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Irinotecan in Treating Patients With Refractory Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: May 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of two regimens of irinotecan in treating patients who have refractory metastatic breast cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: irinotecan hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Phase II Trial of Irinotecan (CPT-11) In Patients With Refractory Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Study Start Date: August 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the antitumor activity and toxicity of two different schedules of irinotecan in the treatment of patients with refractory metastatic breast cancer who have received 1 or 2 previous chemotherapy regimens (up to one prior therapy for metastatic disease and one for adjuvant therapy). II. Compare the time to progression, survival, and quality of life of these patients on these 2 different schedules of irinotecan.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to dominant disease (visceral vs nonvisceral), performance status (0-1 vs 2), and prior chemotherapy in metastatic setting (yes vs no). Patients assigned to arm I receive irinotecan intravenously over 90 minutes every week for 4 weeks followed by a 2 week rest period. Treatment is repeated every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients assigned to arm II receive irinotecan intravenously over 90 minutes every 3 weeks for 6 weeks. Treatment is repeated every 6 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed before and during treatment. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, then annually for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 42-100 patients (21-50 patients per arm) will be accrued for this study within 3.5 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the breast with progressing locoregional or metastatic disease Measurable or evaluable indicator lesion No uncontrolled CNS metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 0.3 mg/dL above upper limit of normal (ULN) AST no greater than 3 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.0 mg/dL above ULN Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease Other: No uncontrolled infection No chronic debilitating disease Not pregnant or lactating Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since chemotherapy No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen in the adjuvant setting At least 1 prior regimen containing taxane or doxorubicin for metastatic disease or in the adjuvant setting Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No radiotherapy to greater than 25% of bone marrow No prior treatment with strontium 89 Surgery: At least 4 weeks since major surgery Other: No concurrent metoclopramide

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003351

United States, Arizona
CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Illinois Oncology Research Association
Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61602
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Iowa
CCOP - Cedar Rapids Oncology Project
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 52403-1206
CCOP - Iowa Oncology Research Association
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309-1016
Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Sioux City, Iowa, United States, 51101-1733
United States, Kansas
CCOP - Wichita
Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Michigan
CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48106
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota, United States, 55805
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
CentraCare Clinic
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States, 56303
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Nebraska
CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
United States, North Dakota
Medcenter One Health System
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58501
CCOP - Merit Care Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58122
Altru Health Systems
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 58201
United States, Ohio
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinic and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
United States, South Dakota
Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 57709
CCOP - Sioux Community Cancer Consortium
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105-1080
Canada, Saskatchewan
Allan Blair Cancer Centre
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4T 7T1
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Study Chair: Edith A. Perez, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Perez EA, Hillman DW, Milliard JA, et al.: Randomized phase II study of 2 schedules of irinotecan (CPT-11) for patients (pts) with refractory metastatic breast cancer (MBC): an NCCTG Cooperative Group study. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-206, 2002. Identifier: NCT00003351     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066332, NCCTG-963255
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
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