Lovastatin in Reducing Side Effects After Radiation Therapy in Women With Breast Cancer

2014-07-23 21:14:28 | BioPortfolio


RATIONALE: Drugs, such as lovastatin, may protect normal cells from the side effects of radiation therapy.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well lovastatin works in reducing side effects after radiation therapy in women with breast cancer.



- To determine the incidence of good/excellent cosmetic outcome, as defined by the Harvard Scale, after radiotherapy in women treated with lovastatin, as compared to historical controls.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo standard external beam whole-breast irradiation and/or accelerated partial breast irradiation. Patients receive oral lovastatin once daily beginning on the first day of radiotherapy and continuing for 12 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients complete a questionnaire, the Breast Cancer Treatment Outcome Scale, at baseline and then at 6 months, 12 months, and 3 years after completion of radiotherapy to assess cosmetic and functional outcomes.

After completion of radiotherapy, patients are followed periodically for up to 5 years.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Breast Cancer


lovastatin, questionnaire administration, adjuvant therapy, accelerated partial breast irradiation, external beam radiation therapy


Not yet recruiting


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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