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ELBA: Exemestane and Lapatinib in Advanced Breast Cancer

2014-08-27 03:18:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

exemestane, lapatinib

Location

Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori , Divisione di Oncologia Medica B
Napoli
Italy
80131

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute, Naples

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:16-0400

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Exemestane Compared With Tamoxifen in Treating Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer

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Lapatinib in Combination With Radiation Therapy in Patients With Brain Metastases From HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

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Pazopanib Plus Lapatinib Compared To Lapatinib Alone In Subjects With Inflammatory Breast Cancer

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Trial of Exemestane +/- MM-121 in Postmenopausal Women With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Estrogen Receptor Positive and/or Progesterone Receptor Positive Her2 Negative Breast Cancer

To determine whether the combination MM-121 + Exemestane in ER+ and/or PR+ breast cancer patients is more effective than Exemestane alone

PubMed Articles [14146 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Outcomes in women with invasive ductal or invasive lobular early stage breast cancer treated with anastrozole or exemestane in CCTG (NCIC CTG) MA.27.

Histological subtype, (invasive ductal breast cancer (IDBC)/invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC)), might be a marker for differential response to endocrine therapy in breast cancer.

Comment on a meta-analysis evaluating the cardiac toxicity of lapatinib in patients with breast cancer and other HER2-positive cancers.

The use of breast imaging for predicting response to neoadjuvant lapatinib, trastuzumab and their combination in HER2-positive breast cancer: Results from Neo-ALTTO.

To determine the value of mammography and breast ultrasound (US) in predicting outcomes in HER2 positive breast cancer patients (pts) within Neo-ALTTO trial.

A randomized phase II trial of trastuzumab plus capecitabine versus lapatinib plus capecitabine in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and taxanes: WJOG6110B/ELTOP.

For human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) with progression on trastuzumab-based therapy, continuing trastuzumab beyond progression and switching to la...

Design and development of PEGylated liposomal formulation of HER2 blocker Lapatinib for enhanced anticancer activity and diminshed cardiotoxicity.

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).

Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.

A infiltrating (invasive) breast cancer, relatively uncommon, accounting for only 5%-10% of breast tumors in most series. It is often an area of ill-defined thickening in the breast, in contrast to the dominant lump characteristic of ductal carcinoma. It is typically composed of small cells in a linear arrangement with a tendency to grow around ducts and lobules. There is likelihood of axillary nodal involvement with metastasis to meningeal and serosal surfaces. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1205)

A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.

Carbohydrate antigen elevated in patients with tumors of the breast, ovary, lung, and prostate as well as other disorders. The mucin is expressed normally by most glandular epithelia but shows particularly increased expression in the breast at lactation and in malignancy. It is thus an established serum marker for breast cancer.

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