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A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination With Xeloda (Capecitabine) and Docetaxel in Patients With Inflammatory or Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.

This study has been terminated.
(The sample for statistical analysis of results could not be recruited within the specified timeframe upon retirement of the original principal investigator.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: July 17, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
This single arm study will assess the efficacy and safety of combination first-line treatment with docetaxel + Xeloda + Avastin in patients with inflammatory or locally advanced breast cancer. Patients will receive 3-weekly cycles of Avastin (15mg/kg i.v. on day 1 of each cycle), docetaxel (75mg/m2 i.v. on day 1 of each cycle, after Avastin) and Xeloda (2000mg/m2 p.o. on days 1-15 of each cycle). Four cycles of chemotherapy are planned, plus an optional additional two cycles; after chemotherapy patients will be assessed for surgery. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin] Drug: Docetaxel Drug: Xeloda Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: "An Open Label Study to Assess the Effect of Neoadjuvant Treatment With Docetaxel + Xeloda + Avastin on Pathological Response Rate in Inflammatory or Locally Advanced Breast Cancer"

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Achieving Pathological Complete Response (pCR) [ Time Frame: At time of surgery, after receiving up to 6 cycles of treatment (average of 12 to 18 weeks) ]
    pCR was defined as the absence of viable tumor cells, as determined by standard histologic procedure, in the tumor specimen (including regional lymph nodes) obtained at surgery. In order to minimize evaluation bias, tumor specimens were analyzed by both a central and local pathologist. The number of participants with pathological tumor stage 0 (pT0) and regional lymph nodes stage 0 (pN0) at surgery was determined. pCR was defined as the number of participants with pT0 and pN0 at surgery divided by the total number of participants with pathological tumor stage data collected.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Achieving an Overall Response of Complete Response (CR) or Partial Response (PR) [ Time Frame: Day 1 of Cycles 1-6 ]
    The percentage of participants with a best overall response of CR or PR according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). CR was defined as complete disappearance of all target lesions and non-target disease, with the exception of nodal disease. All nodes, both target and non-target, must have decreased to normal (short axis less than [<]10 millimeters [mm]). No new lesions. PR was defined as greater than or equal to (≥) 30 percent (%) decrease under baseline of the sum of diameters of all target lesions. The short aixs was used in the sum for target nodes, while the longest diameter was used in the sum for all other target lesions. No unequivocal progression of non-target disease. No new lesions.

  • Progression-Free Survival [ Time Frame: Cycles 1-6 ]
    Progression-free survival was defined as the time from the date of informed consent until the date disease progression was identified, or the date of death from disease progression, whichever occurred first.

  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Cycles 1-6 ]
    Overall survival was defined as the time from the date of informed consent until the date of death due to any cause.

  • Percentage of Participants Undergoing Breast-Conserving Surgery [ Time Frame: Following Cycle 6 ]
    The percentage of participants who were able to undergo breast-conserving surgical procedures (segmentectomy plus lymphadenectomy or quadrantectomy plus lymphadenectomy) rather than non-breast conserving procedures (radical mastectomy or modified-radical mastectomy) following 4 or more treatment cycles.

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: bevacizumab [Avastin]
15mg/kg iv on day 1 of each 3 week cycle
Drug: Docetaxel
75mg/m2 iv on day 1 of each 3 week cycle
Drug: Xeloda
2000mg/m2 po on days 1-15 of each 3 week cycle


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female patients, >=18 years of age;
  • HER2-negative, locally advanced (stage II or III) or inflammatory cancer of the breast;
  • ECOG performance status 0-1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastatic disease (stage IV);
  • previous treatment for breast cancer;
  • evidence of CNS metastasis;
  • current or recent (within 10 days of first dose of Avastin) use of aspirin (>325mg/day) NSAIDs or full dose anticoagulants for therapeutic purposes;
  • clinically significant cardiovascular disease.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00576901

Madrid, Spain, 28041
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00576901     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML20561
Study First Received: December 18, 2007
Results First Received: May 16, 2014
Last Updated: July 17, 2014

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