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Paclitaxel and Celecoxib in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Epithelial or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

This study has been terminated.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2004
Last updated: July 8, 2013
Last verified: June 2005

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Celecoxib may stop the growth of cancer by stopping blood flow to the tumor and may increase the effectiveness of paclitaxel by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug. Giving celecoxib together with paclitaxel may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving paclitaxel together with celecoxib works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent platinum-resistant ovarian epithelial or primary peritoneal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: celecoxib
Drug: paclitaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Evaluation of Weekly Paclitaxel (NSC #673089) and Celecoxib (Celebrex®, NSC #719627) in the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Platinum-Resistant Epithelial Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Antitumor activity
  • Toxicity

Study Start Date: April 2004
Primary Completion Date: May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the antitumor activity of paclitaxel and celecoxib in patients with recurrent or persistent platinum-resistant ovarian epithelial or primary peritoneal cancer.
  • Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15 and oral celecoxib twice daily on days 2-6, 9-13, and 16-27. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

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

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-51 patients will be accrued for this study within 11-22 months.


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


  • Histologically confirmed ovarian epithelial or primary peritoneal cancer

    • Recurrent or persistent disease
  • Measurable disease

    • 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 not in a previously irradiated field
  • Must have received 1 prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen for primary disease containing carboplatin, cisplatin, or another organoplatinum compound

    • Initial treatment may have included high-dose therapy, consolidation, or extended therapy administered after surgical or non-surgical assessment
    • Platinum-resistant or refractory (i.e., had a treatment-free interval after platinum therapy of less than 6 months OR disease progression during platinum-based therapy)
    • Patients who have not received a prior taxane may have received a second regimen that included paclitaxel or docetaxel
  • Must not be eligible for a higher priority GOG protocol



  • Not specified

Performance status

  • GOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


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


  • SGOT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN
  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN


  • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No active infection requiring antibiotics
  • No neuropathy (sensory and motor) > grade 1
  • No history of peptic ulcer disease
  • No allergies to sulfa or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • No known hypersensitivity to paclitaxel or celecoxib
  • No other invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except non-melanoma skin cancer


Biologic therapy

  • At least 3 weeks since prior biologic or immunologic therapy
  • One prior non-cytotoxic* regimen for recurrent or persistent disease allowed NOTE: *Non-cytotoxic (biologic or cytostatic) agents include (but are not limited to) monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, and small-molecule inhibitors of signal transduction


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Recovered from prior chemotherapy
  • No other prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for recurrent or persistent disease, including retreatment with initial chemotherapy regimen

Endocrine therapy

  • At least 1 week since prior hormonal therapy for malignant tumor
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Recovered from prior radiotherapy
  • No prior radiotherapy to more than 25% of marrow-bearing areas


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Recovered from prior surgery


  • At least 3 weeks since prior therapy for malignant tumor
  • No prior celecoxib
  • No prior therapy for a previous cancer that would preclude protocol therapy
  • No concurrent amifostine or other protective agents
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00084448

United States, Iowa
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242-1002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Brigitte E. Miller, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  More Information Identifier: NCT00084448     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GOG_0126P
Study First Received: June 10, 2004
Last Updated: July 8, 2013

Keywords provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
primary peritoneal cavity cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Abdominal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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