Gemcitabine and Topotecan in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine and topotecan, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving gemcitabine together with topotecan works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer.
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial for the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Platinum-Refractory Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer With Gemcitabine and Topotecan|
- Toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Response rate [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Quality of life [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Progression-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of gemcitabine and topotecan in patients with recurrent or persistent platinum-refractory ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer.
- Determine the response rate in patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen.
- Determine the duration of progression-free survival and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes and topotecan IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving a complete response (CR) receive 2 additional courses beyond documentation of CR.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline, on day 1 of courses 2, 4, and 6, and then at 1 year.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 36-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington School of Medicine|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|
|Principal Investigator:||Barbara A. Goff, MD||University of Washington|