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Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Monoclonal antibodies such as trastuzumab can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells. Combining chemotherapy with monoclonal antibody therapy may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combining capecitabine, paclitaxel, and trastuzumab in treating patients who have metastatic breast cancer.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of capecitabine when administered in combination with paclitaxel and trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with metastatic breast cancer. II. Determine the response rate of these patients to this treatment regimen. III. Determine the median time to treatment failure in these patients with this treatment regimen. IV. Determine the incidence of cardiac toxicity in these patients with this treatment regimen. V. Assess the quality of life in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of capecitabine. Patients receive trastuzumab (Herceptin) IV over 30-90 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15; paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 2; and oral capecitabine on days 3-16. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of capecitabine until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 6 patients experience dose limiting toxicities. Once the MTD is determined, additional patients are accrued. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and after 3 courses of treatment. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-30 patients will be accrued for the phase I dose escalation portion of this study. A total of 28-41 patients will be accrued for the phase II portion of this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the breast Metastatic disease HER2 overexpressing tumor (2+ or 3+) Bidimensionally measurable or evaluable disease Hormone receptor status: Estrogen receptor positive or negative PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 59 Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Ejection fraction at least 50% by MUGA No history of congestive heart failure No uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias Other: No other prior malignancy except squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma of the skin, noninvasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, or cervical dysplasia No prior motor or sensory neuropathy grade 2 or higher Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior trastuzumab (Herceptin) No concurrent hematopoietic growth factors Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease Prior adjuvant chemotherapy allowed (including regimens containing doxorubicin) No prior paclitaxel, 24 hour infusion fluorouracil, or capecitabine Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to 50% or more of the bone marrow Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent experimental drugs


NCT ID:

NCT00006108


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Frances A. Collichio, MD
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 17, 2017

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