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Gleevec and Gemzar in Patients With Epithelial 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: NCT00928642
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 26, 2009
Results First Posted : October 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
david mccune, md, Madigan Army Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the combination of Gleevec and Gemzar in patients with ovarian cancer, who have progressed after receiving at least one prior chemotherapy treatment. Gleevec is an oral chemotherapy drug used is this study and Gemzar is an IV chemotherapy drug used. Participation in the treatment portion of the study will continue as long as the patient's tumors shrink or remain stable and as long as the patient is able to tolerate the study drug. The follow-up portion of the study will last for 5 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Primary Peritoneal Cancer Drug: imatinib mesylate by mouth Drug: Gemcitabine Intravenous Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Each 21 day period will be considered a cycle. Disease status will be assessed with a Cancer Antigen (CA)-125 prior to the start of each new cycle with an assessment of measurable diseased by either CT or MRI every 6 weeks. Treatment will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicities, or the patient elects to withdraw from the study. All patients will be followed until disease progression or study withdraw. In addition, following disease progression, patients will be monitored for delayed toxicity and survival for a period of 5 years, unless consent is withdrawn.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Gleevec and Gemzar in Patients With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Who Have Failed at Least Two Prior Therapies
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Oral Imatinib plus intravenous gemcitabine

All research subjects receive oral imatinib 400mg days 1-5 and 8-12 of a 21 day cycle.

All research subjects received IV gemcitabine 1000mg/m2 days 3 and 10 of a 21-day cycle. .

All subjects had epithelial ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal carcinomatosis and had failed to respond to prior chemotherapy or progressed after prior chemotherapy.

Drug: imatinib mesylate by mouth
imatinib mesylate - 400mg orally, daily on Days 1-5 and 8-12 of a 21 day cycle.
Other Name: Gleevec

Drug: Gemcitabine Intravenous
Gemcitabine - 1000 mg/m2 IV on Day 3 and Day 10 of a 21 day cycle
Other Name: Gemzar

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Cystostatic, Anti-tumor Activity of the Combination of Gleevec and Gemzar Via Progression-free Survival for at Least Six Months in Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Epithelial Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma. [ Time Frame: Time to progression was measured from enrollment in study until documented disease progression over a period not greater than 2 years. ]
    Progression free survival at six months was assessed for all research subjects. Progression defined by SWOG criteria: Invest New Drugs. 1992 Nov;10(4):239-53. Progression is defined as > 50% increase in the sume of measured cross sectional area of areasa of measurable disease, measured from the lowest measured amount of disease. Progression is also defined as new areas of measurabe disease.

  2. To Determine the Safety and Tolerability Via Frequency and Severity of Adverse Effect of Combination Gleevec and Gemzar in This Cohort of Patients as Assessed Byt Common Toxicity Criteria [ Time Frame: Until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity ]
    Toxicity was assess prior to each cycle of therapy (every 3 weeks) and graded based on NCI common toxicity criteria

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tumor Response Rates Using Modified SWOG Criteria to the Combination of Gleevec and Gemzar in Patients With Relapsed Ovarian Cancer Who Have Failed at Least One Prior Chemotherapy Treatment. [ Time Frame: Subjects treated until progression of disease or unacceptable toxicity. no maximum dose was specified ]

    Best response to thearpy was assessed using modified SWOG criteria (same as for outcome masure #1). Subjects were assess as "complete response", "partial response", "stable disease", and "progressive disease" after 2 cycles (6 weeks) of beginning treatment and every 6 weeks afterward until progression of disease, unacceptable toxicity, or subject withdrawl from study.

    the measurement reported is the number of patients who met the criteria for partial response.

  2. To Determine the Distribution of the Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Until death ]
    All subjects were followed after treatment was complete to assess overall survival.

  3. To Estimate the Clinical Response Rate(Partial and Complete Response as Defined Under the SWOG Criterial) [ Time Frame: until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity ]

    Using SWOG criteria for response of measurable disease, subject best response was assessed. First assessment was 6 weeks after starting treatment. Subjequent evaluations were every 6 weeks in patients who remained on study.

    Repsonse rate was the sum of Complete Repsonse and Partial Response.

  4. To Assess the Effects of Prognostic Variables; Initial Performance Status; Platinum Sensitivity, and Mucinous (or Clear Cell)Histology on Progression-free Survival Overall. [ Time Frame: Until disease progression ]
    The study was stopped after 8 subjects. It was not possible to perform meaningful analysis on prognostic variables. this outcome measure was not done.

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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:

  • Patients 18 years of age or greater
  • Histologically documented diagnosis of ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal cancer. Histological subtypes include: mucinous tumor, serous tumor, endometrioid tumor, and other histologies including clear cell and undifferentiated epithelial tumors.
  • At least one measurable site of disease (as defined by Southwestern Oncology Group Solid Tumor Response Criteria) or other response assessment criteria, as appropriate.
  • Patients must have relapsed after receiving at least one prior platinum-based chemotherapy.
  • Performance status of 0, 1, 2, (ECOG)
  • Adequate end organ function: Total bilirubin < 1.5 x ULN, SGOT and SGPT < 2.5 UNL, creatinine < 1.5 x UNL, ANC > 1.5 x 109/L, platelets > 100 x 109/L.
  • Patients will most likely have had their ovaries removed at the time off initial surgery. If any subjects are of childbearing potential at the time of entry, they must have negative pregnancy test within 7 days before initiation of study drug dosing. Postmenopausal women must be amenorrheic for at least 12 months to be considered of non-childbearing potential. Subjects of reproductive potential must agree to employ and effective barrier method of birth control throughout the study and for up to 3 months following discontinuation of the study drug.
  • Written, voluntary informed consent.
  • Patients must be eligible for care at a military medical treatment facility.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has received prior treatment with Gemzar.
  • Patient has received any other investigational agents within 28 days of the first day of study drug dosing.
  • Patient is < 5 years free of another primary malignancy except: if the other primary malignancy is neither currently clinically significant nor requiring active intervention, or if other primary malignancy is a basal cell skin cancer or a cervical carcinoma in situ. Existence of any other malignant disease is not allowed.
  • Patient with Grade III/IV cardiac problems as defined but the New York Heart Association Criteria.
  • Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Patient has a severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease (i,e. uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled chronic renal disease, or active uncontrolled infection).
  • Patient has a known untreated or progressive brain metastasis.
  • Patient has known chronic liver diseases (i.e. chronic active hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
  • Patient has a known diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection ).
  • Patient received chemotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosourea or mitomycin-C) prior to study entry, unless the disease is rapidly progressing..
  • Patient previously received radiotherapy to greater than or equal to 25% of the bone marrow.
  • Patient had a major surgery within 2 weeks prior to study entry.
  • Patient with any significant history of non-compliance to medical regimens or with inability to grant reliable informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00928642

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United States, Washington
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98431
Sponsors and Collaborators
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
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Principal Investigator: David McCune, MD, MPH Madigan Army Medical Center
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Responsible Party: david mccune, md, Principal Investigator, Madigan Army Medical Center Identifier: NCT00928642    
Other Study ID Numbers: CSTI571BUS241
First Posted: June 26, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 21, 2014
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014
Keywords provided by david mccune, md, Madigan Army Medical Center:
clear cell
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
Imatinib Mesylate
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protein Kinase Inhibitors