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Eribulin as 1st Line Treatment in Elderly Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in women, world-wide the leading cause of cancer mortality. One of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer is age, with a prevalence approaching 7% in women >70 years; more than 40% of breast cancer patients are older than 65 years. Although the survival rate has increased in the last years, about one third of patients will relapse with distant metastases. Treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer is palliative, therefore maintaining or improving quality of life. The use of taxanes and anthracyclines as first line chemotherapy regimen for metastatic breast cancer is widely accepted. Both taxanes and anthracyclines have considerable side effects, especially in elderly patients. Eribulin, a synthetic analogue of a chemotherapeutically active compound derived from the sea sponge Halichondria okadai, acts as an inhibitor of microtubule dynamics. It is registered as palliative chemotherapy in advanced breast cancer after anthracyclines and taxanes. Studies with eribulin treatment have shown similar efficacy compared to anthracyclines and taxanes, but less toxicity. Those studies showed that often the dose of eribulin had to be reduced during treatment due to toxicity without compromising the efficacy of the treatment. The main objective of the trial is to explore the efficacy of a reduced starting dose of eribulin as first-line treatment in elderly metastatic breast cancer patients. The secondary objective of the trial is to investigate the safety of eribulin in those patients. Eribulin mesilate 1.1mg/m2 i.v. will be administered intravenously every 3 weeks on day 1 and day 8 until progressive disease.

Start: August 2015