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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

Basic Trial Information
Trial Description
     Summary
     Further Trial Information
     Eligibility Criteria
Trial Contact Information

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIITreatmentCompletedAny ageNCI, OtherGOG-0182
NCI-2012-02376, SWOG-G0182, CDR0000068467, ISRCTN41636183, MRC-ICON5, ECOG-G0182, U10CA027469, NCT00011986

Trial Description

Summary

Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is most effective in treating ovarian epithelial cancer and peritoneal cancer. Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of various combination chemotherapy regimens in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal cancer.

Further Study Information

OBJECTIVES:

Compare the efficacy of paclitaxel and carboplatin with or without gemcitabine, doxorubicin HCl liposome, or topotecan, in terms of overall and progression-free survival, in patients with stage III or IV ovarian epithelial or serous primary peritoneal carcinoma.

Determine the response rate in patients with measurable disease treated with these regimens.

Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients. Compare the complications in patients treated with these regimens. Determine the dose-intensity and cumulative dose delivery for these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE:

This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified into 1 of 3 strata according to extent of residual disease and plans for interval cytoreductive surgery: Stratum A: Optimal (microscopic or macroscopic) residual disease without plans for surgery Stratum B: Suboptimal residual disease without plans for surgery Stratum C: Suboptimal residual disease with plans for surgeryPatients are randomized to 1 of 5 treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Arm II: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment continues as in arm I. Arm III: Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I during courses 1-8 and doxorubicin HCl liposome IV over 1 hour on day 1 during courses 1, 3, 5, and 7. Treatment continues as in arm I. Arm IV: Patients receive topotecan IV over 30 minutes on days 1-3 and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 3. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for 4 courses. Patients then receive 4 courses of arm I chemotherapy. Arm V: Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 8. Treatment continues every 3 weeks for 4 courses. Patients then receive 4 courses of arm I chemotherapy. Patients with initial unresectable or suboptimal residual disease (more than 1 cm) may undergo interval cytoreductive surgery between courses 4 and 5 of chemotherapy. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 4,000-5,000 patients (800-1,000 per treatment arm) will be accrued for this study within 3.5-5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed stage III or IV ovarian epithelial or serous primary peritoneal carcinoma
  • The following are ineligible:
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Sex cord-stromal tumors
  • Carcinosarcomas
  • Mixed Mullerian tumors or carcinosarcomas
  • Metastatic carcinomas from other sites to the ovary
  • Low malignant potential tumors, including micropapillary serous carcinomas
  • Mucinous primary peritoneal carcinoma
  • Prior ovarian low malignant potential tumor (borderline carcinoma) that was surgically resected with subsequent development of invasive adenocarcinoma allowed if no prior chemotherapy
  • Optimal (no greater than 1 cm) or suboptimal residual disease after initial surgery
  • Prior breast cancer allowed provided the following are true:
  • Disease-free for more than 5 years
  • No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • Prior or concurrent primary endometrial cancer allowed if the following conditions are met:
  • Stage no greater than IB
  • Less than 3 mm invasion without vascular or lymphatic invasion
  • No poorly differentiated subtypes, including papillary serous, clear cell, or other FIGO grade 3 lesions
  • Performance status - GOG 0-2
  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN
  • No acute hepatitis
  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN
  • No unstable angina
  • No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months
  • No evidence of abnormal cardiac conduction (e.g., bundle branch block, heart block) unless stable for the past 6 months
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No greater than grade 1 sensory or motor neuropathy
  • No active infection that requires antibiotics
  • No other invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except non-melanoma skin cancer
  • No severe or ongoing gastrointestinal bleeding that requires blood product support
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Prior chemotherapy for cancer involving the abdominal cavity or pelvis allowed provided the following are true:
  • More than 3 years since prior therapy
  • No evidence of recurrent disease
  • No prior radiotherapy to any portion of the abdominal cavity or pelvis
  • Prior radiotherapy for localized breast, head and neck, or skin cancer allowed provided the following are true:
  • More than 3 years since prior therapy
  • No evidence of recurrent disease
  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No more than 12 weeks since prior surgical resection

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Gynecologic Oncology Group

Southwest Oncology Group

National Cancer Institute

Medical Research Council's Working Party on Leukemia in Adults and Children

Michael BookmanPrincipal Investigator

Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT00011986
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on October 20, 2014

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