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Raloxifene in Treating Patients With Persistent or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 30, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2012
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northwestern University

RATIONALE: Estrogen can stimulate the growth of endometrial cancer cells. Hormone therapy using raloxifene may fight endometrial cancer by reducing the production of estrogen.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of raloxifene in treating patients who have persistent or recurrent endometrial cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer Drug: raloxifene Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Raloxifene in Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Study Start Date: November 1998
Study Completion Date: February 2000
Primary Completion Date: February 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine response rate and time to disease progression in patients with recurrent endometrial cancer treated with raloxifene. II. Determine overall survival in these patients treated with this regimen. III. Determine the toxicity of raloxifene in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral raloxifene daily. Treatment continues indefinitely in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 13-50 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.5 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Recurrent endometrial cancer Evidence of persistent or recurrent disease 4 weeks following primary treatment with radiation and surgery Bidimensionally measurable disease Not a candidate for curative salvage radiotherapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No history of unexplained or uncontrolled thromboembolic disease No active thromboembolic disease Other: No active or uncontrolled second malignancy HIV negative

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy for early stage or advanced endometrial cancer Endocrine therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy for early stage or advanced endometrial cancer Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004915

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Phillip Y. Roland, MD Florida Gynecologic Oncology - Fort Myers
  More Information

Responsible Party: Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU 98G1
First Submitted: March 7, 2000
First Posted: August 30, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
recurrent endometrial carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Raloxifene Hydrochloride
Estrogen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Bone Density Conservation Agents