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SOLE, Study of Letrozole Extension, A Phase III Trial Evaluating the Role of Continuous Letrozole Versus Intermittent Letrozole Following 4 to 6 Years of Prior Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Postmenopausal Women With Hormone-Receptor Positive, Node Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer


Phase 3
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Female
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

SOLE, Study of Letrozole Extension, A Phase III Trial Evaluating the Role of Continuous Letrozole Versus Intermittent Letrozole Following 4 to 6 Years of Prior Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Postmenopausal Women With Hormone-Receptor Positive, Node Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer


OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- Compare the disease-free survival (DFS) of postmenopausal women treated with continuous
letrozole for 5 years vs intermittent letrozole over a 5-year period.

Secondary

- Compare overall survival of patients treated with these two regimens.

- Compare distant DFS of these patients.

- Compare breast cancer-free interval of these patients.

- Compare sites of first DFS failure in these patients.

- Compare second (nonbreast) malignancies in these patients.

- Compare deaths without prior cancer events in these patients.

- Compare adverse events resulting from these two regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to treatment center
and type of prior endocrine therapy (selective estrogen receptor modulators [SERMs] alone vs
aromatase inhibitors [AIs] alone vs both SERMs and AIs each for at least 1 month). Patients
are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

- Arm I: Patients receive oral letrozole daily for 5 years.

- Arm II: Patients receive oral letrozole daily for the first 9 months of years 1 through
4, followed by 12 months in year 5.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed annually.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Confirmed diagnosis of prior operable, noninflammatory breast cancer meeting the
following criteria:

- Steroid hormone receptor-positive tumors (estrogen receptor and/or progesterone
receptor), determined by immunohistochemistry, after primary surgery and before
commencement of prior endocrine therapy

- Prior local treatment including surgery with or without radiotherapy for primary
breast cancer with no known clinical residual loco-regional disease

- Following primary surgery, eligible patients must have had evidence of lymph
node involvement either in the axillary or internal mammary nodes, but not
supraclavicular nodes

- Clinically disease-free

- Must have completed 4-6 years of prior adjuvant selective estrogen receptor
modulators (SERMs), aromatase inhibitors (AIs), or a sequential combination of both

- When calculating 4-6 years, neoadjuvant endocrine therapy should not be included

- No evidence of recurrent disease or distant metastatic disease

- No prior bilateral breast cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Female

- Must be postmenopausal by any of the following criteria:

- Patients of any age who have had a bilateral oophorectomy (including radiation
castration AND amenorrheic for > 3 months)

- Patients 56 years old or older with any evidence of ovarian function must have
biochemical evidence of definite postmenopausal status (defined as estradiol,
luteinizing hormone [LH], and follicle-stimulating hormone [FSH] in the
postmenopausal range)

- Patients 55 years old or younger must have biochemical evidence of definite
postmenopausal status (defined as estradiol, LH, and FSH in the postmenopausal
range)

- Patients who have received prior luteinizing-hormone releasing-hormone
(LHRH) analogues within the last year are eligible if they have definite
evidence of postmenopausal status as defined above

- Clinically adequate hepatic function

- No bone fracture due to osteoporosis at any time during the 4-6 years of prior
therapy

- No prior or current malignancy except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell
carcinoma of the skin, in situ carcinoma of the cervix or bladder, or contra- or
ipsilateral in situ breast carcinoma

- No other nonmalignant systemic diseases (cardiovascular, renal, lung, etc.) that
would prevent prolonged follow-up

- No psychiatric, addictive, or any other disorder that compromises compliance with
protocol requirements

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics

- More than 12 months since prior and no other concurrent endocrine SERM/AI therapy

- Any type of prior adjuvant therapy allowed including, but not limited to, any of the
following:

- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy

- Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy

- Adjuvant chemotherapy

- Trastuzumab (HerceptinĀ®)

- Ovarian ablation

- Gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues

- Lapatinib ditosylate

- No concurrent hormone-replacement therapy, bisphosphonates (except for treatment of
bone loss), or any other investigational agent

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Disease-free survival (DFS)

Outcome Time Frame:

estimated 10 years after first patient in

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Marco Colleoni, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

European Institute of Oncology

Authority:

Switzerland: Swissmedic

Study ID:

CDR0000574249

NCT ID:

NCT00553410

Start Date:

August 2007

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • stage IA breast cancer
  • stage IB breast cancer
  • stage II breast cancer
  • stage IIIA breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms

Name

Location

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, Massachusetts  02115
Faulkner Hospital Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts  02130