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Sequential Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Residual Disease Following Surgery for Stage IIB, Stage III, or Stage IV Ovarian Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: September 19, 2013
Last verified: December 2000

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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of sequential chemotherapy in treating patients with residual disease following surgery for stage IIB, stage III, or stage IV ovarian cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Sequential Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Hycamtin in Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: December 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of sequential carboplatin, paclitaxel, and topotecan in terms of disease response, time to progression, survival and progression free survival in patients with stage IIB, stage III, or stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer. II. Assess the toxicity of this regimen in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 30 to 60 minutes on days 1 and 22. Patients then receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on days 43 and 64, then topotecan IV over 30 minutes daily for 5 days beginning on days 85, 106, 127, and 148. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed monthly for 3 months and then every 3 months for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 40 patients will be accrued for this study.


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 carcinoma with greater than 1 cm residual disease at completion of initial surgery Stage IIB, IIIA, IIIB, IIIC, or IV Measurable disease OR CA 125 greater than 120 units/mL obtained post surgery

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: See General Eligibility Criteria

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biological therapy: No prior or concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: No prior or concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine: No prior or concurrent hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy except to limited fields (e.g., for palliation of bone pain) Surgery: Diagnostic surgery performed less than 12 weeks prior to study No concurrent interval debulking Other: At least 30 days or five half-lives since any prior investigational therapy No other concurrent investigational therapy --Patients Characteristics-- Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin at least 9.0 g/dL WBC at least 4,000/mm3 Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT and/or SGPT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (no greater than 5 times ULN if liver metastases present) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN (no greater than 5 times ULN if liver and/or bone metastases present) Renal: Creatine less than 2 times ULN Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Other: No prior malignancy except basal cell skin carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No uncontrolled infection No other concurrent medical conditions that would prevent full compliance or expose patient to extreme risk or decreased life expectancy No concurrent medical condition for which treament with platinum compounds is contraindicated No history of allergy to compounds related to the drugs used in this study No prior motor or sensory neurotoxicity grade 2 or worse Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003733

United Kingdom
Charing Cross Hospital
London, England, United Kingdom, W6 8RF
Mount Vernon Hospital
Northwood, England, United Kingdom, HA6 2RN
Sponsors and Collaborators
SmithKline Beecham
Study Chair: Gordon J.S. Rustin, MD Mount Vernon Cancer Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital
  More Information

Guppy AE, Nelstrop A, Agarwal R, et al.: A phase II study of sequential carboplatin, paclitaxel and topotecan in patients with previously untreated advanced ovarian cancer. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-872, 2002. Identifier: NCT00003733     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066848
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: September 19, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage II ovarian epithelial cancer
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV 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
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
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