Phase 2 Study of Gemzar, Taxol & Avastin Combination as 1st Line Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00403130


Single-institution phase 2 trial investigating the efficacy of capecitabine, oxaliplatin and bevacizumab for patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Official Title

Phase II Open Label Study of Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and Bevacizumab Combination as First Line Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Stanford Investigator(s)

George A. Fisher Jr.
George A. Fisher Jr.

Colleen Haas Chair in the School of Medicine



   - Previously-untreated metastatic breast cancer. May have had prior chest wall
   irradiation or palliative radiation to bony sites for control of pain or fracture.
   These sites of disease, however, will not be considered as sites of measurable

   - Use of bisphosphonates will be permitted.

   - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.

   - Granulocyte count ≥ 1500/mm³

   - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³

   - Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL.

   - Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) / serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase
   (SGPT) ≤ 2.5 x the institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) if alkaline phosphatase
   is ≤ ULN or alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are ≤ ULN.

   - Total bilirubin within institutional limits of normal.

   - Calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min using the formula: Ccr(mL/min) = [(140-age
   in years) X (wt in kg) X 0.85 (females)]/(72 x serum creatinine in mg/dL)

   - ≥ 18 years of age.

   - Prior anthracycline treatment in the adjuvant setting or prior chest wall radiation
   must have left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) within the institutional range of
   normal as assessed by pre-treatment multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan or
   echocardiogram (ECHO).

   - All patients must give signed written informed consent.

   - May have received adjuvant therapy as long as therapy complete > 12 months from study

   - Females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test taken ≤ 2 weeks
   prior to study enrollment, and must consent to the use of effective contraception
   during the study period and for 6months thereafter.


   - Receiving hormonal therapy

   - Prior treatment for metastatic disease with cytotoxic agents or inhibitors of
   epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)

   - Her2NEU-positive breast cancers, by either immunohistochemistry (IHC) score 3+ or
   fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)

   - Pregnant or lactating.

   - Patients have had active malignancies other than breast cancer in the past 5 years
   with the exception of in situ carcinoma of the cervix or nonmelanomatous skin cancer.

   - Active or unresolved infection.

   - Pre-existing peripheral neuropathy > Grade 1.

   - Prior history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to paclitaxel, gemcitabine,
   bevacizumab or drugs formulated with polysorbate 80.

   - Current, recent (within 4 weeks of the first infusion of this study), or planned
   participation in an experimental drug study.

   - Blood pressure of >150/100 mmHg

   - Unstable angina

   - New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure

   - History of myocardial infarction within 6 months

   - History of stroke within 6 months

   - Clinically-significant peripheral vascular disease

   - Evidence of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy

   - Presence of central nervous system or brain metastases

   - Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, or significant traumatic injury within 28 days
   prior to Day 0, anticipation of need for major surgical procedure during the course of
   the study

   - Minor surgical procedures, fine needle aspirations or core biopsies within 7 days
   prior to Day 0

   - Urine protein:creatinine ratio ≥ 1.0 at screening

   - History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess
   within 6 months prior to Day 0

   - Serious, non-healing wound, ulcer, or bone fracture

   - Inability to comply with study and/or follow-up procedures


drug: Gemcitabine

drug: Paclitaxel

drug: Bevacizumab

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Mary Chen

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