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Aromatase inhibitors are the standard treatment for hormone responsive advanced breast cancer. The combination of the aromatase inhibitor exemestane with with another breast cancer drug that blocks epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Erb-2 activity (lapatinib) is being studied for the possibility of improving response to therapy, and delaying resistance to endocrine therapy.
The recommended dose of lapatinib will be determined in the first part of the study. In the second part of the study, patients will receive the recommended dose of lapatinib and exemestane daily, taken orally.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori , Divisione di Oncologia Medica B
Not yet recruiting
National Cancer Institute, Naples
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:16-0400
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