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Lapatinib Plus Caelyx in Patients With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Failure of Trastuzumab Therapy

This study has been terminated.
(Caelyx was not available anymore)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie Identifier:
First received: May 14, 2009
Last updated: December 23, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential of a Lapatinib plus Caelyx combination therapy as an effective and safe therapeutic regimen with a favourable cardiotoxicity profile, in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer following failure of prior trastuzumab.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Breast Cancer Drug: doxorubicinhydrochloride, Lapatinib Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lapatinib Plus Caelyx in Patients With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Failure of Trastuzumab Therapy - a Phase II Study

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Further study details as provided by Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of a Lapatinib plus Caelyx combination regimen in the treatment of advanced metastatic breast cancer, in terms of overall response rates (complete or partial response)determined by RECIST

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety profile
  • Occurrence of clinically apparent brain metastases
  • Overall survival, progression free survival, clinical benefit (CR, PR or stable disease for at least 24 weeks)
  • Quality of Life

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Caelyx/Lapatinib Drug: doxorubicinhydrochloride, Lapatinib
Lapatinib 1250mg/d p.o. Caelyx 40 mg/m² i.v. q4w for a maximum of 6 cycles


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients, age ≥ 18 years
  • Advanced or metastatic breast cancer, histologically confirmed
  • Documented HER2 overexpression (IHC 3+ and/or FISH positive)
  • At least one measurable lesion according to RECIST criteria. Patients with bone-only lesions are not eligible for study entry
  • Documented disease progression
  • Patients may have no more than 1 line of palliative treatment, however prior therapies must include trastuzumab in adjuvant or metastatic setting
  • Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
  • Performance status 0-1
  • Cardiac ejection fraction >= 50% as measured by echocardiogram or MUGA scan
  • Adequate hematology, liver and renal function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Serious medical or psychiatric disorders that would interfere with the patient's safety or informed consent
  • Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled angina, arrhythmia, chronic heart failure (CHF) or cardiac disease requiring a device)
  • Ejection fraction below the institutional normal limit
  • Maximum cumulative dose of 360 mg/m2 for doxorubicin and 720 mg/m2 for epirubicin
  • Active bacterial, viral or fungal infection
  • Patients with clinically apparent brain metastases
  • Positivity for HIV, Hepatitis B or C
  • History of other malignancy; patients who have been disease-free for 5 years
  • Concurrent cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, biologic therapy) or concurrent treatment with an investigational drug or participation in another clinical trial
  • Known hypersensitivity to the study drugs Lapatinib and Caelyx or their excipients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00903656

Uniklinik Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria, 5020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie
Principal Investigator: Alois Lang, Dr LKH Feldkirch
Principal Investigator: Rainhard Ziebermayr, Dr. KH Elisabethinen Linz
Principal Investigator: Richard Greil, Prof. Uniklinik Salzburg
Principal Investigator: Hellmut Samonigg, Prof. Univ. Klinikum Graz
Principal Investigator: Michael Fridrik, Doz. AKH Linz
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie Identifier: NCT00903656     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AGMT_MBC-5
EudraCT 2008-004530-25
Study First Received: May 14, 2009
Last Updated: December 23, 2013

Keywords provided by Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie:
metastatic breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
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