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RATIONALE: Some tumors need growth factors produced by the body's white blood cells to keep growing. Erlotinib may interfere with the growth factor and may stop the tumor from growing.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate in women with progressive or recurrent, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer treated with erlotinib. II. Determine the safety of this drug in these patients. III. Determine the duration of objective response, time to disease progression, and duration of survival in patients treated with this drug. IV. Determine the proportion of patients with stable disease for at least 4 months after treatment with this drug. V. Determine potential factors that contribute to inter-patient variability in pharmacokinetic behavior in patients treated with this drug. VI. Determine exposure-effect relationships in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to disease progression on or after prior therapy (anthracycline, taxane, and capecitabine vs at least 1 chemotherapy regimen for metastatic disease). Patients receive oral erlotinib once daily. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 2 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 42-200 patients (21-150 in stratum 1 and 21-50 in stratum 2) will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:35-0400
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