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Trial of Vinflunine Versus Alkylating Agent in Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pierre Fabre Medicament Identifier:
First received: February 3, 2010
Last updated: October 12, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
In metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients who have already received anthracyclines, taxanes, antimetabolites and vinca-alkaloids and have developed drug resistance to these drugs, therapeutic options are very limited. Alkylating agents showed a modest activity in pretreated metastatic breast cancer. This phase III trial will compare the effectiveness and the safety profile of vinflunine to an alkylating agent of physician choice in MBC patients who have exhausted anthracyclines, taxanes, antimetabolites and vinca-alkaloids.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: vinflunine
Drug: alkylating agent of physician choice registered in cancer
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Pierre Fabre Medicament:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: monthly for 6 months after disease progression and then every 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life questionnaire [ Time Frame: every 6 weeks ]
  • Adverse event profile [ Time Frame: monthly ]
  • Tumour response rate [ Time Frame: every 6 weeks until disease progression ]
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: every 6 weeks until disease progression ]

Enrollment: 594
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: arm A: Vinflunine
Drug: vinflunine
280 mg/m2 on day 1 of each cycle every 3 weeks
Active Comparator: arm B: Alkylating agent of physician choice Drug: alkylating agent of physician choice registered in cancer
cyclophosphamide or melphalan or mitomycin C or thiotepa or cisplatin or carboplatin


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:(main conditions)

  • Female patients 18 to 75 years of age with metastatic breast cancer histologically/cytologically confirmed not amenable to curative surgery or radiotherapy and who have received at least two prior chemotherapy regimens including anthracyclines,taxanes,antimetabolite and vinca-alkaloid and are no longer candidate for these drugs,
  • Karnofsky performance score of at least 70 %, adequate haematological, hepatic and renal functions and ECG without clinically relevant abnormality.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent serious uncontrolled medical disorder,
  • known or clinical evidence of brain metastases or leptomeningeal involvement,
  • pulmonary lymphangitis or symptomatic pleural effusion or symptomatic ascites,
  • history of second primary malignancy,
  • HIV infection, preexisting neuropathy,
  • pregnancy or breast feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01091168

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Pierre Fabre Medicament
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Responsible Party: Pierre Fabre Medicament Identifier: NCT01091168     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L00070 IN 308 B0
Study First Received: February 3, 2010
Last Updated: October 12, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
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