Trial Exploring Feasibility of Densification and Optimal Sequencing of Postoperative Adjuvant Fluorouracil, Epirubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide (FEC) and Docetaxel Chemotherapy in Patients With High Risk Primary Operable Breast Cancer
The rationale of this randomized phase II study is to investigate the feasibility of sequenced densified FEC and docetaxel based regimens in patients with primary operable high-risk breast cancer. Several phase III and phase II clinical trials showed the benefits of dose-dense therapy (Q2W) over conventional treatment in breast cancer, lymphoma and SCLC. The aim of the study is also to demonstrate that further shortening of treatment interval from 14 days to 10-11 days in FEC regimen is feasible and will not compromise patient's safety. The results of this randomized phase II study should serve as a basis for follow-up randomized phase III trial comparing conventional versus densified sequential FEC and docetaxel based regimens.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Phase II Trial Exploring Feasibility of Densification and Optimal Sequencing of Postoperative Adjuvant Fluorouracil, Epirubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide (FEC) and Docetaxel Chemotherapy in Patients With High Risk Primary Operable Breast Cancer|
- To assess the feasibility of FEC and docetaxel based sequential regimens given in dose-dense fashion (FEC every 10-11 days and docetaxel every 14 days) with pegfilgrastim in patients with high-risk primary breast cancer.
- To assess the safety and tolerability of FEC and docetaxel regimens including (febrile) neutropenia
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2006|
|UZ Gasthuisberg Leuven|
|Leuven, Belgium, B-3000|
|Principal Investigator:||Hans Wildiers, MD, PhD||UZ Gasthuisberg Leuven|