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Exemestane Plus Goserelin in Treating Premenopausal Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: February 2, 2001
Last updated: March 10, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

RATIONALE: Estrogen can stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using exemestane plus goserelin may fight breast cancer by reducing the production of estrogen.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of exemestane and goserelin in treating premenopausal women who have metastatic breast cancer that has not responded to previous tamoxifen.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: exemestane
Drug: goserelin acetate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of the Combination of Exemestane and Goserelin in Premenopausal Women With Metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Study Start Date: June 2000
Primary Completion Date: May 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of exemestane and goserelin in premenopausal women with hormone receptor positive metastatic breast cancer after tamoxifen failure. II. Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. III. Determine the hormonal profile of patients treated with this regimen. IV. Determine the predictive value of HER-2, epidermal growth factor receptor, and estrogen receptor for response in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral exemestane daily on days 1-28 and goserelin subcutaneously on day 1. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 22-40 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic breast cancer that has failed prior tamoxifen therapy Measurable disease No CNS metastases Hormone receptor status: Estrogen or progesterone receptor positive At least 10 fmol/L by biochemical assay OR At least 10% of cells positive by immunochemistry

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Sex: Female Menopausal status: Premenopausal defined as estradiol at least 30 pg/mL, follicle stimulating hormone less than 25 mIU/mL, and luteinizing hormone less than 15 mIU/mL Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL AST no greater than 3 times normal Renal: Stable renal function Pulmonary: No pulmonary embolism Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective non-hormonal contraception during and for 12 weeks after study No other prior malignancy except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No known hypersensitivity to luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH), LHRH agonist analogues, or any of the components of goserelin

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior hormonal therapy for metastatic breast cancer No concurrent estrogen (hormone replacement) therapy No other concurrent hormonal agents for breast cancer (e.g., tamoxifen, anastrozole, letrozole, aminoglutethimide, or megestrol) No concurrent corticosteroids for breast cancer unless already receiving such therapy at study entry Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: Concurrent bisphosphonates allowed for bone disease provided measurable disease in non-osseous sites No concurrent anticoagulant therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00010010

United States, New York
NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Anne Hamilton, MD, FRACP New York University School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00010010     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068431
Study First Received: February 2, 2001
Last Updated: March 10, 2016

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Aromatase Inhibitors
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on March 24, 2017