Carboplatin With or Without Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2013
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Thalidomide may stop the growth of ovarian cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well giving carboplatin together with thalidomide works compared to carboplatin alone in treating patients with ovarian epithelial cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Drug: carboplatin Drug: thalidomide Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the safety of carboplatin and thalidomide in patients with stage IC-IV ovarian cancer.
  • Determine the antiangiogenic effect of thalidomide in this patient population.
  • Compare the efficacy of carboplatin with or without thalidomide in this patient population.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour. Treatment continues every 4 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Arm II: Patients receive carboplatin as in arm I. Patients receive thalidomide orally once daily. Thalidomide treatment continues for up to 24 weeks commencing on the first day of carboplatin therapy and ceasing 4 weeks after the last course of carboplatin.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Study Comparing Carboplatin and Thalidomide With Carboplatin Alone in Patients With Stage Ic - IV Ovarian Cancer
Study Start Date : August 1999

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety
  2. Response
  3. Markers of angiogenesis

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


  • Histologically confirmed stage IC-IV ovarian epithelial cancer
  • Post-menopausal OR
  • Prior bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and/or total abdominal hysterectomy



  • Over 18

Performance status:

  • WHO 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No other concurrent invasive malignancies
  • Not pregnant
  • No diabetes mellitus
  • No chronic neurological disease causing peripheral neuropathy


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No other concurrent cytotoxic agents

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Concurrent local radiotherapy for treatment of secondary disease sites allowed


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004876

United Kingdom
Oxford Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, England, United Kingdom, 0X3 9DU
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer Research UK
Study Chair: T.S. Ganesan, MD Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Publications of Results:
Muthuramalingam SR, Braybrooke JP, Madhusudan S, et al.: A randomised phase two study of carboplatin versus carboplatin and thalidomide in patients with ovarian cancer, with evaluation of potential surrogate markers of angiogenesis. [Abstract] Int J Gynecol Cancer 14 (Suppl 1): A-303, 86, 2004. Identifier: NCT00004876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067536
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2013
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IC ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIA ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIB ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIC ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIIA ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIIB ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIIC 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
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors