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Combination Chemotherapy With Trastuzumab in Treating Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

2014-08-27 03:56:06 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies, such as trastuzumab, can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining chemotherapy with trastuzumab may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining combination chemotherapy with trastuzumab in treating women who have metastatic breast cancer.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Compare the incidence of clinical heart failure in women with c-erbB2-positive metastatic breast cancer treated with cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin®).

- Compare the therapeutic activity of this regimen, in terms of objective response rate, in these patients.

- Compare the duration of response and time to progression in patients treated with this regimen.

- Compare the toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive CMF comprising cyclophosphamide orally on days 1-14 or IV on days 1 and 8 and methotrexate IV and fluorouracil IV on days 1 and 8. Patients also receive trastuzumab (Herceptin®) IV over 30-90 minutes once weekly beginning on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 8 courses. Patients then receive trastuzumab once every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient refusal.

Patients are followed every 8 weeks until documentation of disease progression or initiation of a new anticancer therapy. Patients developing disease progression are followed every 12 weeks.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 66 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

trastuzumab, CMF regimen, cyclophosphamide, fluorouracil, methotrexate

Location

Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen Middelheim
Antwerp
Scotland
Belgium
2020

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:06-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.

A humanized monoclonal antibody against the ERBB-2 RECEPTOR (HER2). As an ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT, it is used to treat BREAST CANCER where HER2 is overexpressed.

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