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Registration number
NCT00002777
Ethics application status
Date submitted
1/11/1999
Date registered
11/04/2003
Date last updated
2/07/2012

Titles & IDs
Public title
Exemestane Compared With Tamoxifen in Treating Women With Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer
Scientific title
RANDOMIZED PHASE II STUDY IN FIRST LINE HORMONAL TREATMENT FOR METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WITH EXEMESTANE OR TAMOXIFEN IN POSTMENOPAUSAL PATIENTS
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
EORTC-10951
Secondary ID [2] 0 0
EORTC-10951
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Breast Cancer 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Breast

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - exemestane
Treatment: Drugs - tamoxifen citrate

Treatment: Drugs: exemestane


Treatment: Drugs: tamoxifen citrate


Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically or cytologically proven adenocarcinoma of the breast that is metastatic
and progressive or locally recurrent and inoperable

- At least one bidimensionally measurable or evaluable lesion

- Lytic bone lesions on x-ray/CT scan, surrounded by calcified bone, and at least 1
cm

- Bidimensionally measurable extraosseous disease required for patients on
bisphosphonates

- The following are not considered evaluable:

- Previously irradiated lesions

- Lymphangitic spread

- Ascites

- Blastic bone lesions

- Pleural effusions

- No rapidly progressive disease for which hormonal therapy is not indicated

- No massive visceral disease (i.e., more than one third of any organ)

- No brain metastases

- Hormone receptor status:

- Estrogen receptor positive or progesterone receptor positive, defined by 1 of the
following:

- At least 10 femtomoles H3-estrogen or at least 20 femtomoles

- H3 progesterone binding per mg of cytosol protein by DCC or sucrose density
method

- At least 0.10 femtomoles H3-estrogen or at least 0.20 femtomoles

- H3-progesterone binding per mg of DNA by IF/EIA technique

- Positive immunohistochemistry noted on pathology report

- Unknown receptor status eligible provided:

- Disease-free interval of at least 2 years since adjuvant therapy or initial
surgery (if no adjuvant therapy), including most recently treated tumor in
bilateral breast cancer if status unknown in one primary tumor

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

- 18 and over

Sex:

- Female

Menopausal status:

- Postmenopausal by 1 of the following:

- Natural menopause and more than 1 year since last menstrual period (LMP)

- Radiation-induced oophorectomy and more than 1 year since LMP

- Chemotherapy induced menopause if:

- At least 1 year since LMP (+ 1 year post-tamoxifen)

- Serum FSH and LH and plasma estradiol levels in postmenopausal range

- LHRH-induced amenorrhea

- Surgical castration

- Patients under age 56 with prior hysterectomy and 1 or both ovaries intact
or tamoxifen-induced amenorrhea with at least 12 months since prior
tamoxifen must have postmenopausal serum FSH and LH and plasma estradiol
concentrations

Performance status:

- ECOG (WHO) 0-2

Hematopoietic:

- Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

- Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- SGOT/SGPT less than 2.5 times ULN (less than 5 times ULN with liver metastases)

Renal:

- Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN

Cardiovascular:

- No deep venous thrombosis

Other:

- No mental incapacitation

- No severe concurrent disease

- No prior or concurrent malignancy except curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the
cervix or basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

- No concurrent immunotherapy

Chemotherapy:

- See Disease Characteristics

- At least 3 weeks since chemotherapy for metastatic disease and recovered

- No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for metastatic disease

- Prior adjuvant chemotherapy allowed if disease free for at least 6 months

- No concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

- No prior hormonal therapy for advanced disease (e.g., tamoxifen or LHRH agonists)

- Prior adjuvant tamoxifen allowed if disease free for at least 6 months

- No other concurrent hormonal therapy, including steroids

Radiotherapy:

- Recovered from toxic effects of prior radiotherapy

- Concurrent palliative radiotherapy, including whole brain irradiation, allowed

Surgery:

- See Disease Characteristics

- No prior ovariectomy for advanced disease

Other:

- No other concurrent investigational drugs

- Concurrent bisphosphonates allowed if short term (7 days) for hypercalcemia due to
suspect tumor flare or if on prior bisphosphonates with bidimensionally measurable
extraosseous lesion
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
NSW,QLD,VIC
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Liverpool Hospital - Liverpool
Recruitment hospital [2] 0 0
Princess Alexandra Hospital - Brisbane
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Austin Hospital - Heidelberg
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Bankstown - Lidcombe Hospital - Bankstown
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
2170 - Liverpool
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 0 0
4102 - Brisbane
Recruitment postcode(s) [3] 0 0
3084 - Heidelberg
Recruitment postcode(s) [4] 0 0
NSW 2200 - Bankstown
Recruitment outside Australia
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Belgium
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Antwerp
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Belgium
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Brussels (Bruxelles)
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Belgium
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Haine Saint Paul
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Belgium
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La Louviere
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Belgium
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Leuven
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Namur
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Wilrijk
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Bordeaux
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France
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Caen
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France
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Clermont-Ferrand
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Dijon
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Lyon
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Rennes
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France
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Rouen
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France
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Saint Cloud
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Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur
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's-Gravenhage (Den Haag, The Hague)
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Amersfont
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Amsterdam
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Eindhoven
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Leiden
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Leidschendam
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Maastricht
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Nijmegen
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Purmerend
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Roermond
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Rotterdam
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Sittard
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Tilburg
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Utrecht
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Veldhoven
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Philippines
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Cebu City
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Poland
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Gdansk
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Russian Federation
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Moscow
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Russian Federation
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Slovenia
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Ljubljana
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Taipei
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Bangkok
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England
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United Kingdom
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Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
RATIONALE: Estrogen can stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using
exemestane or tamoxifen may fight cancer by blocking the uptake of estrogen.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II/III trial to compare the effectiveness of exemestane with that
of tamoxifen in treating postmenopausal women who have locally recurrent or metastatic breast
cancer.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00002777
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
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Robert Paridaens, MD, PhD
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University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
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Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
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Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications