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A Phase I Dose Escalation Study of Eribulin Plus Weekly Carboplatin for Metastatic Breast Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01795586
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2021
Eisai Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Brief Summary:
This study is being done to see how safe the combination of eribulin and carboplatin is and if it will work to help people with advanced breast cancer. Eribulin and carboplatin are both chemotherapy drugs. They work by killing cancer cells. A person is made up of cells which control every function in the body. Some cells stop working like they should and become cancer cells. These cancer cells grow and multiply rapidly and can cause destruction to normal body organs. Eribulin and carboplatin have both been approved by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of breast cancer. The combination of these two drugs and the safest dose of eribulin to use is experimental.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: Eribulin Drug: Carboplatin Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Dose Escalation Study of Eribulin in Combination With Weekly Carboplatin for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : February 6, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 24, 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dose Escalation
Every patient will receive eribulin and carboplatin. Each cycle is 21 days (or 3 weeks). Eribulin and carboplatin will be given intravenously on days 1 and 8 of each cycle.
Drug: Eribulin

Eribulin will be administered on days 1 and 8 slow IV push over 2 to 5 minutes. Premedications will be given per institutional guidelines.

Level 1: 0.9 mg/m^2; Level 2: 1.1 mg/m^2; Level 3: 1.4 mg/m^2

Other Names:
  • Halaven
  • eribulin mesylate

Drug: Carboplatin
Carboplatin will be administered intravenously on day 1 and day 8 of each cycle, immediately following eribulin infusion at a dose of area-under-the-curve (AUC) 2 over 30 minutes in 250 ML of 0.9 % normal saline. Carboplatin dose will be calculated using the Calvert formula using AUC of 2 as follows: Carboplatin dose (mg) = 2 X (GFR + 25).
Other Names:
  • Paraplatin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) [ Time Frame: 30 months ]
    The primary objective of the trial is to determine the safety and tolerability of eribulin mesylate and carboplatin in combination. The primary safety endpoint is dose limiting toxicity (DLT). The MTD is defined as the dose at which the percentage of patients experiencing a DLT is the closest to 30%. Planned doses for evaluation of eribulin mesylate include 0.9, 1.1, and 1.4 mg/m^2.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response Rate (RR) [ Time Frame: 30 months ]
    Response rate will be provided for the subjects in the study overall. Response rates and 95% confidence intervals will be provided. Eribulin mesylate pharmacokinetic variables: peak concentration (CPeak) and trough plasma concentrations (Ctrough) will be calculated as appropriate and summary statistics will be provided.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed breast cancer that is metastatic or if the disease is locally advanced and unresectable, then the standard curative measures are no longer effective.
  • Must have received no more than 3 prior cytotoxic therapies in the metastatic setting. If patients demonstrated positive Her2/Neu disease they must have progressed on Herceptin. Once maximum tolerated dose is established; 10 patients are to be treated at that dose and must have received no more than 2 prior cytotoxic therapies in the metastatic setting.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤2 (Karnofsky >60%
  • Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below:
  • leukocytes ≥3,000/µL
  • absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/µL
  • platelets ≥100,000/µL
  • total bilirubin within normal institutional limits
  • aspartic transaminase (AST)/alanine transaminase (ALT) ≤2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • creatinine within normal institutional limits
  • OR - creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal
  • Must have measurable disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) with one exception. However, may have bone only disease if an x-ray modality shows at least 1 cm of tumor.
  • Female patient of childbearing potential has a negative serum pregnancy test beta human chorionic gonadotropin(β-hCG) and agree to use effective contraception during the study.
  • Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 2 weeks prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 2 weeks earlier. If the patient has residual toxicity from prior therapy should be ≤ grade 1.
  • Patients currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound or device within 30 days of Day 1 of the study
  • Patient has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases or carcinomatous meningitis. Patients who have completed a course of therapy would be eligible for study if they are stable for 2 months prior to entry with no evidence of new or enlarging CNS metastasis and are off chronic steroids.
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to eribulin mesylate or carboplatin
  • Patients on Class Ia and III antiarrhythmics. The principal investigator (PI) and/or treating physician will evaluate the medications to make sure none would significantly interfere with corrected QT interval (QTc).
  • Patient has known history of Hepatitis B or C or active Hepatitis A or HIV
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements. This includes symptomatic pleural effusions or ascites.
  • Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with eribulin and carboplatin, breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with eribulin and carboplatin.
  • Peripheral neuropathy of severity greater than 1 as a baseline

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01795586

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United States, Florida
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Sponsors and Collaborators
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Eisai Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Heather Han, M.D. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Identifier: NCT01795586    
Other Study ID Numbers: MCC-17169
HAL-IIS-014-11 ( Other Identifier: Eisai Medical Research )
First Posted: February 20, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2021
Last Verified: July 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:
breast - female
advanced breast cancer
histologically confirmed
cytologically confirmed
locally advanced
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents