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Use of Trastuzumab to Induce Increased ER Expression in ER-negative/Low, Her-2/Neu Positive Breast Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(Due to low enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ann Schott, MD, University of Michigan Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 28, 2008
Last updated: August 9, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The majority pf breast cancers present as ER-positive, many of which are able to be targeted with multiple hormonal therapies. Altering ER-negative tumors to increase ER expression has the potential to benefit patients by making hormonal therapies a therapeutic option and possibly improving their overall prognosis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: trastuzumab (Herceptin®) Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Use of Trastuzumab to Induce Increased ER Expression in ER-Negative/Low, Her-2/Neu Positive Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Ann Schott, MD, University of Michigan Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Standard Immunohistochemistry and Allred Scores Were to be Used to Measure the Estrogen Receptor (ER) Response Rate in Patients With ER-negative/Low, and Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2)/Neu-positive Breast Cancer. [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment arm Drug: trastuzumab (Herceptin®)
About 1 week (4 - 7 days) before scheduled breast surgery, consisting of lumpectomy or mastectomy, subjects will receive a dose of trastuzumab (Herceptin®). Trastuzumab will be given through an IV or port for approximately 90 minutes. During this time, subjects will be closely monitored by a chemotherapy nurse to make sure that subjects do not have a reaction to the medication. It is possible that the infusion of the medication will need to be slowed down, in which case, the time for the infusion will be longer than 90 minutes. The one dose of the trastuzumab drug will be provided by the study (not billed to insurance), but the charges to administer the drug will be billed to subjects or subjects health insurance.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women who have Her-2 positive and ER- negative or ER-low breast cancer that has not metastasized, or spread to other parts of the body, are eligible for the study.
  • Participants must have had either a core biopsy or incisional biopsy of their breast cancer, but not yet had definitive breast surgery, including lumpectomy or mastectomy.
  • Participants may not have had a BRCA mutation found on genetic testing.
  • Participants should have not yet received treatment for their breast cancer, including:

    • chemotherapy,
    • hormonal therapy,
    • trastuzumab.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00726180

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Anne Schott, MD University of Michigan Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ann Schott, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00726180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMCC 2007.130
Study First Received: July 28, 2008
Results First Received: March 8, 2013
Last Updated: August 9, 2013

Keywords provided by Ann Schott, MD, University of Michigan Cancer Center:
Breast cancer
not metastasized

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on August 17, 2017