This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition her2-positive early stage breast cancer
Treatments paclitaxel, trastuzumab, lapatinib, pegfilgrastim
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Collaborator GlaxoSmithKline
Start date April 2013
End date April 2017
Trial size 55 participants
Trial identifier NCT01827163, 13-002


The purpose of this study is to study a new treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Paclitaxel (T) at 175 mg/m2 q 2 weeks x 4 with filgrastim/pegfilgrastim + trastuzumab (H) + daily oral lapatinib (L), followed by trastuzumab q 3 weeks x 15 doses + daily oral lapatinib (HL). Pegfilgrastim 6mg will be given subcutaneously (SQ) on day # 2 of each paclitaxel administration. Filgrastim may be used in lieu of pegfilgrastim at physician's discretion. Trastuzumab will be administered weekly (4 mg/kg bolus followed by 2 mg/kg weekly) starting with paclitaxel treatment cycle # 1. After 4 cycles of paclitaxel, pts will receive trastuzumab on a q 3 weeks x 15 doses (to complete about one year). The q 3 week trastuzumab may be started from 1-3 weeks after the last dose of paclitaxel. A total of 15 infusions of trastuzumab will be given q 3 weeks after the completion of paclitaxel during the HL phase. Lapatinib will be given orally at 1000 mg daily, starting with paclitaxel during the THL phase & continued for the remaining year during the HL phase for about a year.
The q 3 week trastuzumab may be started at the last dose of paclitaxel infusion or from 1-3 weeks after the last dose of paclitaxel. Trastuzumab may also be administered at a dose of 6mg/kg during the last dose of paclitaxel in the THL phase.
Pegfilgrastim SQ is given on day # 2 of each paclitaxel cycle and may be dropped at the last paclitaxel infusion. Filgrastim may be used in lieu of pegfilgrastim at the physician's discretion.

Primary Outcomes

time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must have histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma with HER2/neu immunohistochemistry 3+ or FISH-amplified breast cancer with a ratio of ≥ 2.0 - Tumor size of ≤ 3 cm and node-negative disease. Nodes with single cells or tumor clusters < 0.2 mm by H&E or IHC are considered node-negative. Patients with micrometastasis (nodes with tumor clusters between 0.02 and 0.2 cm) are allowed. Further axillary dissection will be determined by the patient's surgeon as per standard of care. - Patients must be ≥18 years of age. - Patients must have an ECOG performance status of 0 or 1. - Treatment should be started within 90 days of the final surgical procedure for breast cancer. - Patients may have bilateral synchronous breast tumors. Patients may have received hormonal therapy for the purpose of chemoprevention but must be willing to discontinue prior to enrollment and while participating in this trial. - If patients have peripheral neuropathy, it must be ≤ grade 1. - Patients must be willing to discontinue sex hormonal therapy e.g., birth control pills, ovarian hormonal replacement therapy, etc., prior to enrollment. Women of childbearing potential must be willing to consent to using effective contraception while on treatment and for a reasonable period thereafter. - Hematologic parameters: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1500/μL and platelet count ≥100,000/μL. - Non-hematologic parameters: total bilirubin must be ≤ 1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal (ULN), transaminases (SGOT or SGPT) ≤ 3.0 x ULN. - Negative HCG pregnancy test for premenopausal women of reproductive capacity and for women less than 12 months after the menopause. LVEF by ECHO (with strain if possible) with LVEF of ≥ 50%. If an ECHO cannot be done, a MUGA may be performed. - Patients must give written, informed consent indicating their understanding of and willingness to participate in the study. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with stage IV breast cancer or undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or biotherapy for current breast cancer. - Pregnant or breastfeeding patients. - Patients with a concurrently active second malignancy, other than adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancers or in situ cervical cancer. - Patients with unstable angina, congestive heart failure, or with a history of a myocardial infarction within 12 months. Patients with high-risk uncontrolled arrhythmias (ventricular tachycardia, high-grade AV block, supraventricular arrhythmias which are not adequately rate-controlled). Patients are excluded if they have grade 3 QT prolongation (Appendix F) (>500 ms) or require drugs that may prolong the QT. - Subjects who have current active hepatic (including hepatitis B or C) or biliary disease (with exception of patients with Gilbert's syndrome, asymptomatic gallstones). - Patients with active, unresolved infections. - Patients with a sensitivity to E. coli derived proteins.

Additional Information

Official title The Feasibility of Paclitaxel With Trastuzumab and Lapatinib in HER2-Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer
Principal investigator Chau Dang, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.