Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
Paclitaxel Plus Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Women With Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer. Note: The information about this trial has not been updated by the sponsor/principal investigator/lead organization. Cancer.gov cannot verify the accuracy of the information.
|Phase II||Treatment||Completed||18 and over||NCI||MSKCC-98028|
I. Determine the therapeutic efficacy of paclitaxel in combination with monoclonal antibody HER2 (Herceptin) in women with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. II. Evaluate the safety of this combination regimen in these patients.
Histologically confirmed recurrent or metastatic breast cancer Bidimensionally measurable disease No bone scan abnormalities alone Lytic lesions allowed in conjunction with bone scan abnormalities No pure blastic bone metastases No pleural or peritoneal effusions No previously irradiated lesions Resected disease not allowed No brain metastases or leptomeningeal disease Hormone receptor status: Not specified
Biologic therapy: No prior monoclonal antibody therapy Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas and mitomycin) and recovered No more than 3 prior chemotherapy regimens as adjuvant/neoadjuvant therapy or for disease At least 1 year since prior paclitaxel or docetaxel Prior anthracycline (doxorubicin or epirubicin) or mitoxantrone-based regimen allowed as adjuvant therapy or for advanced disease No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 3 weeks since prior exogenous hormonal therapy for stage IV disease and/or as adjuvant therapy Radiotherapy: No radiotherapy to greater than 50% of marrow At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherepy to the only measurable lesion Surgery: At least 2-3 weeks since prior surgery and recovered No concurrent surgery to the only measurable lesion Other: No concurrent nonprotocol treatment
Age: 18 and over Sex: Female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 1500/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL Calcium no greater than 11.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No history of arrhythmias No history of other significant cardiac diseases No New York Heart Association class III or IV cardiac function Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 50% Pulmonary: No symptomatic lymphangitic pulmonary metastases Other: Not pregnant Negative pregnancy test No history of other malignancy except: Carcinoma in situ of the cervix Curatively treated nonmelanoma skin cancer No severe infection No severe malnutrition No other serious medical illness No history of grade 3-4 peripheral neuropathy
This study will accrue 50 patients in approximately 6 months.
Patients are stratified by tumor expression of HER2 (overexpression vs normal). Patients receive a loading dose of monoclonal antibody HER2 (Herceptin) intravenously over 90 minutes on day 0. Paclitaxel is administered intravenously over 1 hour on day 1. Starting on day 7, patients receive paclitaxel by infusion over 1 hour every 7 days. Monoclonal antibody HER2 is administered intravenously over 30 minutes immediately following paclitaxel every 7 days. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression and unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed until death.Published Results
Seidman AD, Fornier MN, Esteva FJ, et al.: Weekly trastuzumab and paclitaxel therapy for metastatic breast cancer with analysis of efficacy by HER2 immunophenotype and gene amplification. J Clin Oncol 19 (10): 2587-95, 2001.[PUBMED Abstract]
Seidman AD, Fornier M, Esteva F, et al.: Final report: weekly herceptin and taxol for metastatic breast cancer: analysis of efficacy by HER2 immunophenotype [immunohistochemistry (IHC)] and gene amplification [fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH)]. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 19: A319, 2000.
Fornier M, Seidman AD, Esteva FJ, et al.: Weekly herceptin plus one hour taxol: phase II study in HER2 overexpressing (H2+) and non-overexpressing (H2-) metastatic breast cancer. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 18: A482, 1999.
Trial Lead Organizations
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
|Andrew Seidman, MD, Protocol chair|
|Official Title||Phase II Study of Weekly 1-Hour Paclitaxel (Taxol) Plus Recombinant Humanized Anti-p185HER2 Monoclonal Antibody (Herceptin) in the Treatment of Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer|
|Trial Start Date||1998-04-28|
|Trial Completion Date||2003-02-25|
|Registered in ClinicalTrials.gov||NCT00003539|
|Date Submitted to PDQ||1998-08-13|
|Information Last Verified||2009-12-01|
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