A Pilot Study of Eribulin in Breast Cancer (BC) Patients With Brain Metastases Previously Treated With Anthracyclines and Taxanes

A Pilot Study of Eribulin in Breast Cancer (BC) Patients With Brain Metastases Previously Treated With Anthracyclines and Taxanes


Lead sponsor: Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Source Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Brief Summary

This is a pilot study, the principal investigator plans to enroll 14 patients. If 2 or more responses are documented, the principal investigator will consider to start a new phase II study. If there is less than 2 responses in the 14 patients, it is unlikely that Eribulin will produce 15% or more response rate in patients with active brain metastases, thus indicating no need to study further. Based on Poisson distribution, there is 38% probability of observing 1 or 0 response even if the underlying response is 15%. There is no null hypothesis, hence no p-value of significance.

Overall Status Unknown status
Start Date March 8, 2017
Completion Date April 30, 2020
Primary Completion Date April 30, 2020
Phase Phase 2
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Objective Tumor Response Rate in Brain as measured using RANO-BM criteria Every 6 weeks for the first 4 cycles, then every 9 weeks for the subsequent cycles
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Extracranial objective tumor response rate as measured using RECIST 1.1 criteria Every 6 weeks for the first 4 cycles, then every 9 weeks for the subsequent cycles
Duration of Response in Brain Every 6 weeks for the first 4 cycles, then every 9 weeks for the subsequent cycles
Assessment of toxicities such as neuropathy, hematological and hepatological toxicities 3 years
Enrollment 14

Intervention type: Drug

Intervention name: Eribulin Mesylate

Description: 1.4mg/m2/dose on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle.

Arm group label: Eribulin



Inclusion Criteria:

1. Female patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed carcinoma of the breast.

2. Patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease who have received an anthracycline (e.g. doxorubicin, epirubicin) and a taxane (e.g. paclitaxel, docetaxel), either in combination or in separate regimens. It can be used in neo-adjuvant, adjuvant or metastatic setting.

3. Patients must have measurable brain metastases (minimum size of 10mm in long axis) which is asymptomatic and does not required any treatment or had failed to respond or progress after either radiation treatment or stereotactic radiosurgery.

4. Patients who are deemed to have asymptomatic brain metastases should not be on systemic corticosteroid at enrolment. Patients who have brain metastases that have failed previous radiation therapy or stereotactic radiosurgery are allowed to be on systemic corticosteroid at enrolment. Baseline dose of corticosteroid should be documented.

5. Patients with known HER2 positive tumors may additionally have been treated with trastuzumab and/or pertuzumab or trastuzumab emtasine in centers where this treatment is available.

6. Patients with known estrogen and/or progesterone receptor-expressing tumors may have additionally been treated with hormonal therapy

7. Resolution of all previous chemotherapy or radiation-related toxicities to Grade 1 severity or lower, except for stable sensory neuropathy ≤Grade 2 and alopecia

8. Age above 21 years

9. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0, 1 or 2

10. Life expectancy of more than 3 months

11. Adequate renal function as evidenced by serum creatinine < 1.5 mg/dL or calculated creatinine clearance > 50 mL/minute (min) per the Cockcroft and Gault formula

12. Adequate bone marrow function as evidenced by absolute neutrophil count (ANC) above 1.5 x 109/L, hemoglobin above 10.0 g/dL, and platelet count above 100 x 109/L.

13. Adequate liver function as evidenced by bilirubin less than 1.5 times the upper limits of normal (ULN) and alkaline phosphatase, alanine transaminase (ALT), and aspartate transaminase (AST) less than 3 x ULN (in the case of liver metastases less than 5 x ULN), or in case of bone metastases, liver specific alkaline phosphatase less than 3 x ULN

14. Patient's willing and able to comply with the study protocol for the duration of the study

15. Written informed consent prior to any study-specific screening procedures with the understanding that the patient may withdraw consent at any time without prejudice. However, hormonal therapy must be discontinued one week before administration of study

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients who have received chemotherapy, radiation, or biological therapy within two weeks, or hormonal therapy within one week before study treatment start, or any investigational drug within four weeks before study treatment start.

2. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding; women of childbearing potential with either a positive pregnancy test at screening or no pregnancy test; women of childbearing potential unless (1) surgically sterile or (2) using adequate measures of contraception (considered to be two methods of contraception, one of which must be a barrier method, e.g. condom, diaphragm or cervical cap). Perimenopausal women must be amenorrheic for at least 12 months to be considered of non-childbearing potential.

3. Severe/uncontrolled intercurrent illness/infection.

4. Significant cardiovascular impairment (history of congestive heart failure > NYHA grade II, unstable angina or myocardial infarction within the past six months, or serious cardiac arrhythmia)

5. Patients with known positive HIV status

6. Patients who have had a prior malignancy, other than carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or non-melanoma skin cancer, unless the prior malignancy was diagnosed and definitively treated above 5 years previously with no subsequent evidence of recurrence

7. Patients with neuropathy > Grade 2 at screening.

8. Patients with QTC > 500 msec at screening.

9. Concurrent hormonal therapy for metastatic breast cancer is not allowed. However, Her2 positive metastatic breast cancer patients who progressed on prior anti-Her2 directed therapy may have concurrent eribulin and trastuzumab, but not trastuzumab emtasine.

10. Patient with leptomeningeal only disease, without other measurable brain metastasis, is excluded.

Gender: Female

Gender based: Yes

Gender description: Female

Minimum age: 21 Years

Maximum age: 99 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Contact

Last name: Elaine Tabanguil

Phone: +6568802216

Email: [email protected]

facility status contact
Tan Tock Seng Hospital | Singapore, 308433, Singapore Recruiting Elaine Tabanguil +6568802216 [email protected]
Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital | Taoyuan city, 333, Taiwan Recruiting Wen-Chi Shen +88633281200 2517 [email protected]
Location Countries



Verification Date

February 2018

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Investigator full name: Wong Siew Wei

Investigator title: Principal Investigator

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Arm group label: Eribulin

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: Patients enrolled into the study will receive Eribulin 1.4mg/m2 on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle till disease progression or non-tolerable toxicity.

Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention model: Single Group Assignment

Primary purpose: Treatment

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov