Treatment Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for breast cancer treatment. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • DZD1516 in Combination With Trastuzumab and Capecitabine, or in Combination With T-DM1, in Patients With Metastatic HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

    DZD1516 is an oral, blood brain barrier penetrable, selective HER2 tyrosine kinase inhibitor. This study is designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of DZD1516 in patients with metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer who have progressed following prior therapy. This is the first time this drug has ever been tested in patients, and so it will help to understand what type of side effects may occur with the drug treatment. It will also measure the levels of drug in the body and assess its anti-cancer activity as monotherapy and in combination with trastuzumab and / or capecitabine, or in combination with T-DM1
    Location: UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • A Study of AL101 Monotherapy in Patients With Notch Activated Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    The current study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AL101 monotherapy in subjects with Notch-activated recurrent or metastatic TNBC; Notch activation will be determined by a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) test.
    Location: 2 locations

  • BN-Brachyury, Entinostat, Adotrastuzumab Emtansine and M7824 in Advanced Stage Breast Cancer (BrEAsT)

    Background: Breast cancer is the second most common cause of U.S. cancer deaths in women. Immunotherapy drugs use a person s immune system to fight cancer. Researchers want to see if a new combination of immunotherapy drugs can help treat breast cancer that has gone to places in the body outside of the breast (metastasized). Objective: To learn if a new combination of immunotherapy drugs can shrink tumors in people with metastatic breast cancer. Eligibility: Adults 18 and older who have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, such as Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) or ER- / PR- / HER2+ Breast Cancer (HER2+BC) Design: Participants will be screened with: medical history physical exam disease confirmation (or tumor biopsy) tumor scans (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and / or bone scan) blood and urine tests electrocardiogram (measures the heart s electrical activity) echocardiogram (creates images of the heart). Participants will be assigned to 1 of 3 groups. The drugs they get will be based on the group they are in. Drugs are given in cycles. Each cycle = 3 weeks. Participants will be seen in clinic every 3 weeks, prior to the start of a new cycle. At each visit, participants will have an clinical exam, have blood drawn and will be asked about any side effects. They will repeat the screening tests during the study. New scans, like a CT scan, will be done every 6 weeks to see if the treatment is working. All participants will get BN-Brachyury. It is 2 different vaccines - a prime and a boost. First the priming vaccines, called MVA-BN-Brachyury help to jump start the immune system. Next the boosting vaccines, called FPV-Brachyury help to keep the immune system going. They are injected under the skin during different cycles. All participants will get M7824 (also known as Bintrafusp alfa ), which is an immunotherapy drug. Some participants will get a commonly used drug is HER2+ breast cancer called adotrastuzumab emtansine (also known as T-DM1DM1 or kadcyla). For both, a needle is inserted into a vein to give the drugs slowly. Some participants will take Entinostat weekly by mouth. It is in tablet form. Participants will keep a pill diary. Participants will continue on their assigned treatment until their cancer grows, they develop side effects or want to stop treatment. About 28 days after treatment ends, participants will have a follow-up visit or a telephone call. Then they will be contacted every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months for 1 year. They may have more tumor scans or continue treatment.
    Location: 2 locations

  • A Study of ZW25 (Zanidatamab) With Palbociclib Plus Fulvestrant in Patients With HER2+ / HR+ Advanced Breast Cancer

    This is a multicenter, Phase 2a, open-label, 2-part study to investigate the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of ZW25 (zanidatamab) in combination with palbociclib plus fulvestrant. Eligible patients include those with locally advanced (unresectable) and / or metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive, hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Testing the Addition of Radium Therapy (Radium-223 Dichloride) to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Paclitaxel) for Advanced Breast Cancer That Has Spread to the Bones

    This phase II trial studies how well radium-223 dichloride and paclitaxel work in treating patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the bones. Radium-223 dichloride is a radioactive drug that behaves in a similar way to calcium and collects in cancer that has spread to the bones (bone metastases). The radioactive particles in radium-223 dichloride act on bone metastases, killing the tumor cells and reducing the pain that they can cause. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving radium-223 dichloride and paclitaxel may work better in treating patients with metastatic breast cancer compared to paclitaxel alone.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Establishing the Recommended Biological Dose for AE37 Peptide Vaccine in Combination With Pembrolizumab That Will Enhance the Tumor-specific Immune Response and Demonstrate Efficacy in Patients With Advanced Triple-negative Breast Cancer

    This study will look to establish the recommended biologic dose of AE37 in combination with pembrolizumab that will enhance the tumor-specific immune response and demonstrate efficacy in patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer. This study will take place in two parts. Stage 1 will be the safety cohort (13 patients) to determine the recommended dose of AE37 vaccine that can safely be administered with pembrolizumab. Stage 2 will be an expansion cohort (16 patients) that will consist of the recommended dose of AE37 determined in Stage 1.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Breast Cancer Margin Delineation Using Polarization Subtraction Imaging Technology

    This study will evaluate LumaScan, an innovative polarization microscope for real time, intraoperative imaging and evaluation of the surface of excised tissue excised during Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS) for non invasive and invasive breast cancer. The investigators hypothesis is that LumaScan will be comparable for cancer detection to conventional histopathologic evaluation of the same areas of breast tissue. The real time, intraoperative images provided by LumaScan will help improve BCS and lessen the need for BCS re-excision surgeries which can lead to higher cost, poor cosmetic outcomes, reduced survival rates, and loss of confidence in the tissue conservation surgery procedure.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • Phase 1-2 Study of Onapristone in Patients With Progesterone Receptor Expressing Cancers

    This is a multi-center, open-label, randomized, parallel group two-stage phase 1 study with a phase 2 expansion component in pts with recurrent or metastatic APRpos uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Stage 1: Six dose cohorts, 5 using the extended release tablet (ER) formulation (10 mg BID, 20 mg BID, 30 mg BID, 40 mg BID, 50 mg BID) and 1 using the immediate-release (IR) tablet formulation 100 mg QD will be randomized in parallel. After enrollment of 36 patients in Stage 1, a dose of 50 mg BID was determined to be the RP2D. Stage 2: An additional 10 patients with recurrent or metastatic APRpos uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma (Stage 2a) will be enrolled at the RP2D. Based on the response in Stage 2a, the cohort will be further expanded by up to 19 more patients to a total of 29 patients to confirm the efficacy and safety profile of onapristone in this selected patient population (Stage 2b).
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • Cryoablation of Small Breast Tumors in Early Stage Breast Cancer

    This study examines the use of cryoablation as an alternative to surgery in the treatment of early stage invasive breast cancer. The hypothesis is that cryoablation will complete ablation and destroy the tumor in a selected population of women who may otherwise be adequately treated with surgery.
    Location: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California

  • A Comparison of Intra-operative Radiotherapy Boost With External Beam Radiotherapy Boost in Early Breast Cancer.

    TARGIT-Boost is an international randomised clinical trial designed to test the hypothesis that the tumour bed boost delivered as a single dose of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-B) is superior to the conventional course of external beam radiotherapy boost (EBRT-Boost), especially in women with high risk of local recurrence. It is a pragmatic trial in which each participating centre can use the local predefined inclusion / exclusion criteria for entry into the trial. Only centres with access to the Intrabeam® (Carl Zeiss) are eligible to enter patients into the trial. Eligible patients are those with a higher risk of local recurrence after breast conserving surgery. After giving consent patients are randomised to either TARGIT Boost or EBRT Boost. All patients will receive whole breast EBRT. They may receive any other adjuvant treatments as deemed necessary. The protocol recommends that patients be followed at six monthly intervals for three years and then annually. The primary endpoint is ipsilateral breast recurrence rate. Secondary endpoints are relapse-free survival, site of recurrence, overall survival (breast-cancer specific and non-breast cancer deaths) patient satisfaction and quality of life.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • Study Of Intraductal Carboplatin In Women With Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)

    The primary objective of this study is to compare the safety of 100 mg carboplatin administered intraductally once on Day 1 or twice on Days 1 and 15 in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) undergoing surgical management 2 to 4 weeks following the Day 15 intraductal infusion. Secondary objectives are to characterize the biologic and clinical effects with respect to: pharmacokinetics, extent of disease on MRI and mammogram, histopathological assessment of DCIS, and biomarker measurement of Ki-67, TUNEL and G-actin.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • Testing the Combination of the Anti-cancer Drugs XL184 (Cabozantinib) and Nivolumab in Patients with Advanced Cancer and HIV

    This phase I trial investigates the side effects of cabozantinib and nivolumab in treating patients with cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced) and who are undergoing treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Cabozantinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body’s immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving cabozantinib and nivolumab may shrink or stabilize cancer in patients undergoing treatment for HIV.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • T-DM1 and Tucatinib Compared with T-DM1 Alone in Preventing Relapses in People with High Risk HER2-Positive Breast Cancer, the CompassHER2 RD Trial

