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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more cancer cells.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the therapeutic efficacy of paclitaxel in combination with monoclonal antibody HER2 (Herceptin) in women with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. II. Evaluate the safety of this combination regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified by tumor expression of HER2 (overexpression vs normal). Patients receive a loading dose of monoclonal antibody HER2 (Herceptin) intravenously over 90 minutes on day 0. Paclitaxel is administered intravenously over 1 hour on day 1. Starting on day 7, patients receive paclitaxel by infusion over 1 hour every 7 days. Monoclonal antibody HER2 is administered intravenously over 30 minutes immediately following paclitaxel every 7 days. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 50 patients in approximately 6 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:39-0400
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