Randomized Short-term Pre-surgical Study to Assess the Effects of Abemaciclib (LY2835219) in Early Breast Cancer Patients

2016-07-14 00:38:22 | BioPortfolio


Cyclins CDK4 / 6 are extensively involved in the proliferation and growth of numerous cancers including breast cancer. The objective of this study is to identify if a new preoperative oral treatment, abemaciclib directed against the CDK / 6 compared to no treatment, inhibits tumor growth or induced senescence (aging) tumor.

This early study is offered to women who are going to be operated on for breast cancer with expression of hormone receptor (ER and / or PR). These women will have 3 chances to receive one for up to 14 days in the waiting period of their surgery abemaciclib as tablets. Other patients do not receive treatment. The decision to receive or no treatment will be done by a random computer draw.

The drug's effectiveness will be evaluated primarily on the biological parameters of the tumor itself when comparing surgery to before treatment. These results biomarkers will allow us to better know how this treatment and eventually will be used in future to identify patients for whom treatment with abemaciclib more efficiency.

Patients treated in the protocol will then receive treatment entirely conventional in their breast cancer within the parameters of their tumors: their participation is very limited in time.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Breast Cancer




Gustave Roussy
Val de Marne




Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-07-14T00:38:22-0400

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