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Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Cancer of the Uterus

This study has been terminated.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: April 10, 2013
Last verified: May 2003

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 persistent cancer of the uterus.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Paclitaxel (Taxol) in the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus

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Further study details as provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:

Study Start Date: August 1997
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the antitumor activity of paclitaxel in patients with metastatic or persistent leiomyosarcoma of the uterus who have failed treatment protocols of higher priority. II. Determine the nature and degree of toxic effects of paclitaxel in this group of patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive a continuous infusion of paclitaxel once every 3 weeks over 3 hours. Patients in complete remission, partial remission, or stable disease undergo at least 3 courses of paclitaxel. Paclitaxel continues until disease progression or adverse effects prohibit further treatment. All patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study anticipates an annual accrual of approximately 25 patients over 2.5 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed recurrent or persistent uterine leiomyosarcoma that is refractory to curative therapy or established treatments Measurable disease required Must have failed local therapeutic measures and must be considered incurable Not eligible for GOG protocols of higher priority

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: GOG 0-3 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal SGOT and alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No unstable angina within 6 months OR No myocardial infarction within 6 months Abnormal cardiac condition (e.g., bundle branch block, heart block) allowed if stable for 6 months Other: No significant infection No concomitant malignancy other than nonmelanomatous skin cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: At least 3 weeks since prior therapy to malignant tumor Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Recovery from prior chemotherapy required No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen allowed No prior paclitaxel No prior chemotherapy for any malignancy from which the patient is disease-free for at least 5 years Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Recovery from prior radiation therapy required No prior radiation therapy for any malignancy from which the patient is disease-free for at least 5 years Surgery: Recovery from prior surgery required

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003054

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Donald G. Gallup, MD Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00003054     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065702
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: April 10, 2013

Keywords provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:
recurrent uterine sarcoma
uterine leiomyosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
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