Biweekly Avastin and Docetaxel as the First Line Treatment for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
breast cancer, metastatic, chemotherapy, bevacizumab, docetaxel, Phase II, first line chemotherapy, metastatic breast cancer patients
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: bevacizumab plus docetaxel
Type: Drug
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combination of biweekly docetaxel and bevacizumab in the first line treatment of metastatic breast cancer by using Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST criteria) and NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTC-AE) version 3. In addition several biochemical makers are tested as possible predictive factors.
Detailed Description
Patients with histologically or cytologically proven measurable or nonmeasurable metastatic breast cancer are treated with a combination of biweekly docetaxel and bevacizumab as the first line treatment in multicenter phase II trial. The outcome measures would be PFS, Response rate (RECIST), duration of response, safety (NCI CTC-AE version 3) and survival. In addition several biochemical makers are tested as possible predictive factors. Treatment would be continued until PD, patient's refusal or treatment discontinuation due to side-effects or patients death. In responding patients bevacizumab would be continued either alone or in hormone receptor positive patients combined with hormone treatment until progression.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- written informed concent

- age > or equal 18 years

- able to comply with the protocol

- histologically or cytologically confirmed, Her-2 negative, adenocarcinoma of the breast with measurable or nonmeasurable metastatic disease, chemotherapy indicated

- ECOG 0-2, life expectancy of over or qual to 12 wks

- prior neo/adjuvant chemotherapy allowed

- prior adjuvant taxane therapy is allowed, DFS> or equal 6 months

- previous hormonal therapy allowed

- prior RT is allowed as adjuvant setting or to relief of metastatic bone pain, no more than 30% of marrow-bearing bone irradiated

- Adequate haematological function

- adequate liver function total bilirubin <1.5 x upper limit of normal and AST,ALT <2.5 x ULN in patients without liver metastases; <5 x ULN in patients with liver metastases

- adequate renal function serum creatinine or equal 50mL/min and urine dipstick for proteinuria <2+. Patients discovered to have or equal proteinuria or dipstick urinalysis at baseline should undergo a 24 hour urine collection and must demonstrate < or equal 1 g of protein in 24 hours

- if female, should not be pregnant or breast-feeding. Women with an intact uterus must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 28 days prior to inclusion into the study

Exclusion Criteria:

- previous chemotherapy for mBC

- radiation therapy for the treatment of metastatic disease within 28 days

- evidence of CNS metastases. If symptomatic, the patient should be scanned within 28 days to enrolment to rule out CNS metastases

- pre-existing peripheral neuropathy NCI CTC-AE grade > 2 at enrolment

- major surgery, significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to enrolment or anticipation of the need for major surgery during study treatment

- Minor surgery, including insertion off an indwelling catheter, within 24 hours prior to the first line bevacizumab infusion

- Current or recent(within 10 daÿs of first dose of bevacizumab) use of aspirin (>325mg/day)

- current or recent (within 10 days of first dose of bevacizumab) use of oral or parenteral anticoagulants or thrombolytic agents.

- history of evidence of inherited bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy with the risk of bleeding

- uncontrolled hypertension (systolic >150mmHg and/or diastolic>100mmHg)

- Clinically significant cardiovascular disease for example CVA, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, congestive heart failure NYHA Class > or equal II, serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication during the study, which might interfere with regularity of the study treatment, or not controlled by medication

- non- healing wound, active peptic ulcer or bone fracture

- history of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation or intra-abdominal abscess within 6 months of enrolment

- past of current history (within the last 5 years) of other malignancies except curatively treated basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or in-situ carcinoma of the cervix

- treatment with any other investigational agent, or participation in another clinical drug trial within 28 days prior to enrolment

- evidence of any other disease, neurological, psychiatric or metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding or laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or puts the patient at high risk for treatment-related complications

- history of thrombotic disorders within last six months
Tampere Unviersity Hospital
Tampere, Finland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Pirkko-liisa I Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, MD - +358331163227 -
Start Date
January 2009
Completion Date
December 2014
Tampere University Hospital
Tampere University Hospital
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