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Cisplatin vs. Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide in BrCa

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2017 by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nadine Tung, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2012
Last updated: February 4, 2017
Last verified: February 2017

This research study is a Phase II clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials test the effectiveness of an investigational drug, which is cisplatin in this trial, to learn how well it works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that cisplatin is still being studied for use in this setting and that research doctors are trying to find out more about it-in this case, how effective cisplatin is for treating breast cancer in BRCA mutation carriers. It also means that the FDA has not yet approved cisplatin for your type of cancer. Cisplatin has been approved by the FDA for treatment of other cancers.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug that has been shown to be active in the treatment of women with breast cancer and a BRCA mutation. In this study, we are comparing cisplatin to the standard chemotherapy, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide ("AC") that you might receive if you did not participate in this study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: Cisplatin
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
Drug: Doxorubicin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase II Trial of Neoadjuvant Cisplatin vs. Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide (AC) in Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer and Germline BrCa Mutations

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Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pCR to neoadjuvant cisplatin vs. pCR to AC [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To determine if the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate (determined by the Miller-Payne method) to neoadjuvant cisplatin is at least 20% greater than the pCR to doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and a germline BRCA mutation.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Residual Cancer Burden after neoadjuvant cisplatin or AC [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    To determine the Residual Cancer Burden (RCB) after neoadjuvant cisplatin or doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and a germline BRCA mutation.

  • Clinical response rate [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    To determine the clinical response rate, defined as the number of partial and complete responses, after preoperative therapy with either cisplatin or AC in participants with germline BRCA mutation and breast cancer.

  • Comparison of toxicities of cisplatin and AC [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    To compare the toxicities of cisplatin and AC preoperative chemotherapy in BRCA mutation carriers with newly diagnosed breast cancer. Toxicities including (but not limited to) hematologic, GI (e.g., Nausea/vomitting), renal and neurologic will be assessed.

  • Collection of pre-chemotherapy biopsies [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Pretreatment tumor biopsies will be analyzed using genome wide SNP profiling to determine number of regions of telomeric allelic imbalance (NtAI) and chromosome 15q26 copy number, and chromosome 8q22 copy number. Tumor sections will be examined for gene amplifications, losses and NtAI in tumors. Gene expression profiling will be performed to determine intrinsic subtype (basal-like, claudin-low, etc.) and to measure biomarker genes including BLM and FANCI associated with cisplatin sensitivity or LAPTM4B and YWHAZ associated with anthracycline resistance. Exploratory analysis will be performed to seek new measures of therapy response using the data from DNA copy number and gene expression profiles. In addition, we will plan to perform whole exome and possibly whole genome sequencing of tumors to identify potential modifiers of response to therapy.

Estimated Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Doxorubicin-Cyclophosphamide
Doxorubicin q 2-3 wk x 4 Cyclophosphamide q 2-3 wk x 4
Drug: Cyclophosphamide
administered with doxorubicin intravenously every 2 or 3 weeks for 4 doses
Other Name: Cytoxan
Drug: Doxorubicin
administered with Cyclophosphamide intravenously every 2 or 3 weeks for 4 doses
Other Name: Adriamycin
Active Comparator: Cisplatin
Cisplatin q 3 wk x 4
Drug: Cisplatin
administered intravenously every 3 weeks for 4 doses
Other Name: cisplatinum, or cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologic confirmation of invasive breast cancer
  • Stage: Clinical T1 >/= 1.5 cm, T2 or T3, N0-3, M0
  • HER2 negative
  • ER and PgR status by immunohistochemistry must be known. ER positive patients are allowed if physicain has determined neoadjuvant chemo is appropriate.
  • Life expectancy greater than six months
  • Use of an effective means of contraception is required

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Prior chemotherapy at any time
  • Prior treatment for the current breast cancer, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation or experimental therapy
  • Ipsilateral breast recurrence, unless prior treatment consisted of excision alone for DCIS or breast-conserving treatment and hormonal therapy for DCIS or invasive cancer
  • Peripheral neuropathy of any etiology that exceeds grade 1
  • Significant hearing loss
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Use of other investigational or study agents
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to study drugs
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness
  • Any condition that would prohibit administration of corticosteroids
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Pre-existing medical condition that would represent toxicity in excess of grade 1 as measured by CTCAE (unless not considered medically significant by the physician)
  • Known HIV positive individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01670500

Contact: Nadine Tung, MD 6176677081

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Cancer Center Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Virginia Borges, MD    303-724-0186   
United States, Connecticut
Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Derby Recruiting
Derby, Connecticut, United States, 06418
Contact: Erin Hofstatter, MD   
Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Guilford Recruiting
Guilford, Connecticut, United States, 06437
Contact: Erin Hofstatter, MD   
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center Recruiting
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06105
Contact: Erin Hofstatter, MD   
Yale School of Medicine Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
Contact: Erin Hofstatter, MD    203-737-1600   
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medical Center Recruiting
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Contact: Claudine Isaacs, MD   
Sibley Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20016-2698
Contact: Antonio Wolff, MD   
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Contact: Antonio Wolff, MD   
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Steven Isakoff, MD, PhD    617-726-4920   
Principal Investigator: Steven Isakoff, MD, PhD         
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Faulkner Hospital Withdrawn
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Nadine Tung, MD    617-667-7081   
Principal Investigator: Nadine Tung, MD         
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: Judy Garber, MD, MPH    617-632-2282   
Principal Investigator: Judy Garber, MD, MPH         
United States, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology Withdrawn
Hooksett, New Hampshire, United States, 03106
United States, New Jersey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Recruiting
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08901
Contact: Deborah Toppmeyer, MD    732-235-6789   
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Withdrawn
NY, New York, United States, 10065
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27708
Contact: P. Kelly Marcom   
United States, Rhode Island
Women and Infants Hospital Recruiting
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02905
Contact: Robert Legare, MD    401-453-7540   
United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Banu Arun, MD    713-792-2817   
MD Anderson in Katy Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77094
Contact: Banu Arun, MD   
MD Anderson in the Bay Area Recruiting
Nassau Bay, Texas, United States, 77058
Contact: Banu Arun, MD   
MD Anderson - Sugar Land Recruiting
Sugar Land, Texas, United States, 77478
Contact: Banu Arun, MD   
MD Anderson - The Woodlands Recruiting
The Woodlands, Texas, United States, 77384
Contact: Banu Arun, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Nadine Tung, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nadine Tung, MD, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01670500     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-258
Study First Received: August 16, 2012
Last Updated: February 4, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
germline mutation
BRCA1 mutation
BRCA2 mutation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
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