Breast: Metastatic Clinical Trials

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  • HKI-272 for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases
  • The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from growing abnormally by inhibiting (or blocking) members of a family of proteins that include Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2). In this research study, the investigators are looking to see how well neratinib works to decrease the size of or stabilize breast cancer that has spread to the brain. The investigators are also looking at how previous treatments have affected your thinking (or cognition) and how much neratinib reaches the central nervous system.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Lapatinib in Combination With Trastuzumab in Patients With HER2-Positive, Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • In this research study we are studying the effects of the combination of lapatinib plus Herceptin in subjects with breast cancer that has spread outside of the breast. We are also studying whether positron emission tomography (PET/CT) scans can predict which participants will benefit from the study treatment. Finally, we are studying genes and proteins in the tumor tissue that may lead to sensitivity or resistance to Herceptin, and to the combination of Herceptin plus lapatinib. Lapatinib is a compound that may stop cancer cells from growing. Other research studies suggest that lapatinib in combination with Herceptin may help to shrink or stabilize breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Abraxane With or Without Tigatuzumab in Patients With Metastatic, Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Metastatic disease including metastatic breast cancer unfortunately remains incurable. One reason is due to the inability to develop specific therapies for specific cancer subsets. The use of modern genomic techniques has significantly enhanced our recent understanding of breast cancer biology. Five distinct breast cancer subsets have been recognized, one of which is basal-like breast cancer. Basal-like breast cancer is typically estrogen receptor (ER) negative, progesterone receptor (PR) negative and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2-Neu) negative. This is referred to as triple negative breast cancer or TBNC. TBNC represents a significant proportion of breast cancer patients (10-20%) and has a poor prognosis with no targeted approach to therapy as of yet. Tigatuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting a death receptor on the breast cancer cells. Previous studies have shown that combining antibodies with selected chemotherapy agents have induced tumor cell death. The hypothesis of this study is to use tigatuzumab and combine it with Abraxane to serve as a targeting agent in metastatic TBNC patients.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • BKM120 For Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • This research study is a Phase II clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials test the effectiveness of an investigational drug to learn whether the drug works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that the drug is still being studied and that research doctors are trying to find out more about it-such as the safest dose to use, the side effects it may cause, and if the drug is effective for treating different types of cancer. It also means that the FDA has not yet approved BKM120 for use in patients, including people with your type of cancer. BKM120 is a drug that works by blocking a protein called PI3K which may contribute to cancer growth. This drug has been used in experiments in the laboratory and information from these research studies suggests that BKM120 may help to prevent cancer cells from growing. In this research study, the investigators are looking to see if BKM120 works to stop breast cancer cells from growing.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • A Phase II Clinical Trial of PM01183 in BRCA 1/2-Associated or Unselected Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • A Clinical Trial of PM01183 in Metastatic Breast Cancer to assess the antitumor activity of PM01183 ,to evaluate whether the presence of a known germline mutation in BRCA 1/2 predicts response to PM01183 in Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients, to evaluate the safety profile of this PM01183 to analyze the pharmacokinetics (PK) and PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic) correlations and to evaluate the pharmacogenomic (PGx) expression profile in tumor samples.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Phase II Study of Eribulin Mesylate, Trastuzumab, and Pertuzumab in Women With Metastatic, Unresectable Locally Advanced, or Locally Recurrent HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
  • In this study, the investigators are testing the effectiveness of the combination of eribulin, pertuzumab and trastuzumab to learn whether this combination of drugs works in treating advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that had received at least one prior treatment previously. At this point, the standard treatment for HER2-positive cancer that has progressed (grown) after a first treatment is chemotherapy combined with therapies that target the HER2 protein (e.g., trastuzumab or lapatinib). All of the medications that are being tested in this study are approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. However, the combination of these three medications in participants has not yet been tested. Eribulin is a chemotherapy agent that is approved for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer for women who have previously received at least two prior chemotherapeutic regimens for the treatment of their metastatic disease. Pertuzumab and trastuzumab are also both approved for the treatment of advanced HER2-positive breast cancer. Both agents help treat breast cancer by binding HER2 receptor. However, pertuzumab and trastuzumab bind to different parts of the HER2 receptor. The goal of this research study is to find out if adding pertuzumab, trastuzumab and eribulin is effective