Platinum-based Chemotherapy With or Without Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Relapsed Ovarian Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of platinum-based chemotherapy with or without paclitaxel in treating patients with relapsed ovarian epithelial cancer.
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A RANDOMISED TRIAL OF PACLITAXEL (TAXOL) IN COMBINATION WITH PLATINUM CHEMOTHERAPY VS. CONVENTIONAL PLATINUM-BASED CHEMOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN WITH RELAPSED OVARIAN CANCER|
|Study Start Date:||March 1996|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2003|
- Compare survival of patients with relapsed ovarian epithelial or peritoneal cancer treated with paclitaxel and either carboplatin or cisplatin vs conventional platinum-based chemotherapy.
- Compare the quality of life and health economics of these regimens in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive platinum-based chemotherapy (that is familiar to the oncologist and used routinely by the center) comprising either cisplatin or carboplatin alone or cisplatin in combination with other drugs.
- Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours followed by either carboplatin or cisplatin.
Treatment for both arms continues every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity.
Quality of life is assessed.
Patients are followed at 6 months, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 800 patients will be accrued for this study.
|Middlesex Hospital- Meyerstein Institute|
|London, England, United Kingdom, WIT 3AA|
|Study Chair:||Jonathan A. Ledermann, MD||University College London Hospitals|