Docetaxel Followed by Capecitabine Versus Concomitant Docetaxel/Capecitabine for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Randomized Phase II Trial of Sequential Docetaxel Followed by Capecitabine Versus Concomitant Docetaxel/Capecitabine as in Induction Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
The purpose of this study is to identify new chemotherapy treatment regimens with better response rates and to find out if the combination of docetaxel and capecitabine can shrink the size of breast tumors and preserve the breast.
Induction chemotherapy offers the possibility of less surgery and determines tumor sensitivity in vivo. Previous trials have demonstrated that complete pathologic response in the breast at surgery corresponds with improved outcome. Additionally, we will correlate specific molecular markers in the breast tumors before and after chemotherapy, with response to treatment.
Expression of these molecular markets may be used in the future to predict the likelihood of response to chemotherapy given post-operatively.
Approximately 100 patients will participate at Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Crawford W. Long Hospital and Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00415285
|United States, Georgia|
|Grady Memorial Hospital|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303|
|Emory Crawford Long Hospital|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308|
|Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|Principal Investigator:||Ruth O'Regan, MD||Emory University|