A Global Study to Compare the Effects of Fulvestrant and Arimidex in a Subset of Patients With Breast Cancer. (FALCON)

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AstraZeneca

Status and phase

Active, not recruiting
Phase 3

Conditions

Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

Treatments

Drug: arimidex 1mg
Drug: faslodex dummy
Drug: faslodex 500mg
Drug: arimidex dummy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT01602380
2011-006326-24 (EudraCT Number)
D699BC00001

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of the study is to compare how treatment with Fulvestrant (FASLODEX) or Anastrozole (ARIMIDEX) effects disease progression for women with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have not had prior hormonal treatment.

Full description

A Randomised, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Multicentre, Phase III Study to Compare the Efficacy and Tolerability of Fulvestrant (FASLODEX) 500 mg with Anastrozole (ARIMIDEX) 1 mg as Hormonal Treatment for Postmenopausal Women with Hormone Receptor-Positive Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Have Not Previously Been Treated With Any Hormonal Therapy.

Enrollment

462 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 130 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Histological confirmation of breast cancer in post menopausal women (age >=60). Positive hormone receptor status (ER +ve and/or PgR +ve) of primary or metastatic tumour tissue based on local laboratory assessment.
  • EITHER locally advanced disease (1 line of chemotherapy allowed only if remain unsuitable for therapy of curative intent) OR Metastatic disease. (1 line of chemotherapy for breast cancer allowed only if subsequent evidence of further progressive disease)
  • At least 1 lesion (measurable and/or non-measurable) that can be accurately assessed at baseline and is suitable for repeated assessment.

Postmenopausal women, fulfilling 1 of:

  • Prior bilateral oophorectomy
  • Age >60 years
  • Age < 60 years and amenorrheic for 12+months in the absence of chemotherapy, tamoxifen, toremifene, or ovarian suppression and FSH and oestradiol in the postmenopausal range

Exclusion criteria

Presence of life-threatening metastatic disease

Any of:

  • Extensive hepatic involvement
  • involving brain or meninges
  • symptomatic pulmonary lymph spread
  • Discrete lung metastases are acceptable if respiratory function is not significantly compromised
  • Prior systemic therapy for breast cancer other than one line of cytotoxic chemotherapy (the last dose of chemotherapy must have been received more than 28 days prior to randomisation)
  • Radiation therapy if not completed within 28 days prior to randomisation (with the exception of radiotherapy given for control of bone pain, started prior to randomisation). Prior hormonal treatment for breast cancer.
  • Current or prior malignancy within previous 3 years (other than breast cancer or adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix).

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

462 participants in 2 patient groups

faslodex+placebo
Experimental group
Description:
Blinded: Fulvestrant 500mg intramuscular injection (2x250mg) plus dummy Anastrozole tablets
Treatment:
Drug: arimidex dummy
Drug: faslodex 500mg
arimidex +placebo
Active Comparator group
Description:
Blinded: Anastrozole 1mg tablets plus dummy Fulvestrant intramuscular injection (2x0mg)
Treatment:
Drug: faslodex dummy
Drug: arimidex 1mg

Trial documents
2

Trial contacts and locations

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