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Study of Denosumab as Adjuvant Treatment for Women With High Risk Early Breast Cancer Receiving Neoadjuvant or Adjuvant Therapy (D-CARE)

2014-08-27 03:15:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Rationale: For women with early-stage breast cancer, bone is a frequent site of relapse, and most women with advanced breast cancer will eventually develop disease in the bone.

Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that specifically inhibits RANK ligand, may have the potential to interrupt the hypothetical "vicious cycle" of cancer-induced bone destruction and tumor cell expansion through the bone. It is not yet known if denosumab may prevent disease recurrence in the bone or in any other part of the body.

Purpose: This randomized phase 3 trial is studying the effect of denosumab to see if it can prevent disease recurrence in the bone or in any other part of the body, when it is given as adjuvant therapy for women with early-stage breast cancer, who are at high risk of disease recurrence.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

Placebo, Denosumab

Location

Research Site
Anaheim
California
United States

Status

Recruiting

Source

Amgen

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:35-0400

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