Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well pemetrexed disodium works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent ovarian epithelial cancer or primary peritoneal cancer.
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: pemetrexed disodium
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Evaluation Of Pemetrexed (ALIMTA LY231514, IND #40061) In The Treatment Of Recurrent Or Persistent Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma|
- Antitumor activity [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the antitumor activity of pemetrexed disodium in patients with recurrent or persistent platinum-resistant ovarian epithelial or primary peritoneal cancer that failed higher priority treatment protocols.
- Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive pemetrexed disodium IV over 10 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Beginning 7 days before and continuing until 3 weeks after the last dose of pemetrexed disodium, patients also receive oral folic acid daily and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B_12) intramuscularly every 9 weeks.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 3 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-51 patients will be accrued for this study within 11-22 months.