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Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, and Topotecan in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00102375
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 31, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2006
Information provided by:
AGO Study Group

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the triple combination of Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Topotecan has a superior clinical outcome in the treatment of ovarian cancer compared with the combination of Carboplatin and Paclitaxel.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Drug: Topotecan Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Carboplatin-Paclitaxel is the current standard in the first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer. One option to further improve the therapeutic results is the incorporation of a third, non-cross-resistant drug into first line chemotherapy of advanced ovarian cancer. In two separate, single center phase II studies, a different combination of the three active agents (Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Topotecan) has been tested. In these studies, Carboplatin and Paclitaxel were given at standard doses and schedules, followed sequentially by Topotecan which was well tolerated at a dose of 1.25 mg/m2/day given for five days and repeated every 21 days. The prolonged therapy is not associated with cumulative toxicity and the compliance of the patients was good.

Study Hypothesis/Comparison: The triple combination (Carboplatin/Paclitaxel/Topotecan) yields superior outcome in the treatment of first-line ovarian cancer compared with the combination of Carboplatin + Paclitaxel

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Multicenter Study in Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma FIGO Stage IIB-IV Comparing Treatment With Paclitaxel and Carboplatin to Paclitaxel and Carboplatin Sequentially Followed by Topotecan
Study Start Date : December 1999
Study Completion Date : October 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free survival
  2. Response rate
  3. Response duration
  4. Toxicities
  5. Quality of Life

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven epithelial carcinoma of the ovary or of the fallopian tube or extraovarian papillary serous carcinoma with extent to the ovary
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB-IV, regardless of measurable or non-measurable disease
  • No prior chemo- or radiotherapy
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function:

    • ANC ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/L,
    • Platelet counts ≥ 100 x 10^9/L,
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper normal limit,
    • Alkaline Phosphatase ≤ 3 x upper normal limit,
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.25 upper normal limit,
    • Estimated GFR ≥ 60 ml/min
  • Performance status 0-2 (ECOG)
  • Life expectancy must be greater than 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-epithelial tumors or mixed epithelial/non-epithelial tumors (e.g. mixed Mullerian tumors) or tumors of low malignant potential (borderline tumors)
  • Prior treatment with chemo- or radiotherapy
  • Administration of other simultaneous chemotherapeutic drugs or hormonal therapy or simultaneous radiotherapy during the study treatment period or planned whole abdominal radiotherapy
  • History of congestive heart failure
  • Symptomatic brain metastasis
  • Complete bowel obstruction
  • Dementia
  • Active infection or other serious underlying medical condition
  • Pre-existing motor or sensory neurologic pathology

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00102375

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Sponsors and Collaborators
AGO Study Group
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Principal Investigator: Jacobus Pfisterer, Prof. Dr. AGO Study Group
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00102375    
Other Study ID Numbers: AGO-OVAR 7
First Posted: January 31, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2006
Last Verified: February 2006
Keywords provided by AGO Study Group:
Ovarian Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents