Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Endometrium

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00515073
First received: August 9, 2007
Last updated: May 30, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

Primary Objectives:

  • To evaluate the results of Paclitaxel and pelvic radiation in pelvic confined papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium for both local control and overall survival.
  • To evaluate the toxicity of Paclitaxel and pelvic radiation.
  • To collect and evaluate patients' quality of life/symptom assessment data.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Drug: Paclitaxel
Radiation: Pelvic Radiation
Drug: Dexamethasone
Drug: Cimetidine
Drug: Diphenhydramine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study: Paclitaxel and Pelvic Radiation for Stage I-IIIA Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Endometrium

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival at 2 Years and 5 Years [ Time Frame: Assessment at 2 years and 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of participants who are still alive for A designated period of time (2 years and 5 years) after starting treatment. Continual Assessments every 3 months for 1 year, then every 4 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for 2 years, then once a year.


Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2001
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Paclitaxel (Taxol) + Pelvic Radiation

Paclitaxel (Taxol) 50 mg/m^2 intravenous (IV) weekly over 1 hour for 5 weeks. Radiation therapy to the pelvis daily for 25 treatments.

Both radiation therapy and paclitaxel chemotherapy on Day 1 or 2, followed by radiation alone for four days, repeated every week for a total of 5 weeks, giving a total dose of 45 Gy with external beam radiation to pelvis and 5 courses of paclitaxel 50 mg/m^2. Four-six weeks after pelvic radiation completed, 4 additional courses of paclitaxel 135 mg/m^2 alone given every 21 days. Vaginal apex boost given either with last 3 external beam treatments or after external beam radiation completed for additional 3 days. No chemotherapy given with vaginal apex boost.

Drug: Paclitaxel
50 mg/m^2 IV over one hour on Day 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 during radiation therapy followed by 4 additional courses at 135 mg/m^2 IV over 3 hours every 21 days, 4-6 weeks after pelvic radiation is completed.
Other Name: Taxol
Radiation: Pelvic Radiation
Radiation therapy to the pelvis daily for 25 treatments. Beginning Day 1 or 2 and given for 5 days for 5 weeks, giving a total dose of 45 Gy with external beam radiation to the pelvis. The vaginal apex boost given either with last 3 external beam treatments or after external beam radiation completed for an additional 3 days depending on patient preference. No chemotherapy given with vaginal apex boost.
Drug: Dexamethasone
20 mg IV given 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy
Drug: Cimetidine
300 mg IV given 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy
Drug: Diphenhydramine
50 mg IV given 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy

Detailed Description:

Paclitaxel is designed to block the mechanisms of cell division in cancer cells, which may cause them to die.

If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will begin treatment. You will have radiation treatment to your pelvis (hip area) every day (Monday - Friday) for a total of 25 treatments. Each treatment should take about 20 minutes to complete.

After the radiation treatment, you will receive a type of radiation called a "vaginal cuff boost." The vaginal cuff boost involves a small device being inserted into the vagina to treat the back of the vagina with a high dose of radiation. The applicator is similar to placing a large tampon in the vagina. This internal treatment takes about 30 minutes for each treatment. This is separate from the external radiation treatments that are given.

While you are receiving radiation treatment, and then afterwards, you will also receive chemotherapy with paclitaxel. During the radiation period, you will receive paclitaxel by vein over 1 hour, on Days 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Starting 4-6 weeks after radiation treatment is finished, you will receive paclitaxel at a larger dose, given over 3 hours each time, once every 21 days (3 weeks). You will receive up to 4 "cycles" of chemotherapy, each cycle lasting 21 days.

You will be given certain drugs about 30 minutes before your chemotherapy treatments to help control possible side effects, like allergic reactions. These drugs include dexamethasone, diphenhydramine (Benadryl), and cimetidine.

You will have several tests performed throughout the study. Before each cycle of chemotherapy and one month after the last cycle of chemotherapy is given, quality of life and symptom assessment forms will be completed. These questionnaires should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

While you are on chemotherapy treatment, you will have tests performed before each chemotherapy treatment. This will involve blood (about 1 tablespoon) drawn for routine tests, and a review of your symptoms by the study staff.

Once you are off study treatment, you will be asked to return to the clinic for follow-up visits. These visits will occur every 3 months for 1 year, then every 4 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for 2 years, then once a year after that. At these visits, you will have a physical and pelvic exam performed, along with blood (about 1 tablespoon) drawn for routine tests. Chest x-rays will usually be done once a year and any other diagnostic exams will only be done if your doctor thinks they are needed.

This is an investigational study. There are no standard treatments for this type of endometrial cancer, but radiation and chemotherapy are common treatments. This combination of chemotherapy and radiation is considered experimental. Up to 49 patients will take part in this multicenter study. Up to 44 participants will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient must undergo surgical staging within 8 weeks of study entry.
  2. Patients with mixed histology tumor that include a papillary serous component are eligible.
  3. Only patients with non-measurable disease can be entered.
  4. Patients may not have had previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  5. Patients must have an estimated life expectancy of 12 weeks or greater.
  6. Patients must have a Zubrod performance status of less than or equal to 2.
  7. Patients must have adequate bone marrow, renal and hepatic function: with white blood count (WBC) greater than or equal to 3000; Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) greater than or equal to 1500; Platelets greater than or equal to 100,000; glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) less than or equal to 2 times the upper limit of normal; Total bilirubin less than or equal to 2.5mg/dl.
  8. Patients must sign an institutionally approved consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previously treated papillary serous carcinoma with either chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  2. Newly diagnosed papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium, Stage IIIB-IV (patients with disease outside the pelvis).
  3. Patients who have a history of other malignancy, with the exception of non-melanomatous skin cancer, unless in complete remission and off all therapy for that disease for a minimum of 5 years.
  4. Patients with a Zubrod status of 3 or greater.
  5. Patients with an active infection.
  6. Patients with serious intercurrent medical illness.
  7. Patients with a recent (within 6 months) history of congestive heart failure, unstable angina or myocardial infarction.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00515073

Locations
United States, Florida
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32806
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anuja Jhingran, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00515073     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID00-418
Study First Received: August 9, 2007
Results First Received: May 30, 2014
Last Updated: May 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Endometrial Cancer
Papillary Serous Carcinoma
Pelvic Radiation Therapy
Paclitaxel
Taxol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Endometrial Neoplasms
Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Cystadenocarcinoma
Adenocarcinoma
Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous
Diphenhydramine
Dexamethasone
Promethazine
Cimetidine
BB 1101
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Paclitaxel
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2014