for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:



The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the study drug abemaciclib in participants with high risk, node positive, early stage, hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal receptor 2 negative (HER2-), breast cancer.

Official Title

A Randomized, Open-Label, Phase 3 Study of Abemaciclib Combined With Standard Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Versus Standard Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Alone in Patients With High Risk, Node Positive, Early Stage, Hormone Receptor Positive, Human Epidermal Receptor 2 Negative, Breast Cancer


Breast Cancer early stage breast cancer cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) Breast Neoplasms Abemaciclib Standard Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Women (regardless of menopausal status) or men ≥18 years of age (or per local regulations).
  • The participant has confirmed HR+, HER2-, early stage resected invasive breast cancer without evidence of distant metastases.
  • The participant must have undergone definitive surgical treatment for the current malignancy.
  • The participant must have tumor tissue from breast (preferred) or lymph node for exploratory biomarker analysis available prior to randomization.
  • The participant must have axillary lymph node involvement by tumor and have one of the following indicating a higher risk of relapse:
  • 4 or more axillary lymph nodes involved with cancer
  • Tumor size of at least 5 centimeters
  • Grade 3 histology
  • Ki67 index by central analysis of ≥20% on untreated breast tissue
  • The participant must be randomized within 16 months from the time of surgery.
  • If the participant is currently receiving or initiating standard adjuvant endocrine therapy at time of study entry, she/he must not have received more than 12 weeks of adjuvant endocrine therapy following his/her last non-endocrine therapy (surgery,chemotherapy, or radiation).
  • Participants must have recovered from the acute effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and from surgical side effects following definitive breast surgery.
  • Women of reproductive potential must have a negative blood pregnancy test and agree to use highly effective contraceptive methods.
  • The participant has a Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤1.
  • The participant has adequate organ function.
  • The participant is able to swallow oral medications.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Stage IV (M1), Stage IA, and lymph node negative breast cancer.
  • Participants with a history of previous breast cancer are excluded, with the exception of lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated by locoregional therapy alone ≥5 years ago. Participants with a history of any other cancer (except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix), unless in complete remission with no therapy for a minimum of 5 years are excluded.
  • Females who are pregnant or lactating.
  • The participant has previously received treatment with any CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitor.
  • The participant is receiving concurrent exogenous reproductive hormone therapy (for example, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, or megestrol acetate).
  • The participant has previously received endocrine therapy for breast cancer prevention(tamoxifen or raloxifene or aromatase inhibitors).
  • The participant has serious preexisting medical condition(s) that, in the judgment of the investigator, would preclude participation in this study.
  • The participant has a personal history of any of the following conditions: syncope of cardiovascular etiology, ventricular arrhythmia of pathological origin or sudden cardiac arrest. Any participant with a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE) (for example, deep vein thrombosis [DVT] of the leg or arm and/or pulmonary embolism) will be excluded.
  • The participant has active bacterial infection, fungal infection, or detectable viral infection or viral load.
  • The participant has received an experimental treatment in a clinical trial within the last 30 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer.


  • Univ of California San Francisco not yet accepting patients
    San Francisco California 94115 United States
  • California Cancer Associates Research and Excellence (cCARE) accepting new patients
    Fresno California 93720 United States
  • Kaiser Permanente not yet accepting patients
    Vallejo California 94589 United States
  • Dignity Health Dominican Oncology and Hematology accepting new patients
    Santa Cruz California 95065 United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
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Eli Lilly and Company
Click here for more information about this study: A Study to Compare Treatment After Surgery of Abemaciclib (LY2835219) Combined With Standard Endocrine Therapy Versus Endocrine Therapy Alone in Participants With Breast Cancer (monarchE)
Phase 3
Study Type
Last Updated
May 16, 2018