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Flavopiridol in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Endometrial Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2001
Last updated: June 20, 2013
Last verified: May 2004

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 flavopiridol in treating patients who have recurrent or persistent endometrial cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Drug: alvocidib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Evaluation of Flavopiridol (NSC# 649890) in the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Endometrial Carcinoma

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

Study Start Date: July 2001
Study Completion Date: February 2006
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the antitumor activity of flavopiridol in patients with recurrent or persistent endometrial carcinoma.
  • Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive flavopiridol IV over 1 hour on days 1-3. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 2 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-51 patients will be accrued for this study within 10-24 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed primary endometrial carcinoma

    • Recurrent or persistent disease
    • Refractory to curative therapy or established treatment
  • Previously treated with only 1 prior cytotoxic chemotherapy regimen (either single agent or combination therapy) for endometrial carcinoma

    • Initial treatment may include high-dose, consolidation, or extended therapy administered after surgical or non-surgical assessment
  • At least 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion

    • At least 20 mm by conventional techniques OR
    • At least 10 mm by spiral CT scan
    • At least 1 target lesion outside previously irradiated field
  • Ineligible for higher priority Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) protocol, defined as any active GOG phase III protocol for the same patient population



  • Any age

Performance status:

  • GOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • SGOT no greater than 2.5 times ULN
  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN
  • PT/PTT normal


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN


  • No prior thromboembolic events or thrombophlebitis
  • No prior recent myocardial infarction
  • No prior angina
  • No prior cerebrovascular accident
  • No prior transient ischemic attacks


  • No other invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • No grade 2 or greater sensory or motor neuropathy
  • No active infection requiring antibiotics


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 3 weeks since prior biologic or immunologic agents for endometrial carcinoma


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy for endometrial carcinoma and recovered

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 1 week since prior hormonal therapy for endometrial carcinoma
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy for endometrial carcinoma and recovered


  • At least 3 weeks since prior surgery for endometrial carcinoma and recovered
  • At least 6 months since prior re-vascularization procedures (e.g., coronary artery bypass graft, carotid endarterectomy or bypass, or angioplasty with or without stents)


  • At least 3 weeks since other prior therapy for endometrial carcinoma
  • At least 6 months since prior thrombolytic procedures
  • No prior cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors
  • No prior anticancer therapy that would preclude study
  • No concurrent amifostine or other protective reagents
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00023894

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Edward C. Grendys, MD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00023894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068874
Study First Received: September 13, 2001
Last Updated: June 20, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent endometrial carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 28, 2017