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A Study to Evaluate rhuMab 2C4 and Gemcitabine in Subjects With Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Genentech, Inc. Identifier:
First received: November 17, 2004
Last updated: December 22, 2007
Last verified: December 2007

This is a Phase II, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial of pertuzumab in combination with gemcitabine relative to placebo in combination with gemcitabine in subjects with advanced ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer that is resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Drug: rhuMAb 2C4 (pertuzumab)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Pertuzumab (rhuMAb 2C4) in Combination With Gemcitabine and the Effect of Tumor-Based HER2 Activation in Subjects With Platinum-Resistant Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the efficacy and to evaluate the safety and tolerability of pertuzumab in combination with gemcitabine relative to gemcitabine in combination with placebo in subjects with platinum-resistant ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer

Enrollment: 131
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2007

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent
  • Age >= 18 years
  • Advanced, histologically documented ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinoma
  • Representative tumor specimens in paraffin blocks or at least 12 unstained slides with an associated pathology report, obtained at any time prior to entry of study for evaluation of HER2 activation
  • Measurable disease with at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest dimension recorded), Or:
  • Clinically or radiologically detectable disease (e.g., ascites, peritoneal deposits, mesenteric thickening or lesions that do not fulfill RECIST for measurable disease)
  • Platinum-resistant or refractory carcinoma
  • Life expectancy >= 12 weeks
  • ECOG performance status 0 or 1
  • LVEF >= 50%, as determined by ECHO
  • Use of an effective means of contraception (for women of childbearing potential)
  • Clinical laboratory test results: Granulocyte count >= 1500/uL; Platelet count >= 75,000/uL; Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL (hemoglobin may be supported by transfusion or erythropoietin or other approved hematopoietic growth factors; darbopoeitin [Aranesp(R)] is permitted); Serum bilirubin <= 1.5 the ULN; Alkaline phosphatase, AST, and ALT <= 2.5 ULN (AST, ALT <= 5 ULN for subjects with liver metastasis); Serum creatinine <= 1.5 ULN; International normalized ratio (INR) <= 1.5 and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) <= 1.5 ULN (except for subjects receiving anti-coagulation therapy)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment with gemcitabine
  • Two or more prior regimens for the treatment of platinum-resistant disease
  • Two or more non-platinum-containing regimens for the treatment of platinum-sensitive disease
  • Prior treatment with experimental anti-cancer agents within 4 weeks prior to Day 1 (the day the first study treatment infusions are administered)
  • Prior treatment with HER2 pathway inhibitors (e.g., Herceptin(R) [trastuzumab], Iressa(R) [gefitinib], Tarceva<TM> [erlotinib hydrochloride], cetuximab, GW572016)
  • History or clinical evidence of central nervous system or brain metastases
  • Uncontrolled hypercalcemia ( > 11.5 mg/dL)
  • Prior exposure of > 360 mg/m^2 doxorubicin or liposomal doxorubicin, > 120 mg/m^2 mitoxantrone, or > 90 mg/m^2 idarubicin
  • History of other malignancies within 5 years of Day 1, except for adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of breast, basal or squamous cell skin cancer
  • History of serious systemic disease, unstable angina, myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to Day 1 of treatment, symptoms of CHF, or unstable symptomatic arrhythmia requiring medication (subjects with chronic atrial arrhythmia [i.e., atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia] are eligible)
  • Known HIV infection
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Major surgery or significant traumatic injury within 3 weeks prior to Day 1 of treatment
  • Inability to comply with study and follow-up procedures
  • Any other diseases, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug or that may affect the interpretation of the results or render the subject at high risk from treatment complications
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00096993

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Genentech, Inc.
Study Director: Virginia Patton, M.D. Genentech, Inc.
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No publications provided Identifier: NCT00096993     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TOC3258g
Study First Received: November 17, 2004
Last Updated: December 22, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 25, 2014