This trial has been completed.

Condition stages ii-iii breast cancer
Treatments nanoparticle albumin bound paclitaxel, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide
Phase phase 1
Sponsor University of Utah
Collaborator Celgene Corporation
Start date September 2008
End date March 2017
Trial size 27 participants
Trial identifier NCT01090128, HCI53989


The purpose of this clinical trial is to test whether treatment of patients with breast cancer with the combination of Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), and Cyclophosphamide prior to surgery is safe and results in good tumor response. Up to 24 patients may be enrolled in this study at the Mitchell Cancer Institute. All patients enrolling in this study will receive treatment with the combination of Abraxane, Adriamycin, and Cyclophosphamide.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking no masking
All participants enrolled.
nanoparticle albumin bound paclitaxel Abraxane
IV administered over 30 minutes. 100 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8
doxorubicin Adriamycin
50 mg/m2 every 3 weeks
500 mg/m2 given every 3 weeks

Primary Outcomes

Type, incidence, severity, timing, seriousness and relatedness of adverse events and laboratory abnormalities
time frame: one year
Pathologic complete response
time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

Overall clinical response rate (OcRR)
time frame: one year

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Histologically or cytologically proven adenocarcinoma of the breast stages II-III, according to the AJCC Staging Manual, 7th Edition, 2009 2. The following receptor status: Expansion: Triple negative (ER<1%, PR<1%, and Her-2/neu negative Phase 1 (closed): Negative Her-2/neu status 3. ECOG performance status 0 or 1 4. Negative pregnancy test 5. Normal cardiac function (ejection fraction > lower limit of normal) as determined by MUGA or echocardiogram 6. ANC greater than or equal to 1,500/mm3; platelet greater than or equal to 100,000/mm3; hemoglobin greater than or equal to 9 gm/dL 7. Serum bilirubin levels less than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL 8. Serum aspartate transaminase (AST) and serum alanine transaminase (ALT) less than or equal to 2.5 X upper limit of normal, alkaline phosphatase less than or equal to 2.5 X upper limit of normal. 9. Serum creatinine levels less than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL 10. Women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant while receiving treatment with nab-paclitaxel through 28 days after the last dose. Men should be advised to not father a child while receiving treatment with azacitidine or nab-paclitaxel. Appropriate methods of birth controls for women include oral or implanted contraceptives, intrauterine device (IUD), diaphragm with spermicide, cervical cap, abstinence, use of a condom by the sexual partner or sterile sexual partner and also based on the judgment of the investigator. 11. Female, greater than or equal to 19 years of age and any race. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Concurrent therapy with any other non-protocol anti-cancer therapy 2. For Phase I patients only: Current therapy with hormone replacement therapy, or any hormonal agent such as raloxifene, tamoxifen, or other selective estrogen receptor modulators 3. Presence of neuropathy > grade 2 (NCI-CTC version 3.0) at baseline 4. History of any other malignancy requiring active treatment 5. Clinically significant cardiovascular disease (e.g., hypertension [BP > 150/100], myocardial infarction or stroke within 6 months, unstable angina), New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure, or serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication 6. Currently active infection. 7. History of HIV infection or chronic hepatitis B or C. 8. The presence of any other medical or psychiatric disorder that, in the opinion of the treating physician, would contraindicate the use of the drugs in this protocol or place the subject at undue risk for treatment complications 9. Pregnancy or breast feeding 10. A history of a severe hypersensitivity reaction to nab-paclitaxel. 11. Any reason why, in the opinion of the investigator, the patient should not participate.

Additional Information

Official title Phase I Study of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Nanoparticle Albumin Bound Paclitaxel, Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (NAC) in Patients With Stages II-III Breast Cancer
Principal investigator Hung Khong, MD
Description This is a single center, open phase I dose escalation study with expansion cohort. The dose escalation part of the study is now closed and the highest tolerable dose of nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) was assessed to be 100 mg/m2 in combination with doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and cyclophosphamide in patients with stages II-III breast cancer in the neoadjuvant setting. The initial phase I study objective was to primarily assess the safety of the drug combination, and to secondarily obtain preliminary data on the clinical efficacy of the combination. 25 patients were enrolled. The expansion cohort will enroll 15 additional patients. The purpose of the expansion cohort is to assess pathological complete response.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Utah.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in March 2017.