Novel Capecitabine Dosing Schedule in Combination With Lapatinib, Based on the Norton-Simon Mathematical Method in Patients With HER2 Overexpressed/Amplified, Trastuzumab (Herceptin) -Refractory, Metastatic Breast Cancer
HER2 is a protein that sits on the surface of breast cancer cells in some people. Because you are one of these people, your breast cancer is called "HER2-positive." The HER2 protein is involved in the growth of your breast cancer. Certain drugs can interfere with the ability of the HER2 protein to cause breast cancer growth. Trastuzumab is one of these drugs. You must have already received trastuzumab as treatment for your breast cancer to be considered for this study.
Other drugs are being studied in women with HER2-positive breast cancer. Lapatinib (Tykerb™) blocks signals that stimulate HER2-positive breast cancers to grow. The FDA approved lapatinib for use with capecitabine (Xeloda™) in patients who have metastatic breast cancer that has grown or spread after treatment with trastuzumab.
Capecitabine was approved by the FDA in 1998 for treating metastatic breast cancer. Capecitabine is a pill that blocks the way cancer cells multiply and grow. Usually, this medicine is taken twice a day for fourteen days. Then, patients do not take the pill for seven days. With this schedule and dose, some patients have had side effects that interfered with their comfort. We have used mathematical models to recommend a new schedule of capecitabine. In animals, 7 days of treatment with capecitabine followed by a 7-day break was safer and more active against breast cancer. The purpose of this study is to find out what effect (both good and bad) capecitabine has on you and your breast cancer when given in this new schedule and combined with lapatinib.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Study of a Novel Capecitabine Dosing Schedule in Combination With Lapatinib, Based on the Norton-Simon Mathematical Method in Patients With HER2 Overexpressed/Amplified, Trastuzumab (Herceptin) -Refractory, Metastatic Breast Cancer|
- Estimate efficacy of capecitabine 7/7 in combination with lapatinib in patients with HER2 overexpressed/amplified, trastuzumab-refractory, metastatic breast cancer as determined by overall response rate (complete response (CR) + partial response (PR)) [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To evaluate the toxicities associated with this combination regimen (according to NCI CTC v.3), stable disease > 6 months, and progression free survival at 6 months. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The regimen consists of capecitabine 2,000mg twice daily for 7 days followed by a 7-day rest in combination with lapatinib 1,250mg orally daily.
Drug: capecitabine, lapatinib
Capecitabine 2,000mg twice daily for 7 days followed by a 7-day rest in combination with lapatinib 1,250mg orally daily. Cycle length is 28 days (+/- 2 days).Toxicity assessment will occur q2 weeks for the first 4 weeks, then q4 weeks(+/- 2 days). Radiographic response assessment will take place q12 weeks (+/- 1 week). LVEF assessment will be repeated q12 weeks (+/- 1 week).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00721630
|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 Medical Center|
|Rockville Centre, New York, United States, 11570|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center|
|Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States, 10591|
|Principal Investigator:||Tiffany Traina, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.|