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Not yet recruiting • Phase II • Stage IV • ER positive • Medical Oncology • Post-Menopausal • Interventional

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177Lu-DOTATATE for the Treatment of Stage IV or Recurrent Breast Cancer

This phase II trial investigates how well 177Lu-DOTATATE works in treating patients with breast cancer that is stage IV or has come back (recurrent). 177Lu-DOTATATE may shrink or destroy the tumor or circulating breast cancer stem cells if they show evidence of the SSTR2. 177Lu-DOTATATE is a targeted therapy that uses DOTATATE, linked to a radioactive agent called 177Lu. DOTATATE attaches to tumor cells with SSTR2 and delivers 177Lu to kill them. Giving 177Lu-DOTATATE may help decrease the number and size of tumors and the number of circulating cancer stem cells in patient's blood for the treatment of patients with breast cancer positive for SSTR2.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: I. Assess objective response in study participants receiving lutetium Lu 177 tetra-azacyclododecanetetra-acetic acid (dota) tyr3-octreotate (tate) (177Lu-DOTATATE) therapy. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the rate of disease control following 177Lu-DOTATATE therapy. II. Evaluate duration of treatment response to 177Lu-DOTATATE. III. Assess progression-free survival (PFS). IV. Assess safety and tolerability of the 177Lu-DOTATATE therapy. V. Evaluate over time the requirements for stable disease. EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate changes in the number of circulating SSTR2+ breast cancer cells (including cancer stem cell sub-populations) following 177Lu-DOTATATE treatment. II. Assess changes in gene profile among SSTR2+ breast cancer cells following 177Lu-DOTATATE treatment. OUTLINE: Patients receive 177Lu-DOTATATE intravenously (IV) over 30-40 minutes during weeks 1, 8, 16, and 24 in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for up to 5 years.

Breast Cancer

Study Design
Study type:


Estimated enrollment:

10 participant

Actual study start date:

September 1, 2022

Eligibility Criteria
Ages eligible for study:

18 - 100

Sexes eligible for study:


Arms and Intervention
  • Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate

Inclusion criteria
  • life expectancy of > 6 months, as determined by the investigator

  • ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

  • histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic breast carcinoma

  • stage iv or recurrent disease with distant metastases

  • female and male patients with breast cancer will be included in the study.

  • participants must have experienced disease progression after at least two lines of standard treatment modalities and/or one prior line of cytotoxic chemotherapy (not just endocrine therapy). specifically, patients must have received or declined the following therapies: a) hr+/her2: endocrine therapy and cdk4/6i; b) her2+: trastuzumab, pertuzumab, t-dm1 and tucatinib; c) tnbc: chemotherapy, immunotherapy (in pd-l1+ tumors). patients can be consented if they are foregoing treatments known to confer survival advantage.

  • participants must have at least one measurable site of disease as defined by response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (recist) version (v1).1 that is amendable to biopsy

  • confirmed presence of sstr based on >50% of leisions with dotatate uptake of 68ga dotatate equivalent to the liver.

  • participants must have fully recovered from the acute toxic effects of all prior treatment to grade 1 or less, except alopecia and =< grade 2 neuropathy which are allowed

  • participant must have eastern cooperative oncology group (ecog) performance status =< 2

  • participant must consent to undergo a pre-treatment screening biopsy for enrollment

  • hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dl with no blood transfusion in the past 28 days (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • absolute neutrophil count (anc) >= 2.0 x 10^9/l (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • platelet count >= 75 x 10^9/l (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • total bilirubin =< 3 x institutional upper limit of normal (uln) (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • aspartate aminotransferase (ast)/alanine aminotransferase (alt) =< 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (unless liver metastases are present in which case they must be =< 5 x uln) (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • serum albumin >= 3.0 g/l, unless prothrombin time or international normalized ratio (inr) value is within the normal range (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • participants must have serum creatinine =< 1.7 mg/dl, or creatinine clearance estimated of >= 51 ml/min using the cockcroft-gault equation or based on a 24 hour urine test (measured within 28 days prior to administration of study treatment)

  • female participants of childbearing potential (focbp) must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to receiving the first dose of study medication. if the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required

  • focbp agree to use a highly-effective method of contraception starting with the first dose of study therapy through up to 7 months after the last dose of study therapy

  • focbp are those who are not proven postmenopausal. postmenopausal is defined as:

  • amenorrheic for > 24 consecutive months following cessation of exogenous hormonal treatments

  • luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) levels in the post menopausal range for women under 50 years of age

  • radiation-induced oophorectomy with last menses > 1 year ago

  • chemotherapy-induced menopause with > 1 year interval since last menses

  • surgical sterilization (bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy or tubal ligation)

Exclusion criteria
  • currently participating and receiving study therapy or has participated in a study of an investigational agent and received study therapy or used an investigational device within 4 weeks of first dose of 177lu- dotatate treatment

  • individuals in the follow-up phase of a prior investigational study may participate as long as it has been 4 weeks since last dose of the previous investigational agent or device

  • prior external beam radiation therapy to more than 25% of the bone marrow

  • other malignancy unless curatively treated with no evidence of disease for >= 5 years except: adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer or curatively treated in situ cancer of the cervix

  • known brain metastases, unless these metastases have been treated and stabilized

  • peptide receptor radionuclide therapy at any time prior to study enrollment

  • known hypersensitivity to somatostatin analogues or any component of the 68ga- dotatate or 177lu- dotatate formulations

  • patients with uncontrolled infection will not be enrolled until infection is treated per provider discretion

  • uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, serious cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment, new york heart association (nyha) class iii or iv heart failure

  • uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as defined by a fasting blood glucose >2x uln

  • any patient receiving treatment with short-acting somatostatin analogs, which cannot be interrupted for both 24 hours before and after the administration of 177lu, or any patient receiving treatment with long-acting release somatostatin analogs that cannot be interrupted for at least 4 weeks before the administration of 177lu- dotatate

  • any surgery or radiofrequency ablation within 12 weeks prior to enrollment in the study; or prior radioembolization; chemoembolization; or external beam radiation therapy (ebrt) to > 25% of bone marrow, at any time

  • any chemotherapy or targeted therapy within 4 weeks prior to enrollment in the study

  • current spontaneous urinary incontinence making impossible the safe administration of the radioactive study agent

  • any psychiatric illness that prevents patient from informed consent process

  • any concurrent condition that, in the investigator's opinion, would jeopardize the safety of the patient or compliance with the protocol

  • participant is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive within the projected duration of the trial, starting with the screening visit through 6 months after the last dose of trial treatment

Trial Information at Site
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Trial Information
ClinicalTrial.gov ID:

Not yet recruiting

Estimated Enrollment:


Last Updated:


Site Contact

SuEllen Pommier



OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239

Principal Investigator

SuEllen Pommier

Trial Sponsor

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Study Location (2)

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Portland, Oregon, United States

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Portland, Oregon, United States


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