Weekly Taxol Plus Xeloda® vs Taxotere q3wk Plus Xeloda® in the Treatment of Metastatic BC

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2008
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Norwegian Breast Cancer Group

September 12, 2005
September 20, 2005
May 20, 2008
March 2005
January 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Time to treatment failure
  • Quality of life
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  • Overall survival
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Weekly Taxol Plus Xeloda® vs Taxotere q3wk Plus Xeloda® in the Treatment of Metastatic BC
Weekly Taxol® Plus Xeloda® Versus Taxotere® Every Three Weeks Plus Xeloda® in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer A Phase II/III Study
We want to compare Taxol given weekly with Taxotere given every 3 week both in comination with Xeloda. We are going to compare time to treatment failure and quality of life.

Open labeled randomized multicentre phase II/III trial. It is intended to include patients who are not usually included into clinical trials because they are not having disease with measurable lesions. In breast cancer the bulk of patients with metastatic disease is presenting with bone metastases which is difficult to evaluate with respect to response. In this study it is one of the main objectives to include this kind of everyday patients that we see in the clinic.

Because of this we will be using TTF as the primary endpoint. Skeletal events requiring radiotherapy or major changes in pain medications are defined as treatment failures causing stop in treatment even in the absence of radiological findings.

A: weekly Taxol® plus Xeloda® on days 1-14 q 3w B: Taxotere® q 3w plus Xeloda® on days 1-14 q 3w

Patients are randomized equally between the two arms.

Concomitant therapy: Simultaneous use of bisphosphonates is allowed, if this treatment has been initiated at least four weeks before study entry.

Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Breast Neoplasm
  • Drug: Paclitaxel weekly in combination with capecitabine
  • Drug: Docetaxel every 3 week in combination with capecitabine
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May 2008
January 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria: Morphologically proven breast carcinoma

Written informed patient consent Measurable and/or evaluable disease Measurable disease is defined as least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension as ≥20 mm by conventional techniques, or as ≥10 mm by spiral CT scan) as defined in section 8.

Evaluable metastases. Lytic bone metastases as only site of recurrence are allowed and can be evaluated for response according to the WHO-criteria for reporting on response in bone metastases.

Age 18 years or older ECOG Performance Status 0-2 Life expectancy of at least three months Adequate cardiac functions

Adequate hematological, renal and hepatic functions, defined as:

White blood cell count > 3.9 x 109/L Trombocytes > 100 x 109/L Serum creatinine < 1.25 x ULN* Bilirubin < 1.5 ULN If alkaline phosphatases (ALP) is normal ALAT < 3.5 ULN ASAT < 3.5 ULN If alkaline phosphatases (ALP) is > 2.5 ULN ALAT < 1.5 ULN ASAT < 1.5 ULN

Exclusion Criteria: Recurrence-free interval less than one year, if previous adjuvant or neoadjuvant regimen contained a taxane

Neoplasm other than breast carcinoma, except for non-melanoma skin cancer or curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, diagnosed during the past five years

Pregnancy or lactation

Known brain metastases

Preexisting motor or sensory neuropathy ≥ grade 2 according to NCI CTC 2.0 criteria (severe paresthesia and/or mild weakness, or worse)

Severe hepatic or renal impairment (for capecitabine: calculated creatinine clearance below 30 ml/min; for calculation, see p. 5.1.4) not allowing for adequate use of the proposed regimens

History of known dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency (severe reaction on previous treatment with fluorouracil)

Active infection or other serious underlying medical condition which would impair the ability of the patient to receive protocol treatment, including prior allergic reactions to drugs containing cremophor, such as teniposide, cyclosporine or vitamin K

Dementia or significantly altered mental status that would prohibit the understanding and giving of informed consent.

Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
REK 378-04-03133
NMA 03-07568
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Norwegian Breast Cancer Group
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Principal Investigator: Erik Wist, MD, PhD
Norwegian Breast Cancer Group
May 2008

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