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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as capecitabine, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Tipifarnib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth. Giving capecitabine together with tipifarnib may kill more tumor cells.
- Determine the response rate in women with taxane-resistant metastatic breast cancer treated with capecitabine and tipifarnib.
- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
- Determine the progression-free survival, time to treatment failure, and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive oral tipifarnib twice daily and oral capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving a complete response (CR) receive 4 additional courses beyond documentation of CR.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 1 year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 70 patients will be accrued for this study within 7 months.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:37-0400
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