A Study to Investigate Atezolizumab and Chemotherapy Compared With Placebo and Chemotherapy in the Neoadjuvant Setting in Participants With Early Stage Triple Negative Breast Cancer

  • Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Trial Status:


This trial runs in
  • Antwerpen
  • Bad Nauheim
  • Bahia
  • Baltimore
  • Berlin
  • Bielefeld
  • Bruxelles
  • Chattanooga
  • Chuo City
  • Clayton
  • Düsseldorf
  • Fort Worth
  • Fukushima
  • Gelsenkirchen
  • Goiás
  • Goyang-si
  • Hamburg
  • Hannover
  • Hiroshima
  • Isehara
  • Kansas City
  • Koto City
  • Langen (Hessen)
  • Leicester
  • Leipzig
  • Leuven
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Marietta
  • Matsuyama
  • Milano
  • Minas Gerais
  • Montréal
  • Monza
  • Murdoch
  • München
  • Münster
  • Nagoya
  • Namur
  • Nashville
  • New York
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Norwalk
  • Oldenburg
  • Osaka
  • Paramus
  • Paraná
  • Québec
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio Grande do Sul
  • Seoul
  • Sevilla
  • Spokane
  • Stanford
  • São Paulo
  • Taipei City
  • Taoyuan City
  • Vicenza
  • Warszawa
  • Wrocław
  • Yokohama
Trial Identifier:

NCT03197935 2016-004734-22 WO39392

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      Trial Summary

      This is a global Phase III, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant treatment with atezolizumab (anti-programmed death-ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody) and nab-paclitaxel followed by doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (nab-pac-AC), or placebo and nab-pac-AC in participants eligible for surgery with initial clinically assessed triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 3 Phase
      NCT03197935,WO39392,2016-004734-22 Trial Identifier
      Atezolizumab (MPDL3280A), an engineered anti-PDL1 antibody, Placebo, Nab-paclitaxel, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Filgrastim, Pegfilgrastim Treatments
      Triple-negative Breast Cancer Condition
      Official Title

      A Phase III Randomized Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Atezolizumab (Anti-PD-L1 Antibody) in Combination With Neoadjuvant Anthracycline/Nab-Paclitaxel-Based Chemotherapy Compared With Placebo and Chemotherapy in Patients With Primary Invasive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥ 18 Years Age
      No Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria
      • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
      • Histologically documented TNBC (negative human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 [HER2], estrogen receptor [ER], and progesterone receptor [PgR] status)
      • Confirmed tumor programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) evaluation as documented through central testing of a representative tumor tissue specimen
      • Primary breast tumor size of greater than (>) 2 centimeters (cm) by at least one radiographic or clinical measurement
      • Stage at presentation: cT2-cT4, cN0-cN3, cM0
      • Participant agreement to undergo appropriate surgical management including axillary lymph node surgery and partial or total mastectomy after completion of neoadjuvant treatment
      • Baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) greater than or equal to (>=) 53 percent (%) measured by echocardiogram (ECHO) or multiple-gated acquisition (MUGA) scans
      • Adequate hematologic and end-organ function
      • Representative formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor specimen in paraffin blocks (preferred) or at least 20 unstained slides, with an associated pathology report documenting ER, PgR, and HER2 negativity
      • For women of childbearing potential: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraceptive methods, and agreement to refrain from donating eggs
      • For men: agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraceptive measures and agreement to refrain from donating sperm
      • Women who are not postmenopausal or have undergone a sterilization procedure must have a negative serum pregnancy test result within 14 days prior to initiation of study drug
      Exclusion Criteria
      • Prior history of invasive breast cancer
      • Stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer
      • Prior systemic therapy for treatment and prevention of breast cancer
      • Previous therapy with anthracyclines or taxanes for any malignancy
      • History of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), except for participants treated exclusively with mastectomy >5 years prior to diagnosis of current breast cancer
      • History of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), except for participants surgically managed >5 years prior to diagnosis of current breast cancer
      • Bilateral breast cancer
      • Undergone incisional and/or excisional biopsy of primary tumor and/or axillary lymph nodes
      • Axillary lymph node dissection prior to initiation of neoadjuvant therapy
      • History of other malignancy within 5 years prior to screening, with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death
      • Cardiopulmonary dysfunction
      • History of severe allergic, anaphylactic, or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins
      • Known hypersensitivity to biopharmaceuticals produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells
      • Known allergy or hypersensitivity to the components of the formulations of atezolizumab, nab-paclitaxel, cyclophosphamide, or doxorubicin, filgrastim or pegfilgrastim
      • Active or history of autoimmune disease or immune deficiency diseases except history of autoimmune-related hypothyroidism, controlled Type 1 diabetes mellitus, and dermatologic manifestations of eczema, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus, or vitiligo (e.g., participants with psoriatic arthritis are excluded)
      • History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organizing pneumonia, drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic pneumonitis, or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest computed tomography (CT) scan. History of radiation pneumonitis in the radiation field (fibrosis) is permitted
      • Positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test at screening
      • Active hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection
      • Active tuberculosis
      • Severe infections within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment, including but not limited to hospitalization for complications of infection, bacteremia, or severe pneumonia
      • Treatment with therapeutic oral or IV antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment, except prophylactic antibiotics
      • Major surgical procedure within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment or anticipation of need for a major surgical procedure during the course of the study
      • Prior allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplantation
      • Administration of a live attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment or anticipation of need for such a vaccine during the study
      • Any other disease, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the participant at high risk from treatment complications
      • Prior treatment with cluster of differentiation 137 (CD137) agonists or immune checkpoint-blockade therapies, including anti-cluster of differentiation 40 (anti-CD40), anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (anti-CTLA-4), anti-programmed death-1 (anti-PD-1), and anti-PD-L1 therapeutic antibodies
      • Treatment with systemic immunostimulatory agents within 4 weeks or 5 half-lives of the drug, whichever is longer, prior to initiation of study treatment
      • Treatment with systemic immunosuppressive medications within 2 weeks prior to initiation of study treatment or anticipation of need for systemic immunosuppressive medications during the study
      • History of cerebrovascular accident within 12 months prior to randomization
      • Pregnant or lactating, or intending to become pregnant during the study

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