    This phase III trial compares the effect of usual treatment with trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) alone vs. T-DM1 in combination with tucatinib. T-DM1 is a monoclonal antibody, called trastuzumab, linked to a chemotherapy drug, called DM1. Trastuzumab is a form of targeted therapy because it attaches to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of cancer cells, known as HER2 receptors, and delivers DM1 to kill them. Tucatinib blocks HER2, which may help keep cancer cells from growing and may kill them. Giving T-DM1 in combination with tucatinib may work better in preventing breast cancer from relapsing in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer compared to T-DM1 alone.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • Testing the Addition of Whole Brain Radiotherapy Using a Technique That Avoids the Hippocampus to Stereotactic Radiosurgery in People with Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain and Come Back in Other Areas of the Brain after Earlier Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    This phase III trial compares the effect of adding whole brain radiotherapy with hippocampal avoidance and memantine to stereotactic radiosurgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery alone in treating patients with cancer that has spread to the brain and come back in other areas of the brain after earlier stereotactic radiosurgery. Hippocampus avoidance during whole-brain radiation therapy decreases the amount of radiation that is delivered to the hippocampus, which is a brain structure that is important for memory. The medicine memantine is also often given with whole brain radiation therapy because it may decrease the risk of side effects of radiation on thinking and memory. Stereotactic radiosurgery delivers a high dose of radiation only to the small areas of cancer in the brain and avoids the surrounding normal brain tissue. Adding whole brain radiotherapy with hippocampal avoidance and memantine to stereotactic radiosurgery may be effective in shrinking or stabilizing cancer that has spread to the brain and returned in other areas of the brain after receiving stereotactic radiosurgery.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • An Open-Label Study to Enable Continued Treatment Access for Subjects Previously Enrolled in Studies of Ruxolitinib

    The purpose of this study is to provide continued supply of ruxolitinib alone, ruxolitinib plus background cancer therapy, or background cancer therapy alone to subjects from an Incyte-sponsored study of ruxolitinib that has reached its study objectives or has been terminated. This study will also provide another mechanism for reporting adverse events related to study drug safety.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov

  • A Study of TAS0612 in Participants With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to see if TAS0612 is safe in participants with advanced or metastatic solid tumor cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • ANG1005 in Leptomeningeal Disease From Breast Cancer

    This is an open-label Phase 3 study to see if ANG1005 can prolong survival compared to a Physician Best Choice control in HER2-negative breast cancer patients with newly diagnosed leptomeningeal disease and previously treated brain metastases.
    Location: 6 locations

  • Genetically Engineered Cells (MAGE-A1-specific T Cell Receptor-transduced Autologous T-cells) and Atezolizumab for the Treatment of Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Urothelial Cancer, or Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    This phase I / II trial investigates the side effects of genetically engineered cells called FH-MagIC TCR-T cells and how well they work with atezolizumab in treating patients with triple negative breast cancer, urothelial cancer, or non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). T cells are infection fighting blood cells that can kill tumor cells. The T cells given in this study will come from the patient and will have a new gene put in them that makes them able to recognize MAGE-A1, a protein on the surface of tumor cells. These MAGE-A1-specific T cells may help the body's immune system identify and kill MAGE-A1 tumor cells. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving FH-MagIC TCR-T cells with atezolizumab may help treat patients with triple negative breast cancer, urothelial cancer, or non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington

  • Trastuzumab Deruxtecan alone or in combination with Anastrozole for the Treatment of Early Stage HER2 Low, Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

    This phase II trial investigates how well trastuzumab deruxtecan works alone or in combination with anastrozole in treating patients with HER2 low, hormone receptor positive breast cancer. HER2 is protein involved in normal cell growth. It may be made in larger than normal amounts by some types of cancer cells which may cause cancer cells to grow more quickly. Hormone receptor positive describes cells that have a group of proteins that bind to a specific hormone such as estrogen or progesterone. These cancer cells need these hormones to grow. Trastuzumab deruxtecan is a monoclonal antibody, called trastuzumab, linked to a chemotherapy drug called deruxtecan. Trastuzumab attaches to HER2 cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers deruxtecan to kill them. Anastrozole works by decreasing estrogen production and suppressing the growth of tumors that need estrogen to grow. Trastuzumab deruxtecan alone or in combination with anastrozole may be effective in treating HER2 positive hormone receptor positive breast cancer.
    Location: UCLA / Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • 177Lu-DOTATATE for the Treatment of Stage IV or Recurrent Breast Cancer

