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Clinical Trial DRUG ANG1005-CLN-04

Title
A Phase II, Open-Label, Multi-Center Study of ANG1005 in HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients with Progressive/Recurrent Brain Metastases
Principal Investigator
Priya Kumthekar
Details
  • Status: Accepting New Patients
  • Study Type: Therapeutic, Treatment
  • Protocol No:.DRUG ANG1005-CLN-04
Purpose
The main purpose of this research study is to find out if the study drug, ANG1005 can shrink tumor cells that have spread to the brain. Another purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness and how ANG1005 is being tolerated by patients with brain metastases.
Overview
ANG1005 is an investigational drug which means that it is not approved by the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat brain metastases from breast cancer or any other disease. ANG1005 is made of a small protein molecule attached with three molecules of a chemotherapy drug paclitaxel. Paclitaxel is an FDA approved chemotherapy drug known to kill tumor cells, which is often used in treating breast cancer. Paclitaxel, like most drugs, cannot easily get into the brain due to a blood brain barrier which blocks the passage of some chemical substances from the bloodstream into the brain. Similar to a key and lock, ANG1005 is able to connect to a specific place on the blood brain barrier and the tumor cells and pass into the brain and some tumor cells. ANG1005 can stop the tumor cells from dividing which may result in tumor shrinkage; however, there is no proof that ANG1005 will cure cancer.
Eligibility
Some of the eligibility criteria include:
  • Participants must have breast cancer that is HER2+.
  • Participants must be 18 or older.
  • Participants must have brain metastases (their cancer has spread to the brain) that have either returned after prior treatment or are continuing to get worse.
  • Participants must have had prior treatment with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT).
Note: This is only a partial list of eligibility criteria. Please contact the Lurie Cancer Center for complete screening information if you are interested in this clinical trial.
Description of Treatment
Participants in this study will receive the study drug ANG1005 infused through a needle inserted in the vein (IV infusion) every 3 weeks (one cycle). Patients who have been receiving Herceptin® treatment for their breast cancer may continue to receive it during the study, as determined by the doctor. Participants will continue to receive ANG1005 until their breast cancer gets worse or if they have any intolerable side effects to the study drug. The length of participation in the study will depend on how each participants responds to and tolerate the treatment.
Contact
Sara Duffey
Clinical Research and Education Specialist
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
312.695.1102
cancertrials@northwestern.edu

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