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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab, can block cancer growth in different ways. Some block the ability of cancer cells to grow and spread. Others find cancer cells and help kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is to see if combining bevacizumab with docetaxel works in treating women who have locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
- Determine the response rate in women with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer treated with bevacizumab and docetaxel.
- Determine the side effects of this regimen in these patients.
- Correlate soluble activated endothelial cell markers and adhesion molecules, quantitation of tumor and/or endothelial cell apoptosis, and quantitation of microvessel density with clinical outcome in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on weeks 1 and 3 and docetaxel IV over 60 minutes on weeks 1, 2, and 3. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 12 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. After completion of 6 courses of combined treatment, patients with an ongoing response may receive bevacizumab alone in the absence of disease progression.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 16-27 patients will be accrued for this study within 14-27 months.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Colorado Cancer Center at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:26-0400
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