Cetuximab With or Without Carboplatin in Treating Women With Estrogen Receptor-Negative, Progesterone Receptor-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab, can block tumor growth in different ways. Some block the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Others find tumor cells and help kill them or carry tumor-killing substances to them. Cetuximab may also stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It is not yet known whether giving cetuximab together with carboplatin is more effective than giving cetuximab alone in treating metastatic breast cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying cetuximab and carboplatin to see how well they work compared with cetuximab alone in treating women with estrogen receptor-negative (ER-), progesterone receptor-negative (PR-) metastatic breast cancer.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial of Cetuximab Alone and in Combination With Carboplatin in ER-Negative, PR-Negative, HER-2 Nonoverexpressing Metastatic Breast Cancer|
- Overall disease response rate [ Time Frame: every 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Overall response rate of single agent cetuximab and cetuximab + carboplatin will be measured by radigographic response using RECIST criteria every 8 weeks until subject experiences disease progression. Overall response will be measured as complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD) or progressive disease (PD).
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: every 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Subjects will be contacted every 4 months after discontinuation of active treatment to assess survival.
- Time to progression [ Time Frame: every 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Time to disease progression of cetuximab or cetuximab + carboplatin as indicated by radiographic assessment
|Study Start Date:||November 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive cetuximab IV over 60-120 minutes once a week. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients not responding to treatment may cross over to arm II.
Experimental: Arm II
Patients receive cetuximab as in arm I and carboplatin IV on days 1, 8, and 15. Treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Given IVDrug: carboplatin
- Compare the overall response rate in women with estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, HER2-nonoverexpressing metastatic breast cancer treated with cetuximab with vs without carboplatin.
- Compare the time to disease progression in patients treated with these regimens.
- Correlate downstream effects of EGFR inhibitor on MAPK, AKT, Ki67, and EGFR-dependent signaling, proliferation, and apoptosis with toxicity and response in patients with accessible tumors treated with these regimens.
- Determine the changes in biomarkers and gene expression in circulating tumor cells during treatment.
- Compare the overall survival rate in patients treated with these regimens.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive cetuximab IV over 60-120 minutes once a week.
- Arm II: Patients receive cetuximab as in arm I and carboplatin IV on days 1, 8, and 15.
In both arms, treatment repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients not responding to treatment in arm I may cross over to arm II.
Blood samples are collected periodically throughout study for correlative biomarker analysis by IHC and gene expression analysis.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 4 months.
|United States, Alabama|
|Lurleen Wallace Comprehensive Cancer at University of Alabama - Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|United States, California|
|UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94115|
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007|
|Washington Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010|
|United States, Indiana|
|Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289|
|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic Cancer Center|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|United States, Missouri|
|Washington University School of Medicine|
|St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599-7295|
|Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Rex Cancer Center at Rex Hospital|
|Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27607|
|United States, Texas|
|Baylor University Medical Center - Houston|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009|
|Principal Investigator:||Lisa A. Carey, MD||UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center|