Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
|Phase II||Treatment||Closed||any age||NCI||GOG-90|
I. Evaluate the effect of induction chemotherapy with BEP (cisplatin/etoposide/bleomycin) followed by consolidation with VAC (vincristine/dactinomycin/cyclophosphamide) in previously untreated patients with advanced ovarian germ cell tumors. II. Evaluate the effect of BEP chemotherapy in patients with recurrent or progressive disease during or after previous non-cisplatin-containing chemotherapy. III. Investigate further the relevant prognostic factors. IV. Evaluate the acute and chronic toxicity of such chemotherapy, particularly on gonadal and reproductive function. V. Evaluate the effect of chemotherapy on menstrual status and reproductive function in patients in whom the uterus and one tube and ovary are preserved.
Histologically confirmed malignant germ cell tumors of the ovary with incompletely resected Stage II or advanced (Stage III/IV) disease Confirmation of recurrent or persistent disease by biopsy, surgery, x-ray, CT, or a steady rise in AFP and beta-HCG titers required Completely resected Stage I/II/III disease excluded (eligible for protocol GOG-78) Dysgerminoma patients not suitable for radiotherapy eligible (closed to dysgerminoma patients as of 8/7/95)
Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior etoposide, bleomycin, or cisplatin Prior VAC (vincristine/dactinomycin/cyclophosphamide) allowed Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Prior pelvic irradiation allowed (initial etoposide dose reduced 20% in these patients) Surgery: No more than 6 weeks since any surgery Recovery from prior surgery required
Age: Any age Performance status: Any status Hematopoietic: AGC at least 1,500 WBC at least 3,000 Platelets at least 100,000 Hepatic: (in the absence of metastatic tumor) Bilirubin no more than 1.5 x normal SGOT no more than 3 x normal Alkaline phosphatase no more than 3 x normal Renal: Impaired renal function allowed provided close attention is paid to instructions for administration of cisplatin, for modification of drug dosages, and for monitoring renal toxicity (patients with obstructive uropathy or renal dysfunction secondary to tumor should receive the full dose of cisplatin) Intrinsic renal disease considered unrelated to tumor with creatinine greater than 2.0 mg/dl excludes Pulmonary: No severe pulmonary impairment (unless due to metastatic disease) Other: No poor wound healing No severe malnutrition (unless patient is currently receiving hyperalimentation) No uncontrolled infection No uncontrolled bleeding No second malignancy other than nonmelanomatous skin cancer
30 evaluable patients with no prior treatment and 17 to 30 evaluable previously treated patients will be required; the active phase of this study will be 2.5 to 3 years for untreated patients and 4 to 5 years for previously treated patients.
Patients with tumors other than pure dysgerminoma who have had no prior chemotherapy receive Induction and Consolidation, while patients who have had prior chemotherapy and those with pure dysgerminoma receive Induction only. (Closed to dysgerminoma patients as of 8/7/95.) Induction: 3-Drug Combination Chemotherapy. BEP: Bleomycin, BLEO, NSC-125066; Etoposide, VP-16213, VP-16, NSC-141540; Cisplatin, cis-Platinum, CDDP, NSC-119875. Consolidation: 3-Drug Combination Chemotherapy. VAC: Vincristine, VCR, NSC-67574; Dactinomycin, Actinomycin-D, DACT, NSC-3053; Cyclophosphamide, CTX, NSC-26271.Related Publications
Champion V, Williams SD, Miller A, et al.: Quality of life in long-term survivors of ovarian germ cell tumors: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol 105 (3): 687-94, 2007.[PUBMED Abstract]
Gershenson DM, Miller AM, Champion VL, et al.: Reproductive and sexual function after platinum-based chemotherapy in long-term ovarian germ cell tumor survivors: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. J Clin Oncol 25 (19): 2792-7, 2007.[PUBMED Abstract]
Trial Lead Organizations
Gynecologic Oncology Group
|Stephen Williams, MD, Protocol chair|
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