NECTAR Everolimus Plus Cisplatin in Triple (-) Breast Cancer (NECTAR)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2016 by The Methodist Hospital System
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First received: August 26, 2013
Last updated: March 14, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

RATIONALE: Everolimus plus Cisplatin may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to test how effective combing a Cisplatin chemotherapy with Everolimus is in treating subjects with residual triple negative breast cancer, who have already received chemotherapy prior to surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Drug: Everolimus
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neoadjuvant Phase II Study Of Everolimus Plus Cisplatin In Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients With Residual Disease After Standard Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by The Methodist Hospital System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • tumor response [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Evaluate tumor response using RECIST criteria before chemotherapy and every 6 weeks from the beginning of the treatment till disease progression.

Estimated Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Everolimus
Cisplatin 20 mg/m2 IV infusion over 60 minutes, weekly (Days 1, 8, 15) x 4 cycles Everolimus 10mg by mouth daily
Drug: Everolimus
Other Names:
  • RAD001
  • Afinitor


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Female patients ≥18 years of age.
  2. Clinical/pathological documentation of residual disease after neo-adjuvant therapy.
  3. Patients with synchronous bilateral cancers are eligible only if:

    • Index cancer is triple-negative, defined as ER-, PR-, and HER2-.

  4. HER2 negative tumors. HER2 negativity must be confirmed by one of the following:

    • FISH-negative (FISH ratio <2.2), or
    • IHC 0-1+, or
    • IHC 2-3+ AND FISH-negative (FISH ratio <2.2).
  5. Estrogen receptor negative and progesterone receptor negative (<10% staining by IHC for estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor).
  6. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1.
  7. Adequate hematologic function, defined by:

    • Absolute neutrophil count 2 >1000/mm3
    • Platelet count ≥100,000/mm3
    • Hemoglobin >9 g/dL
  8. Adequate liver function, defined by:

    • AST and ALT ≤2.5 x the upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Total bilirubin ≤1.5 x ULN (unless the patient has grade 1 bilirubin elevation due to Gilbert's disease or a similar syndrome involving slow conjugation of bilirubin).
  9. Adequate renal function, defined by:

    • Serum creatinine ≤1.5 x ULN

  10. Complete staging work-up ≤24 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment with computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and abdomen/pelvis (abdomen/pelvis preferred; abdomen accepted), a CT scan of the head or MRI of the brain (if symptomatic), and either a positron emission tomography (PET) scan or a bone scan.
  11. Adequate cardiac function, defined by a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) value of >50% (or normal per institutional guidelines) by MUGA scan or echocardiogram (ECHO).
  12. Patients with previous history of invasive cancers (including breast cancer) are eligible if definitive treatment was completed more than 5 years prior to initiating current study treatment, and there is no evidence of recurrent disease.
  13. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test performed within 7 days prior to start of treatment. If a woman becomes pregnant or suspects she is pregnant while participating in this study, she must agree to inform her treating physician immediately.
  14. Patient must be accessible for treatment and follow-up.
  15. Women of childbearing potential must agree to use an acceptable method of birth control to avoid pregnancy for the duration of study treatment, and for 3 months thereafter.
  16. Able to swallow and retain oral medication.
  17. Patient must be willing to undergo breast biopsies as required by the study protocol.
  18. All patients must be able to understand the investigational nature of the study and give written informed consent prior to study entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  2. History of previously treated ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is acceptable.
  3. Malabsorption syndrome, disease significantly affecting gastrointestinal function, or resection of the stomach or small bowel.
  4. Known intolerance or hypersensitivity to Everolimus or other rapamycin analogs (e.g. sirolimus, temsirolimus);
  5. Previous cancer (with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer or cervical carcinoma in situ) in the past 5 years.
  6. Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions such as:

    1. unstable angina pectoris, symptomatic congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction ≤6 months prior to start of Everolimus, serious uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia, or any other clinically significant cardiac disease
    2. Symptomatic congestive heart failure of New York heart Association Class III or IV
    3. active (acute or chronic) or uncontrolled severe infection, liver disease such as cirrhosis, decompensated liver disease, and chronic hepatitis (i.e. quantifiable HBV-DNA and/or positive HbsAg, quantifiable HCV-RNA),
    4. known severely impaired lung function (spirometry and DLCO 50% or less of normal and O2 saturation 88% or less at rest on room air),
    5. active, bleeding diathesis;
  7. Patients may not receive any other investigational or anti-cancer treatments while participating in this study.
  8. Concurrent severe, uncontrolled infection or intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  9. Mental condition that would prevent patient comprehension of the nature of, and risk associated with, the study.
  10. Inability to comply with study and/or follow-up procedures.
  11. Patients who have received live attenuated vaccines within 1 week of start of Everolimus and during the study. Patient should also avoid close contact with others who have received live attenuated vaccines.

    Examples of live attenuated vaccines include intranasal influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, oral polio, BCG, yellow fever, varicella and TY21a typhoid vaccines;

  12. Known history of HIV seropositivity;
  13. Women of child-bearing potential (WOCBP), defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, unless they are using highly effective methods of contraception during dosing of study treatment. Highly effective contraception methods include combination of any two of the following (a+b or a+c or b+c):

    1. Use of oral, injected or implanted hormonal methods of contraception or;
    2. Placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS);
    3. Barrier methods of contraception: condom or occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/ vaginal suppository;
    4. Total abstinence or;
    5. Male/female sterilization. Women are considered post-menopausal and not of child-bearing potential if they have had 12 months of natural (spontaneous) amenorrhea with an appropriate clinical profile (e.g. age appropriate, history of vasomotor symptoms) or have had surgical bilateral oophorectomy (with or without hysterectomy) or tubal ligation at least six weeks prior to treatment. In the case of oophorectomy alone, only when the reproductive status of the woman has been confirmed by follow up hormone level assessment is she considered not of child-bearing potential.
  14. Chronic treatment with corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive agents. Topical or inhaled corticosteroids are allowed;
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01931163

Contact: Cancer Center Research 713-441-0629

United States, Texas
The Methodist Hospital Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Cancer Center Research    713-441-0629   
Principal Investigator: Jenny Chang, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Angel A Rodriguez, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Tejal Patel, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jorge Darcourt, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Daniel Lehane, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Monisha Singh, MD         
Houston Methodist Hospital Willowbrook Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77070
Contact: Houston Methodist Cancer Center    713-441-0629   
Principal Investigator: Anna Belcheva, MD         
Houston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land Recruiting
Sugar Land, Texas, United States, 77479
Contact: Houston Methodist Cancer Center    713-441-0629   
Principal Investigator: Jorge Darcrourt, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Methodist Hospital System
Principal Investigator: Jenny Chang, MD The Methodist Hospital System
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Methodist Hospital System Identifier: NCT01931163     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00008952  IRB(2)#0513-0062  CRAD001 JUST213 
Study First Received: August 26, 2013
Last Updated: March 14, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 24, 2016