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Perjeta (Pertuzumab) - Summary

 
 



WARNING: CARDIOMYOPATHY AND EMBRYO-FETAL TOXICITY

Cardiomyopathy

PERJETA administration can result in subclinical and clinical cardiac failure. Evaluate left ventricular function in all patients prior to and during treatment with PERJETA. Discontinue PERJETA treatment for a confirmed clinically significant decrease in left ventricular function. (2.2, 5.2, 6.1)

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

Exposure to PERJETA can result in embryo-fetal death and birth defects. Studies in animals have resulted in oligohydramnios, delayed renal development, and death. Advise patients of these risks and the need for effective contraception. (5.1, 8.1, 8.6)

 

PERJETA SUMMARY

Pertuzumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the extracellular dimerization domain (Subdomain II) of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 protein (HER2). Pertuzumab is produced by recombinant DNA technology in a mammalian cell (Chinese Hamster Ovary) culture containing the antibiotic, gentamicin. Gentamicin is not detectable in the final product. Pertuzumab has an approximate molecular weight of 148 kDa.

PERJETA is indicated for use in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who have not received prior anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy for metastatic disease.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Perjeta (Pertuzumab)

Safety profile of Pertuzumab with Trastuzumab and Docetaxel in patients from Asia with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer: results from the phase III trial CLEOPATRA. [2014]
metastatic breast cancer... CONCLUSION: Despite a higher proportion of docetaxel dose reductions in patients

First FDA approval of dual anti-HER2 regimen: pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. [2013]
On June 8, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pertuzumab (Perjeta, Genentech) for use in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin, Genentech) and docetaxel for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who have not received prior anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy for metastatic disease...

CLEOPATRA: a phase III evaluation of pertuzumab and trastuzumab for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. [2010]
in greater antitumor efficacy... CONCLUSION: The CLEOPATRA study will provide important information about the

Clinical activity of gemcitabine plus pertuzumab in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer. [2010]
ovarian cancer... CONCLUSION: Pertuzumab may add activity to gemcitabine for the treatment of

Skin/nail infections with the addition of pertuzumab to trastuzumab-based chemotherapy. [2014]
We report a series of breast cancer patients with invasive skin and nail infections with Staphylococcus species that we attribute to the addition of pertuzumab to trastuzumab-based therapy. With the suspicion of an increased incidence of cutaneous infection in patients treated with pertuzumab and trastuzumab-based chemotherapy, treating medical oncologists identified patients receiving therapy who experienced infection...

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Clinical Trials Related to Perjeta (Pertuzumab)

Feasibility Study of Chemoradiation, TRAstuzumab and Pertuzumab in Resectable HER2+ Esophageal Carcinoma [Recruiting]
Despite neoadjuvant chemoradiation regimens esophageal cancer remains a disease with poor outcome. The clinical benefit of HER2 targeting with trastuzumab has been shown in the setting of advanced disease and disease and safety of combining trastuzumab with chemoradiation in the curative setting has been established. In breast cancer, the added value of pertuzumab to standard treatment with trastuzumab has been shown both in the neoadjuvant and the metastastic setting. Taken together, there is a sound rationale to explore the combination of radiotherapy plus chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab in HER2+resectable esophageal cancer. However, since the number of HER2+ patients in this setting is limited, and no data are available on the safety of this combination prior to major surgery, we propose to first conduct a feasibility study with this treatment stratgy. When the results of this study show that this treatment strategy is feasible, we will subsequently design a prospective study with efficacy as primary endpoint.

A Multiple-Dose Study of RhuMab 2C4 and Docetaxel in the Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors [Completed]
This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of the combination of rhuMab 2C4 (Perjeta) and docetaxel (Taxotere) in participants with advanced solid tumors that have progressed during or after standard therapy, or for which no standard therapy is available. Participants will be enrolled and evaluated for dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) in escalating-dose cohorts in order to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD).

Breast Cancer Treatment Using Weekly Carboplatin + Paclitaxel With Pertuzumab + Trastuzumab (HER2+) or Bevacizumab (HER2-) in the Neoadjuvant Setting [Recruiting]
The purpose of this phase II is to study the efficacy and toxicity of carboplatin and paclitaxel with pertuzumab and trastuzumab in HER2 positive and carboplatin and paclitaxel with bevacizumab in HER2 negative in the neoadjuvant setting for the treatment of breast cancer.

Combination of Bevacizumab, Pertuzumab, and Sandostatin for Adv. Neuroendocrine Cancers [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of this Phase II trial will be to define the activity of a VEGF inhibitor bevacizumab, HER1/HER2 inhibitor pertuzumab, and sandostatin for patients with advanced neuroendocrine cancers. In particular, the efficacy of bevacizumab and pertuzumab treatment is of great interest. The primary endpoint of this trial will be response rate. Toxicity and progression-free survival will be obtained and evaluated.

A Phase Ib, Open-label, Multicenter Study of the Safety and PK of the Combination of rhuMAb2c4 (Omnitarg), a Recombinant Humanized Antibody to HER2, and Capecitabine (Xeloda) in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors [Completed]
This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of the combination of rhuMab 2C4(Perjeta) and capecitabine (Xeloda) in participants with advanced solid tumors that have progressed during or after standard therapy, or for which no standard therapy is available. Participants will be enrolled and evaluated for dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) in escalating-dose cohorts in order to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD).

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