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Study In Women And Men With Metastatic Breast Cancer That Have Overexpression Of ErbB2

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00281658
First received: January 23, 2006
Last updated: June 6, 2017
Last verified: June 2017
Results First Received: May 5, 2011  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Masking: Participant, Investigator;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Neoplasms, Breast
Interventions: Drug: lapatinib (GW572016) oral tablets
Drug: paclitaxel infusion

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
At the time of disease progression, participants had the option to be unblinded. Participants (pts) who were on placebo+paclitaxel could continue in an open-label lapatinib monotherapy extension phase until further progression or an unacceptable toxicity. All participants were followed for survival. The unblinding was performed by a third party.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel Lapatinib 1500 milligrams (mg) administered once daily plus paclitaxel 80 mg/meters squared (m^2) administered intravenously (IV) weekly for 3 weeks every 4 weeks
Placebo Plus Paclitaxel Matching placebo administered once daily plus paclitaxel 80 mg/m^2 administered IV weekly for 3 weeks every 4 weeks
Lapatinib 1500 mg Lapatinib 1500 mg administered once daily

Participant Flow for 2 periods

Period 1:   Double-blind, Randomized Phase
    Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel   Placebo Plus Paclitaxel   Lapatinib 1500 mg
STARTED   222   222 [1]   0 
COMPLETED   85 [2]   168 [2]   0 
NOT COMPLETED   137   54   0 
Death                120                46                0 
Lost to Follow-up                12                5                0 
Withdrawal by Subject                4                1                0 
Participant Entered New Protocol                1                1                0 
Screen Failure; Randomized in Error                0                1                0 
[1] Of these participants, 149 entered the open-label extension phase.
[2] For the purposes of this report, completed pts are pts ongoing at the time of the analysis.

Period 2:   Open-label Monotherapy Extension Phase
    Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel   Placebo Plus Paclitaxel   Lapatinib 1500 mg
STARTED   0   0   149 
COMPLETED   0   0   48 [1] 
NOT COMPLETED   0   0   101 
Death                0                0                97 
Lost to Follow-up                0                0                3 
Withdrawal by Subject                0                0                1 
[1] For the purposes of this report, completed pts are pts ongoing at the time of the analysis.



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel Lapatinib 1500 milligrams (mg) administered once daily plus paclitaxel 80 mg/meters squared (m^2) administered intravenously (IV) weekly for 3 weeks every 4 weeks
Placebo Plus Paclitaxel Matching placebo administered once daily plus paclitaxel 80 mg/m^2 administered IV weekly for 3 weeks every 4 weeks
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel   Placebo Plus Paclitaxel   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 222   222   444 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 49.1  (10.74)   49.3  (9.75)   49.2  (10.25) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
Female      222 100.0%      217  97.7%      439  98.9% 
Male      0   0.0%      5   2.3%      5   1.1% 
Race/Ethnicity, Customized 
[Units: Participants]
     
White   9   13   22 
Asian   192   192   384 
Hispanic   21   16   37 
Missing   0   1   1 
Number of participants with any visceral metastatic disease and with only non-visceral disease [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
Visceral   187   186   373 
Non-visceral   35   36   71 
[1] Metastasis is defined as the spread of a tumor or cancerous cells from the primary site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body. Visceral metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer to viscera, the internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas, or intestines). Non-visceral organs are defined as any organ not considered visceral.
Number of Participants with the Indicated Hormone Receptor Status [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
ER+ and/or PgR+ or Unknown   111   113   224 
ER- and PgR-   111   109   220 
[1] Cancer cells have hormone receptor expression of Estrogen Receptor (ER) and/or Progesterone Receptor (PR) and are thus considered to be ER+ and/or PgR+ cells, respectively.
Number of Participants with the Indicated Stage of Disease at Initial Diagnosis [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
Stage I to II   107   119   226 
Stage III   75   68   143 
Stage IV   30   24   54 
Unknown   10   11   21 
[1] The stage of cancer is a description of the extent to which the cancer has spread. Stage I cancer is localized; Stage II cancer has not started to spread into the surrounding tissue, but the tumor is larger than in Stage I; Stage III cancer is locally advanced and/or involves local lymph nodes; Stage IV cancer has spread to other organs.
Number of Participants with the Indicated Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
0, Fully Active   103   113   216 
1, Ambulatory, Restricted Strenuous Activity   119   109   228 
[1] Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status classifies participants according to their functional impairment, and scores indicate: 0, fully active; 1, ambulatory, restricted strenuous activity; 2, ambulatory, no work activity; 3, partially confined to bed; 5, death. Participants were required to have a baseline ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 for study participation.
Number of Participants with the Indicated Number of Metastatic Sites [1] 
[Units: Participants]
     
Greater than or equal to 3   131   115   246 
Less than 3   91   107   198 
[1] Tumor cells move from the primary site to other sites in the body, where they continue to multiply and eventually form another clinically detectable tumor; thus, the site becomes metastatic.
Number of Participants in the Indicated Age Groups 
[Units: Participants]
     
Greater than or equal to 65 years of age   16   13   29 
Less than 65 years of age   206   209   415 
Mean Time of Disease-Free Interval [1] 
[Units: Months]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 27.51  (27.481)   29.04  (34.522)   28.27  (31.174) 
[1] The disease-free interval was defined as the time from initial diagnosis to metastases.


