Diagnostic Procedures in Women With Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Who Are Receiving Chemotherapy Before Breast Cancer Surgery

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: April 9, 2002
Last updated: January 4, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

RATIONALE: Comparing results of diagnostic procedures performed before, during, and after chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the most effective treatment.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic trial to study magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biomarkers in women who are receiving chemotherapy before surgery for locally advanced breast cancer.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Procedure: biopsy
Procedure: magnetic resonance imaging
Procedure: radiomammography
Procedure: ultrasound imaging
Radiation: gadopentetate dimeglumine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Contrast-Enhanced Breast MRI, MRS, And Correlative Science Studies To Characterize Tumor Response In Patients Undergoing Neoadjuvant Treatment For Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

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Estimated Enrollment: 384
Study Start Date: February 2002
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • Support accrual to the ACRIN-6657/CALGB-150012 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlative science study.
  • Determine whether molecular markers, alone or in combination with MRI, at the time of diagnosis or early in the course of therapy, predict 3-year disease-free survival (DFS) in women with locally advanced breast cancer who are receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
  • Identify two groups of participants who have statistically different 3-year DFS, based on 1 or more biomarkers, including MRI.
  • Determine whether biomarkers, in combination with MRI, early in the course of chemotherapy, improve the prediction of 3-year DFS and are at least as good of a predictor of DFS as residual disease at the time of surgery in these patients.
  • Determine whether molecular markers are associated with specific imaging patterns seen on MRI of these patients.
  • Predict response with MRI results and marker data from cell cycle check points, proliferation, angiogenesis, hormone receptors, and molecular profiles in these patients.


  • Determine the molecular predictors of lack of radiologic complete response (CR) in HER-2/neu negative patients (immunohistochemistry [IHC] score of 0, 1+, 2 and fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH] not amplified) after a neoadjuvant anthracycline-based regimen.
  • Determine the molecular predictors of lack of radiologic CR in HER-2/neu positive patients (IHC 3+ or FISH amplified > 2.0) after a neoadjuvant anthracycline-based regime followed by a taxane alone regimen or in combination with trastuzumab.
  • Determine the molecular predictors of complete magnetic resonance imaging radiologic response to a neoadjuvant anthracycline-based regimen when gene expression profiling is performed in a sequential, real-time fashion.

OUTLINE: This is a diagnostic, multicenter study conducted concurrently with CALGB-150012/ACRIN-6657 imaging protocol and concurrently with neoadjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy.

Patients receive an injection of gadopentetate dimeglumine and undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast before initiation, 1-3 days after initiation, and then after completion of neoadjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy and prior to surgery. Patients who previously received a taxane also undergo an additional contrast-enhanced MRI scan.

Patients undergo biopsies before initiation and at the time of surgery. Patients also undergo blood draws at the time of the first biopsy and prior to surgery. Serum and tissue samples are used to assess biomarkers of genetic instability, cell cycle progression and cellular proliferation as predictors for anthracycline responsiveness, markers of apoptotic potential as predictors for taxane responsiveness in vivo, angiogenesis, hormone receptors, and molecular profiles using immunohistochemical methods.

Mammograms and possibly ultrasounds are performed prior to and after chemotherapy (before surgery).

Patients are followed every 6 months for 5 years and then annually for up to 10 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 384 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed newly diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the breast by core needle biopsy, incisional biopsy, or fine needle aspiration (FNA)

    • Incisional biopsy must result in < 10% removal of gross residual disease
  • Measurable disease

    • At least 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion ≥ 20 mm by conventional techniques OR ≥ 10 mm by spiral CT scan OR
  • Nonmeasurable disease
  • Meets one of the following staging criteria:

    • Stage II or III disease
    • T4, any N, M0, including clinical or pathologic inflammatory disease
    • Regional stage IV disease where supraclavicular/infraclavicular lymph nodes are only site of metastasis
  • No clinical or imaging evidence of distant metastasis
  • Metaplastic carcinomas allowed
  • Synchronous bilateral primaries allowed if the more advanced tumor meets staging criteria
  • Patients for whom FNA was used to confirm initial diagnosis must have histologically confirmed invasive carcinoma by the start of chemotherapy
  • Her-2/neu status known
  • Currently receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of a taxane-based regimen alone or followed by an anthracycline-based regimen
  • Concurrent enrollment in the ACRIN-6657/CALGB-150012 imaging protocol required
  • Hormone receptor status:

