A Phase I-II, Randomization, Open-Label Clinical Trial of Fulvestrant Versus the Combination of Fulvestrant, MK-0646, and Dasatinib as First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Hormone Receptor-Positive HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
The Study Drugs:
Fulvestrant is designed to block estrogen from helping breast cancer tumor cells grow. By
blocking estrogen, it may stop tumor growth.
Dasatinib is designed to change the function of genes. By changing the function of these
genes, it may prevent cancer from growing and spreading.
You will have a fine needle aspiration or core needle biopsy before you start the study
treatment and after 2 weeks. These biopsies are to study genes and proteins, and to see how
they change with treatment.
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study: you will be enrolled in Phase I
or Phase II of the study, depending on when you join the study.
If you are in Phase I, you will be assigned to either Group 1 or 2. If you are in Phase II,
(based on the result of the screening biopsy) you will be randomly assigned (flip of a coin)
to either Group 1 or 2:
- Group 1 will receive fulvestrant only.
- Group 2 will receive fulvestrant and dasatinib.
All participants will receive the same dose level of fulvestrant.
If you are in Group 2, the dose of dasatinib you receive will depend on when you joined this
study. The first set of participants in each group will receive the lowest dose level of
dasatinib. Each new set will receive a higher dose of dasatinib than the set before it, if
no intolerable side effects were seen. This will continue until the highest tolerable dose
of dasatinib is found. This is called the Phase I portion of the study.
If you are enrolled in the Phase II portion of the study, you will receive dasatinib at the
dose that was tolerated in the Phase I portion.
Study Drug Administration:
Every 28 days makes up 1 study cycle.
You will receive fulvestrant through a needle into your muscle on Days 1 and 15 of Cycle 1
and on Day 1 of Cycles 2 and beyond. You will have 2 injections each time into 2 different
If you are in Group 2, you will take capsules of dasatinib by mouth every day while you are
on study. You should take the drug at about the same time each day with a cup (8 ounces) of
water. The study staff will give you a card on which you must record every time that you
On Day 1 of every cycle for the first 4 cycles, and then every 3 cycles, the following tests
and procedures will be performed:
- You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your weight.
- Your performance status will be recorded.
- You will be asked about any other drugs you may be taking.
- Blood (about 1 tablespoon) will be drawn for routine tests and to see how your immune
system may be responding to the study drug.
On Day 1 of each cycle, the following procedure will be performed:
-You will be asked about any side effects you may be having.
On Day 1 of Cycle 1, your vital signs will be measured.
On Days 8 and 22 of Cycle 1, your vital signs and weight will be measured. You will have an
On Day 15 of Cycle 1, the following tests and procedures will be performed:
- Your vital signs and weight will be measured.
- You will have an ECG.
- You will have a PET scan
- You will have a core needle biopsy (which removes more tissue) and/or a fine needle
aspiration (which has a smaller needle).
On Days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of Cycles 2 and beyond, your weight will be measured.
On Day 1 of Cycle 4 and every 3 cycles after that, you will have CT scans of the chest,
abdomen and/or pelvis, to check the status of the disease. If the disease has spread, you
may also have a bone scan and/or x-rays of the bones.
If you are taking warfarin to prevent abnormal blood clotting, blood (about 1-2 teaspoons)
will be drawn to check your blood clotting function at least 1 time a week until your blood
clotting function becomes stable. After that, blood (about 1-2 teaspoons) will continue
being drawn to check your blood clotting function as often as the doctor decides is needed.
Length of Study:
You may receive the study therapy until either you experience intolerable side effects or if
the disease gets worse; then you will be taken off study.
After you are off study, you will have an end-of-study visit. At this visit, the following
tests and procedures will be performed:
- You will have a physical exam, including measurement of your vital signs and weight.
- You will be asked about any other drugs you may be taking and about any side effects
you may be having.
- Your performance status will be recorded.
- Blood (about 2 teaspoons) will be collected for routine tests.
Four (4), 8, and 12 weeks after the last dose of study drug, blood (about 1 tablespoon) will
be drawn to see how your immune system may have responded to the study drug.
This is an investigational study. Fulvestrant is currently FDA -approved and commercially
available for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Dasatinib
is FDA-approved and commercially available to treat chronic myeloid leukemia. At this time,
the use of dasatinib in breast cancer patients is investigational.
Up to 40 patients will take part in this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Evaluation of Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD)
With each dose level/28 Day Cycle
Ana Gonzalez-Angulo, MD, MS
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Food and Drug Administration
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