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Faslodex Registry: Fulvestrant in Current Clinical Practice

This study has been completed.
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: August 12, 2008
Last updated: December 21, 2009
Last verified: December 2009

The sequential administration of endocrine therapies to patients with advanced breast cancer requires the availability of therapies with different modes of actions, so that tumours developing resistance to one agent are not cross resistant to another. Because of its mechanism of action, fulvestrant is distinct from other hormonal therapies, which therefore limits the possibility of cross-resistance with other therapies such as tamoxifen and the aromatase inhibitors (AIs)

  • In this way, patients may benefit from an extended period of endocrine treatment, which has considerable tolerability and quality-of-life advantages over cytotoxic chemotherapy.
  • In Belgium, fulvestrant is indicated for treating postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer with recurrence during or after adjuvant anti-oestrogen therapy or disease progression during anti-oestrogen treatment. However, little information is currently available on how fulvestrant is actually being used by physicians in Belgium. The optimum sequence of endocrine treatment for advanced breast cancer has yet to be defined and may depend on certain patient or disease characteristics.

Fulvestrant has been granted reimbursement by the Belgian Health authorities (RIZIV/INAMI) with the recommendation to collect the real life data necessary to assess the patients' breast cancer treatment history that may influence the actual endocrine treatment sequence according to physicians current clinical practice..

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Faslodex Registry: a Belgian Observational Study to Evaluate the Use of Fulvestrant in Current Clinical Practice

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to collect real life data on the use of fulvestrant in clinical practice in Belgium. Previous therapies (hormonal and chemo) for breast cancer and for advanced breast cancer will be documented for each patient. [ Time Frame: Visit 1, Visit 2 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Document treatment during observation period and number of fulvestrant injections [ Time Frame: Visit 1, Visit 2 ]
  • Document reasons for fulvestrant treatment discontinuation [ Time Frame: Visit 2 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2009

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Woman with post-menopausal breast cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00735215

Research Site
Antwerp, Belgium
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Brugge, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Gent, Belgium
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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Liege, Belgium
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Namur, Belgium
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Ostende, Belgium
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Roeselare, Belgium
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Turnhout, Belgium
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Wilrijk, Belgium
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Neven P Prof KUL
  More Information

Responsible Party: Anna Chioti, MD, Therapeutic Area Leader Oncology, AstraZeneca Belgium Identifier: NCT00735215     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-OBE-FAS-2008/1
Study First Received: August 12, 2008
Last Updated: December 21, 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Breast cancer,
locally advanced,
hormone receptor-positive.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Estrogen Receptor Antagonists
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017