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Combination Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: April 23, 2011
Last verified: September 2001

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Bone marrow transplantation and peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow doctors to give higher doses of chemotherapy and kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy with carboplatin and cyclophosphamide followed by bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation in treating patients who have advanced ovarian epithelial cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Procedure: autologous bone marrow transplantation
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: September 1994
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of carboplatin when combined with cyclophosphamide as high-dose therapy followed by autologous bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell rescue in patients with platinum sensitive ovarian epithelial carcinoma. II. Determine the efficacy of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of carboplatin. Autologous bone marrow (ABM) is harvested on day -11, filgrastim (G-CSF) is administered subcutaneously (SC) on days -11 to -7, and autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are harvested on day -6. Patients receive high dose chemotherapy comprising carboplatin IV over 15 minutes on days -5 and -4 and cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour on days -3 and -2. PBSC are reinfused on day -1, ABM is reinfused on day 0, and G-CSF is administered SC beginning on day 7 and continuing until blood counts recover. Cohorts of 2-4 patients receive escalating doses of carboplatin until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose at which no more than 10% of patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. A minimum of 6 patients receive carboplatin at the MTD. Patients are followed at 1 month and then every 3 months for 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A minimum of 18 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced ovarian epithelial malignancy of one of the following histologies: Serous adenocarcinoma Endometrioid adenocarcinoma Mucinous adenocarcinoma Undifferentiated carcinoma Clear cell adenocarcinoma Mixed epithelial carcinoma Fallopian tube and extraovarian peritoneal papillary serous tumors also allowed Documented responsiveness (using established clinical criteria) to a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen required Partial or complete clinical response to the most recent chemotherapy regimen required Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy morphologically negative for carcinoma and cellularity greater than 50% No CNS involvement

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 65 Performance status: GOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL* SGOT less than 60 IU/mL* * Unless abnormality due to metastatic involvement Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL* * Unless abnormality due to metastatic involvement Cardiovascular: LVEF at least 45% by MUGA scan No active congestive heart failure No myocardial infarction within the past year No active arrhythmia No active angina pectoris No uncontrolled hypertension Pulmonary: FVC and FEV at least 50% predicted Other: No peripheral neuropathy No uncontrolled diabetes mellitus No history of other malignancy except basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer No debilitating medical or psychiatric illness that would preclude informed consent or study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics No more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (at least 6 weeks since prior nitrosoureas) Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for ovarian cancer Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002600

United States, Maryland
Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Study Chair: Deborah K. Armstrong, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00002600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000063839
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: April 23, 2011

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
ovarian undifferentiated adenocarcinoma
ovarian mixed epithelial carcinoma
ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma
ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinoma
ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinoma
ovarian clear cell cystadenocarcinoma
fallopian tube cancer
primary peritoneal cavity cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
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