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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
- Assess the antitumor activity of pemetrexed disodium in combination with gemcitabine in the treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer who have received an anthracycline and a taxane in the adjuvant and/or metastatic setting and no more than 1 chemotherapy regimen for metastatic disease (unless these were a taxane and anthracycline).
- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in this patient population.
- Determine time to progression and overall survival of these patients receiving this regimen.
OUTLINE: Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. pemetrexed disodium IV is administered over 10 minutes 90 minutes following gemcitabine on day 8. Treatment continues every 21 days for a minimum of 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients achieving a complete response receive 2 additional courses.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 5 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
gemcitabine hydrochloride, pemetrexed disodium
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:56:26-0400
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Pemetr...
RATIONALE: Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine, work in different way...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as gemcitabine work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of t...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Pemetrexed disodium may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking t...
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