Ifosfamide With or Without Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced, Refractory, or Recurrent Cancer of the Uterus

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003128
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 8, 2013
Last verified: May 2004
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether ifosfamide alone is more effective than ifosfamide plus paclitaxel in treating patients with cancer of the uterus.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of ifosfamide with or without paclitaxel in treating patients with advanced, refractory, or recurrent cancer of the uterus.


Condition Intervention Phase
Sarcoma
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: ifosfamide
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Trial of Ifosfamide (NSC #109274) Versus Ifosfamide Plus Paclitaxel (NSC #125973) in Patients With Advanced, Persistent or Recurrent Carcinosarcoma (Mixed Mesodermal Tumors) of the Uterus

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Further study details as provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:

Estimated Enrollment: 166
Study Start Date: November 1997
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine whether the addition of paclitaxel to ifosfamide improves length of survival, progression free interval and response rate when compared to ifosfamide alone in patients with advanced, refractory or recurrent carcinosarcoma (mixed mesodermal tumors) of the uterus.
  • Determine the toxicity of ifosfamide with paclitaxel in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to GOG performance status (GOG 0-1 vs GOG 2-3) and randomized to one of two treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive ifosfamide IV daily for 3 days every 21 days.
  • Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV on day 1 and ifosfamide IV on days 1-3 every 21 days. Filgrastim (G-CSF) is given subcutaneously beginning on day 4 until granulocyte count is greater than 2,000/mm3. Paclitaxel therapy may precede or be given concurrently with ifosfamide.

Treatment for both arms continues for a maximum of 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for an additional 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 166 patients (83 per arm) will be accrued for this study within approximately 5.5 years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Histologically confirmed stage III or IV, refractory, or recurrent heterologous or homologous carcinosarcoma (mixed mesodermal tumors) of the uterus
  • Must not be amenable to curative-intent therapy
  • Must have measurable disease consisting of abdominal, pelvic, chest or other masses that can be defined in at least 2 dimensions by palpation, x-ray, MRI, computed tomography or ultrasound

    • If measured by MRI, computed tomography or ultrasound, the lesion must have a minimal tumor measurement of 1 cm

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • GOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3

Hepatic:

  • Albumin at least 3 g/dL
  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal
  • SGOT no greater than 3 times normal

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min

Cardiovascular:

  • No history of congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina
  • No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months

Other:

  • No septicemia
  • No severe infection
  • No acute hepatitis
  • No gastrointestinal bleeding
  • At least 5 years since any other invasive malignancy except nonmelanoma skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • No prior chemotherapy for carcinosarcoma of the uterus

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 6 weeks since radiotherapy for current malignancy
  • At least 3 months since radiotherapy if delivered to site of measurable disease

Surgery:

  • Not specified
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Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3300
United States, California
Stanford Cancer Center at Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5216
United States, Illinois
CCOP - Carle Cancer Center
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
CCOP - Northern Indiana CR Consortium
South Bend, Indiana, United States, 46601
United States, Louisiana
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Maryland
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
United States, Massachusetts
Tufts - New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Nevada
CCOP - Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89106
United States, New Hampshire
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756-0002
United States, New York
MBCCOP-Our Lady of Mercy Cancer Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10466
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Pennsylvania
CCOP - Geisinger Clinic and Medical Center
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822-2001
Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111-2497
United States, Texas
CCOP - Scott and White Hospital
Temple, Texas, United States, 76508
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Howard D. Homesley, MD Gynecologic Oncology Network
Study Chair: Higinia R. Cardenes, MD, PhD Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065891, GOG-0161, ECOG-G0161
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 8, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:
stage III uterine sarcoma
stage IV uterine sarcoma
recurrent uterine sarcoma
uterine carcinosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinosarcoma
Uterine Neoplasms
Sarcoma
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Ifosfamide
Isophosphamide mustard
Paclitaxel
Lenograstim
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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