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Effect of SBG in Patients With Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 21, 2007
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2010
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Information provided by:
Biotec Pharmacon ASA

This study is set up to determine whether soluble beta-glucan (SBG) has

  • unfavourable side effects
  • beneficial treatment effects when given in combination with standard antibody and chemotherapy to patients with breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: SBG (Soluble beta-glucan) Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study to Assess the Effect of Soluble Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan in Combination With Standard Therapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Biotec Pharmacon ASA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Asess the safety of SBG in combination with standard antibody and chemotherapy treatment [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ]

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: SBG (Soluble beta-glucan)
    Oral administration, three dose levels, administered day 1-8 in each 3-weeks treatment cycle, 4 treatments cycles.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women with histologically/cytologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer
  2. Primary tumor or metastases are HER2-ICH3+ or FISH+
  3. Measurable or non-measurable disease
  4. The patients must not have received treatment with the combination trastuzumab and vinorelbine previously
  5. Expected lifetime of more than 12 weeks
  6. Age ≥ 18 years
  7. Performance status ≤ 2 according to World Health Organization (WHO) scale
  8. The patient must be able to comply with the protocol
  9. Verbal and written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. A negative pregnancy test must be provided during the screening period for fertile women. Fertile women must use effective contraceptive methods
  2. Clinical symptoms indicating central nervous system involvement
  3. Other current or former malignant disease, with the exception of adequately treated and cured carcinoma in situ cervicis uteri and basocellular skin carcinomas
  4. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 50% of normal range
  5. Reduced bone marrow function defined by leukocyte counts < 3.0 x 109/l and neutrophil counts < 1.5 x 109/l, or thrombocyte counts ≤ 100 x 109/l
  6. Reduced liver function defined by bilirubin > 3 x upper normal limit and/or ASAT/ALAT > 3 x upper normal limit and/or alkaline phosphatase > 3 x upper normal limit.
  7. Reduced renal function defined by serum creatinine > 2 x upper normal limit
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00533364

Ullevål University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0407
Ålesund Hospital
Ålesund, Norway, 6026
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biotec Pharmacon ASA
Principal Investigator: Erik Wist, MD, PhD Ullevaal University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: VP Clinical Development, Biotec Pharmacon ASA
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00533364     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SBG-2-01
First Submitted: September 20, 2007
First Posted: September 21, 2007
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases