Ph II Letrozole + OSI-774 (Tarceva) in Post-menopausal, w/ ER and/or PR-positive Met Breast Cancer.

This study has been terminated.
(low accrual)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ingrid Mayer, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00611715
First received: February 8, 2008
Last updated: August 3, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using letrozole may fight breast cancer by blocking the use of estrogen by the tumor cells. Erlotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving letrozole together with erlotinib may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II clinical trial is studying how well giving letrozole together with erlotinib works in treating postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive and/or progesterone receptor-positive locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Drug: erlotinib hydrochloride
Drug: letrozole
Genetic: fluorescence in situ hybridization
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Letrozole Plus OSI-774 (Tarceva) in Post-menopausal Women With ER and/or PR-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patients With Pathological Complete Response. [ Time Frame: at 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Per RECIST criteria v. 1.0: measurable lesions: complete response (CR) disappearance of target lesions, partial response (PR) > 30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter (LD) of target lesions, stable disease (SD) neither sufficient decrease nor increase of the sum of smallest sum of the LD of target lesions


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Median Time to Progression of Target Lesions [ Time Frame: Every 12 weeks from on-study to disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time frame from study entry till discontinuation of treatment due to disease progression. Progression of target lesions is measured by RECIST criteria v. 1.0: measurable lesions: complete response (CR) disappearance of target lesions, partial response (PR) > 30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter (LD) of target lesions, progressive disease (PD) > 20% increase in the sum of the LD of target lesions or appearance of new lesions, stable disease (SD) neither sufficient decrease nor increase of the sum of smallest sum of the LD of target lesions.

  • Number of Patients With Anti-tumor Activity: Complete Response (CR) and Partial Response (PR) [ Time Frame: at 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Per RECIST criteria v. 1.0: measurable lesions: complete response (CR) disappearance of target lesions and partial response (PR) > 30% decrease in the sum of the longest diameter (LD) of target lesions.

  • Number of Patients With Worst-grade Toxicities Per Grade [ Time Frame: at 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Number of patients with worst-grade toxicities following NCI Common Toxicity Criteria: 1 = mild, 2 = moderate, 3 = severe, 4 = life-threatening, disabling, 5 = death


Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: November 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: First line/hormone-therapy naive Drug: erlotinib hydrochloride
OSI-774 150 mg/day
Other Name: Tarceva, OSI-774
Drug: letrozole
Letrozole 2.5 mg/day
Other Name: Femara
Genetic: fluorescence in situ hybridization
To determine HER2 gene amplification or excess copies of the HER2 gene
Other Name: None specified
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
to measure the epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR)
Other Name: None specified
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
To determine if specific biomarkers exhibit a longer time to tumor progression after treatment with the study drugs
Other Name: none specified
Experimental: Second-line/prev hormone-therapy tx Drug: erlotinib hydrochloride
OSI-774 150 mg/day
Other Name: Tarceva, OSI-774
Drug: letrozole
Letrozole 2.5 mg/day
Other Name: Femara
Genetic: fluorescence in situ hybridization
To determine HER2 gene amplification or excess copies of the HER2 gene
Other Name: None specified
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
to measure the epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR)
Other Name: None specified
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
To determine if specific biomarkers exhibit a longer time to tumor progression after treatment with the study drugs
Other Name: none specified

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

  • To determine the rate of clinical benefit (complete response [CR], partial response [PR], and stable disease [SD] in patients with hormone-dependent locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer treated with letrozole in combination with erlotinib hydrochloride.

