Cisplatin and Radiation Therapy Followed by Paclitaxel and Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV Cervical Cancer

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase ITreatmentClosed18 and overNCI, OtherGOG-9926
NCI-2011-02665, CDR0000695304, U10CA027469, NCT01295502

Trial Description


This phase I trial is studying cisplatin and radiation therapy followed by paclitaxel and carboplatin in treating patients with stage I, stage II, stage III, or stage IV cervical cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, paclitaxel, and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving paclitaxel and carboplatin (combination chemotherapy) after cisplatin and radiation therapy may kill more tumor cells.

Further Study Information


I. To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) of adjuvant carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy following concurrent weekly cisplatin chemotherapy and extended-field radiation in women with newly diagnosed Stage IB-IVA cervical cancer, with positive para-aortic nodes.

II. To determine the feasibility of the treatment regimen over the four courses of adjuvant chemotherapy once the MTD is estimated.

III. To assess the toxicities of the treatment regimen according to the NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) Version 4.0.


I. To assess the response rate to this treatment regimen in patients with measurable disease.

II. To examine progression-free survival at one year on this treatment regimen. III. To examine overall survival. IV. To examine the location of recurrence, loco-regional versus distant for one year after completion of therapy.

V. To estimate the frequency of chronic toxicities experienced within one year of study entry.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of carboplatin and paclitaxel.

Patients receive cisplatin intravenously (IV) on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 and undergo extended-field radiotherapy (including brachytherapy) once daily, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. Beginning 4-6 weeks after completion of chemoradiation, patients receive adjuvant chemotherapy comprising paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1.

Treatment repeats every 21 days for 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 3 months for 1 year.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with histologically confirmed cervical cancer (squamous, adenocarcinoma, or adenosquamous): Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique (FIGO) Clinical stages IB, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB, IVA, with positive para-aortic lymph nodes confirmed by PET/CT scan, fine needle biopsy, extraperitoneal biopsy, laparoscopic biopsy or lymphadenectomy
  • Patients must have a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) performance status of 0-2
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,500/mcl
  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcl
  • Creatinine =< institutional upper limit normal (ULN); Note: If creatinine > ULN, creatinine clearance must be > 50 mL/min
  • Bilirubin =< 1.5 times ULN
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)(serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT)(serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 x ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase =< 2.5 x ULN
  • Neuropathy (sensory and motor) =< grade 1
  • Patients with ureteral obstruction must undergo stent or nephrostomy tube placement prior to study entry
  • Patients must meet the pre-entry requirements
  • Patients must have signed an approved informed consent and authorization permitting the release of personal health information
  • Patients of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test prior to study entry (within 72 hours prior to initiation of study treatment) and be practicing an effective form of contraception; women should not breast-feed while on this study
  • Patients must not be receiving any other investigational agent
  • Patients should have an audiogram at baseline, and patients with pre-existing hearing loss or hearing loss during treatment should be assessed frequently during cisplatin therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received previous pelvic or abdominal radiation, cytotoxic chemotherapy, or previous therapy of any kind for this malignancy
  • Patients with active infection
  • Patients who have circumstances that will not permit completion of this study or the required follow-up
  • Patients with renal abnormalities, such as pelvic kidney, horseshoe kidney, or renal transplantation, that would require modification of radiation fields
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last five years; patients are also excluded if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy
  • Patients who have undergone major surgery, excluding diagnostic biopsy, within 30 days (to allow for full recovery) prior to registration
  • Patients who have a significant history of cardiac disease, (i.e., uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina, congestive heart failure, or uncontrolled arrhythmias) within 6 months of registration
  • Patients who have a known sensitivity reactions to products containing Cremaphor EL

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Gynecologic Oncology Group

  • National Cancer Institute
Cecelia Boardman, Principal Investigator

Link to the current record.
NLM Identifier NCT01295502 processed this data on April 09, 2015

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