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Paclitaxel Plus Bevacizumab for Older Patients With Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
University Hospital of Crete
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hellenic Oncology Research Group Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2010
Last updated: October 3, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and effect on quality of life of weekly paclitaxel plus bevacizumab as first line treatment in elderly patients (≥ 70 years old) with metastatic breast cancer. Furthermore, the efficacy of the combination therapy will be correlated with the functional status of patients according to the comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: Bevacizumab
Drug: Paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Biweekly Paclitaxel Plus Bevacizumab as First Line Treatment for Older Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Hellenic Oncology Research Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: Objective responses confirmed by CT or MRI every 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity profile [ Time Frame: Toxicity assessment every month ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Time to Tumor Progression [ Time Frame: 1-year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: Bevacizumab
Bevacizumab (IV) 10 mg/kg on day 1 and day 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days. Therapy will continue until maximum response, disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other Name: Avastin
Drug: Paclitaxel
Paclitaxel (IV) 120 mg/m2,on day 1 and day 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days Therapy will continue until maximum response, disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Other Names:
  • Taxoprol
  • Paxene
  • Taxol
  • Ovapac

Detailed Description:
Elderly individuals make up a large part of the breast cancer population. Older women are more likely than younger women to be diagnosed at a more advanced stage of breast cancer. However, when treated with chemotherapy for metastatic disease they derive similar benefits to their younger counterparts. Preference should be given to chemotherapeutic drugs with safer profiles regimens, such as weekly taxane, according to the SIOG recommendations. Recently, initial therapy of metastatic breast cancer with paclitaxel plus bevacizumab demonstrated prolonged progression-free survival, as compared with paclitaxel alone

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic breast adenocarcinoma
  • No previous therapy (other than hormonal therapy) for metastatic disease is accepted
  • Measurable disease as defined by the presence of at least one measurable lesion (except bone metastases, ascites or pleural effusions)
  • Performance status (WHO) 0-2
  • Adequate liver (serum bilirubin <1.5 times the upper normal limit, AST and ALT <2.5 times the upper normal limit in the absence of demonstrable liver metastases, or <5 times the upper normal limit in the presence of liver metastases)
  • adequate renal function (serum creatinine <1.5 times the upper normal limit)
  • bone marrow (neutrophils ≥ 1.5x 109 /L, and platelets ≥ 100x 109 /L)
  • No radiation of measurable disease (except brain metastases)
  • No progressive brain metastases according to clinical or radiological criteria
  • No brain metastases without prior radiation therapy
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active infection
  • History of significant cardiac disease (unstable angina, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months, ventricular arrhythmias)
  • History of stroke
  • Anticoagulation therapy (except of low dose aspirin <325mg)
  • Other invasive malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance
  • Pregnant or lactating women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01120158

University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis
Alexandroupolis, Greece
"IASO" General Hospital of Athens, 1st Dep of Medical Oncology
Athens, Greece
"Laikon" General Hospital, Medical Oncology Unit, Propedeutic Dep of Internal Medicine
Athens, Greece
"Marika Iliadis" Hospital of Athens, Dep of Medical Oncology
Athens, Greece
"Metaxa's" Anticancer Hospital of Piraeus, 1st Dep of Medical Oncology
Athens, Greece
401 Military Hospital of Athens
Athens, Greece
Air Forces Military Hospital of Athens
Athens, Greece
University Hospital of Crete
Heraklion, Greece
State General Hospital of Larissa, Dep of Medical Oncology
Larissa, Greece
"Diabalkaniko" hospital, Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
: "Theagenion" Anticancer Hospital of Thessaloniki, 2nd Dep of Medical Oncology
Thessaloniki, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hellenic Oncology Research Group
University Hospital of Crete
Principal Investigator: Dimitris Mavrudis, MD University Hospital of Crete
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hellenic Oncology Research Group Identifier: NCT01120158     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CT/08.31 
Study First Received: May 5, 2010
Last Updated: October 3, 2016
Health Authority: Greece: National Organization of Medicines

Keywords provided by Hellenic Oncology Research Group:
Breast cancer
Anti-angiogenesis therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors processed this record on October 21, 2016