A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Herceptin (Trastuzumab)/Docetaxel in Patients With HER2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer.

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche
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First received: October 20, 2006
Last updated: March 9, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This 2 arm study will compare the efficacy and safety of Avastin plus Herceptin/docetaxel, versus Herceptin/docetaxel alone, in patients with HER2 positive locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who have not received prior chemotherapy for their metastatic disease. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive either Avastin (15mg/kg iv q3weeks) + Herceptin (8mg/kg iv loading dose and 6mg/kg iv q3weeks maintenance) + docetaxel (100mg/m2 iv q3weeks) or Herceptin + docetaxel alone. The anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression, and the target sample size is 100-500 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
Drug: Docetaxel
Drug: Herceptin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-label Study to Compare the Effect of First-line Treatment With Avastin in Combination With Herceptin/Docetaxel and Herceptin/Docetaxel Alone on Progression-free Survival in Patients With HER2 Positive Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: (36 months after randomization of last patient) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Best overall response, duration of response, time to treatment failure. [ Time Frame: Event driven ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • QoL, AEs, targeted events including CHF, laboratory parameters. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 424
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
15mg/kg iv every 3 weeks
Drug: Docetaxel
100mg/m2 iv every 3 weeks
Drug: Herceptin
8mg/kg iv loading dose, followed by 6mg/kg iv every 3 weeks
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Docetaxel
100mg/m2 iv every 3 weeks
Drug: Herceptin
8mg/kg iv loading dose, followed by 6mg/kg iv every 3 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
  • HER2 positive breast cancer with locally recurrent or metastatic lesions;
  • eligible for chemotherapy;
  • baseline LVEF >=50%.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous chemotherapy for metastatic or locally recurrent breast cancer;
  • previous radiotherapy for metastatic breast cancer (except for metastatic bone pain relief);
  • other primary tumor within last 5 years, with the exception of basal or squamous skin cancer, or in situ cancer of the cervix;
  • clinically significant cardiovascular disease;
  • chronic daily treatment with aspirin (>325mg/day) or clopidogrel (>75mg/day).
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00391092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BO20231
Study First Received: October 20, 2006
Last Updated: March 9, 2015
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators

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