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Dose Dense Adjuvant CMF (Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, Fluorouracil) at 14 and 10-11 Day Intervals for Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: February 1, 2008
Last updated: January 11, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
CMF (cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, fluorouracil) is used to treat early stage breast cancer. The combination, of these three drugs, has been used for approximately 30 years in the treatment of breast cancer, and has been shown to be safe and effective. It is usually given every 3 weeks. Doctors believe, based on other breast cancer trials, that giving this type of chemotherapy in a shorter amount of time, every 2 weeks or sooner, instead of every 3 weeks, may be better. The purpose of this study is to test the safety of these drugs, given every 2 weeks or sooner, to treat breast cancer. Other breast cancer chemotherapy regimens have shown to be more beneficial when the drugs are given more frequently.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Drug: cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, fluorouracil, PEG-filgrastim

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Dose Dense Adjuvant CMF (Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, Fluorouracil) at 14 and 10-11 Day Intervals for Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Number of Patients Who Completed 8 Cycles. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    the study regimen is deemed feasible and tolerable for patients with ANC > 1.5 on day 1 of treatment for all 8 cycles and absence of grade 3 or higher non-hematologic toxicity, excluding alopecia, nausea/vomiting and bone pain We will also evaluate the total number of days needed to complete all 8 cycles.

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
This is a pilot study using 8 cycles of CMF (cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2, methotrexate 40 mg/m2, and fluorouracil 600 mg/m2), at 14 day intervals supported by PEG-filgrastim for a cohort of 38 patients. A safety analysis will then be performed.
Drug: cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, fluorouracil, PEG-filgrastim
C (cyclophosphamide) 600 mg/m2 M (methotrexate) 40 mg/m2 F (fluorouracil) 600 mg/m2 P (PEG-filgrastim ) 6 mg. Eight doses of CMF q 14 days with PEG-filgrastim administered approximately 24 hours after chemotherapy. Day 14, is also considered day 1 of the next cycle.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the breast confirmed at MSKCC within 3 months of enrollment. Patients with inflammatory breast cancer are not eligible for the study. Pathology will be assessed in the standard fashion. Results of HER-2/neu, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor are required for study entry.
  • The patient cannot be Her-2/neu over-expressing either by immunohistochemistry or FISH as per hospital laboratory standard whether institutional or outside laboratory.
  • Patients must be > than or equal to 18 years of age
  • Patients must have a Karnofsky score of > than or equal to 80
  • Patients may have received hormonal therapy for the purpose of chemoprevention but must be willing to discontinue at least 24 hours prior to enrollment and while participating in this trial.
  • Patients will have completed their definitive breast surgery (mastectomy or breast conserving surgery)
  • Patients must be ready to begin therapy within 84 days from the final surgical procedure required to treat their primary tumor
  • Patients must be stage I-II
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) > than or equal to 1500/µL and platelet count > than or equal to 100,000/µL
  • Total bilirubin must be < than or equal to 1.1 mg/dL or within normal institutional limits if outside MSKCC. Transaminases (SGOT/AST and/or SGPT/ALT) may be up to < than or equal to 92.5 U/L or < than or equal to 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) if alkaline phosphatase is < than or equal to ULN, or alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are < than or equal to ULN.
  • Serum creatinine must be within 0.6-1.3 mg/dL or within normal institutional limits if outside MSKCC.
  • Patients must be willing to discontinue sex hormonal therapy e.g., birth control pills, ovarian hormonal replacement therapy, etc., prior to enrollment. Women of childbearing potential must be willing to consent to using effective contraception while on treatment and for a reasonable period thereafter.
  • Patients must give written, informed consent indicating their understanding and willingness to participate in the study.
  • Brachytherapy after lumpectomy is permitted.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Stage III-IV breast cancer
  • Prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy is excluded except for brachytherapy.Radiation for patients on this protocol will be given, if indicated, after the completion of chemotherapy.
  • Pregnant or lactating patients
  • Patients with a concurrently active second malignancy, other than adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancers or in situ cervical cancer. Patients with other non-mammary malignancies must have been disease-free for at least five years.
  • Patients with unstable angina, congestive heart failure, current use of digitalis, betablockers, or calcium blockers for therapy of congestive heart failure, arrhythmia requiring medical therapy, or with a history of a myocardial infarction within 12 months.
  • Patients with a psychiatric illness that would prevent them from understanding the nature of the investigational therapy and complying with protocol requirements.
  • Patients with concurrent medical conditions, which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make them inappropriate candidates for study enrollment
  • Patients with active, unresolved infections
  • Patients that have known sensitivity to E. coli derived proteins, PEG-filgrastim, filgrastim, or any component products.
  • Patients must be Her 2/neu non-over-expressing.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00615901

United States, New Jersey
Memorial Sloan-Kettering at Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States, 07920
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Commack
Commack, New York, United States, 11725
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Mercy
Rockville Centre, New York, United States, 11570
Memoral Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Phelps
Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States, 10591
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Pamela Drullinsky, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00615901     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-133
Study First Received: February 1, 2008
Results First Received: December 23, 2015
Last Updated: January 11, 2017

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

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
Adjuvants, Immunologic processed this record on August 18, 2017