Radiation Therapy With or Without Olaparib in Treating Patients With Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Clinical Trial Title

A phase II randomized trial of olaparib (NSC-747856) administered concurrently with radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for inflammatory breast cancer.

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Contact Information

Rush University Medical Center
Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office
Rush Copley Medical Center
Amanda Baker

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This study is accepting patients at both Rush University Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center. Please see contact information below to join the study at one location.

This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without olaparib works in treating patients with inflammatory breast cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether radiation therapy with or without olaparib may work better in treating patients with inflammatory breast cancer.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have inflammatory breast cancer without distant metastases. All biomarker subtype groups (estrogen receptor [ER], progesterone receptor [PR], HER2) are eligible. Inflammatory disease will be defined per American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition with documentation by history/exam and pathology at the time of diagnosis.
  • Have completed neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to mastectomy. The chemotherapy regimen is at the discretion of the treating physician but it is recommended that it include at least 4 cycles of anthracycline and/or taxane-based therapy (plus targeted therapy for patients with HER2+ disease).
  • Have undergone modified radical mastectomy (with negative margins on ink) with pathologic nodal evaluation (from level I and II axillary lymph node dissection [ALND]) at least 3 weeks and no more than 12 weeks prior to randomization, unless they receive additional chemotherapy after mastectomy.
  • Have no history of radiation therapy to the ipsilateral chest wall and/or regional nodes.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator at Rush University Medical Center

Brett Cox, MD

Rush University Medical Center Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Trial Investigator at Rush Copley Medical Center

Joseph T. Meschi, MD

Rush Copley Medical Center Contact Information

Amanda Baker


Rush University Medical Center

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Rush Copley Medical Center

2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504

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