosine kinases
Drug: carboplatin
An alkylating agent used in the treatment of ome cancers
Drug: paclitaxel
A mitotic inhibitor used in cancer treatment
Other Names:
  • trastuzumab
  • carboplatin
  • lapatinib


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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Subjects must have histologically- or cytologically-confirmed invasive breast cancer with Stage IV disease.
  • Treatment Group A: Documentation of ErbB2 status (IHC 3+ or FISH+) in breast tumor specimens must be demonstrated before study enrollment. It is requested that archived breast tumor tissue be sent to a central laboratory for independent confirmation of ErbB2 status by FISH analysis.
  • Treatment Group B: Documentation of ErbB2 status (IHC or FISH) in breast tumor specimen must be demonstrated before study enrollment. It is requested that archived breast tumor tissue be sent to a central laboratory for independent confirmation of ErbB2 status (FISH analysis).
  • Subjects must be ≥18 years of age.
  • Male or female
  • Criteria for female subjects:

    • Non-child-bearing potential (i.e., women with functioning ovaries who have a current documented tubal ligation or hysterectomy, or women who are post-menopausal defined as no menstruation for more than 12 months);
    • Child-bearing potential (i.e., women with functioning ovaries and no documented impairment of oviductal or uterine function that would cause sterility.) This category includes women with oligomenorrhoea (severe), women who are perimenopausal, and young women who have begun to menstruate. These subjects must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening and agree to one of the following:
  • Complete abstinence from intercourse from two weeks prior to administration of the first dose of study medication until 28 days after the final dose of study medication; or
  • Consistent and correct use of one of the following acceptable methods of birth control:
  • male partner who is sterile prior to the female subject's entry into the study and is the sole sexual partner for that female subject;
  • implants of levonorgestrel;
  • injectable progestogen;
  • any intrauterine device (IUD) with a documented failure rate of less than 1% per year;
  • oral contraceptives (either combined or progestogen only); or
  • barrier methods, including diaphragm or condom with a spermicide.
  • Able to swallow and retain oral medication.
  • Subjects must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 to 1.
  • Subjects may have measurable lesion(s) according to RECIST criteria as per protocol. Patients with metastases only to bone are also eligible for study enrollment.
  • Subjects with stable CNS metastases or leptomeningeal involvement are eligible only if they are not taking oral steroids or enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants.
  • Subjects that received prior radiotherapy must have completed radiotherapy treatment at least four weeks before enrollment and recovered from all treatment-related toxicities.
  • Subjects must have a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50% or ≥ lower limit of normal for the institution based on Multiple-gated Acquisition (MUGA) scan or echocardiogram (ECHO).
  • Subjects must have adequate hematological, hepatic, and renal function.
  • Hemoglobin of at least 9 gm/dL
  • Absolute granulocyte count of at least 1,500/mm3 (1.5 x 109/L)
  • Platelets of at least 100,000/mm3 (100 x 109/L)
  • Total bilirubin not more than 2.5mg/dL
  • ALT and/or AST not more than 1.5 times the upper limit of the normal range (ULN) and alkaline phosphatase not more than 2.5 times the ULN. For subjects with liver metastases, AST or ALT not more than 5 times the ULN may be enrolled if the total bilirubin is less than 1.5 times the ULN and if the ALT and AST is checked twice with an interval of at least 2 weeks prior to treatment to determine that liver function is stable.
  • Calculated creatinine clearance (ClCr) of at least 50mL/min according to the formula of Cockcroft and Gault as per protocol.
  • Subjects who received a taxane as part of adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy are eligible if they had recurrence of their disease more than six months after completion of treatment. Subjects that received trastuzumab as part of adjuvant therapy are eligible if they had recurrence of their disease more than six months after completion of treatment.
  • Subjects must provide signed written informed consent.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Subject has peripheral neuropathy of Grade 2 or higher;
  • Subject has had prior systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy for metastatic or locally recurrent disease. Also, any subjects with prior chemotherapy in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant setting with anthracycline or anthracenedione-containing regimens with cumulative doses of ≥ 360mg/m2 of doxorubicin, ≥ 720mg/m2 of epirubicin, or ≥ 72 mg/m2 of mitoxantrone. Patients with prior hormonal therapy(ies) are eligible.
  • Subjects with prior systemic investigational drugs within the past 30 days or topical investigational drugs within the past seven days;
  • Subjects with uncontrolled or symptomatic angina, arrhythmias.
  • Subjects with Class II to IV heart failure as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification system.
  • Subjects with a known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity or untoward reaction to paclitaxel, trastuzumab, carboplatin, or other related compounds, or to drugs chemically related to lapatinib. These include other aminoquinazolines , such as gefitinib (Iressa), erlotinib (Tarceva), or other chemically-related compounds.
  • Has malabsorption syndrome, a disease affecting gastrointestinal function, or resection of the stomach or small bowel.
  • Subjects taking any prohibited medications as per protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00367471

United States, California
Novartis Investigative Site
La Jolla, California, United States, 92093-0987
United States, Indiana
Novartis Investigative Site
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
United States, North Carolina
Novartis Investigative Site
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, 27403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00367471     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EGF103892
Study First Received: August 22, 2006
Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
breast cancer

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
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
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