Paclitaxel and Carboplatin in Women With Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumors (MMMT) of the Uterus
The goal of this clinical research study is to find out if the combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy can shrink or slow the growth of mixed mullerian tumors (MMMT) of the uterus.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Multicenter Trial of Paclitaxel and Carboplatin in Women With Advanced (IIIb, IIIc, IVa and IVb) or Recurrent (All Stages) Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumors (MMMT) of the Uterus|
- Number of Participants With Overall Response [ Time Frame: 24 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Overall response rate including complete (CR) and partial responses (PR) with measurable disease using Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) assessment. CR: Disappearance of all target and non-target lesions; no evidence of new lesions documented by 2 disease assessments at least 4 weeks apart. PR: At least 30% decrease in sum of longest dimensions (LD) of all target measurable lesions reference baseline sum of LD; no unequivocal progression of non-target lesions and no new lesions. Documentation by 2 disease assessments at least 4 weeks apart is required.
|Study Start Date:||August 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Paclitaxel + Carboplatin
Paclitaxel 175 mg/m^2 intravenously (IV) over 3 hours and Carboplatin AUC 5 IV over 1 hour every 21 Days for 6 courses.
AUC 5 By Vein Over 1 Hour Every 21 Days for 6 Courses
Other Name: ParaplatinDrug: Paclitaxel
175 mg/m^2 By Vein Over 3 Hours Every 21 Days for 6 Courses
Other Name: Taxol
Before treatment starts, patients will have a complete check-up, blood tests, a chest x-ray, and a CT scan. Other scans or tests will be done as needed. Women able to have children must have a negative urine pregnancy test. A blood sample will be taken for routine testing once a week during treatment and a month after treatment ends.
Patients will also be asked to complete two questionnaires before they start treatment, before Courses 3 and 5, and at the end of treatment. These questionnaires will help researchers understand how this drug affects patients' daily lives and also identify the side effects caused by this treatment. Each questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
Patients in this study will be given paclitaxel and carboplatin through a catheter (tube) placed in a vein. Paclitaxel is given first (over 3 hours) followed by carboplatin (over 1 hour). All treatment is given in the outpatient department at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Patients may receive up to 6 courses of treatment. If the disease gets worse or intolerable side effects occur, patients will be taken off study.
-Before each course of treatment, patients will have a checkup. At each checkup, patients will have a physical exam and blood tests. Another CT scan will be done after the third course of treatment. A complete physical exam and a CT scan will also be done at the end of treatment.
This is an investigational study. Both of the study drugs are FDA approved. Their use together in this study is experimental. A total of 50 patients will take part in this multicenter study. About 35 will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
|United States, California|
|Loma Linda Cancer Institute|
|Loma Linda, California, United States, 92354|
|United States, Florida|
|MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Orlando, Florida, United States, 32806|
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Lois M. Ramondetta, MD||UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|