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Adjuvant High-Dose, Sequential Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Resected Breast Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002679
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 6, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2009
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Yale University

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.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of high-dose sequential chemotherapy as adjuvant therapy in treating patients with stage II or stage III breast cancer who have four or more positive axillary lymph nodes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Biological: filgrastim Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: paclitaxel Drug: tamoxifen citrate Radiation: radiation therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of dose intensive, sequential adjuvant chemotherapy with doxorubicin, paclitaxel, and cyclophosphamide in patients with stage II/III resected breast cancer. II. Evaluate the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: All patients receive sequential chemotherapy regimens consisting of 3 courses each of doxorubicin, paclitaxel, and cyclophosphamide on a schedule of one course every 14 days. Following completion of chemotherapy, patients who underwent breast conservation surgery receive radiotherapy. Mastectomy patients with 10 or more positive nodes or with T3-4 tumors are also eligible for delayed radiotherapy. Patients who are hormone receptor positive (or whose receptor status is unknown) are treated with oral tamoxifen for 5 years, beginning after completion of all other therapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, then yearly.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: At total of 90 patients will be entered.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 89 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sequential Adjuvant Chemotherapy With Doxorubicin, Taxol, and Cyclophosphamide for Stage II or III Resectable Breast Cancer With Four or More Involved Axillary Lymph Nodes
Study Start Date : February 1994
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the breast with involvement of 4 or more axillary nodes, including any T N1 M0 Concurrent bilateral breast cancer allowed Complete resection required Total mastectomy or breast conserving surgery Adjuvant radiotherapy planned after protocol chemotherapy Clear surgical margins Axillary dissection yielding at least 9 lymph nodes Entry required within 8 weeks of definitive surgery Hormone receptor status: Any status

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Sex: Not specified Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: Karnofsky 80%-100% ECOG 0 or 1 Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal AST no greater than 2 times normal Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.8 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Urinalysis normal Cardiovascular: Left ventricular ejection fraction normal on MUGA or echocardiogram No congestive heart failure requiring medical therapy No serious arrhythmia No first-, second-, or third-degree heart block Other: No abnormal CT of chest or abdomen No uncontrolled infection No serious medical condition that would prevent treatment No second malignancy except curatively treated: Nonmelanomatous skin cancer Carcinoma in situ of the cervix Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test Barrier contraception required of fertile patients before, during, and for 6 months after protocol therapy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior systemic chemotherapy Endocrine Therapy: No concurrent hormonal therapy unless unrelated to cancer Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No concurrent medication affecting conduction unless cleared by a cardiologist, e.g.: Beta blockers Digoxin Antiarrhythmia agents Calcium channel blockers

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002679

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United States, Connecticut
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8028
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
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Study Chair: Maysa Abu-Khalaf, MD Yale University

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Responsible Party: Maysa Abu-Khalaf, MD, Principal Investigator, Yale University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00002679    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000064337
First Posted: February 6, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009
Keywords provided by Yale University:
stage II breast cancer
stage IIIA breast cancer
male breast cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Bone Density Conservation Agents