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A Phase II, Randomized, Multi-center Study, Assessing Value of Adding Everolimus (RAD001) to Trastuzumab as Preoperative Therapy of HER-2 Positive Primary Breast Cancer Amenable to Surgery.

Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase II, Randomized, Multi-center Study, Assessing Value of Adding Everolimus (RAD001) to Trastuzumab as Preoperative Therapy of HER-2 Positive Primary Breast Cancer Amenable to Surgery.



- To evaluate the added efficacy obtained by the association of trastuzumab (Herceptin®)
with everolimus as preoperative therapy of primary HER2-positive breast cancer as shown
by increased clinical tumor response rate.


- To compare the inhibition of the two pathways, RAS/RAF/MAP kinase and

- To evaluate whether the pre-treatment molecular characteristics of tumor and serum or
their modifications early in the treatment are predictive of clinical response.

- To compare the frequency of pathological complete response achieved in the two groups
after 6 weeks of treatment.

- To determine disease-free survival at 3 years.

- To evaluate safety and tolerability of the two treatment regimens.

- To analyze the possible relationships between treatment toxicity and constitutional
gene polymorphisms linked to the administered agents.

- To analyze the possible relationships between response and molecular pharmacodynamic
assessments, including proteomics (blood samples), Bio-Plex protein array (tumor), and
IHC (tumor).

- To analyze the drug levels and pharmacokinetic assessments of everolimus and
trastuzumab (Herceptin®).

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

- Arm I: Patients receive trastuzumab (Herceptin®) IV once weekly for 6 weeks. Patients
then undergo surgery.

- Arm II: Patients receive trastuzumab as in arm I and oral everolimus once daily for 6
weeks. Within 24 hours after completing everolimus, patients undergo surgery.

Blood and tumor samples are collected periodically during study for pharmacogenomic,
proteomic, and pharmacokinetic studies.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for up to 3 years.

Inclusion Criteria


- Histologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive breast cancer

- Previously untreated disease

- Candidate for breast-conserving surgery, as defined by both of the following:

- Clinical stage cT1-3, cN0-2 disease

- Clinical stage M0 disease (bone scan, chest X-ray, and liver ultrasound required
at screening to exclude metastatic disease)

- HER2-positive primary tumor, defined as meeting either of the following criteria:

- IHC 3+

- IHC 2+ and FISH positive (centralized confirmation)

- No inflammatory breast cancer or bilateral breast cancer

- Patients who have been treated for cancer of the contralateral breast can be
included if there is at least a 5 year time interval from last systemic
treatment for breast cancer before randomization into this study

- Hormone receptor status not specified


- WHO performance status 0-1

- Menopausal status not specified

- WBC ≥ 3.5 x 10^9/L

- ANC ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/L

- Platelet count ≥ 100 x 10^9/L

- Hb ≥ 10 g/dL

- Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Serum transaminases activity ≤ 2.5 times ULN

- Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN

- Creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dL OR creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min

- FEV > 55% by MUGA or ECHO

- Spirometry and DLCO > 50% of normal

- O_2 saturation > 88% at rest on room air

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception

- No known hypersensitivity to everolimus, sirolimus, trastuzumab (Herceptin®), or

- No hypercholesterolemia/hypertriglyceridemia ≥ grade 3

- No hypercholesterolemia/hypertriglyceridemia ≥ grade 2 with history of coronary
artery disease (despite lipid-lowering treatment if given)

- No uncontrolled infection

- No other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease which could compromise
participation in the study, including any of the following:

- Uncontrolled hypertension

- Congestive cardiac failure

- Ventricular arrhythmias

- Active ischemic heart disease

- Myocardial infarction within the past year

- Chronic liver or renal disease

- Active gastrointestinal tract ulceration

- Severely impaired lung function

- No known history of HIV seropositivity

- No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition potentially
hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule

- Willing to participate in the biological investigations

- Not deprived of liberty or placed under guardianship

- Patients must be affiliated to a Social Security System


- See Disease Characteristics

- More than 30 days (from the screening visit) since prior other investigational drugs

- More than 5 days (from randomization) since prior and no concurrent strong inhibitors
or inducers of the isoenzyme CYP3A, including any of the following

- Rifabutin

- Rifampicin

- Clarithromycin

- Ketoconazole

- Itraconazole

- Voriconazole

- Ritonavir

- Telithromycin

- No other concurrent anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy,
immunotherapy/biological response modifiers, endocrine therapy, or radiotherapy

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Efficacy as measured by clinical and echographic tumor evaluation

Outcome Time Frame:

january 2013

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Mario Campone, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Centre Regional Rene Gauducheau


France : AFSSAPS (Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé)

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • stage IA breast cancer
  • stage IB breast cancer
  • stage II breast cancer
  • stage IIIA breast cancer
  • HER2-positive breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms