Capecitabine, Paclitaxel, and Trastuzumab in Treating Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00006108
First received: August 3, 2000
Last updated: February 3, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combining capecitabine, paclitaxel, and trastuzumab in treating patients who have metastatic breast cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Biological: trastuzumab
Drug: capecitabine
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Xeloda, Every Three Week Taxol and Herceptin in Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: August 1999
Study Completion Date: July 2002
Primary Completion Date: September 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of capecitabine when administered in combination with paclitaxel and trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with metastatic breast cancer. II. Determine the response rate of these patients to this treatment regimen. III. Determine the median time to treatment failure in these patients with this treatment regimen. IV. Determine the incidence of cardiac toxicity in these patients with this treatment regimen. V. Assess the quality of life in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of capecitabine. Patients receive trastuzumab (Herceptin) IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15; paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 2; and oral capecitabine on days 3-16. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of capecitabine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicities. Once the MTD is determined, additional patients are accrued. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and after 3 courses of treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-30 patients will be accrued for the phase I dose escalation portion of this study. A total of 28-41 patients will be accrued for the phase II portion of this study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 59 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the breast Metastatic disease HER2 overexpressing tumor (2+ or 3+) Bidimensionally measurable or evaluable disease Hormone receptor status: Estrogen receptor positive or negative

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 59 Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Ejection fraction at least 50% by MUGA No history of congestive heart failure No uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias Other: No other prior malignancy except squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma of the skin, noninvasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, or cervical dysplasia No prior motor or sensory neuropathy grade 2 or higher Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior trastuzumab (Herceptin) No concurrent hematopoietic growth factors Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease Prior adjuvant chemotherapy allowed (including regimens containing doxorubicin) No prior paclitaxel, 24 hour infusion fluorouracil, or capecitabine Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to 50% or more of the bone marrow Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent experimental drugs

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00006108

Locations
United States, North Carolina
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7295
Sponsors and Collaborators
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Frances A. Collichio, MD UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006108     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LCCC 9904, UNC-9904, NCI-G00-1834, CDR0000068119
Study First Received: August 3, 2000
Last Updated: February 3, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center:
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Paclitaxel
Capecitabine
Trastuzumab
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites

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