Trial of Tri-weekly TJ Versus Weekly TJ for Stage II-IV Mullerian Carcinoma

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIITreatmentClosed20 and overOtherJGOG3016
C000000183 (by UMIN), NCT00226915

Trial Description


The purpose of the study is to compare progression-free survival of conventional paclitaxel and carboplatin vs weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with newly diagnosed stage II-IV ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer.

Further Study Information

This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to residual disease 1 cm or less vs more than 1cm, stage II vs III vs IV, and histology (clear cell or mucinous vs. serous or others). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.

Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1 for 6-9 cycles.

Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour days 1, 8, and 15 and carboplatin IV over 60 minutes on day 1 for 6-9 cycles.

In both arms, cycles repeat 6 cycles every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Additional 3 cycles are given if clinical partial or complete response after 6 cycles.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total 600 patients (300 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 3 years. Assuming median progression-free survivals of 16 months and 21 months and a recruitment period of 3 years this can be achieved by recruiting 600 patients designed to have 80 % detect to a difference between the two arms at the two-sided 5% level of statistical significance.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed stage II-IV ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer
  • No prior chemotherapy
  • Age: 20 and more
  • Performance status: ECOG 0-3
  • 1) Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 2) Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 3) Bilirubin less than 1.5mg/dL 4) SGOT less than 100 IU/l 5) Serum creatinine less than 1.5mg/dL
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ovarian borderline tumor
  • Patients who have any evidence of the other cancer present within the last 5 years with the exception of carcinoma in situ or intramucosal cancer that is curable with local therapy
  • Patients with active infection or uncontrolled diabetes
  • Patients with unstable angina, or those who have had a myocardial infarction within the past 6 months, or patients with serious arrythmia that requires medication
  • Patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to polyoxyethylated castor oil (Cremophor EL)

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group

    Makoto Yasuda, M.D., Study Chair

    Link to the current record.
    NLM Identifier NCT00226915 processed this data on April 09, 2015

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