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Charlottesville, Virginia 22908


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Chemoprevention is the use of certain drugs to keep cancer from forming, growing, or coming back. Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using letrozole may prevent breast cancer by lowering the amount of estrogen the body makes. Zoledronate may prevent bone loss caused by letrozole. Giving letrozole together with zoledronate may prevent breast cancer and reduce bone loss. PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying letrozole and zoledronate to see how well they work compared to letrozole and placebo or placebo alone in treating healthy postmenopausal women with high breast density.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Compare the percent change in breast density in healthy postmenopausal women with high breast density treated with placebo only vs letrozole and placebo vs letrozole and zoledronate. - Compare the percent change in biochemical markers of bone turnover in participants treated with these regimens. Secondary - Compare the bone density in participants treated with these regimens. - Compare growth hormone release and insulin-like growth factor levels in participants treated with these regimens. - Compare the incidence and severity of adverse events in participants treated with these regimens. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter, pilot study. Participants are stratified according to prior hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use (discontinued HRT > 5 years ago or no prior HRT use vs discontinued HRT 1-5 years ago). Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 treatment arms. - Arm I: Participants receive oral placebo once daily for 12 months and placebo IV over 15 minutes on day 0 and at 6 months. - Arm II: Participants receive oral letrozole once daily for 12 months and placebo IV over 15 minutes on day 0 and at 6 months. - Arm III: Participants receive oral letrozole once daily for 12 months and zoledronate IV over 15 minutes on day 0 and at 6 months. In all arms, treatment continues in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, participants are followed at 3 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 120 participants (40 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Healthy participant - Postmenopausal for > 5 years - Breast density ≥ 50% by digitized mammography - No history of breast cancer, breast implant, or gynecological malignancy - No osteoporosis or postmenopausal fractures - T-scores ≥ -2.0 by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Sex - Female Menopausal status - See Disease Characteristics Performance status - ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy - Not specified Hematopoietic - Not specified Hepatic - AST or ALT ≤ 3 times normal Renal - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL Cardiovascular - No cardiac disease Other - Nonsmoker - Vitamin D ≥ 15 ng/mL - No history of chronic medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormality that would preclude study compliance or participation - No alcohol consumption of > 2 alcoholic drinks per day - No malabsorption PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - Not specified Endocrine therapy - At least 1 year since prior hormone replacement therapy - No concurrent steroids, parathyroid hormone, or raloxifene Radiotherapy - Not specified Surgery - Not specified Other - No other concurrent medication known to affect calcium and bone metabolism (e.g., anticoagulants, antiseizure medications, bisphosphonates, or calcitonin)


NCT ID:

NCT00114270


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ailleen Heras-Herzig, MD
University of Virginia


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 15, 2017

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