A Study of Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Women With HER2 Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIITreatmentCompleted18 and overPharmaceutical / IndustryBO17708
2005-003862-40, NCT00333775

Trial Description


This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2 doses of Avastin in combination with docetaxel, versus docetaxel plus placebo, in patients with metastatic HER2 negative breast cancer who are candidates for taxane-based chemotherapy but who have not received prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease. The anticipated time on treatment is 1-2 years and the target sample size is 500+ individuals.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female patients >= 18 years of age;
  • HER2 negative cancer of the breast with locally recurrent or metastatic disease, suitable for chemotherapy;
  • no adjuvant chemotherapy within 6 months before randomization, and no taxane-based chemotherapy within 12 months before randomization;
  • ECOG performance status 0-1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous chemotherapy for metastatic or locally recurrent breast cancer;
  • radiotherapy for treatment of metastatic disease;
  • other primary tumors within last 5 years, except for controlled limited basal cell or squamous cancer of the skin, or cancer in situ of the cervix;
  • spinal cord compression or brain metastases;
  • major surgical procedure, open biopsy or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to randomization;
  • inadequate bone marrow, liver or renal function;
  • uncontrolled hypertension.

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

F. Hoffmann - La Roche, Limited

    Clinical Trials, Study Director

    Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
    NLM Identifier NCT00333775
    ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on May 21, 2015

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