Aromasin (Exemestane) in Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Stage II - IV Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00261027
First received: November 30, 2005
Last updated: March 1, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
  Purpose

This project is a pilot, phase II, open-label, single-center, non-comparative clinical study evaluating the antitumor efficacy and tolerability of exemestane in treating adult post-menopausal women with recurrent or refractory, stage II-IV, epithelial ovarian cancer.

To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of exemestane in this population, patients will be enrolled at a single site, namely the Ottawa Regional Cancer Center. Patients selected according to the criteria outlined will receive exemestane (25 mg/day given orally once daily) until disease progression or until study withdrawal. These patients will be treated on an out-patient basis. There is no specific wash-out time required for patients who have previously received either cis or carboplatinum; however, this previous therapy must stop upon patient inclusion into this trial.

In 1st stage if less than 2/15 patients achieve a response then study will be terminated. In 2nd stage if greater than 7/28 patients achieve a response then no further investigation of the drug is warranted.Treatment (including drug dosages) A commercial supply of exemestane (Aromasin) will be provided. The medication will be administered by the patient at home (25 mg taken orally once daily until disease progression) The medication should be taken each day after a meal at the same time of the day. There are no patient diaries and no need for the patient to record the time of administration.


Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Drug: Exemestane
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot, Phase II, Single Center, Non-comparative, Open-label Study of Aromasin (Exemestane) in Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Stage II - IV Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • response rate toxicities

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • -Time to detectable virus in the Alvac alone group and the placebo group. -Time to rebound of plasma HIV RNA level to 10,000 copies/ml -Viral set-point -Magnitude of viral rebound -HIV-specific immune function at week 48

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This project is a pilot, phase II, open-label, single-center, non-comparative clinical study evaluating the antitumor efficacy and tolerability of exemestane in treating adult post-menopausal women with recurrent or refractory, stage II-IV, epithelial ovarian cancer.

To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of exemestane in this population, patients will be enrolled at a single site, namely the Ottawa Regional Cancer Center. Patients selected according to the criteria outlined will receive exemestane (25 mg/day given orally once daily) until disease progression or until study withdrawal. These patients will be treated on an out-patient basis. There is no specific wash-out time required for patients who have previously received either cis or carboplatinum; however, this previous therapy must stop upon patient inclusion into this trial. In 1st stage if less than 2/15 patients achieve a response then study will be terminated. In 2nd stage if greater than 7/28 patients achieve a response then no further investigation of the drug is warranted.

Treatment (including drug dosages) A commercial supply of exemestane (Aromasin) will be provided. The medication will be administered by the patient at home (25 mg taken orally once daily until disease progression) The medication should be taken each day after a meal at the same time of the day. There are no patient diaries and no need for the patient to record the time of administration.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • · Patients aged 18 years or older with a documented diagnosis of metastatic, stage II-IV, epithelial ovarian cancer and a histological/cytological confirmation of disease.· Patients must be oophorectomized or be post-menopausal (i.e. no menses within the last 12 months).· Patients should have objective evidence of measurable disease according to the modified RECIST guidelines. If no measurable disease is present, there must be a CA 125 level of ³ 30 U/mL in combination with non-measurable disease and/or ascites.· Patients may be designated:· First line - patients who have either refused or did not qualify for initial therapy with standard cis- or carboplatin + paclitaxel.· Refractory - progression while on chemotherapy, or relapse within 12 months of final chemotherapy (with a maximum of 2 lines of chemotherapy treatment)· Recurrent - relapse beyond 12 months of final chemotherapy (with a maximum of 2 lines of chemotherapy treatment)· In patients having received radiation therapy, at least 4 weeks must have passed subsequent to the cessation of the radiation therapy, prior to the baseline assessment in this study.· Patients with ECOG performance status of 0, 1 or 2 and a life expectancy of > 3 months.· Patients must have adequate haematological (WBC ³ 4000/mL, neutrophils ³ 2000/mL, platelets ³ 100,00/mL), hepatic (total bilirubin £ 1.5 x upper limit normal (ULN), AST/ALT £ 3 x ULN)) and renal (serum creatinine < 1.5 X ULN) organ functions.· Patients must give written informed consent signed prior to registration.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known hypersensitivity to exemestane· Participation in another clinical study within thirty days prior to the treatment on this study. Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs or anticancer therapy.· Patients with rapidly progressive disease for which hormonal therapy may not be indicated.· Concomitant malignancies except for adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix or basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Patients with other malignancies must be disease free for at least 5 years.· Patients with metastatic disease of the central nervous system, eg. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration, metastatic medulloblastoma, intramedullary spinal cord involvement, etc.· Patients having received prior hormonal therapy for ovarian cancer including tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors.· Patients with any other concurrent disease, which in the opinion of the Investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study.· Patients who are not accessible for treatment and follow-up in scheduled hours at the participating center.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00261027

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Ottawa Regional Cancer Center
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, k1h 8l6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Fung Kee Fung, MD OHRI
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Shailendra Verma, Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00261027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002521-01H
Study First Received: November 30, 2005
Last Updated: March 1, 2010
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
ovarian cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Exemestane
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Aromatase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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