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Paclitaxel, Nab-paclitaxel, or Ixabepilone With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Stage IIIC or Stage IV Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00785291
First received: November 4, 2008
Last updated: September 30, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
  Purpose

This randomized phase III trial studies the side effects and how well different chemotherapy regimens with or without bevacizumab work in treating patients with stage IIIC or stage IV breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation (nab-paclitaxel), and ixabepilone, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Bevacizumab may block tumor growth by targeting certain cells and slowing the growth of blood vessels to the tumor. It is not yet known which treatment regimen is more effective in treating patients with breast cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Estrogen Receptor-negative Breast Cancer
Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
HER2-negative Breast Cancer
HER2-positive Breast Cancer
Male Breast Cancer
Progesterone Receptor-negative Breast Cancer
Progesterone Receptor-positive Breast Cancer
Recurrent Breast Cancer
Stage IIIC Breast Cancer
Stage IV Breast Cancer
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation
Drug: ixabepilone
Biological: bevacizumab
Other: questionnaire administration
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase III Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel Compared to Weekly Nanoparticle Albumin Bound Nab-paclitaxel or Ixabepilone With or Without Bevacizumab as First-Line Therapy for Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PFS [ Time Frame: Time from randomization to progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurs first, assessed up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary analysis will use the stratified log-rank tests to identify differences in PFS for each experimental arm as compared to control arm (based upon the trial's stratification factors: prior adjuvant taxanes, hormone receptor status, and concomitant bevacizumab). Any efficacy claim will be based solely on this primary statistical analysis.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective tumor response as assessed by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors criteria [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Arm differences in response rate will be tested at the final analysis with the proportional hazards model. All tests of secondary objectives will use a one-sided alpha of 0.027.

  • Duration of tumor response [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Arm differences in duration of tumor response will be tested at the final analysis with the logistic model. All tests of secondary objectives will use a one-sided alpha of 0.027.

  • Time to treatment failure [ Time Frame: Interval from randomization until progression, toxicity, withdrawn consent, or going on non-protocol therapy, assessed up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The proportional hazards model to compare the control arm to each of the experimental arms on time-to-treatment-failure will be used. All tests of secondary objectives will use a one-sided alpha of 0.027.

  • Probability of being progression-free [ Time Frame: At 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The 12 months PFS rates of each experimental arm relative to the control arm will be compared with a chi-squared test. Logistic regression (with a one-sided alpha of 0.027) will be used to test the same differences in proportions while controlling for the covariates (the trial's stratification factors).

  • Incidence of treatment-related toxicity as assessed by Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0 and by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group Neurotoxicity Subscale [ Time Frame: Up to day 1 of last course of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Treatment-related toxicity rates by type, grade, and arm will be presented.

  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The proportional hazards model will be used to compare the control arm to each of the experimental arms on overall survival, controlling for covariates. All tests of secondary objectives will use a one-sided alpha of 0.027.


Enrollment: 799
Study Start Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm A (weekly paclitaxel)
Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Patients may receive bevacizumab IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1 and 15.
Drug: paclitaxel
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Anzatax
  • Asotax
  • TAX
  • Taxol
Biological: bevacizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • anti-VEGF humanized monoclonal antibody
  • anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • Avastin
  • rhuMAb VEGF
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Experimental: Arm B (weekly nab-paclitaxel)
Patients receive paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Patients may also receive bevacizumab as in Arm A.
Drug: paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation
Given IV
Other Names:
  • ABI-007
  • nab paclitaxel
  • nab-paclitaxel
  • nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel
Biological: bevacizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • anti-VEGF humanized monoclonal antibody
  • anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • Avastin
  • rhuMAb VEGF
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Experimental: Arm C (weekly ixabepilone)
Patients receive ixabepilone IV over 60 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Patients may also receive bevacizumab as in Arm A. (closed to accrual as of 7/18/11)
Drug: ixabepilone
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BMS-247550
  • epothilone B lactam
  • Ixempra
Biological: bevacizumab
Given IV
Other Names:
  • anti-VEGF humanized monoclonal antibody
  • anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody
  • Avastin
  • rhuMAb VEGF
Other: questionnaire administration
Ancillary studies
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic confirmation of invasive cancer of the breast
  • Stage IV disease or stage IIIC disease (using American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] criteria, 6th edition) not amenable to local therapy
  • Patients may not have a "currently active" second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancers; patients are not considered to have a "currently active" malignancy if they have completed therapy and are considered by their physician to be at less than 30% risk of relapse
  • Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative disease are eligible; patients with HER2+ disease are eligible providing they have previously received trastuzumab or lapatinib; documentation of progression on HER2 directed therapy is not required; Her2/neu status must be known at the time of protocol registration
  • Estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PgR) status must be known at the time of registration; ER and/or PgR >= 1% cells will be considered positive
  • Prior treatment may include adjuvant or neoadjuvant taxane, however, the interval between completion of adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy and disease recurrence must be >= 12 months
  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer
  • Any number of prior hormonal therapies are allowed; the last dose should have been administered at least 7 days prior to the initiation of protocol therapy
  • Prior radiotherapy must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to study entry
  • Treatment with bisphosphonates is allowed and recommended as per American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines
  • Prior trastuzumab or lapatinib required for patients with HER2 overexpressing tumors
  • Prior treatment with bevacizumab is allowed
  • Patients must not have had a major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to study registration, and must have fully recovered from any such procedure

