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Eribulin in HER2 Negative Metastatic BrCa

This research study is a phase II clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials test the effectiveness of a drug to learn whether the drug works in treating a specific cancer. Eribulin is a chemotherapy approved by the US FDA in November of 2010 to treat patients with metastatic breast cancer who have received at least two prior chemotherapy regimens. It works by interfering with cancer cell division, growth and spread. In this research study, the investigators are looking to see how well Eribulin helps participants with metastatic breast cancer as a first-line or second-line chemotherapy treatment. The investigators also would like to learn about the side-effects that participants experience with this medication, in particular, neuropathy. Neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves are affected, leading to numbness or tingling of the fingers and toes. The investigators would like to study the effect Eribulin has on the nerves through regular questionnaires that ask about any nerve-related symptoms. The investigators also plan to send blood samples to determine if gene markers may indicate increased sensitivity to the nerve effects of Eribulin.

Sponsored by: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute