Rebeccamycin Analogue in Treating Patients With Refractory Stage III or Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Unable to accrue patients to the study.)
First Posted : March 25, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2012
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northwestern University

Brief Summary:

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 rebeccamycin analogue in treating patients who have refractory stage III or stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer.

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

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate to rebeccamycin analogue in patients with refractory stage III or IV ovarian epithelial cancer who have failed platinum in combination with paclitaxel chemotherapy. II. Determine the toxicities of this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive rebeccamycin analogue IV over 60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with complete response after receiving 3 courses receive 3-6 additional courses. Patients with partial response or stable disease after receiving 3 courses receive 3-12 additional courses. Patients with complete response are followed every 2 months for 2 years, and then every 3 months thereafter. All other patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-39 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of BMY-27557-14 (a Rebeccamycin Analog) in Patients With Ovarian Cancer
Study Start Date : July 2000
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2001

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ovarian Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage III or IV ovarian epithelial cancer Platinum resistant disease as defined by disease progression during or within 6 months of receiving prior paclitaxel combined with cisplatin or carboplatin No elevated CA-125 as only evidence of disease recurrence Measurable disease At least 20 mm in diameter by conventional techniques OR At least 10 mm in diameter by spiral CT scan No known brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 21 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Greater than 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin normal AST and ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal Renal: Creatinine normal OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Other: No history of allergic reactions to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to rebeccamycin analogue No other prior cancer within the past 5 years except nonmelanomatous skin cancer No other medical problems that would preclude study Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent therapeutic agents for cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00006262

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: David A. Fishman, MD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00006262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI 00G1
First Posted: March 25, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
recurrent 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