Secondary

  • To determine the time to progression (TTP) in patients treated with this regimen.
  • To evaluate the anti-tumor activity, as determined by CR and PR rates, of this regimen in these patients.
  • To evaluate the safety of this regimen in these patients.
  • To determine if tumors that are positive for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or Ser118 ER, or that overexpress human epidermal receptor (HER2) exhibit a longer TTP from the combination compared to tumors that do not express or overexpress these molecules.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to prior hormone therapy (hormone-therapy naive/first-line therapy vs prior hormonal therapy with either tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor in the adjuvant or metastatic setting/second-line therapy)

Patients receive oral letrozole and oral erlotinib hydrochloride once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then yearly thereafter.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • Patients must have estrogen (ER) and/or progesterone receptor (PgR)-positive, histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the breast with measurable (but not operable) locally recurrent disease, or measurable and/or evaluable metastatic disease (see protocol section 10.3), including isolated bone metastases.
  • Patients with available paraffin tissue blocks from either the primary or the metastatic site must submit tissue blocks for retrospective EGFR and HER2 analysis. If tissue blocks cannot be submitted, 20 unstained slides from each paraffin block must be submitted.
  • All patients must be post-menopausal females as defined by one of the following:

    • Prior bilateral oophorectomy
    • Prior bilateral ovarian irradiation
    • No menstrual period for 12 months or longer
    • If age 55 years or less and < 12 months from last menstrual period, patient must have a serum estradiol < or equal to 30 and an FSH level > 40.
  • Patients must not have had more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for metastatic disease and have fully recovered from any grade 2-4 toxicities related to chemotherapy. No concurrent chemotherapy is allowed while on protocol therapy.
  • Patients may have had 1 prior hormonal therapy for metastatic disease. This includes: tamoxifen, fulvestrant, anastrozole, exemestane, aminoglutethimide, megace, and letrozole. Patients may have received tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors in the adjuvant setting.
  • Patients must not have had prior therapy with EGF receptor inhibitors.
  • Previous but not concomitant therapy with trastuzumab (Herceptin) is allowed. Patients must not have received Herceptin within 4 weeks of initiation of protocol therapy.
  • Patients must have an ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2.
  • Patients must have adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function as defined by the following within 2 weeks of initiation of therapy:

    • Absolute neutrophils > or equal to 1,500/mm3 and platelets > or equal to 100,000/mm3.
    • Bilirubin < than or equal to 1.5 upper limit of normal.
    • SGOT and SGPT < or equal to 2.5 upper limit of normal.
    • Creatinine < or equal to 1.5 upper limit of normal.
    • INR, PTT and PT in the normal range.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Patients must not have a history of central nervous system metastases or unevaluated CNS symptoms suggestive of possible brain metastases.
  • Patients may receive concurrent radiation therapy to painful bone metastases or areas of impending bone fracture as long as radiation therapy is initiated prior to study entry and sites of evaluable disease outside the radiation port(s) are available for follow-up. Patients who have received prior radiotherapy must have recovered from toxicity induced by this treatment.
  • Patients < 55 years of age must not have received Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists within 3 months prior to protocol therapy.
  • Patients must not suffer from medical or psychiatric conditions that would interfere with ability to provide informed consent, communicate side effects, or comply with protocol requirements including maintenance of a compliance/pill diary.
  • Patients must be disease-free of prior invasive cancers for > 5 years with the exception of basal or squamous cancer of the skin or cervical carcinoma in situ.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00611715

Locations
United States, Georgia
Central Georgia Hematology/Oncology Associates, P.C.
Macon, Georgia, United States, 31201
United States, Kentucky
Jennie Stuart Medical Center
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States, 42240
Purchase Cancer Group
Paducah, Kentucky, United States, 42002
United States, Tennessee
Memorial Health Care System
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37404
The Jones Clinic - Germantown
Germantown, Tennessee, United States, 38138
Jackson-Madison County Hospital
Jackson, Tennessee, United States, 38301
Tennessee Cancer Specialists
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37909
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center - Cool Springs
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37067
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6838
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Ingrid Mayer, MD Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ingrid Mayer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Clinical Director, Breast Cancer Program; Medical Oncologist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00611715     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00179296
Other Study ID Numbers: VICC BRE 0303, VU-VICC-BRE-0303, VU-VICC-030592, GENENTECH-VU-VICC-BRE-0303, NOVARTIS-VU-VICC-BRE-0303
Study First Received: February 8, 2008
Results First Received: March 12, 2012
Last Updated: August 3, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center:
recurrent breast cancer
stage IV breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Erlotinib
Letrozole
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Aromatase Inhibitors

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