Addition of Paclitaxel to High-Dose Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 31, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2014
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy used to kill tumor cells, allowing higher doses of chemotherapy to be used.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel added to a regimen of high-dose chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and carboplatin followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating women with metastatic breast cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Biological: filgrastim Drug: carboplatin Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: mesna Drug: paclitaxel Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the maximum tolerated dose of paclitaxel in combination with high-dose carboplatin/cyclophosphamide followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell support in women with stage IV breast cancer. II. Assess the nonhematologic toxic effects associated with this combination. III. Assess the response rate, duration of response, and survival in chemotherapy-sensitive women with metastatic breast cancer treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-finding study. All patients undergo collection of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilization prior to high-dose chemotherapy. Cohorts of 3-5 patients are treated at successively higher dose levels of paclitaxel until a maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is found. Paclitaxel is given as a single 24-hour infusion, followed by fixed doses of high-dose cyclophosphamide for 2 days, then carboplatin for 4 days. Three days later, patients receive PBSC and G-CSF for hematopoietic reconstitution. Additional patients are entered at the MTD. Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year, every 4 months for 1 year, and every 4-6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 50 patients will be accrued. The study is expected to take 18 months.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : November 1994

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically diagnosed, stage IV adenocarcinoma of the breast Previously untreated or prior adjuvant chemotherapy only CR or PR following 3-5 courses of induction chemotherapy for current diagnosis with one of the following: Cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin Cyclophosphamide/methotrexate/fluorouracil Cyclophosphamide/mitoxantrone No active CNS metastases on CT or MRI Hormone receptor status: Any status

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 65 Sex: Women Menopausal status: Pre- or postmenopausal Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000 Platelets greater than 100,000 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: Left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 50% on MUGA or echocardiogram No abnormal cardiac conduction on EKG, i.e.: No second- or third-degree heart block No bundle-branch block No arrhythmia except: Supraventricular sinus tachycardia Occasional premature atrial or ventricular contractions Pulmonary: DLCO greater than 60% of predicted Other: No preexisting peripheral neuropathy No HIV antibody No history of second malignancy within 5 years except: Nonmelanomatous skin cancer Cervical carcinoma in situ No pregnant or nursing women

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Hematologically recovered from prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Failure on 1 prior hormonal regimen required for ER-positive disease (greater than 10 femtomoles) unless visceral metastatic crisis requires immediate chemotherapy Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002628

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5265
United States, Missouri
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110-0250
United States, Tennessee
Methodist Hospital-Central Unit
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38104
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Louis University
Study Chair: Paul J. Petruska, MD St. Louis University Identifier: NCT00002628     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000064017
First Posted: August 31, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2014
Last Verified: April 2000

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Myeloablative Agonists