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Liposomal Daunorubicin in Treating Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2014
Last verified: July 2000

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of liposomal daunorubicin in treating patients who have metastatic breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: liposomal daunorubicin citrate
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study to Determine the Maximum Tolerated Dose of Daunoxome as Therapy for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Study Start Date: December 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of daunorubicin liposomal in patients with metastatic breast cancer. II. Assess the antineoplastic activity and safety profile of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients receive daunorubicin liposomal IV over a minimum of 2 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for a maximum of 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of daunorubicin liposomal until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicity. Patients with stable or responding disease are followed at 1 and 3 months, then every 3 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 15-20 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically proven metastatic breast cancer Measurable disease No bone metastases only No CNS involvement or leptomeningeal disease Hormone receptor status: Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST or ALT less than 2 times ULN (less than 5 times ULN if liver metastases present) Renal: Creatinine normal Cardiovascular: Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 50% or normal by echocardiogram or MUGA scan No active ischemic heart disease No uncontrolled hypertension No poorly controlled atrial arrhythmias, symptomatic angina pectoris, or myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No symptomatic congestive heart failure, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery within the past 12 months Other: No other primary cancer within the past 5 years except curatively treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No condition that would preclude informed consent or compliance

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior immunotherapy No prior bone marrow transplantation Chemotherapy: Prior nonanthracycline based chemotherapy for breast cancer allowed No prior anthracycline based chemotherapy for metastatic disease Prior anthracycline based adjuvant chemotherapy allowed if: At least 6 months have elapsed from completion of adjuvant therapy until the detection of metastatic disease Cumulative dose no greater than 300 mg/m2 Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior hormonal therapy No concurrent hormonal or corticosteroid therapy for breast cancer Radiotherapy: At least 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004207

United Kingdom
Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust
Leicester, England, United Kingdom, LE1 5WW
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Leicester
Study Chair: Kenneth O'Byrne, MD University Hospitals, Leicester
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004207     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067453
Study First Received: January 21, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2014

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 21, 2017