    This phase II trial investigates how well 177Lu-DOTATATE works in treating patients with breast cancer that is stage IV or has come back (recurrent). 177Lu-DOTATATE may shrink or destroy the tumor or circulating breast cancer stem cells if they show evidence of the SSTR2. 177Lu-DOTATATE is a targeted therapy that uses DOTATATE, linked to a radioactive agent called 177Lu. DOTATATE attaches to tumor cells with SSTR2 and delivers 177Lu to kill them. Giving 177Lu-DOTATATE may help decrease the number and size of tumors and the number of circulating cancer stem cells in patient's blood for the treatment of patients with breast cancer positive for SSTR2.
    Location: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon

  • X-ray Psoralen Activated Cancer Therapy in Head and Neck, Breast, Sarcoma and Melanoma

    In this Phase I trial for subjects with advanced head & neck cancer, breast cancer, soft tissue sarcoma or melanoma all subjects will receive open label X-PACT treatment as a intra-tumoral injection. The primary objective will be to establish the safety of X-PACT when dosed with 5 intra-tumoral injections of the combination product (the phosphor device and methoxsalen sterile solution and subsequently exposing the tumor to X-ray energy) over a period of 6 weeks (on day D1, D3 and D5 of Week 1, on D1 of Week 2, and a booster on D1 of Week 6). After the week 8 tumor assessment subjects demonstrating stable disease, partial response or unconfirmed progression assessed by iRecist, will be eligible to receive two additional booster treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Treatment will be considered safe provided ≤ 2 out of 12 patients experience a dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) during the 6 weeks after the first intra-tumoral injection.
    Location: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Concurrent WOKVAC Vaccination, Chemotherapy, and HER2-Targeted Monoclonal Antibody Therapy before Surgery for the Treatment of Patients with Breast Cancer

    This phase II trial studies the immunologic response and side effects of using the WOKVAC vaccine in combination with chemotherapy and HER2-targeted monoclonal antibody therapy before surgery in treating patients with breast cancer. Vaccines like WOKVAC are made from tumor-associated antigens which may help the body build an effective immune response to kill tumor cells. Chemotherapy drugs, such as paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Trastuzumab and pertuzumab are forms of targeted therapy because they work by attaching themselves to specific molecules (receptors) on the surface of tumor cells, known as HER2 receptors. When trastuzumab and pertuzumab attach to HER2 receptors, the signals that tell the cells to grow are blocked and the tumor cell may be marked for destruction by the body's immune system. Giving the WOKVAC vaccine at the same time (concurrently) with paclitaxel, trastuzumab, and pertuzumab before surgery may kill more tumor cells.
    Location: Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington

  • Testing the Addition of an Anti-cancer Drug, BAY 1895344, to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Cisplatin, or Cisplatin and Gemcitabine) for Advanced Solid Tumors with Emphasis on Urothelial Cancer

    This phase I trial investigates the best dose and side effects of BAY 1895344 when given together with chemotherapy in treating patients with solid tumors or urothelial cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced). BAY 1895344 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin and gemcitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. The purpose of this trial is to test the safety of a drug called BAY 1895344 in combination with the usual chemotherapy treatment (cisplatin, or cisplatin and gemcitabine) for the treatment of advanced solid tumors, including urothelial cancer.
    Location: Location information is not yet available.

  • Radio-immunotherapy (CDX-301, Radiotherapy, CDX-1140) for the Treatment of Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

    This phase I trial evaluates the side effects of radio-immunotherapy (CDX-301, radiotherapy, CDX-1140) in treating patients with breast cancer that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable) or has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). CDX-301 may induce cross-presenting dendritic cells, master regulators in the immune system. CDX-1140 and poly-ICLC may activate cross-presenting dendritic cells, and generate tumor-specific T lymphocytes, a type of immune cells, that can search out and attack cancers. Radiation therapy uses high energy to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving immune modulators and radiation therapy may stimulate the immune system and stimulate tumor cell death.
    Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

  • Diabetes Prevention Program (METFIT) in Reducing Insulin Resistance in Stage I-III Breast Cancer Survivors

    This trial studies how well a diabetes prevention program (METFIT) works in reducing insulin resistance in stage I-III breast cancer survivors. METFIT program, a diet and lifestyle intervention, utilizes intermittent fasting to reduce insulin resistance in insulin resistant breast cancer survivors. Intermittent fasting has been shown to have benefits for patients undergoing cancer therapy by improving symptoms such as fatigue in breast cancer patients. Intermittent fasting has also shown potential for decreasing the risk of breast cancer coming back (recurrence). This trial is being done to determine if METFIT program can be successfully and effectively implemented to reduce insulin resistant in breast cancer survivors.
    Location: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California