Premenopausal Patient With Hormone Responsive, HER2 Negative, Lymph Node Positive Breast Cancer (NEST)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2013 by Sei-Hyun Ahn, Asan Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2013
Korean Breast Cancer Study Group
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sei-Hyun Ahn, Asan Medical Center

June 13, 2012
June 19, 2012
September 30, 2013
June 2012
February 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Response Rate [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
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Pathologic complete response [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
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Premenopausal Patient With Hormone Responsive, HER2 Negative, Lymph Node Positive Breast Cancer
A Phase III, Open-Label, Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Neo-adjuvant Study of Chemotherapy Versus Endocrine Therapy in Premenopausal Patient With Hormone Responsive, HER2 Negative, Lymph Node Positive Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to compare neo-adjuvant therapy of cytotoxic chemotherapy versus GnRHa with tamoxifen , of response rate(RR) in patients of hormone responsive and HER2 negative, lymph node positive, primary breast cancer in premenopausal women.
  1. Primary objective

    : Response Rate-MRI and/or Caliper

  2. Secondary objectives

    • Pathologic complete response
    • Rate of conservation surgery
    • Ki-67 changes and its relationship to treatment response
    • Length of time to maximum response within the treatment period
    • Tolerability of two treatments
    • Disease-free survival(DFS)
    • Overall survival
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Breast Cancer
  • Drug: Adriamycin+Cyclophosphamide>Docetaxel
    1. Adriamycin 60mg/m2 + Cyclophosphamide 600mg/m2

      • Route: by slow intravenous bolus
      • Schedule: every 3weeks for 4 cycle
    2. Docetaxel 75mg/m2

      • Route: intravenous as per local practice
      • Schedule: every 3weeks for 4 cycle
    Other Name: Chemotherapy
  • Drug: GnRHa with Tamoxifen
    1. Goserelin(GnRHa) 3.6mg

      • Route: subcutaneously under the abdominal skin
      • Schedule: every 4weeks for 6cycles (period of 34 days between 2 administrations must not be exceeded)
    2. Tamoxifen 20mg/day

      • Route: Oral
      • Schedule: everyday
    Other Name: Endocrine Therapy
  • Active Comparator: Chemotherapy Group
    Chemotherapy Adriamycin+Cyclophosphamide>Docetaxel
    Intervention: Drug: Adriamycin+Cyclophosphamide>Docetaxel
  • Experimental: Endocrine therapy group
    Endocrine therapy(GnRHa with Tamoxifen) group
    Intervention: Drug: GnRHa with Tamoxifen
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Unknown status
Same as current
February 2016
February 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histologically proven primary invasive breast cancer which is thought to be suitable for neo-adjuvant treatment
  2. Pathologically proven lymph node positive tumor(FNAB or Core biopsy)
  3. Tumor must be ER positive(eligible patients include Allred score 5 and more, Modified Allred 4 and more) and HER-2 negative(IHC score is 0-1+; If IHC score is 2+, the result of FISH or SISH is negative)
  4. Premenopausal women

    Premenopausal status as defined by :

    • Last menses within 6 month of randomization or
    • For patients who have had a unilateral oophorectomy, E2 ≥ 20PG/mL and FSH < 30mIU/Ml within 4 weeks of randomization
  5. over 20 years old
  6. Pre-treatment haematology and biochemistry values within acceptable limits :

    • ANC ≥ 1.5 × 109/l
    • Hb > 9g/dl
    • Platelets ≥ 100 × 109/l
    • AST/ALT ≤ 1.5 × ULN(Upper Limit of Normal)
    • ALP ≤ 1.5 × ULN
    • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 × ULN
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 × ULN
  7. ECOG PS of 0 or 1
  8. No concomitant medical, psychiatric or geographic problems that might prevent completion of treatment or follow-up
  9. Before any study-specific procedures, the appropriate written informed consent must be obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Inflammatory breast cancer
  2. Inoperable disease that is judged very unlikely to be rendered operable by neo-adjuvant treatment
  3. Known severe hypersensitivity to GnRHa treatment
  4. Bilateral invasive breast cancer
  5. Other serious illness or medical condition:

    • congestive heart failure or unstable angina pectoris, previous history of myocardial infarction within 1 year from study entry, uncontrolled hypertension or high-risk uncontrolled arrhythmias
    • history of significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders including psychotic disorders, dementia or seizures that would prohibit the understanding and giving of informed consent
    • active uncontrolled infection
  6. HRT within 4 weeks of starting treatment
  7. Definite contra-indications for the use of corticosteroids.
  8. Last 10 years with a history of other malignant tumor (except in the case of basal cell carcinoma or cervical carcinoma in situ, and where treatment consisted solely of resection)
  9. Systemic metastatic (Tests for the diagnosis of systemic metastatic comply with the guideline in each institution)
  10. Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  11. Chronic oral treatment with corticosteroids unless initiated > 6 months prior to study entry and at low dose (≤ 20 mg methylprednisolone or equivalent).
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Korea, Republic of
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Sei-Hyun Ahn, Asan Medical Center
Asan Medical Center
Korean Breast Cancer Study Group
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Asan Medical Center
September 2013

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