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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy of Primary Breast Cancer With Epirubicin/Docetaxel and Carboplatin/Docetaxel (ETCat01)

This study has been completed.
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Klinikum Weissenfels Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2007
Last updated: January 14, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
The purpose of this study is to optimize results in neoadjuvant chemotherapy of local advanced primary breast cancer. Therefore patients become first 3 cycles of Epirubicin/Docetaxel followed by 3x Carboplatin/Docetaxel.

Condition Intervention Phase
Primary Breast Cancer
Drug: Epirubicin, Carboplatin, Docetaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With 3x Epirubicin/Docetaxel Followed by 3x Carboplatin/Docetaxel in Patients With Primary Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Klinikum Weissenfels:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determining pathologic complete remission under study treatment [ Time Frame: 28 days after last administration of chemotherapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of breast conserving operations [ Time Frame: 28 days after administration of last chemotherapy ]
  • Response to treatment [ Time Frame: 28 days after last administration of chemotherapy ]
  • Determining the therapy associated toxicity [ Time Frame: 28 days after last administration of chemotherapy ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Epirubicin, Carboplatin, Docetaxel
    75 mg/m² Docetaxel (60 minutes i.v.) and 90 mg/m² Epirubicin (10-15 min i.v.) on day 1, 22, 42. After these 3 cycles 75 mg/m² Docetaxel (60 minutes i.v.) and Carboplatin AUC 5 (30 min i. v.) on day 63, 84, 105.
Detailed Description:

Most of the women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are in the situation that an operation is possible. Using a neoadjuvant therapy the rate of breast-conserving surgery can be extended and tumor cell proliferation may be inhibited. Further the neoadjuvant chemotherapy is an in-vivo-activity-test for the used drugs. Epirubicin, Docetaxel and Carboplatin have shown antineoplastic activity against solid cancer alone and in combination.

Using two different combinations of these three drugs, first 3 cycles Epirubicin/Docetaxel and then changing to Carboplatin/Docetaxel for 3 further cycles it is assumed that the results of the therapy will improve. Main criterion is the determination of pCR, second criteria are the rate of breast-conserving surgery, tumor response and therapy-dependent toxicities.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • histologically assured breast cancer
  • age >= 18 years
  • bone marrow function: neutrophils >= 1.5x109/l, platelets >= 100x109/l, hemoglobin >=6.2 mmol/l
  • sufficient renal and liver function
  • ECOG 0-2
  • written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant or nursing women
  • distant metastases
  • T2-Tumour < 3cm and G1
  • existing motoric or sensoric neurotoxicity > Grade 2
  • known hypersensitivity against Epirubicin or other anthracycline or against Carboplatin or other platin derivatives or against Docetaxel or against substances in the preparing solutions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00527449

Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth u. St. Barbara
Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, 06110
Klinikum Marienstift
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, 39110
Asklepios Krankenhaus Weissenfels
Weissenfels, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, 06667
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum Weissenfels
Principal Investigator: Dieter Lampe, Dr. med. Asklepios Krankenhaus Weissenfels
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dieter Lampe, Dr. med., Klinikum Weissenfels Identifier: NCT00527449     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3305000
Study First Received: September 7, 2007
Last Updated: January 14, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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