    • Any estrogen receptor or progesterone receptor status



  • 18 and over


  • Female

Menopausal status

  • Not specified

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No uncontrolled or severe cardiovascular disease


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • No ferromagnetic prostheses including the following:

    • Metallic implants not compatible with a magnetic resonance imaging machine
    • Heart valves
    • Aneurysm clips
    • Orthopedic prosthesis
    • Any metallic fragments anywhere in the body


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior chemotherapy to the ipsilateral breast for this malignancy

Endocrine therapy

  • At least 4 weeks since prior tamoxifen or raloxifene


  • No prior radiotherapy to the ipsilateral breast for this malignancy


  • Not specified


  • No other prior cytotoxic regimens
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00033397

United States, California
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637-1470
United States, Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
United States, North Carolina
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7295
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Study Chair: Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Additional Information:
Esserman LJ, Perou C, Cheang M, et al.: Breast cancer molecular profiles and tumor response of neoadjuvant doxorubicin and paclitaxel: The I-SPY TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012, ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 27 (Suppl 15): A-LBA515, 2009.
Hylton N, Blume J, Gatsonis C, et al.: MRI tumor volume for predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer: findings from ACRIN 6657/CALGB 150007. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 27 (Suppl 15): A-529, 2009.
Lin C, Moore D, DeMichele A, et al.: Detection of locally advanced breast cancer in the I-SPY TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012, ACRIN 6657) in the interval between routine screening. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 27 (Suppl 15): A-1503, 2009.
Pradhan SM, Carey L, Edmiston S, et al.: P53 mutation and differential response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with locally advanced breast cancer: results from the I-SPY trial (CALGB 150007/1500012 and ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 27 (Suppl 15): A-11099, 2009.
Gomez RE, Zakhireh J, Moore D, et al.: Sentinel node biopsy performed in the neoadjuvant setting for breast cancer: results from the I-SPY TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012 & ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] 31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 10-14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas. A-202, 2008.
Livasy C, Carey L, DeMichele A, et al.: Influence of anthracycline- and taxane-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy on tumor HER2 protein expression in locally advanced breast cancers: results from the I-SPY TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012 & ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] 31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 10-14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas. A-703, 2008.
Livasy C, Carey L, DeMichele A, et al.: Biomarkers associated with pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with locally advanced breast cancer: results from the I-SPY TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012 & ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] 31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 10-14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas. A-5102, 2008.
Conway K, Edmiston SN, Tolbert D, et al.: Preliminary evaluation of p53 mutation type, tumor characteristics and clinical response among neoadjuvantly treated breast cancer patients in I-SPY1 (CALGB 150007/ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] Breast Cancer Res Treat 100 (Suppl 1): A-3029, S134, 2006.
Van 't Veer LJ, Das D, DeMichele A, et al.: Neoadjuvant response in the context of a biologically defined low or high risk tumor has a different clinical consequence, the I-SPY trial (CALGB 150007/150012, ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 9-13, 2009, San Antonio, Texas. A-2003, 2009.
Wolf DM, Das D, Lenburg ME, et al.: From the lab to the clinic: gene-expression profiles that are associated with Mek-inhibitor sensitivity in vitro are coordinately co-expressed in breast cancer biopsy samples from the I-SPY Trial (CALGB 150007/150012, ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 9-13, 2009, San Antonio, Texas. A-2042, 2009.
Esserman LJ, van't Veer LJ, Perou C, et al.: Biology of breast cancers that present as interval cancers and at young age should inform how we approach early detection and prevention. [Abstract] 31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 10-14, 2008, San Antonio, Texas. A-6034, 2008.
Carey LA, Oh D, Sawyer L, et al.: Gene expression subtype and p53 mutational status are correlated among neoadjuvantly treated breast cancers in UNC LCCC9819 and I-SPY1 (CALGB 150007/ACRIN 6657). [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 24 (Suppl 18): A-10048, 552s, 2006.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00033397     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069280, CALGB-150007
Study First Received: April 9, 2002
Last Updated: January 4, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage II breast cancer
stage IV breast cancer
stage IIIA breast cancer
stage IIIB breast cancer
stage IIIC breast cancer
inflammatory breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Gadobenic acid
Gadolinium DTPA
Contrast Media
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals
Pharmacologic Actions

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