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S9701 Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer in Remission

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: October 7, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether giving paclitaxel for a shorter period of time is as effective as a standard course of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of paclitaxel given for 3 months with that of paclitaxel given for 12 months in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Randomized Trial of 12 Months vs. 3 Months of Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer Who Attain a Clinically Defined Complete Response (CR) Following Platinum/Paclitaxel-Based Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Southwest Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • progression-free survival [ Time Frame: duration between date of enrollment and date first recurrence or death due to any cause. ]

Enrollment: 308
Study Start Date: November 1997
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: paclitaxel 3 cycles
paclitaxel given for 3 cycles
Drug: paclitaxel
135 mg/m2 IV every 28 days
Other Name: taxotere
Experimental: paclitaxel for 12 cycles
paclitaxel given for 12 cycles
Drug: paclitaxel
135 mg/m2 IV every 28 days
Other Name: taxotere

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the effect of continuing paclitaxel for 12 months versus 3 months on progression free survival and overall survival in women with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer who attained complete remission on initial platinum (carboplatin or cisplatin) and paclitaxel based chemotherapy. II. Assess the toxic effects associated with prolonged paclitaxel administration in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified by stage (optimal stage III vs suboptimal stage III vs stage IV), prior treatments with paclitaxel (over at least 24 hours vs over less than 24 hours), and age (65 and under vs over 65). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment continues every 4 weeks for 3 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment continues every 4 weeks for 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months until disease progression or 1 year from registration, then every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 450 patients (225 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 5 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed advanced ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer Must have undergone an initial exploratory laparotomy with tumor debulking AND Must be FIGO stage IIIA, IIIB, IIIC, or IV at the time of initial laparotomy Must have attained a clinically defined complete remission (CR) following treatment with platinum (cisplatin or carboplatin) and paclitaxel based combination chemotherapy regimen by achieving the following: No evidence of cancer on physical examination CA-125 no greater than 35 units/mL Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Negative ascites No evidence of residual cancer on CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis or chest x-ray (or chest CT scan, if performed) No symptoms felt to be secondary to persistent malignancy Must have received a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 6 courses of chemotherapy prior to study Must register for study within 21 to 56 days after prior chemotherapy Not concurrently registered to SWOG-S9618, SWOG-S9619, SWOG-S9912, or SWOG-S0009 or front line treatment phase III GOG trials

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Any age Performance status: SWOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 1,200/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: See Disease Characteristics Renal: See Disease Characteristics Other: No prior malignancy within past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or incidental carcinoid

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent antitumor treatment No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Recovered from prior chemotherapy Prior cisplatin allowed if initial dose at least 50 mg/m2 Prior carboplatin allowed if initial dose at least 300 mg/m2 or AUC at least 4 No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy No prior abdominal/pelvic irradiation Surgery: See Disease Characteristics No second look laparotomy or laparoscopy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003120

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Maurie Markman, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Liu P, Moon J, Alberts DS, et al.: A modified CA-125 progression criterion in ovarian cancer (OC) patients (pts) receiving maintenance treatment following complete clinical response (cCR) to primary therapy. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 24 (Suppl 18): A-5080, 275s, 2006.
Markman M, Liu P, Wilczynski S, et al.: Survival (S) of ovarian cancer (OC) patients (pts) treated on SWOG9701/GOG178: 12 versus (v) 3 cycles (C) of monthly single-agent paclitaxel (PAC) following attainment of a clinically-defined complete response (CR) to platinum (PLAT)/PAC. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 24 (Suppl 18): A-5005, 257s, 2006.
Liu PY, Alberts DS, Monk BJ, et al.: Relationship between pretreatment CA-125 level and risk of relapse in advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) patients in a complete clinical response (CCR) who received "maintenance therapy". [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 23 (Suppl 16): A-5013, 458s, 2005.

Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00003120     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065875
SWOG-S9701 ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
GOG-178 ( Other Identifier: GOG )
U10CA032102 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: October 7, 2014

Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
fallopian tube cancer
peritoneal cavity cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal 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 25, 2017