in treating women with metastatic, HER2-positive breast cancer. The Investigators, will also gather more information on the side effects of these treatments The investigators also plan to gather genetic information from participants' tumors (collected at biopsies). Cancers occur when the molecules that control normal cell growth (genes and proteins) are altered. Changes in the tumor genes and in the genes of normal cells are called "alterations." Many of these alterations can be detected by directly examining cancer cells in a tumor or circulating in blood. Several alterations that occur repeatedly in certain types of cancers have already been identified. These discoveries have led to the development of new drugs that "target" those alterations. More remain to be discovered. Some of the alterations are found in genes. Genes are composed of DNA "letters," which contain the instructions that tell the cells in our bodies how to grow and work. Genes make proteins which actually carry out the instructions in our cells. The investigator would like to use your DNA to look for alterations in the genes in cancer cells and blood cells using a technology called "sequencing." Gene sequencing is a way of reading the DNA to identify errors in genes that may contribute to the behavior of cells. Some changes in genes occur only in cancer cells. Others occur in normal cells as well, in the genes that may have been passed from parent to child. This research study will examine both kinds of genes. One of the scientific goals of this research study is to perform gene sequencing (gene tests) on your cancer cells (obtained from biopsies or surgery) and normal tissues (usually blood). The results of the gene tests will be used to try to develop better ways to treat and prevent cancers. As part of this work, we may also learn things about the genes in your normal cells. However, because interpretation of these tests will require further study,the investigator will not disclose these results to participants who participate on this component of the study.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Cabozantinib for Metastatic Triple Negative BrCa
  • This research study is Phase II clinical trial, which tests the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug to learn whether the drug works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that the drug is being studied. It also means that the FDA has not yet approved XL184 for use in patients, including people with your type of cancer. XL184 is a drug that may stop cancer cells from growing. It is a small molecule kinase inhibitor that inhibitors met and VEGFR2, as well as other targets. This drug has been used in Phase I studies in humans and laboratory experiments, and information from those other research studies suggests that this drug may help to slow tumor progression in this research study. This drug has also been used in a phase II study for breast cancer patients (a randomized discontinuation trial) suggesting good benefit for this group of patients. In this research study, we are looking at the anti-tumor effects of XL184 in metastatic breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • PALBOCICLIB + ENDOCRINE THERAPY FOR HR+ BrCa
  • This research study is evaluating a drug called Palbociclib in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as a possible treatment for hormone receptor positive breast cancer. - Palbociclib is a drug that may stop cancer cells from growing. Palbociclib blocks activity of two closely related enzymes (proteins that help chemical reactions in the body occur), called Cyclin D Kinases 4 and 6 (CDK 4/6). These proteins are part of a pathway, or a sequence of steps which is known to regulate cell growth. Laboratory testing has suggested palbociclib may stop the growth of hormone receptor positive breast cancer. - Aromatase inhibitors prevent breast cancer cell growth by blocking estrogen stimulation. It is standard of care for postmenopausal women to take an aromatase inhibitor after a diagnosis of hormone receptor positive breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic, Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Eribulin in HER2 Negative Metastatic BrCa
  • This research study is a phase II clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials test the effectiveness of a drug to learn whether the drug works in treating a specific cancer. Eribulin is a chemotherapy approved by the US FDA in November of 2010 to treat patients with metastatic breast cancer who have received at least two prior chemotherapy regimens. It works by interfering with cancer cell division, growth and spread. In this research study, the investigators are looking to see how well Eribulin helps participants with metastatic breast cancer as a first-line or second-line chemotherapy treatment. The investigators also would like to learn about the side-effects that participants experience with this medication, in particular, neuropathy. Neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves are affected, leading to numbness or tingling of the fingers and toes. The investigators would like to study the effect Eribulin has on the nerves through regular questionnaires that ask about any nerve-related symptoms. The investigators also plan to send blood samples to determine if gene markers may indicate increased sensitivity to the nerve effects of Eribulin.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • ZK219477 in Patients With Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases
  • The purpose of this research study is to determine the effects (good and bad) of ZK219477 on participants and their cancer. ZK219477 is a chemotherapy drug that is thought to work by interfering with the ability of cancer cells to grow and divide. It is a part of a group of drugs called "epothilones" which appear to cause shrinkage of cancer in some patients with breast cancer. It is generally difficult for chemotherapy to enter the brain. However, it is believed that ZK219477 crosses into the brain. We are also studying whether an investigational MRI scan procedure may eventually help to predict which patients will benefit from ZK219477.
