Bortezomib and Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Ovarian Epithelial, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2011
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Bortezomib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for tumor cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy such as carboplatin use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Bortezomib may help carboplatin kill more tumor cells by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining bortezomib with carboplatin in treating patients who have recurrent or progressive ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fallopian Tube Cancer Ovarian Cancer Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Drug: bortezomib Drug: carboplatin Phase 1

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of bortezomib in combination with carboplatin in patients with recurrent or progressive ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer.
  • Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.
  • Determine the pharmacodynamics of this regimen in these patients by measurement of 20S proteasome inhibition in whole blood.
  • Correlate toxicity with 20S proteasome inhibition in a whole blood assay in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of bortezomib.

Patients receive carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8 followed by 1 week of rest during the first course of treatment. Beginning with the second course, patients receive bortezomib IV on days 1, 4, 8, and 11 and carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of bortezomib until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, 8 additional patients are accrued and treated at that dose.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3-32 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Trial of Bortezomib (NSC 681239, IND#58443) and Carboplatin in Recurrent or Progressive Epithelial Ovarian Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Study Start Date : November 2001

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


  • Histologically confirmed ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer

    • Recurrent or progressive disease
  • Received at least 1 prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen containing carboplatin, cisplatin, or another organoplatinum compound for primary disease

    • May include high-dose therapy, consolidation, or extended therapy after surgical or non-surgical assessment
  • No brain metastases or leptomeningeal involvement



  • Not specified

Performance status:

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 8.0 g/dL


  • AST and ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.8 mg/dL


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL


  • LVEF greater than 50% by radionuclide ventriculogram or two-dimensional echocardiogram
  • No peripheral vascular disease requiring surgical management
  • No prior myocardial infarction
  • No congestive heart failure
  • No orthostatic hypotension
  • No acute ischemia or significant conduction abnormality (bifascicular block, defined as left anterior hemiblock with right bundle branch block, second or third degree AV blocks) as evidenced by electrocardiogram
  • No prior cerebrovascular event


  • No peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or greater
  • No other serious medical or psychiatric illness
  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No more than 2 prior regimens for recurrent disease, including 1 non-platinum containing regimen
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas and mitomycin) and recovered

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 1 week since prior hormonal therapy directed at primary tumor
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 2 weeks since prior major surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00028912

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Carol Aghajanian, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Publications of Results:
Aghajanian C, Dizon D, Yan XJ, et al.: Phase I trial of PS-341 and carboplatin in recurrent ovarian cancer. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 22: A-1815, 2003. Identifier: NCT00028912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069146
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2011
Last Verified: April 2004

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
primary peritoneal cavity cancer
fallopian tube cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents