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Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Advanced Ovarian Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 24, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

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 recurrent or progressive advanced epithelial ovarian cancer following previous paclitaxel.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer Drug: paclitaxel Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Paclitaxel Administered Weekly in Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: January 1997
Study Completion Date: August 2001
Primary Completion Date: August 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the activity of paclitaxel when administered on a weekly schedule to patients with advanced ovarian cancer who have failed paclitaxel on a 3 or 24 hour infusion schedule. II. Evaluate the toxic effects of paclitaxel when administered on a weekly schedule in this patient population. III. Correlate response with quality of life outcomes, including symptom distress, performance status, and global quality of life.

OUTLINE: This is a single center, open label study. Paclitaxel is administered intravenously every week as a 1 hour infusion. Patients receive prophylactic anti-allergy premedication prior to paclitaxel.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 25-30 patients accrued per year.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed recurrent or progressive epithelial ovarian cancer defined as: A serial rise in CA 125 over a minimum of 3 samples to a level greater than 50% of the upper limit of normal OR Measurable or evaluable disease Disease progression following paclitaxel given by 3 or 24 hour infusion within the past 6 months

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky at least 60% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: AGC at least 1500/uL Platelet count at least 100,000/uL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: No active or uncontrolled infections No history of grade 3-4 peripheral neuropathy of any etiology No previously developed severe hypersensitivity reactions to paclitaxel Not pregnant or lactating Patients of childbearing potential must use effective method of contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Prior platinum based chemotherapy required Complete recovery from the myelosuppressive effects of prior chemotherapy for a minimum of 3 weeks At least one prior regimen of paclitaxel by 3 or 24 hour infusion within 6 months prior to study, with no intervening chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No hormone therapy within 3 weeks of entry onto protocol Radiotherapy: No prior radiation therapy to major bone marrow ares within 4 weeks of entry onto protocol Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002928

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Carol Aghajanian, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00002928     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 96-070
CDR0000065361 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 24, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 16, 2017