Eribulin in combination with bevacizumab as second-line treatment for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer progressing after first-line therapy with paclitaxel and bevacizumab: a multicenter, phase II, single arm trial (GIM11-BERGI)

C. De Angelis, D. Bruzzese, A. Bernardo, E. Baldini, L. Leo, A. Fabi, T. Gamucci, P. De Placido, F. Poggio, S. Russo, V. Forestieri, R. Lauria, I. De Santo, A. Michelotti, L. Del Mastro, M. De Laurentiis, M. Giuliano, S. De Placido, G. Arpino

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of the nontaxane microtubule dynamics inhibitor eribulin plus the humanized anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody bevacizumab in a novel second-line chemotherapy scheme in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients progressing after first-line paclitaxel and bevacizumab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a multicenter, single-arm, Simon's two-stage, phase II study. The primary endpoint was the overall response rate, considered as the sum of partial and complete response based on the best overall response rate (BORR). The secondary endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and clinical benefit rate. RESULTS: A total of 58 of the 61 patients enrolled in the study were evaluable for efficacy. The BORR was 24.6% (95% CI 14.5-37.3). The clinical benefit rate was 32.8% (95% CI 21.3-46.0). The median PFS was 6.2 months (95% CI 4.0-7.8), and median OS was 14.8 months (95% CI 12.6-22.8). Overall, adverse events (AEs) were clinically manageable and the most common AEs were fatigue, paresthesia, and neutropenia. Quality of life was well preserved in most patients. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that second-line therapy with bevacizumab in combination with eribulin has a meaningful clinical activity and may represent a potential therapeutic option for patients with HER2-negative MBC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100054
Number of pages1
JournalESMO Open
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2021

Keywords

  • bevacizumab
  • eribulin
  • HER2-negative
  • metastatic breast cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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