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Premenopausal Early Assessment; ER+, HER2-, FLT (7536a)
Imaging Early Response of ER+, HER2- Breast Cancer To Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) +/- Ovarian Suppression (OS) Therapy With [18F]Fluorothymidine (FLT) PET
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Recruiting Breast Cancer N/A 7536a

This clinical trial studies fluorine F 18 fluorothymidine (FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) in measuring treatment response in patients with newly diagnosed estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative stage I-III breast cancer. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures done before and during hormone therapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.

Hannah M. Linden, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
  • A new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer > 1.0 cm in size, ER+ clinical stage I-III
  • Patient must have surgical resection followed by systemic adjuvant therapy with an aromatase inhibitor (AIs) as part of planned treatment; any approved AI at standard clinical dosing may be used; in pre-menopausal patients, ovarian suppression with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist will be started prior to initiation of the AI on a separate clinical trial in parallel with the imaging study
  • Have tissue block available from core biopsy for correlative biomarkers and genomic assay
  • Have menopausal status determined prior to study enrollment; for study purposes, postmenopausal is defined as

    • A prior documented bilateral oophorectomy, or
    • A history of at least 12 months without spontaneous menstrual bleeding, or
    • Age 60 or older with a prior hysterectomy without oophorectomy, or
    • Age less than 60 with a prior hysterectomy without oophorectomy (or in whom the status of the ovaries is unknown) with a documented follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level demonstrating confirmatory elevation in the postmenopausal range for the lab
  • Negative pregnancy test within 7 days of baseline positron emission tomography (PET) scan for pre-menopausal patients
  • Tumor HER2/neu expression must be determined (as part of standard clinical care) prior to study enrollment; HER2 may be tested by any Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved HER2 testing method; if determination is intermediate by immunohistochemistry (IHC), fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) or another alternate HER2 test must be performed
  • Be a candidate for [18F]FLT PET imaging
  • Be informed of the investigational nature of this study and provide written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines prior to study-specific screening procedures
  • Be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits and other trial procedures
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)
  • Current use of aromatase inhibitor as prevention or treatment for breast cancer
  • Life expectancy of less than two months
  • HER2/neu positive by IHC and/or another FDA approved HER2 testing method
  • Inability to tolerate scanning (e.g. - claustrophobia, severe pain)
  • Weight exceeding capacity of imaging table
Last Updated
October 08, 2013
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