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Pemetrexed Plus Gemcitabine in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients After Receiving Taxane Therapy

2014-08-27 03:55:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to determine if the two drugs can help patients feel better while causing the tumor to become smaller or disappear; evaluate the safety of giving both pemetrexed and gemcitabine in patients with advanced breast cancer.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

Pemetrexed, Gemcitabine, Gemcitabine, Pemetrexed

Location

For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559)
Aurora
Colorado
United States

Status

Completed

Source

Eli Lilly and Company

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:07-0400

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A guanine-derived ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT that functions as a NUCLEIC ACID SYNTHESIS INHIBITOR through its binding to, and inhibition of, THYMIDYLATE SYNTHASE.

Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).

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