Gemcitabine in Treating Patients With Persistent or Recurrent Cancer of the Cervix

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00006224
First received: September 11, 2000
Last updated: April 10, 2013
Last verified: June 2005
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of gemcitabine in treating patients who have persistent or recurrent cancer of the cervix.


Condition Intervention Phase
Cervical Cancer
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Gemcitabine in Persistent or Recurrent Non-Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix

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Further study details as provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:

Study Start Date: September 2000
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine the antitumor activity of gemcitabine in patients with persistent or recurrent nonsquamous cell carcinoma of the cervix who failed higher priority treatment protocols.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes weekly for 3 weeks. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 3 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 15-37 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.

  Eligibility

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Diagnosis of persistent or recurrent nonsquamous cell carcinoma of the cervix that has failed local therapeutic measures and is considered incurable

    • Eligible subtypes:

      • Adenocarcinoma
      • Adenosquamous carcinoma
      • Undifferentiated carcinoma
    • Must have documented disease progression
    • Histologic confirmation of original primary tumor required
  • Bidimensionally measurable disease
  • Ineligible for higher priority GOG protocol

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • GOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3

Hepatic:

  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal
  • SGOT and alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times normal

Renal:

  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL

Other:

  • No significant infection
  • Not pregnant
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No other invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanomatous skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • No concurrent filgrastim (G-CSF)

Chemotherapy:

  • No prior gemcitabine
  • At least 3 weeks since other prior chemotherapy for cervical cancer and recovered
  • No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen (single or combination cytotoxic therapy)

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy for cervical cancer and recovered

Surgery:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior surgery for cervical cancer and recovered

Other:

  • No prior cancer treatment that would preclude study
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Investigators
Study Chair: Russell J. Schilder, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006224     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068144, GOG-0128F
Study First Received: September 11, 2000
Last Updated: April 10, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:
recurrent cervical cancer
cervical adenocarcinoma
cervical adenosquamous cell carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gemcitabine
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents

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