BMS-247550 in Treating Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of BMS-247550 in treating women who have stage IV or recurrent metastatic breast cancer.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of Epothilone B Analog BMS-247550 in Patients With Taxane-Resistant Metastatic Breast Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||February 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2003|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the clinical activity of BMS-247550, in terms of tumor response rate, in women with taxane-resistant metastatic breast cancer.
- Determine the safety of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the duration of response, time to progression, and survival of patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive BMS-247550 IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for 4-18 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving complete response (CR) receive 4 additional courses beyond CR. Responding patients may receive additional courses at the investigator's discretion.
Patients are followed every 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-50 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.
|United States, New York|
|Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Clifford A. Hudis, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|