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Capivasertib+Fulvestrant vs Placebo+Fulvestrant as Treatment for Locally Advanced (Inoperable) or Metastatic HR+ / HER2- Breast Cancer

Trial Status: Active

Phase III, double-blind, randomised study assessing the efficacy of capivasertib + fulvestrant vs placebo + fulvestrant for the treatment of patients with locally advanced (inoperable) or metastatic HR+ / HER2- breast cancer following recurrence or progression on or after AI therapy.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adult females, pre- and/or post-menopausal, and adult males. Pre-menopausal (and peri-menopausal) women can be enrolled if amenable to treatment with an LHRH agonist. Patients are to have commenced concomitant treatment with LHRH agonist at least 4 weeks prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 and must be willing to continue on it for the duration of the study
  • Histologically confirmed HR+/HER2- breast cancer determined from the most recent tumour sample (primary or metastatic), as per the American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists guideline recommendations. To fulfil the requirement of HR+ disease, a breast cancer must express ER with or without co-expression of progesterone receptor.
  • Metastatic or locally advanced disease with radiological or objective evidence of recurrence or progression; locally advanced disease must not be amenable to resection with curative intent (patients who are considered suitable for surgical or ablative techniques following potential down-staging with study treatment are not eligible)
  • ECOG/WHO PS: 0-1
  • Patients are to have received treatment with an AI containing regimen (single agent or in combination) and have:
  • Radiological evidence of breast cancer recurrence or progression while on, or within 12 months of the end of (neo)adjuvant treatment with an AI, OR
  • Radiological evidence of progression while on prior AI administered as a treatment line for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (this does not need to be the most recent therapy)
  • Patients must have measurable disease according to RECIST 1.1 and/or at least 1 lytic or mixed (lytic + sclerotic) bone lesion that can be assessed by CT or MRI; patients with sclerotic/osteoblastic bone lesions only in the absence of measurable disease are not eligible
  • FFPE tumour sample from primary/recurrent cancer for central testing

Exclusion Criteria

  • Symptomatic visceral disease or any disease burden that makes the patient ineligible for endocrine therapy per the investigator's best judgement
  • More than 2 lines of endocrine therapy for inoperable locally advanced or metastatic disease
  • More than 1 line of chemotherapy for inoperable locally advanced or metastatic disease. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy are not classed as lines of chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer
  • Prior treatment with any of the following:
  • AKT, PI3K and mTOR inhibitors
  • Fulvestrant, and other SERDs
  • Any other chemotherapy, immunotherapy, immunosuppressant medication (other than corticosteroids) or anticancer agents within 3 weeks prior to study treatment initiation.
  • Potent inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A4 within 2 weeks prior to the first dose of study treatment (3 weeks for St John's wort) or sensitive substrates of CYP3A4, CYP2C9 and/or CYP2D6 with a narrow therapeutic window within 1 week prior to study treatment initiation.
  • Radiotherapy with a wide field of radiation up to 4 weeks before study treatment initiation (capivasertib/placebo) and/or radiotherapy with a limited field of radiation for palliation up to 2 weeks before study treatment initiation (capivasertib/placebo)
  • With the exception of alopecia, any unresolved toxicities from prior therapy greater than CTCAE grade 1 at the time of starting study treatment
  • Spinal cord compression or brain metastases unless asymptomatic, treated and stable and not requiring steroids up to 4 weeks before study treatment initiation
  • Any of the following cardiac criteria:
  • Mean resting corrected QT interval (QTc) >470 msec obtained from 3 consecutive ECGs
  • Any clinically important abnormalities in rhythm, conduction or morphology of resting ECG (eg, complete left bundle branch block, third degree heart block)
  • Any factors that increase the risk of QTc prolongation or risk of arrhythmic events such as heart failure, hypokalaemia, potential for torsades de pointes, congenital long QT syndrome, family history of long QT syndrome or unexplained sudden death under 40 years of age or any concomitant medication known to prolong the QT interval
  • Experience of any of the following procedures or conditions in the preceding 6 months: coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty, vascular stent, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) grade ≥2
  • Uncontrolled hypotension - systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure <50 mmHg
  • Cardiac ejection fraction outside institutional range of normal or <50% (whichever is higher) as measured by echocardiogram (or multiple-gated acquisition [MUGA] scan if an echocardiogram cannot be performed or is inconclusive)
  • Clinically significant abnormalities of glucose metabolism as defined by any of the following:
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 or diabetes mellitus type 2 requiring insulin treatment
  • HbA1c ≥8.0% (63.9 mmol/mol)
  • Known abnormalities in coagulation such as bleeding diathesis, or treatment with anticoagulants precluding intramuscular injections of fulvestrant or LHRH (if applicable)
  • Currently pregnant (confirmed with positive pregnancy test) or breast-feeding


UC Irvine Health / Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center-Mission Bay
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: UCSF Clinical Trials
Phone: 877-827-3222


Mayo Clinic in Florida
Status: ACTIVE


Kansas City
University of Kansas Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE


University of Maryland / Greenebaum Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Nancy S. Tait
Phone: 410-328-3546


Saint Louis
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University
Status: ACTIVE


Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Phase III, double-blind, randomised study assessing the efficacy of capivasertib +

fulvestrant vs placebo + fulvestrant for the treatment of patients with locally advanced

(inoperable) or metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive, Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor

2 Negative (HR+/HER2-) breast cancer following recurrence or progression on or after

aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy.

Trial Phase Phase III

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

  • Primary ID D3615C00001
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2020-05353
  • ID NCT04305496