Lapatinib Ditosylate and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Locally Recurrent Breast Cancer

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Status and phase

Phase 2


Stage IIIA Breast Cancer
Male Breast Cancer
Stage IIIB Breast Cancer
Stage IIIC Breast Cancer
Recurrent Breast Cancer


Radiation: radiation therapy
Drug: lapatinib ditosylate
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study type


Funder types



P30CA124435 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)
NCI-2013-01065 (Registry Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility


This phase II trial studies how well lapatinib ditosylate and radiation therapy work in treating patients with locally advanced or locally recurrent breast cancer. Lapatinib ditosylate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x rays to kill tumor cells. Giving lapatinib ditosylate together with radiation therapy may be an effective treatment for breast cancer.

Full description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To assess the clinical complete response rate (CR) after concurrent lapatinib (lapatinib ditosylate) and radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced or locally recurrent breast cancer that is refractory to chemotherapy. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate the feasibility of assessing breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) using flow cytometry and single cell gene expression profiling (SCGEP). II. To determine the change in the proportion of BCSCs after combined modality therapy. III. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of lapatinib and radiotherapy. IV. To assess the pathologic complete response rate (pCR) in those undergoing surgical resection. OUTLINE: Patients receive lapatinib ditosylate orally (PO) once daily (QD) on day 1 until completion of radiation therapy. Beginning on day 7, patients undergo radiation therapy for 5-7 weeks. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 2-4 weeks and then at 6-12 weeks.


7 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced breast cancer that is refractory to chemotherapy or other therapeutic agents or with a history of breast cancer with new evidence of a local recurrence (defined as a chest wall or breast recurrence and/or nodal recurrence); the diagnosis will be made based on clinical and pathologic features

  • Patients must be >18 years of age.

  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score > 70

  • Patts must have normal organ function as defined below:

    • total bilirubin < 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal
    • AST(SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) < 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal
    • creatinine < 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal
  • Patients must have left-ventricular ejection fraction > 50% at baseline.

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients who have contraindications to radiotherapy, such as scleroderma, dermatomyositis, or severe cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to lapatinib
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating, as well as women of child-bearing potential who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method of birth control to avoid pregnancy for the duration of the study

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

7 participants in 1 patient group

Lapatinib Plus Radiation Therapy
Experimental group
Patients receive lapatinib ditosylate PO QD on day 1 until completion of radiation therapy. Beginning on day 7, patients undergo radiation therapy for 5-7 weeks and will have their blood banked for laboratory biomarker analysis.
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Drug: lapatinib ditosylate
Radiation: radiation therapy

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