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A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Chemotherapy in Patients With Primary Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: December 4, 2013
Last updated: June 30, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
This study will evaluate the effect of Avastin (15mg/kg iv) in combination with Docetaxel and Xeloda, given as pre-operative therapy to patients with primary breast cancer. Avastin will be administered every 3 weeks, for the first 5 cycles of chemotherapy. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
Drug: docetaxel
Drug: capecitabine [Xeloda]
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Bevacizumab With Docetaxel and Capecitabine in the Neoadjuvant Setting for Breast Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants With Pathological Complete Response (pCR) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 20-24 weeks (final surgery, performed 2 to 4 weeks after the last chemotherapy cycle [Week 18]) ]
    pCR was defined as the absence of signs for invasive tumor in the final surgical sample as judged by the local pathologist. Surgery was performed 2 to 4 weeks after the last chemotherapy cycle.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants With pCR, Clinical Complete Response (CR), or Clinical Partial Response (PR) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 20-24 weeks (final surgery, performed 2 to 4 weeks after the last chemotherapy cycle [Week 18]) ]
    Percentage of participants with pCR plus the percentage of participants without pCR who achieved CR or PR as measured by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria. CR was defined as complete disappearance of all target lesions and non-target disease, with the exception of nodal disease. All nodes, both target and non-target, must have decreased to normal (short axis less than [<] 10 millimeters [mm]). No new lesions. PR was defined as greater than or equal to (≥) 30 percent (%) decrease under baseline of the sum of diameters of all target lesions. The short axis was used in the sum for target nodes, while the longest diameter was used in the sum for all other target lesions. No unequivocal progression of non-target disease. No new lesions.

  • Percentage of Participants Undergoing Breast-Conserving Surgery [ Time Frame: 20-24 weeks (final surgery, performed 2 to 4 weeks after the last chemotherapy cycle [Week 18]) ]
    Percentage of participants undergoing a breast-conserving procedure versus a modified radical mastectomy at final surgery, performed 2 to 4 weeks after the last chemotherapy cycle (Week 18)

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Neoadjuvant Therapy Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
15 mg/kg iv on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, 5 cycles
Drug: docetaxel
75 mg/m2 on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle, 6 cycles
Drug: capecitabine [Xeloda]
950 mg/m2, orally twice daily, evening of Day 1 until morning of Day 15, followed by a 7 day rest period, every 3 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female patients, 18-70years of age;
  • histologically-proven invasive breast cancer;
  • no prior or current neoplasm except for non-melanoma skin cancer, or in situ cancer of the cervix;
  • no distant disease/secondary cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant or lactating women;
  • pre-operative local treatment for breast cancer;
  • prior or concurrent systemic antitumor therapy;
  • clinically significant cardiac disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02005549

Salzburg, Austria, 5020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Chair: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT02005549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML19869
Study First Received: December 4, 2013
Results First Received: May 7, 2014
Last Updated: June 30, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
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