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Gemzar (Gemcitabine) and Alimta (Pemetrexed) in the Treatment of Patients With Recurrent Platinum-Sensitive and Platinum-Resistant Ovarian or Peritoneal Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00055432
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : March 4, 2003
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2006
Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company

Brief Summary:
This study hopes to evaluate whether the combination of Gemzar plus Alimta will have any beneficial effects for patients with recurrent platinum-sensitive or platinum-resistant ovarian or peritoneal cancer. Treatments are weekly for two weeks, with the 3rd week off and will be repeated every 21 days. Side effects and the overall safety of the treatment will also be monitored and evaluated. In addition, a Quality of Life questionnaire is part of this study to help measure patient perceived benefits or drawbacks to this treatment regimen.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Peritoneal Cancer Drug: Gemzar and Alimta Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have disease that can be measured.
  • Patients must meet criteria for either platinum-resistant or platinum-sensitive ovarian or peritoneal cancer.
  • Patients may only have had one prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.
  • Patients must be willing and able to stop all aspirin and NSAID medications immediately before and for a time after each treatment cycle (approx. 5-8 days)
  • Patients must have normal kidney function.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients may not have a Low Malignant Potential or Borderline Ovarian Tumor.
  • Patients may not have received pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy.
  • Patients must not have evidence of or received treatment for another cancer within the last 5 years.
  • Patients must not have been diagnosed with a heart attack in the last 6 months.
  • Patients who are unwilling or unable to take folic acid tablets, vitamin B12 injections or dexamethasone tablets.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00055432

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United States, Georgia
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact the Clinical Trials Support Center at 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or speak with your personal physician.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00055432    
Other Study ID Numbers: 7127
First Posted: March 4, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006
Keywords provided by Eli Lilly and Company:
recurrent ovarian cancer
folate receptor antagonist
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors