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Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced, Refractory, or Recurrent Cervical or Vaginal Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 19, 2013
Last verified: December 2005

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating patients with advanced, refractory, or recurrent cervical or vaginal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cervical Cancer
Vaginal Cancer
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: March 1994
Study Completion Date: August 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the frequency and duration of objective response, duration of progression-free interval, and survival of patients treated with paclitaxel for advanced, persistent, or recurrent clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix who have failed higher priority treatment protocols. II. Determine the frequency and severity of observed adverse effects on this study.

OUTLINE: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Paclitaxel, TAX, NSC-673089.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 25 evaluable patients per histologic stratum will be accrued over 10-12 months for the nonsquamous cell carcinoma stratum and over 23 months for the clear cell adenocarcinoma stratum. If more than 3 patients in a given stratum respond, an additional 25 patients will be accrued to that stratum. As of 07/95, the study is open only to patients with clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina or cervix.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced, persistent, or recurrent clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina or cervix Documented disease progression after local therapy required Disease must be considered incurable Bidimensionally measurable disease required by physical examination or medical imaging

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Any age Performance status: GOG 0-2 Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000 AGC at least 1,500 Platelets at least 100,000 Hepatic: Bilirubin no more than 1.5 times normal AST no more than 3 times normal Alkaline phosphatase no more than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine no more than 2.0 mg/dL Other: Not eligible for a higher priority GOG protocol No significant infection No prior or concomitant second malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: At least 3 weeks since therapy directed at malignancy Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen (either single or combination cytotoxic drug therapy) No prior paclitaxel Recovery from prior chemotherapy required Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for recurrent disease except a low dose, single fraction used to abrogate menorrhagia Recovery from prior radiotherapy required Surgery: Recovery from prior surgery required

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002562

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: John P. Curtin, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00002562     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000063506
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 19, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent cervical cancer
recurrent vaginal cancer
vaginal clear cell adenocarcinoma
cervical adenocarcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Vaginal Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Vaginal Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 24, 2017