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Everolimus and Letrozole as Preoperative Therapy of Primary Breast Cancer in Post-menopausal Women

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00107016
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of the combination of everolimus and letrozole compared to placebo and letrozole as pre-surgical therapy in patients with newly diagnosed estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Neoplasm Drug: RAD001, Letrozole 2.5mg Drug: Letrozole 2.5mg Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 267 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multi-center Study Assessing the Value of Adding Everolimus to Letrozole as Preoperative Therapy of Primary Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: RAD001 + letrozole 2.5mg Drug: RAD001, Letrozole 2.5mg
Active Comparator: Letrozole 2.5mg Drug: Letrozole 2.5mg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the added efficacy obtained by combining RAD001 and letrozole as preoperative therapy for four months in hormone-receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the four month treatment as being predictive of clinical tumor response

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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:

  • Histologically-confirmed diagnosis of invasive breast cancer, previously untreated
  • Patients must be postmenopausal
  • Candidates for mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery
  • Primary tumor of above 2 cm diameter, measured by imaging
  • Clinical Stage M0
  • WHO performance status ≤1
  • Adequate bone marrow, liver, and renal function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multicentric invasive tumors
  • Bilateral or inflammatory breast cancer
  • Receiving concomitant anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy
  • Patients with an uncontrolled infection
  • Patients with other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease

Additional protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00107016

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00107016    
Other Study ID Numbers: CRAD001C2222
First Posted: April 5, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Breast Cancer
Cancer of the Breast
Primary breast cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Aromatase Inhibitors
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists