Phase III Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of EP2006 and Filgrastim (PIONEER)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sandoz Identifier:
First received: January 13, 2012
Last updated: October 9, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

The study will assess the efficacy of EP2006 compared to Filgrastim with respect to the mean duration of severe neutropenia during treatment with myelosuppressive chemotherapy in breast cancer patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chemotherapy Associated Neutropenia
Breast Cancer
Drug: EP2006
Drug: Filgrastim
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Multi-center Phase III Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of EP2006 and Neupogen® in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Myelosuppressive Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Sandoz:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean duration of Grade 4 neutropenia during Cycle 1 of Chemotherapy [ Time Frame: 21 days (Cycle 1 of chemotheray treatment) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Mean duration of severe neutropenia, defined as the mean number of consecutive days with Grade 4 neutropenia.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of febrile neutropenia [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Outcome Measure Description: to assess the safety of EP2006 and Filgrastim

  • Incidence, occurrence and severity of (serious) adverse events Assessment of local tolerability Systematic tolerance [ Time Frame: 21 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 218
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EP2006
Eligible patients will be teated with EP2006
Drug: EP2006
Eligible patients will be teated with EP2006
Other Name: Filgrastim
Active Comparator: Filgrastim
Eligible patients will be teated with Filgrastim
Drug: Filgrastim
Eligible patients will be teated with Filgrastim
Other Name: Filgrastim


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with histologically proven breast cancer, eligible for neoadjuvant or adjuvant myelosuppressive chemotherapy
  2. Women ≥ 18 years of age
  3. Estimated life expectancy of more than six months

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous or concurrent malignancy except non-invasive non-melanoma skin cancer, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, or other solid tumor treated curatively, and without evidence of recurrence for at least ten years prior to study entry
  2. Any serious illness or medical condition that may interfere with safety, compliance, response to the products under investigation and their evaluation, e.g.:

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01519700

Czech Republic
Insitut Onkologie a Rehabilitaca na Plesi
Ves pod Plesi 110, Czech Republic, 26204
Josa Andras Oktato Korhaz Nonprofit Kft
Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, 4400
Daugavpils Regional Hospital
Daugavpils, Latvia, 5400
Russian Federation
State Medical-Prophylactic Institution SMPI Reginal Clinical Oncological Dispensary
Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
State Healthcare Institution SHI Pyatigorsk Oncological Dispensary
Pyatigorsk, Russian Federation
Non-State Healthcare Institution NSHI
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Oddelenie klinickej onkologie, Vyvhodoslovensky onkologicky ustav
Kosice, Slovakia, 041 91
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Sandoz Sandoz
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Sandoz Identifier: NCT01519700     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EP06-302, 2010-024481-22
Study First Received: January 13, 2012
Last Updated: October 9, 2014
Health Authority: Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Hungary: Ministry of Health, Social and Family Affairs
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control

Keywords provided by Sandoz:
G-CSF, neutropenia
supportive care
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Leukocyte Disorders
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on October 23, 2014