  • Diagnoses: Brain/Neuro Cancer: Other Non-Glioblastoma, Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Fulvestrant With or Without Ganetespib in HR+ Breast Cancer
  • Ganetespib is a drug that may stop cancer cells from growing. This drug has been used in other research studies and laboratory experiments. It has also been studied in phase I trials, where the appropriate dosing has been determined. Ganetespib is considered an "HSP90 inhibitor". By blocking HSP90, ganetespib is thought to reduce the ability of cancer cells to become resistant to treatment. Fulvestrant is a hormonal therapy that works by attaching to estrogen receptors. In doing so, it can block the effect of estrogen on cancer cells. In addition, fulvestrant causes a decrease in the number of estrogen receptors. Fulvestrant is a drug that is approved by the FDA for treatment of metastatic, hormone receptor positive breast cancer, based upon the results of phase III clinical trials. In the laboratory, adding ganetespib to fulvestrant appears to improve its effectiveness. It is not known whether this is true in humans. In this research study, we are evaluating the effect of the addition of ganetespib to fulvestrant in participants with hormone receptor-positive, metastatic breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Ruxolitinib in Patients With Breast Cancer
  • This research study is a Phase II clinical trial. Phase II trials test the effectiveness of an investigational drug to learn whether the drug works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that drug is still being studied and that research doctors are trying to find out more about it-such as the safest dose to use, the side effects it may cause, and if the drug is effective for treating different types of cancer. It also means that the FDA has not approved ruxolitinib for your type of cancer. Ruxolitinib is a drug which blocks the Janus tyrosine Kinase (JAK) signaling pathway. It is thought that this pathway might be important in certain types of breast cancer, and that blocking this pathway might lead to anti-cancer effects. This study is testing the effects of ruxolitinib in patients with breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • A Study of Oral Rucaparib in Patients With gBRCA Mutation Breast or Ovarian Cancer, or Other Solid Tumor
  • The purpose of the first part of the study is to evaluate the safety of different doses of oral rucaparib given daily to patients with solid tumors. The purpose of the second part of the study is to determine the safety and clinical activity of oral rucaparib given daily to patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer associated with a germline breast cancer (gBRCA) mutation and to patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer associated with a gBRCA mutation who have received at least two, but no more than three, prior regimens (all platinum based).
  • Diagnoses: Solid Tumor/Phase I, Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Intrathecal Trastuzumab for Leptomeningeal Metastases in HER2+ Breast Cancer
  • The drug being studied is Trastuzumab, a medicine that is used to slow or stop the growth of cancerous tumors that are HER-2 positive. Patients are being asked to participate in this study because they have been diagnosed with having tumor cells in their spinal fluid. This study will investigate the safety and effects of this drug when given directly into the spinal fluid. Phase I/II Dose Escalation Trial to Assess Safety of Intrathecal Trastuzumab for the Treatment of Leptomeningeal Metastases in HER2 Positive Breast Cancer The purpose of this research study is to determine a safe dose of the drug Trastuzumab and then determine how effective this treatment is.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Ruxolitinib W/ Preop Chemo For Triple Negative Inflammatory Brca
  • This phase I/II research study is evaluating a combination of drugs called paclitaxel and ruxolitinib as a possible treatment for inflammatory breast cancer. Ruxolitinib is a newly discovered drug that has been shown to block a pathway (called the IL6/JAK/Stat pathway) that may be important in cancer, including breast cancer. Blocking this pathway may stop cancer cells from growing. Ruxolitinib has been approved by the FDA for patients with bone marrow disease, and this is the first study using this drug in combination with paclitaxel for breast cancer. Paclitaxel (also called Taxol) is an FDA drug approved for breast cancer patients. Paclitaxel works by blocking the small microtubules inside cancer cells and preventing cell growth. Information from laboratory experiments suggests that ruxolitinib might also have effects on breast cancer.These studies have shown that ruxolitinib may make paclitaxel more effective.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Defining the HER2 Positive (+) Breast Cancer Kinome Response to Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab, Combination Trastuzumab +Pertuzumab, or Combination Trastuzumab + Lapatinib
