Two Different Schedules of Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Gemcitabine, and Surgery in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Stage IIIC or Stage IV Primary Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00838656
First received: February 5, 2009
Last updated: September 16, 2013
Last verified: June 2011

February 5, 2009
September 16, 2013
October 2007
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Percentage of patients completing 12 courses of chemotherapy [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00838656 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Toxicity [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Quality of life as assessed by FACT-G, FACT-0, and FACT-T periodically [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Objective response rate to the neoadjuvant phase of chemotherapy (i.e., first 6 courses) as assessed by CT scan, by laparoscopy, clinically, and by CA-125 level [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Objective response rate following all 12 courses of treatment assessed clinically, by CT scan, and by CA-125 level [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-free survival, particularly at 34 weeks [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival, particularly at 34 weeks [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Rates of optimal and suboptimal interval debulking [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Two Different Schedules of Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Gemcitabine, and Surgery in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Stage IIIC or Stage IV Primary Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
A Randomised Feasibility Study of Extended Chemotherapy With Neoadjuvant Carboplatin, Then Surgery Followed by Adjuvant Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine Verses Neoadjuvant Gemcitabine and Carboplatin, Then Surgery, Followed by Adjuvant Paclitaxel

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, gemcitabine, and paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet known which treatment regimen may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well giving one of two chemotherapy regimens containing carboplatin, gemcitabine, and paclitaxel works in treating patients undergoing surgery for newly diagnosed primary stage IIIC or stage IV ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To examine and compare the feasibility of two sequential neoadjuvant regimens in patients with newly diagnosed, stage IIIC-IV ovarian or peritoneal carcinoma.
  • To confirm the feasibility of extended sequential regimens offering 6+6 courses of chemotherapy in patients presenting with inoperable disease.
  • To establish the feasibility of biweekly paclitaxel with vs without gemcitabine hydrochloride in the adjuvant phase, after carboplatin neoadjuvant induction.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to serum albumin (< 30 g/dL vs 30-35 g/dL vs > 35 g/dL), FIGO stage (stage IIIC vs stage IV), and histological grade (well-differentiated [grade 1] vs moderately well-differentiated [grade 2] vs poorly differentiated [grade 3]). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Neoadjuvant therapy:

    • Arm I: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
    • Arm II: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

In both arms, patients with disease progression are switched to adjuvant paclitaxel-based chemotherapy. Patients with responding disease after switching regimens may undergo debulking surgery at the investigator's discretion.

  • Surgery: After completion of 6 courses of chemotherapy, all patients are evaluated for surgery. Patients with questionable operability based on clinical or radiological criteria are re-assessed laparoscopically. Patients judged to have disease that is amenable to optimal debulking at laparotomy are recommended for debulking surgery. Patients judged to have disease that is not amenable to optimal debulking are reconsidered for surgery after they receive an additional 6 courses of chemotherapy. Patients with disease progression after completion of 12 courses of chemotherapy undergo laparotomy only if there is a clinically pressing need to palliate their condition and if surgery offers some prospect of achieving this result (e.g., palliation for bowel obstruction).
  • Adjuvant therapy:

    • Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
    • Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients complete quality of life questionnaires at baseline, after completion of course 6 of neoadjuvant therapy, before course 7, and at the end of study treatment.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed periodically for up to 10 years.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
  • Drug: carboplatin
    Given IV in one of two schedules
  • Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
    Given IV in one of two schedules
  • Drug: paclitaxel
    Given IV in one of two schedules
  • Experimental: Arm I
    Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may undergo treatment with paclitaxel and may also receive 6 more courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Patients may then undergo surgery. After surgery, patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: carboplatin
    • Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
    • Drug: paclitaxel
  • Experimental: Arm II
    Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may undergo treatment with paclitaxel and may also receive 6 more courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Patients may then undergo surgery. After surgery, patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours and gemcitabine hydrochloride IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: carboplatin
    • Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
    • Drug: paclitaxel
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Active, not recruiting
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June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Clinically, radiologically, and histologically confirmed diagnosis of 1 of the following:

    • Primary epithelial ovarian cancer
    • Primary peritoneal carcinoma
    • Ovarian carcinosarcoma
    • Fallopian tube carcinoma
  • Newly diagnosed, stage IIIC/IV disease with or without ascites
  • None of the following histologies allowed:

    • Mucinous
    • Classic clear cell
    • Micropapillary or microacinar borderline tumors with or without invasive implants
  • Unsuitable for primary debulking surgery, as defined by the following:

    • Laparoscopic or other minor surgical-staging procedures
    • Supplementary clinical and radiological assessments
  • Presenting with factors affecting suitability for successful complete resection and necessarily prompting laparoscopic assessment, including any of the following:

    • CT scan or MRI evidence of peritoneal carcinomatosis, extensive mesenteric infiltration, diaphragmatic involvement, extensive retroperitoneal involvement, and cytologically verified malignant pleural effusion and/or ascites
    • Clinical evidence of ascites with radiological evidence of multisite disease
    • Clinical evidence of pelvic infiltration and radiological evidence of multisite disease
    • FIGO stage IV disease, including cervical/supraclavicular lymphadenopathy, intrahepatic parenchymal metastases, or cytologically confirmed malignant pleural effusion
  • No known brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • ECOG performance status 0-3
  • Life expectancy ≥ 3 months
  • WBC > 3.0/mm³
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³
  • ANC ≥ 1,500/mm³
  • AST and ALT < 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Alkaline phosphatase < 2.5 times ULN
  • Bilirubin < 1.5 times ULN
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥ 30 mL/min
  • No diabetics, hypertensive smokers, or other patients with pre-existing occult neuropathic deficits
  • No poorly controlled, potentially serious medical conditions, including any of the following:

    • Cerebrovascular events within the past 12 months
    • Severe chronic respiratory conditions requiring prior hospitalization
    • Active infections
    • Poorly controlled seizures
    • Morbid psychiatric conditions likely to render treatment compliance with the protocol difficult
  • No other malignancy treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix

    • Prior malignancies disease-free for > 5 years not treated with chemotherapy allowed
  • No other reasons likely to cause inability to comply with treatment schedule and follow-up
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • See Disease Characteristics
Female
18 Years to 75 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom
 
NCT00838656
CDR0000632859, WMS-NEOESCAPE-AK/RH/22498/1, ISRCTN24742183, EUDRACT-2005-001875-37, EU-20904, MREC-07/Q2803/73, RG_05-003
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Warwick Medical School
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Principal Investigator: Christopher Poole, MD University Hospital Birmingham
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
June 2011

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