Randomized phase II trial of fulvestrant alone or in combination with bortezomib in hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer resistant to aromatase inhibitors: a New York Cancer Consortium trial.

Adelson K, Ramaswamy B, Sparano JA, Christos PJ, Wright JJ, Raptis G, Han G, Villalona-Calero M, Ma CX, Hershman D, Baar J, Klein P, Cigler T, Budd GT, Novik Y, Tan AR, Tannenbaum S, Goel A, Levine E, Shapiro CL, Andreopoulou E, Naughton M, Kalinsky K, Waxman S, Germain D
NPJ Breast Cancer 2 16037 01/01/2016

Abstract

The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib enhances the effect of the selective estrogen receptor (ER) downregulator (SERD) fulvestrant by causing accumulation of cytoplasmic ER aggregates in preclinical models. The purpose of this trial was to determine whether bortezomib enhanced the effectiveness of fulvestrant. One hundred eighteen postmenopausal women with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer resistant to aromatase inhibitors (AIs) were randomized to fulvestrant alone (Arm A-500 mg intramuscular (i.m.) day -14, 1, 15 in cycle 1, and day 1 of additional cycles) or in combination with bortezomib (Arm B-1.6 mg/m

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