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A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) Added to Herceptin (Trastuzumab) Plus Docetaxel in the Neoadjuvant Setting in Patients With Early Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2010
Last updated: November 1, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This randomized, open-label study will assess the effect of adding Avastin (bevacizumab) to Herceptin (trastuzumab) plus docetaxel in neoadjuvant therapy in patients with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. After 2 cycles of Herceptin and docetaxel once every 3 weeks, patients with a response of <70% on Positron Emission Tomography will be randomized 2:1 to receive cycles 3 to 6 of Herceptin (6mg/kg iv) and docetaxel (100mg/m2 iv) with or without Avastin (15mg/kg iv). Patients with a response of >/=70% will receive Herceptin plus docetaxel for cycles 3 to 6. After surgery, all patients will receive a further 12 cycles of Herceptin plus standard of care treatment and will be followed for up to 5 years. Anticipated time on study treatment is 18 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin] Drug: docetaxel Drug: trastuzumab [Herceptin] Phase 2

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 Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pathological complete response (according to Chevalier criteria, reviewed by independent committee) [ Time Frame: after 6 cycles (18 weeks) of neoadjuvant therapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ultrasound response rate (according to RECIST criteria) [ Time Frame: after 6 cycles (18 weeks) of neoadjuvant treatment ]
  • Rate of conservative surgery [ Time Frame: after 6 cycles (18 weeks) of neoadjuvant treatment ]
  • Relapse/disease-free survival [ Time Frame: from baseline to occurrence of relapse/disease or death of any cause (up to 5 years) ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: from baseline to death of any cause (up to 5 years) ]
  • Safety: Adverse events [ Time Frame: throughout study (up to 5 years) ]

Enrollment: 152
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
15mg/kg iv, cycles 3-6
Drug: docetaxel
100mg/m2 iv, cycles 1-6
Drug: trastuzumab [Herceptin]
8mg/kg iv cycle 1, 6mg/kg iv cycles 2-6; plus an additional 12 cycles post surgery
Active Comparator: B Drug: docetaxel
100mg/m2 iv, cycles 1-6
Drug: trastuzumab [Herceptin]
8mg/kg iv cycle 1, 6mg/kg iv cycles 2-6; plus an additional 12 cycles post surgery


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female patients, >/=18 years of age
  • early stage HER2-positive breast cancer
  • scheduled to receive neoadjuvant therapy with the objective of conservative surgery
  • ECOG performance status 0, 1 or 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • partially or totally lobular carcinoma
  • inflammatory breast cancer
  • bifocal and/or bilateral tumour
  • metastases
  • previous treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy for breast cancer
  • previous history of cancer (other than curatively treated basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and/or in situ carcinoma of the cervix) relapsing within the 5 years before study entry or in situ contralateral breast carcinoma
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01142778

Arras, France, 62000
Beauvais, France, 60021
Bordeaux, France, 33000
Brest, France, 29200
Clermont Ferrand, France, 63011
Clermont Ferrand, France, 63050
Dijon, France, 21079
Grenoble, France, 38000
La Roche Sur Yon, France, 85925
Limoges, France, 87042
Lyon, France, 69373
Metz, France, 57000
Montlucon, France, 03100
Montpellier, France, 34298
Nancy, France, 54100
Nice, France, 06189
Paris, France, 75231
Paris, France, 75674
Paris, France, 75970
Perigueux, France, 24000
Reims CEDEX, France, 51056
Rennes, France, 35042
Saint Jean, France, 31240
St Priest En Jarez, France, 42271
Strasbourg, France, 67065
Toulouse, France, 31076
Tours, France, 37044
Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France, 54511
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01142778     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML22229
Study First Received: June 10, 2010
Last Updated: November 1, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on June 23, 2017