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Combination Chemotherapy Followed By Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Women With Breast Cancer (CTC)

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2000
Last updated: October 24, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating women who have breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: Carboplatin
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Drug: Thiotepa
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Cyclophosphamide, Thiotepa, and Carboplatin (CTC) as a Preparative Regimen for Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • relapse-free survival [ Time Frame: five years post transplant ]
    relapse free survival determined by the Kaplan-Meier product-limit method

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of Grade III/IV toxicities [ Time Frame: five years post transplant ]
    rate of grade III/IV toxicity

Enrollment: 209
Study Start Date: July 1995
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
CTC Conditioning Regimen
Cyclophosphamide Thiotepa Carboplatin
Drug: Carboplatin
Carboplatin will be given at a dose of 267 mg/m2 in D5 W IV over one hour daily on days -6, -5, and -4. (Total dose 800 mg/m2)
Other Name: Paraplatin(R)
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Cyclophosphamide will be given at a dose of 2000 mg/m2 in NS IV over one hour daily on days -6, -5, and -4. (Total dose 6000 mg/m2)
Drug: Thiotepa
Thiotepa will be given at a dose of 167 mg/m2 in NS IV over one hour daily on days -6, -5, and -4. (Total dose 500 mg/m2 )

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine long term remission rates as measured by disease free survival in women with breast cancer treated with cyclophosphamide, thiotepa, and carboplatin followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. II. Determine the safety and efficacy of this combination chemotherapy regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are collected. Patients sequentially receive cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour, thiotepa IV over 1 hour, and carboplatin IV over 1 hour on days -6 to -4. PBSC are reinfused on day 0. Patients are followed at 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At least 40 patients with 4-9 positive lymph nodes and at least 50 patients with 10 positive lymph nodes will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 64 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed breast cancer Stage II with greater than 3 positive axillary lymph nodes following standard induction chemotherapy, as well as surgery and/or radiation as clinically indicated Stage III following standard induction chemotherapy with an anthracycline based regimen, and surgery and/or radiation as clinically indicated Inflammatory carcinoma following standard induction chemotherapy with an anthracycline based regimen, and surgery and/or radiation as clinically indicated Stage IV metastatic disease that has demonstrated a complete response to an anthracycline containing regimen, or no evidence of disease after surgery or radiation Hormone receptor status: Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 64 and under Sex: Female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL SGOT/SGPT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal No history of severe hepatic dysfunction Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No evidence of severe cardiac dysfunction Ejection fraction at least 50% by MUGA No major heart disease Essential hypertension controlled with medications allowed Pulmonary: DLCO at least 50% of normal No symptomatic obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No psychosocial disorder that would preclude study compliance No concurrent active infections No insulin dependent diabetes mellitus No uncompensated major thyroid or adrenal dysfunction No significant skin breakdown from tumor or other disease HIV negative

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Prior total dose of doxorubicin or daunorubicin less than 450 mg/m2 unless endometrial biopsy shows less than grade 2 drug effect Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No concurrent nitroglycerin preparations for angina pectoris No concurrent antiarrhythmic drugs for major ventricular dysrrhythmias

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005798

United States, Florida
Halifax Medical Center
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States, 32114
Florida Cancer Specialists
Fort Myers, Florida, United States, 33901
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612-9497
Sponsors and Collaborators
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Claudio Anasetti, MD Moffitt Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Identifier: NCT00005798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MCC-11072
IRB-3898 ( Other Identifier: University of South Florida )
NCI-G00-1760 ( Other Identifier: NCI )
Study First Received: June 2, 2000
Last Updated: October 24, 2012

Keywords provided by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute:
stage II breast cancer
stage IV breast cancer
stage IIIA breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer
stage IIIB breast cancer
inflammatory breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
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