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Schramm, A; Schochter, F; Friedl, TWP; de Gregorio, N; Andergassen, U; Alunni-Fabbroni, M; Trapp, E; Jaeger, B; Heinrich, G; Camara, O; Decker, T; Ober, A; Mahner, S; Fehm, TN; Pantel, K; Fasching, PA; Schneeweiss, A; Janni, W; Rack, BK; SUCCESS Study Group.
Prevalence of Circulating Tumor Cells After Adjuvant Chemotherapy With or Without Anthracyclines in Patients With HER2-negative, Hormone Receptor-positive Early Breast Cancer.
Clin Breast Cancer. 2017; 17(4):279-285
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Trapp Elisabeth Katharina

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Use of anthracycline-based chemotherapy in patients with early breast cancer (EBC) has been well-established but is often associated with cardiotoxicity. Based on data suggesting a limited benefit of anthracyclines in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative patients, the Simultaneous Study of Docetaxel Based Anthracycline Free Adjuvant Treatment Evaluation, as well as Life Style Intervention Strategies (SUCCESS) C study randomized patients to either anthracycline-containing or anthracycline-free chemotherapy. Given the proven prognostic value of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in EBC, we compared the prevalence of CTCs after chemotherapy between both treatment arms for a preliminary efficacy assessment. The SUCCESS C trial (NCT00847444) is an open-label, phase III study randomizing 3547 patients with HER2-negative EBC to either 3 cycles of epirubicin, 5-fluorouracil, and cyclophosphamide followed by 3 cycles of docetaxel (FEC-DOC) or 6 cycles of docetaxel and cyclophosphamide (DOC-C). CTC status was prospectively evaluated in hormone receptor-positive patients at the time of last chemotherapy cycle using the US Food and Drug Administration-approved CellSearch System (Janssen Diagnostics). Data on CTC status were available for 1766 patients. Overall, CTCs were found in 221 (12.5%) patients. Univariate analyses revealed that presence of CTCs at time of last chemotherapy cycle was not significantly associated with tumor or patient characteristics (all P > .1). There was no significant difference with respect to presence of CTCs between patients randomized to FEC-DOC or DOC-C (11.5% vs. 13.6%; P = .18). The comparable prevalence of CTCs at the time of last chemotherapy cycle may indicate that anthracycline-free chemotherapy is equally effective to anthracycline-containing chemotherapy in HER2-negative, hormone receptor-positive EBC. However, efficacy data from the final survival analysis of SUCCESS C have to be awaited to confirm these preliminary findings. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Adult -
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Anthracyclines - administration & dosage
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols - therapeutic use
Biomarkers, Tumor - metabolism
Breast Neoplasms - drug therapy
Breast Neoplasms - metabolism
Breast Neoplasms - pathology
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast - drug therapy
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast - metabolism
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast - pathology
Carcinoma, Lobular - drug therapy
Carcinoma, Lobular - metabolism
Carcinoma, Lobular - pathology
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant -
Cyclophosphamide - administration & dosage
Docetaxel -
Epirubicin - administration & dosage
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Fluorouracil - administration & dosage
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Humans -
Middle Aged -
Neoplasm Invasiveness -
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating - pathology
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Receptor, ErbB-2 - metabolism
Receptors, Estrogen - metabolism
Receptors, Progesterone - metabolism
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Taxoids - administration & dosage
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