  • Kinases are a group of proteins that are important in how cancer cells grow. HER2 is a kind of kinase. This study looks at a new approach to identifying kinases, which may help target therapy more precisely. LCCC1214 is a randomized, multiarm, multicenter, open-label window trial designed to explore the kinome response in Stage I-IV HER2 positive (HER2+) breast cancer patients scheduled to undergo definitive surgery (either lumpectomy, mastectomy or surgical resection of oligometastatic disease). Patients will initiate dosing with either a single HER2-directed agent or a combination of two HER2-directed agents, one week prior to surgery. Forty patients will be randomized to one of four study groups: A) single dose trastuzumab; B) single dose pertuzumab; C) combination single dose trastuzumab plus single dose pertuzumab; or D) combination single dose trastuzumab plus lapatinib daily for 7 days. Pre- and post- dosing tissue will be analyzed for kinome response and resistant signatures. The initiation of study drug will be defined by the surgical schedule; there will be no delays in standard treatment for the purposes of this study.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease, Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Safety and Pharmacokinetic Study of MM-302 in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
  • This study is a Phase 1 and pharmacologic open-label dose-escalation trial using a "3+3" design. Successive cohorts of three or more patients will be treated at escalating doses until a maximum tolerated dose is identified. Once the maximum tolerated dose is identified, an Expansion Cohort will be enrolled at that dose to further characterize safety and pharmacologic endpoints. Additional arms will be enrolled to explore the combination of MM-302 with trastuzumab or trastuzumab plus cyclophosphamide in patients with advanced HER2 positive breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • BYL719 and Letrozole in Post-Menopausal Patients With Hormone Receptor-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of the PI3K inhibitor BYL719 when given together with letrozole in treating patients with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. The PI3K inhibitor BYL719 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the proteins needed for cell growth. Hormone therapy using letrozole may fight breast cancer by blocking the use of estrogen by the tumor cells. Giving the PI3K inhibitor BYL719 together with letrozole may kill more tumor cells
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Phase I Dose-escalation Trial of ARRY-380 in Combination With Trastuzumab in Participants With Brain Metastases From HER2+ Breast Cancer
  • The purpose of this study is to test the safety of different doses of ARRY-380 in combination with trastuzumab. Trastuzumab is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of HER2 metastatic breast cancer. However, the combination of ARRY-380 and trastuzumab has not yet been tested. Both agents block the HER2 receptor, which is thought to be overactive in HER2-positive breast cancer. It is thought that ARRY-380 and trastuzumab might work together because they attach to different parts of the HER2 receptor and prevent it from functioning. Because HER2 positive breast cancer contains high levels of HER2 receptor, but normal cells in your body generally do not, the drugs may be able to "target" the cancer cells. In addition, in laboratory studies, ARRY-380 appears to have some penetration into the brain.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) From Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Using the CTC-Endocrine Therapy Index
  • Utilizing CellSearch® technology, the ability to both enumerate and reliably and reproducibly characterize circulating tumor cells (CTC) for tumor markers that predict endocrine sensitivity (estrogen receptor [ER] and Bcl-2) and resistance (HER2 and Ki67) has been demonstrated. An algorithm for a CTC-Endocrine Therapy Index (CTC-ETI) has been constructed that can be calculated for each patient using the CTC enumeration and marker results. The primary goal of this study is to determine a CTC-ETI in ER positive, HER2 negative metastatic breast cancer patients before the initiation of a new endocrine therapy for the identification of patients that will progress rapidly.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Early Surgery or Standard Palliative Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage IV Breast Cancer
  • RATIONALE: Early surgery may have fewer side effects and improve recovery. Palliative surgery or radiation therapy may help patients with advanced breast cancer live more comfortably. It is not yet known whether early surgery is more effective than palliative therapy for advanced breast cancer. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying early surgery to see how well it works compared to standard palliative therapy in treating patients with stage IV breast cancer.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic
  • Status: Recruiting
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