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Phase II Trial of Docetaxel Plus Imatinib Mesylate in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Phase II Trial of Docetaxel Plus Imatinib Mesylate in Metastatic Breast Cancer

All patients in this study received docetaxel 30 mg/m2 weekly for 3 consecutive weeks of
each 28-day cycle, along with continuous imatinib mesylate. Initially, imatinib mesylate was
given at a dose of 600 mg orally daily, beginning concurrently with the first dose of
docetaxel; however, after the first 15 patients were treated it became evident that this
imatinib dose was not tolerable, and subsequent patients received imatinib mesylate 400 mg
orally daily

Inclusion Criteria:

To be included in this study, you must meet the following criteria:

- Metastatic breast cancer confirmed by biopsy

- No more than one prior chemotherapy regimen for metastatic breast cancer

- Able to perform activities of daily living with minimal assistance

- Adequate bone marrow, liver and kidney function

- Age 18 years or older

- Give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

You cannot participate in this study if any of the following apply to you:

- Moderate to severe peripheral neuropathy

- Uncontrolled blood pressure or uncontrolled heart beat irregularities

- Diabetes Mellitus with fasting blood sugar greater than 200 mg %

- Significant heart disease within the prior 6 months

- Severe or uncontrolled medical disease

- Active uncontrolled infection

- Known chronic liver disease

- Known diagnosis of HIV infection

- Pregnant or breast feeding females

Please note: There are additional inclusion/exclusion criteria. The study center will
determine if you meet all of the criteria. If you do not qualify for the trial, study
personnel will explain the reasons. If you do qualify, study personnel will explain the
trial in detail and answer any questions you may have.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Overall Response Rate (ORR), the Percentage of Patients Who Experience an Objective Benefit From Treatment

Outcome Time Frame:

18 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Denise A. Yardley, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Sarah Cannon Research Institute


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

May 2005

Completion Date:

January 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms



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