    • The following are not considered to be major procedures: thoracentesis, paracentesis, port placement, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonographic procedures, mediastinoscopy, skin biopsies, incisional biopsies and routine dental procedures
  • Patients must not have anticipation of need for a major surgical procedure during the course of the study
  • There are no restrictions on core biopsies, placement of a vascular access device or other minor procedures prior to registration

    • Placement of a vascular access device after starting study therapy should be performed between day 15 and 28 of a treatment cycle (but not less than 48 hours before the next dose of bevacizumab) to allow for sufficient healing
  • Patients must have measurable disease (target lesions): measurable disease is defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as >= 2.0 cm with conventional techniques or as >= 1 cm with spiral computed tomography (CT) scan

    • Lesions that are considered non-measurable include the following:

      • Bone lesions
      • Leptomeningeal disease
      • Ascites
      • Pleural/pericardial effusion
      • Inflammatory breast disease
      • Lymphangitis cutis/pulmonitis
      • Abdominal masses that are not confirmed and followed by imaging techniques
      • Cystic lesions
  • Patients with pre-existing peripheral neuropathy >= grade 2 are not eligible for this study
  • Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) (Zubrod) performance status of =< 1 to be eligible for this trial
  • Women must not be pregnant or breast feeding; premenopausal women must have a negative serum or urine beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (Hcg)
  • Patients with a history of Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade >= 3 hypersensitivity to paclitaxel or Cremophor® EL are not eligible
  • Patients with a history of abdominal fistula, or intra-abdominal abscess within 6 months prior to study registration are not eligible
  • Patients with a history of gastrointestinal (GI) perforation within 12 months prior to registration are not eligible
  • Patients with a history of significant bleeding episodes (e.g., hemoptysis, upper or lower GI bleeding) within 6 months prior to registration are not eligible
  • Patients must not have a history of clinically significant cardiovascular disease that includes the following:

    • Uncontrolled hypertension defined as systolic blood pressure > 150 and/or diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg on antihypertensive medications or any prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
    • History of myocardial infarction or unstable angina within past 6 months
    • New York Heart Association (NYHA) congestive heart failure grade 2 or greater
    • Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease
    • Significant vascular disease (e.g., aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection) or arterial thrombotic events
  • Patients on full dose anticoagulants must be on a stable dose of warfarin, or be on a stable dose of low molecular weight (LMW) heparin; patients receiving anti-platelet or on daily prophylactic dose aspirin are eligible, as are patients receiving stable doses of anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation
  • Patients may not have a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to study registration
  • Patients with a history of seizures must be well controlled with standard medication
  • Patients must not have progressing or untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases or leptomeningeal disease; patients with a history of resected brain metastases with stable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for 3 months including within 4 weeks of study start are eligible; patients with a history of gamma knife radiosurgery or whole brain radiation with stable MRI scans for 3 months including within 4 weeks of study start are eligible
  • No serious, non-healing wound, ulcer or bone fracture
  • Life expectancy of >= 12 weeks
  • Granulocytes >= 1,500/ul
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/ul
  • Creatinine =< 2.0 mg/dL
  • Bilirubin < 1.5 mg/dL (unless due to Gilbert's syndrome)
  • Transaminases (aspartate aminotransferase [AST], alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 2.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Serum or urine beta-Hcg negative in premenopausal women of child-bearing potential
  • Urine protein =< 1+ protein* or urine protein:creatinine ratio (UPC) < 1

    • Patients discovered to have >= 2+ proteinuria at baseline must undergo a 24-hour urine collection that must demonstrate < 1 g of protein/24 hr or UPC ratio =< 1 to allow participation in the study
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hope Rugo Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
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No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00785291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2009-00476, NCI-2009-00476, CTSU 40502, CDR0000617539, NCCTG N063H, CALGB 40502, CALGB-40502, U10CA031946, U10CA180821
Study First Received: November 4, 2008
Last Updated: September 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Paclitaxel
Epothilones
Bevacizumab
Antibodies
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors

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