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A Study of Liposomal Doxorubicin in Women With Breast Cancer Exploiting Tissue Doppler Imaging (LITE)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2009 by Catholic University, Italy.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Catholic University, Italy Identifier:
First received: September 18, 2007
Last updated: February 17, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
The randomized LITE study will compare liposomal doxorubin versus standard epirubicin in the treatment of female breast cancer. In order to detect as early as possible post-chemotherapy cardiotoxicity, tissue Doppler imaging parameters elicited at transthoracic echocardiography will be used and will constitute the primary and co-primary end-points.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: liposomal doxorubicin Drug: epirubicin Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Liposomal Doxorubicin-Investigational Chemotherapy-Tissue Doppler Imaging Evaluation (LITE) Randomized Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Catholic University, Italy:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of changes of PW-TDI systolic function parameters. The co-primary end-point ill be the comparison of changes from baseline to 12-month follow-up of PW-TDI diastolic function parameters. [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of standard 2-dimensional echocardiography parameters, including LV ejection fraction, peak values of biochemical markers of cardiac damage and heart failure, ie cardiac troponin T and BNP. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: January 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Liposomal doxorubicin
Drug: liposomal doxorubicin
5-fluorouracil (500 mg/m²) + pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (50 mg/m²) + cyclophosphamide (500 mg/m²) + adjuvant radiation therapy ± endocrinological therapy (FalipoC)
Active Comparator: B
Drug: epirubicin
5-fluorouracil (500 mg/m²) + epirubicin (90 mg/ m²) + cyclophosphamide (500 mg/ m²) + adjuvant radiation therapy ± endocrinological therapy (FEC90)

Detailed Description:
The randomized LITE study will compare liposomal doxorubin versus standard epirubicin within a comprehensive adjuvant or neo-adjuvant chemotherapy regimen in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The study will enrol a total of 80 patients, randomized 1:1 to liposomal doxorubin vs epirubicin. Standard and tissue Doppler imaging parameters will be appraised at transthoracic echocardiography will be used and will constitute the primary and co-primary end-points. In addition, other efficacy and safety end-points will be appraised, including disease free progression.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women with age ≥18 and ≤65 years
  • histological and/or cytological diagnosis of clinically non-metastatic breast cancer (c/pTall, c/pNall, cM0)
  • indication for integrated treatment with surgical intervention associated with adjuvant or neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, endocrinological and radiation therapy, including adjuvant or neo-adjuvant chemotherapy with anthracycline
  • ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) performance status ≤2
  • normal kidney, hepatic and hematological function
  • normal LV ejection fraction at baseline (≥50%)
  • negative pregnancy test in fecund women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastatic breast cancer
  • past radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors
  • prior valvular heart disease
  • cardiomyopathy
  • chronic or acute congestive heart failure
  • LV systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction<50%)
  • abnormal complete blood count
  • pregnancy
  • breast-feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00531973

Contact: Marzia Lotrionte, MD +39-3470717591

Catholic University Recruiting
Rome, RM, Italy, 00168
Contact: Marzia Lotrionte, MD    +39-3470717591   
Principal Investigator: Marzia Lotrionte, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University, Italy
Principal Investigator: Marzia Lotrionte, MD
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Marzia Lotrionte, Consultant, Catholic University Identifier: NCT00531973     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LITE Randomized Pilot Study
Study First Received: September 18, 2007
Last Updated: February 17, 2009

Keywords provided by Catholic University, Italy:
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 22, 2017