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Heat-Activated Target Therapy of Local-Regional Relapse in Breast Cancer Patients (EURO-DIGNITY)

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Recruitment Status : Suspended (Administrative)
First Posted : August 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2018
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Brief Summary:
The 105-15-201 study is designed to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of the combination of heat-activated target therapy (radiotherapy + hyperthermia + lyso-thermosensitive liposomal doxorubicin) of loco-regional relapse in breast cancer patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: ThermoDox (Thermally Sensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin) Radiation: Radiation Therapy Device: Superficial Hyperthermia Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Locoregional recurrence of breast cancer (LRR) after mastectomy is a clinically challenging problem. Between 5% and 35% of women with operable breast cancer will experience an isolated LRR following their primary treatment, usually within 5 years of initial mastectomy. LRR or LR typically causes pain, lymphedema, and/or loss of freedom of movement. Therapeutic options usually involve resection, radiation or, at some specialized centers, combined radiation and hyperthermia. However, local control remains suboptimal in previously irradiated chest wall patients with the combination of radiation and hyperthermia providing local control rates of about 65%.

Lyso-thermosensitive liposomal doxorubicin (LTLD) is a temperature sensitive liposome which is systemically administered and is engineered to selectively release its doxorubicin contents when exposed to temperatures ≥ 39.5°C.

Local mild hyperthermia (40 to 44°C) is cytotoxic and is known to have an immunomodulatory effect along with a radiation and chemosensitizing effect in the heated tissue. Furthermore, mild hyperthermia enhances leakiness of tumor tissue, increases local perfusion and upregulates transvascular transport of doxorubicin.

Radiation therapy will be administered in this combination therapy.

This study evaluates the application of a tri-modal approach with LTLD to improve outcome: radiation, hyperthermia, and targeted release of a novel formulation of doxorubicin.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Heat-Activated Target Therapy (Radiotherapy + Hyperthermia + Lyso-Thermosensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin) of Local-Regional Relapse in Breast Cancer Patients
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer Fever
Drug Information available for: Doxorubicin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ThermoDox (40mg/m2)+hyperthermia+RT
Treatment will consist of up to six cycles of LTLD combined with hyperthermia every 21 days with the first day of each cycle being Day 1. ThermoDox will be administered at a dose of 40 mg/m2. Thermal dose is a one-hour treatment at a temperature between 40 and 43°C at the target site. At Cycle 1, radiotherapy will begin and will be combined with hyperthermia. A total of 40 Gy in 20 fractions of 2 Gy per fraction will be administered. Up to 66 Gy of radiation therapy can be administered however institutional guidelines should be followed.
Drug: ThermoDox (Thermally Sensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin)
A dose of 40 mg/m2 will be administered at each cycle for a total of 6 cycles. ThermoDox will be administered in conjunction with hyperthermia.

Radiation: Radiation Therapy
A total of 40 Gy in 20 fractions of 2 Gy per fraction will be administered. Up to 66 Gy of radiation therapy can be administered however institutional guidelines should be followed.

Device: Superficial Hyperthermia
Thermal dose is an one-hour treatment at a temperature between 40 and 43 degrees Celsius at the target site.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with treatment-related adverse events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
  2. Loco-regional breast tumor control in patient who underwent ThermoDox + hyperthermia + radiotherapy as measured by target lesion clinical response rate combining RECIST criteria with digital photography to gauge response. [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of local control [CR (complete response), PR (partial response) and SD (stable disease) following treatment with ThermoDox + Hyperthermia + Radiotherapy up to 12 months among patients with LRR breast cancer. [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
  2. Patient Reported Quality of Life using the FACT-B following treatment with ThermoDox + Hyperthermia + Radiotherapy among patients with LRR breast cancer. [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
  3. Patient Reported Quality of Life using the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) following treatment with ThermoDox + Hyperthermia + Radiotherapy among patients with LRR breast cancer. [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]

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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:

  1. Histologically documented recurrent adenocarcinoma of the breast with a recurrence on the chest wall or its overlying skin:

    • Ulcerative chest wall disease defined as non-healing wounds consistent with cancer.
    • Inflammatory breast carcinoma.
    • Breast carcinoma not resected for medical reasons.
  2. Tumor thickness, must be clinically indicated for hyperthermia therapy, as measured by clinical exam or radiological imaging studies (CT or MRI). The target local tumor lesion(s) must be able to be covered within two hyperthermia fields of treatment.
  3. LRR Disease progression despite other available standard treatment options based on what is clinically indicated according to the investigator's clinical and medical judgment, including: one or more radiation treatment(s) to the chest wall
  4. Patients with stable distant bone metastasis; concomitant treatment with Zoledronic acid and Denosumab is allowed
  5. Non-pregnant female at least 18 years of age. If subject is of child-bearing age, must have a negative serum pregnancy test at baseline and must agree to practice an acceptable form of birth control while on the study.
  6. Provide written informed consent and willing to comply with the protocol requirements.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. No concomitant cytotoxic antineoplastic therapy is allowed. Prior chemotherapy should not be administered within 5 half-lives or 28 days whichever is shorter.
  2. Prior confirmed allergic reaction (including moderate rash, dyspnea, wheezing, urticaria or other symptoms) attributed to the administration of either anthracyclines or other liposomally encapsulated drugs that required discontinuation of prior therapy.
  3. Patients who have previously received hyperthermia in conjunction with either radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
  4. Previous treatment with anthracyclines exceeding the following dosages: free doxorubicin (i.e. non- liposomal) and/or liposomal doxorubicin ≥300 mg/m2 epirubicin free > 540 mg / m2.
  5. Previous (required active treatment within 5 years) or concomitant malignancy except basal cell cancer, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, or contralateral breast cancer. Subjects with a prior contralateral breast malignancy can be included if they did not receive any chemotherapy.
  6. Baseline laboratories (to establish eligibility): · Granulocytes ......< 1,500/ microliter · Platelets .......... < 75,000/ microliter · Hemoglobin ... < 9 gm/dL Total Bilirubin ... > 2 mg/dL ALT and AST ...> 2.5X upper limit of normal Creatinine ......... > 1.5 X upper limit of normal.
  7. ECOG/Zubrod Performance Status > 2.
  8. MUGA/Echocardiogram Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction < 50%.
  9. History of: acute coronary syndrome, cerebral vascular accident, abnormal cardiac stress testing within last 6 months, symptomatic coronary artery disease, uncontrolled hypertension or cardiomyopathy and cardiac valvular surgery or open heart surgery.
  10. Conditions which may interfere with hyperthermia portion of the trial such as: functioning cardiac pacemaker; metal plates, rods or prosthesis of the chest wall, breast reconstruction with implants, severe numbness and/or tingling of the chest wall or breast, skin grafts and/or flaps on the breast/CW.
  11. Serious active infection requiring long-term antibiotic treatment.
  12. Has received any external radiation therapy within 60 days prior to study enrollment.
  13. Patients with parenchymal and known brain metastases; if metastasis is operated or irradiated the patient can be included in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02850419

Inst. of Radiation Oncology Hospital Na Bulovce
Prague, Czechia
Rambam Health Care Campus
Haifa, Israel
Fondazione Del Piemonte Per L'Oncologia - Irccs Candiolo
Candiolo, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators

Responsible Party: Celsion Identifier: NCT02850419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 105-15-201
First Posted: August 1, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action