This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition metastatic breast cancer
Treatments eribulin mesylate, trastuzumab
Phase phase 2
Target HER2
Sponsor SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
Collaborator Eisai Inc.
Start date September 2011
End date June 2017
Trial size 128 participants
Trial identifier NCT01401959, SCRI BRE 186


The investigators propose to evaluate eribulin as adjuvant therapy in patients who do not achieve pCR following standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Three cohorts of patients will be evaluated separately: triple-negative, hormone-receptor-positive/HER2-negative, and HER2-positive.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
eribulin mesylate
eribulin mesylate Halaven
1.4 mg/m2 IV Days 1 and 8, every 21 days
eribulin mesylate trastuzumab
eribulin mesylate Halaven
1.4 mg/m2 IV Days 1 and 8, every 21 days
trastuzumab Herceptin
6 mg/kg IV Day 1 every 21 days
eribulin mesylate
eribulin mesylate Halaven
1.4 mg/m2 IV Days 1 and 8, every 21 days

Primary Outcomes

Two-Year Disease-Free Survival (DFS), The Proportion of Patients Predicted to be Alive Without Evidence of Disease Recurrence 24 Months After Completion of Protocol Treatment
time frame: 24 months

Secondary Outcomes

Feasibility, or Whether, Upon Study Completion, the Principal Investigator Feels That Protocol Treatment is A Reasonably Safe and Effective Alternative to Established Standard Treatment for this Disease that is Worthy of Further Investigation
time frame: 24 months
Assess the toxicity of eribulin in this patient population.
time frame: 18 months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Female patients >=18 years-of-age.
  • Histologically confirmed breast cancer prior to surgery with the following staging criteria: T1-T3, N0-N2, and M0 (T1N0M0 patients are excluded).
  • Previous treatment with a minimum of 4 cycles of neoadjuvant anthracycline and/or taxane containing chemotherapy (+trastuzumab in HER2-positive patients).
  • Patients must be ≥ 21 days and ≤ 84 days from breast surgery and fully recovered. Patients may have had mastectomy or breast conservation surgery with axillary node dissection.
  • Pathologic CR (pCR) not achieved following neoadjuvant treatment (i.e., residual invasive breast cancer (>5 mm) in the breast or presence of nodal disease at surgery [ypT0, N1-N3a, M0 or ypT1b-T4, N0-N3a, M0].
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score of 0-1.
  • Recovery from any toxic effects of prior therapy to <=Grade 1 per the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE v4.03) except fatigue or alopecia.
  • Peripheral neuropathy Grade <=2 per NCI CTCAE v4.03 at trial entry.
  • Normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), within the institutional limits of normal, as measured by echocardiography (ECHO) or multi-gated (MUGA) scan in patients to receive trastuzumab with eribulin (Cohort C).
  • Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function
  • Complete staging work-up to confirm localized disease should include computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and abdomen/pelvis (abdomen/pelvis preferred; abdomen accepted), a CT scan of the head or MRI of the brain (if symptomatic), and either a positron emission tomography (PET) scan or a bone scan. (Note: a PET/CT is acceptable for baseline imaging in lieu of CT examinations or bone scan). Negative scans performed prior to the initiation of neoadjuvant therapy, or at any subsequent time, are acceptable and do not need to be repeated.
  • Female patients who are not of child-bearing potential and female patients of child-bearing potential who agree to use adequate contraceptive measures, who are not breastfeeding, and who have a negative serum pregnancy test performed within 7 days prior to start of trial treatment.
  • Willingness and ability to comply with trial and follow-up procedures.
  • Ability to understand the investigative nature of this trial and give written informed consent.
  • Agree to delay in reconstruction in terms of implants placed in setting of expanders until chemotherapy is completed and the patient has recovered. Expansion of expanders may continue during trial treatment.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Presence of other active cancers, or history of treatment for invasive cancer <3 years prior to trial entry (except thyroid, cervical cancer). Patients with Stage I cancer who have received definitive local treatment at least 3 years previously, and are considered unlikely to recur are eligible. All patients with previously treated in situ carcinoma (i.e., non-invasive) are eligible, as are patients with history of non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Radiotherapy prior to the start of study treatment.
  • History or clinical evidence of central nervous system metastases or other metastatic disease.
  • Non-healed surgical wound.
  • Known or suspected allergy/hypersensitivity to eribulin.
  • Cardiac disease, including: congestive heart failure Class II-IV per New York Heart Association classification;cardiac ventricular arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy; unstable angina (anginal symptoms at rest) or new-onset angina (i.e., began within the last 3 months), or myocardial infarction within the past 6 months.
  • Chronic use of drugs that cause QTc prolongation.Patients must discontinue use of these drugs 7 days prior to the start of study treatment.
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating. All females of child-bearing potential must have negative serum or urine pregnancy tests within 48 hours prior to trial treatment.
  • Patients with known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus, or acute or chronic hepatitis B infection.
  • Prolongation of heart rate-corrected QT interval (QTc) >480 msecs (using Bazett's formula).
  • Minor surgical procedures (with the exception of the placement of port-a-cath or other central venous access) performed less than 7 days prior to beginning protocol treatment.
  • History of cerebrovascular accident including transient ischemic attack (TIA), or untreated deep venous thrombosis (DVT)/ pulmonary embolism (PE) within the past 6 months. Note: Patients with recent DVT/PE receiving treatment with a stable dose of therapeutic anti-coagulating agents are eligible.
  • Patients may not receive any other investigational or anti-cancer treatments while participating in this trial.
  • History of any medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormality that in the opinion of the investigator may increase the risks associated with the trial participation or investigational product(s) administration or may interfere with the interpretation of the results.
  • Inability or unwillingness to comply with trial and/or follow-up procedures outlined in the protocol.

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Trial of Eribulin in Patients Who Do Not Achieve Pathologic Complete Response (pCR) Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by SCRI Development Innovations, LLC.