Two Different Schedules of Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Gemcitabine, and Surgery in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Stage IIIC or Stage IV Primary Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer | Not Recruiting
Two Different Schedules of Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Gemcitabine, and Surgery in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Stage IIIC or Stage IV Primary Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

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Health Conditions
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
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Primary Contact Details
Not Recruiting
Recruitment Status
NCT00838656
Primary Trial ID Number
Summary
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, gemcitabine, and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet known which treatment regimen may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well giving one of two chemotherapy regimens containing carboplatin, gemcitabine, and paclitaxel works in treating patients undergoing surgery for newly diagnosed primary stage IIIC or stage IV ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer.
Research Details
  • OBJECTIVES: - To examine and compare the feasibility of two sequential neoadjuvant regimens in patients with newly diagnosed, stage IIIC-IV ovarian or peritoneal carcinoma. - To confirm the feasibility of extended sequential regimens offering 6+6 courses of chemotherapy in patients presenting with inoperable disease. - To establish the feasibility of biweekly paclitaxel with vs without gemcitabine hydrochloride in the adjuvant phase, after carboplatin neoadjuvant induction. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to serum albumin (< 30 g/dL vs 30-35 g/dL vs > 35 g/dL), FIGO stage (stage IIIC vs stage IV), and histological grade (well-differentiated [grade 1] vs moderately well-differentiated [grade 2] vs poorly differentiated [grade 3]). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. - Neoadjuvant therapy: - Arm I: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. - Arm II: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. In both arms, patients with disease progression are switched to adjuvant paclitaxel-based chemotherapy. Patients with responding disease after switching regimens may undergo debulking surgery at the investigator's discretion. - Surgery: After completion of 6 courses of chemotherapy, all patients are evaluated for surgery. Patients with questionable operability based on clinical or radiological criteria are re-assessed laparoscopically. Patients judged to have disease that is amenable to optimal debulking at laparotomy are recommended for debulking surgery. Patients judged to have disease that is not amenable to optimal debulking are reconsidered for surgery after they receive an additional 6 courses of chemotherapy. Patients with disease progression after completion of 12 courses of chemotherapy undergo laparotomy only if there is a clinically pressing need to palliate their condition and if surgery offers some prospect of achieving this result (e.g., palliation for bowel obstruction). - Adjuvant therapy: - Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. - Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients complete quality of life questionnaires at baseline, after completion of course 6 of neoadjuvant therapy, before course 7, and at the end of study treatment. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed periodically for up to 10 years.
Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Type
Interventional
Intervention
Drug : carboplatin, Drug : gemcitabine hydrochloride, Drug : paclitaxel

Study Arm Groups : Arm I, Arm II, Arm I, Arm II, Arm I, Arm II

Intervention Type
See Interventions above
Primary Outcome Measures
  • Percentage of patients completing 12 courses of chemotherapy; null
Secondary Outcome Measures
  • Toxicity; null; Quality of life as assessed by FACT-G, FACT-0, and FACT-T periodically; null; Objective response rate to the neoadjuvant phase of chemotherapy (i.e., first 6 courses) as assessed by CT scan, by laparoscopy, clinically, and by CA-125 level; null; Objective response rate following all 12 courses of treatment assessed clinically, by CT scan, and by CA-125 level; null; Progression-free survival, particularly at 34 weeks; null; Overall survival, particularly at 34 weeks; null; Rates of optimal and suboptimal interval debulking; null
Publication(s)
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Result Reports
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Gender
Female
Age Range
18 Years - 75 Years
Who Can Participate
Patients
Number of Participants
88
Participant Inclusion Criteria
  • DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
  • - Clinically, radiologically, and histologically confirmed diagnosis of 1 of the
  • following:
  • - Primary epithelial ovarian cancer
  • - Primary peritoneal carcinoma
  • - Ovarian carcinosarcoma
  • - Fallopian tube carcinoma
  • - Newly diagnosed, stage IIIC/IV disease with or without ascites
  • - None of the following histologies allowed:
  • - Mucinous
  • - Classic clear cell
  • - Micropapillary or microacinar borderline tumors with or without invasive
  • implants
  • - Unsuitable for primary debulking surgery, as defined by the following:
  • - Laparoscopic or other minor surgical-staging procedures
  • - Supplementary clinical and radiological assessments
  • - Presenting with factors affecting suitability for successful complete resection and
  • necessarily prompting laparoscopic assessment, including any of the following:
  • - CT scan or MRI evidence of peritoneal carcinomatosis, extensive mesenteric
  • infiltration, diaphragmatic involvement, extensive retroperitoneal involvement,
  • and cytologically verified malignant pleural effusion and/or ascites
  • - Clinical evidence of ascites with radiological evidence of multisite disease
  • - Clinical evidence of pelvic infiltration and radiological evidence of multisite
  • disease
  • - FIGO stage IV disease, including cervical/supraclavicular lymphadenopathy,
  • intrahepatic parenchymal metastases, or cytologically confirmed malignant
  • pleural effusion
  • - No known brain metastases
  • PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
  • - ECOG performance status 0-3
  • - Life expectancy ≥ 3 months
  • - WBC > 3.0/mm³
  • - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • - ANC ≥ 1,500/mm³
  • - AST and ALT < 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • - Alkaline phosphatase < 2.5 times ULN
  • - Bilirubin < 1.5 times ULN
  • - Estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥ 30 mL/min
  • - No diabetics, hypertensive smokers, or other patients with pre-existing occult
  • neuropathic deficits
  • - No poorly controlled, potentially serious medical conditions, including any of the
  • following:
  • - Cerebrovascular events within the past 12 months
  • - Severe chronic respiratory conditions requiring prior hospitalization
  • - Active infections
  • - Poorly controlled seizures
  • - Morbid psychiatric conditions likely to render treatment compliance with the
  • protocol difficult
  • - No other malignancy treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy except nonmelanoma skin
  • cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • - Prior malignancies disease-free for > 5 years not treated with chemotherapy
  • allowed
  • - No other reasons likely to cause inability to comply with treatment schedule and
  • follow-up
  • - Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
  • - See Disease Characteristics
Participant Exclusion Criteria
This is in the inclusion criteria above
Trial Location(s)
Birmingham
B15 2TH
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Birmingham
England
B9 5SS
New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton
Midlands
WV10 0QP
Good Hope Hospital
Birmingham
England
B75 7RR
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
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Other Trial Contacts
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Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom
Scientific Title
A Randomised Feasibility Study of Extended Chemotherapy With Neoadjuvant Carboplatin, Then Surgery Followed by Adjuvant Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine Verses Neoadjuvant Gemcitabine and Carboplatin, Then Surgery, Followed by Adjuvant Paclitaxel
EudraCT Number
Not available for this trial
Funder(s)
    Sorry, this information is not available
Other Study ID Numbers
CDR0000632859
Sponsor(s)
Warwick Medical School
Key Dates

Recruitment Start Date

Oct 2007

Recruitment End Date

Jun 2009

Trial Start Date
Date Not Available
Trial End Date
Date Not Available
Date Assigned

05 Feb 2009

Last Updated

16 Sep 2013