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Overall Survival   [ Time Frame: Randomization to death (up to maximum of Month 53) ]

2.  Secondary:   Progression-free Survival   [ Time Frame: Randomization to disease progression or death (up to a maximum of Month 53) ]

3.  Secondary:   Overall Response (OR)   [ Time Frame: Randomization to disease progression or death (up to a maximum of Month 53) ]

4.  Secondary:   Clinical Benefit   [ Time Frame: Randomization to disease progression or death (up to a maximum of Month 53) ]

5.  Secondary:   Duration of Response   [ Time Frame: Randomization to disease progression or death (up to a maximum of Month 53) ]

6.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With a CR or PR at Weeks 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, and 72   [ Time Frame: Weeks 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, and 72 ]


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Frequency Threshold
Threshold above which other adverse events are reported   5%  

Reporting Groups
  Description
Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel Lapatinib 1500 milligrams (mg) administered once daily plus paclitaxel 80 mg/meters squared (m^2) administered intravenously (IV) weekly for 3 weeks every 4 weeks
Placebo Plus Paclitaxel Matching placebo administered once daily plus paclitaxel 80 mg/m^2 administered IV weekly for 3 weeks every 4 weeks
Lapatinib 1500 mg Lapatinib 1500 mg administered once daily. This is not a comparative treatment arm.

Other Adverse Events
    Lapatinib Plus Paclitaxel   Placebo Plus Paclitaxel   Lapatinib 1500 mg
Total, Other (not including serious) Adverse Events       
# participants affected / at risk   219/222 (98.65%)   206/221 (93.21%)   132/149 (88.59%) 
Blood and lymphatic system disorders       
Neutropenia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   168/222 (75.68%)   103/221 (46.61%)   8/149 (5.37%) 
Leukopenia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   113/222 (50.90%)   74/221 (33.48%)   10/149 (6.71%) 
Anemia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   50/222 (22.52%)   22/221 (9.95%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Granulocytopenia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   17/222 (7.66%)   15/221 (6.79%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Gastrointestinal disorders       
Diarrhea † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   171/222 (77.03%)   64/221 (28.96%)   40/149 (26.85%) 
Nausea † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   66/222 (29.73%)   41/221 (18.55%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Vomiting † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   48/222 (21.62%)   26/221 (11.76%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Abdominal pain † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   17/222 (7.66%)   10/221 (4.52%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Constipation † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   8/222 (3.60%)   18/221 (8.14%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Dyspepsia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   11/222 (4.95%)   8/221 (3.62%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Mouth ulceration † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   16/222 (7.21%)   0/221 (0.00%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Abdominal pain upper † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   13/222 (5.86%)   2/221 (0.90%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Abdominal distension † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   12/222 (5.41%)   3/221 (1.36%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
General disorders       
Fatigue † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   47/222 (21.17%)   35/221 (15.84%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Pyrexia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   29/222 (13.06%)   30/221 (13.57%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Oedema † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   8/222 (3.60%)   16/221 (7.24%)   8/149 (5.37%) 
Asthenia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   15/222 (6.76%)   6/221 (2.71%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Mucosal inflammation † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   18/222 (8.11%)   3/221 (1.36%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Hepatobiliary disorders       
Hepatic function abnormal † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   17/222 (7.66%)   9/221 (4.07%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Hyperbilirubinemia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   12/222 (5.41%)   2/221 (0.90%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Infections and infestations       
Upper respiratory tract infection † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   20/222 (9.01%)   12/221 (5.43%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Nasopharyngitis † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   11/222 (4.95%)   11/221 (4.98%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Pharyngitis † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   9/222 (4.05%)   11/221 (4.98%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Paronychia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   17/222 (7.66%)   1/221 (0.45%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Investigations       
Alanine aminotransferase increased † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   24/222 (10.81%)   17/221 (7.69%)   9/149 (6.04%) 
Aspartate aminotransferase increased † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   19/222 (8.56%)   16/221 (7.24%)   8/149 (5.37%) 
Hemoglobin decreased † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   22/222 (9.91%)   4/221 (1.81%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Blood alkaline phosphatase increased † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   11/222 (4.95%)   10/221 (4.52%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
White blood cell decreased † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   10/222 (4.50%)   10/221 (4.52%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Metabolism and nutrition disorders       
Decreased Appetite † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   70/222 (31.53%)   41/221 (18.55%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders       
Myalgia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   30/222 (13.51%)   23/221 (10.41%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Arthralgia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   18/222 (8.11%)   14/221 (6.33%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Musculoskeletal pain † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   10/222 (4.50%)   6/221 (2.71%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Nervous system disorders       
Neuropathy peripheral † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   30/222 (13.51%)   30/221 (13.57%)   15/149 (10.07%) 
Hypoaesthesia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   18/222 (8.11%)   25/221 (11.31%)   16/149 (10.74%) 
Headache † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   20/222 (9.01%)   20/221 (9.05%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Dizziness † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   19/222 (8.56%)   10/221 (4.52%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Peripheral sensory neuropathy † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   12/222 (5.41%)   12/221 (5.43%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Psychiatric disorders       
Insomnia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   12/222 (5.41%)   17/221 (7.69%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders       
Cough † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   22/222 (9.91%)   19/221 (8.60%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Dyspnea † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   13/222 (5.86%)   12/221 (5.43%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders       
Alopecia † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   102/222 (45.95%)   113/221 (51.13%)   61/149 (40.94%) 
Rash † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   130/222 (58.56%)   52/221 (23.53%)   58/149 (38.93%) 
Nail disorder † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   25/222 (11.26%)   3/221 (1.36%)   10/149 (6.71%) 
Pruritus † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   21/222 (9.46%)   6/221 (2.71%)   8/149 (5.37%) 
Dry skin † 1       
# participants affected / at risk   15/222 (6.76%)   3/221 (1.36%)   0/149 (0.00%) 
Events were collected by systematic assessment
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Some participants (PAR) are captured as withdrawing from the study due to death. Per protocol, PAR who died were considered to be study completers and did not withdraw from the study; for the purposes of this report, they are classified as withdrawn.


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