Gefitinib in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
RATIONALE: Biological therapies such as gefitinib may interfere with the growth of the tumor cells and may slow the growth of ovarian epithelial cancer or primary peritoneal cancer.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of gefitinib in treating patients who have recurrent or persistent ovarian epithelial cancer or primary peritoneal cancer.
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Trial of ZD1839 (Iressa) (NSC# 715055) in the Treatment of Persistent or Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma|
|Study Start Date:||August 2001|
- Determine the antitumor cytostatic activity of gefitinib, in terms of 6-month progression-free survival, in patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian epithelial or primary peritoneal carcinoma.
- Determine the nature and degree of toxicity in patients treated with this drug.
- Determine the partial and complete response rates in patients treated with this drug.
- Determine the duration of progression-free and overall survival in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients receive oral gefitinib once daily. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 22-60 patients will be accrued for this study within 1-2 years.