Safety Study of Combined Immunotherapy With Trastuzumab and Cetuximab in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Cetuximab Type: Drug
Name: Trastuzumab Type: Drug
Overall Status
One important approach to change the natural history of advanced breast cancer is that of designing new combination chemotherapies in which the best drugs already available are used together with new anticancer agents devoid of clinical cross-resistance. The possibility of exploiting the combined use of cetuximab and trastuzumab represents an option of potential great impact on the probability of response and long-term therapeutic results for patients with advanced breast cancer and HER2 overexpression.Therefore, patients with tumors that demonstrate EGFR expression and clear-cut erbB-2 overexpression (3+) or limited erbB-2 overexpression (+ or 2+) will be included in the study. Patients will be treated with trastuzumab and cetuximab to study the pharmacokinetics and potential drug/drug interaction of both antibodies as well as the safety and tolerability of this novel combination treatment.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer

- presence of at least 1 measurable lesion according to modified RECIST criteria

- Evidence (fluorescence in situ hybridization FISH) of

- Her-2 overexpression in tumor tissue:Group A: Her-2 +++, Group B: Her-2 + or ++

- EGFR-expressing disease as assessed by immunohistochemistry

- Recovered from relevant toxicities from other treatment prior to study entry

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior treatment with trastuzumab for metastatic breast cancer (adjuvant therapy is allowed)

- Prior treatment with cetuximab

- Concomitant cytotoxic chemotherapy

- Treatment with any investigational agent(s) within 4 weeks prior to study entry

- Known allergic/hypersensitivity reaction to any of the components of study treatments

- severe dyspnea

- Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to study entry, uncontrolled congestive heart failure; or any current grade 3 or 4 cardio-vascular disorder despite treatment

- History of significant neurologic or psychiatric disorders
Dept of Internal Medicine
Vienna, Austria
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
July 2006
Completion Date
June 2011
Medical University of Vienna
Medical University of Vienna
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