Breast Cancer: NRG-BR003 (Iowa Cancer Specialists)

NRG-BR003: A Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Therapy Comparing Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel with or without Carboplatin for Node-Positive or High-Risk Node-Negative Triple-Negative Invasive Breast Cancer

Objective

The purpose of this study is to compare the good and bad effects of the chemotherapy drug, carboplatin, given with the usual chemotherapy drugs after surgery, compared to the usual chemotherapy drugs given without carboplatin.  The addition of carboplatin to the usual chemotherapy could prevent the breast cancer from returning, but it could also cause side effects. Patients eligible for this study are patients with breast cancer that is HER2-negative and is not sensitive to hormone treatment.

This study will allow the researchers to know whether giving carboplatin with the usual chemotherapy is better, the same, or worse than giving the usual chemotherapy. Carboplatin is FDA-approved for the treatment of cancer and is used for the treatment of breast cancer that has spread, but it has not yet been proven useful in earlier stages of breast cancer.

Principal Investigator(s)
George Kovach

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Breast Cancer
Sponsor(s)
NRG Oncology
Contact
Kim Turner, R.N. at 563-421-1908
or turnerk@genesishealth.com

Location

  • Cancer Care Institute
    1351 West Central Park
    Pavilion 1, 1st Floor
    Davenport, IA 52804
    Main: 563-421-1900
    Alternate: 800-446-6088
    Fax: 563-421-1938

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