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Predictors of Relapse of Ovarian, Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Cancers

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: NCT00086567
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 5, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) )

Brief Summary:

This study will develop a blood test that can be used to predict a relapse of ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. The type of testing is called proteomics, or the study of proteins in living cells. The test will identify certain proteins that might represent a pattern, or "fingerprint," indicating increased risk of disease relapse.

Women with Stage III or IV epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, or fallopian tube cancer that is in remission may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened with a medical history and physical examination, blood tests, review of pathology report from surgery, and computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the abdomen and pelvis (and chest if the cancer spread to the chest).

Participants have a clinic visit every 3 months for a physical examination (including a pelvic examination), blood draw for routine and research tests, and review of how they have been feeling. Every 6 months they have CT scans of the abdomen, pelvis, and possibly the chest. When a patient has been in remission for 4 years, blood draws are done every 6 months and CT scans are done yearly. Patients whose cancer returns (based on a CA-125 blood test, CT scans, or physical examination) end their participation in the study. Patients with an abnormal CT scan or physical examination may be asked to undergo a tumor biopsy (surgical removal of a piece of tumor tissue) for research purposes.


Condition or disease
Fallopian Tube Cancer Peritoneal Neoplasms Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 119 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Multi-Institutional Study of Proteomic Evaluation of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, and Fallopian Tube Cancer Patients in First Clinical Remission: Development of a Protein Fingerprint Profile of Relapse
Actual Study Start Date : December 12, 2005

Patients in first remission from treatment of FIGO stage III/IV primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, or epithelial ovarian carcinoma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Create a multi-institutional repository from which investigations of serum proteomic signature profiles of epithelial ovarian cancer and relapse will be developed and validated [ Time Frame: End of specimen collection ]
    Multi-institutional repository from which investigations of serum proteomic signature profiles of epithelial ovarian cancer and relapse will be developed and validated

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients in first remission from treatment of FIGO stage III/IV primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, or epithelial ovarian carcinoma as defined by normal CA125, no evidence of disease on abdominopelvic CT scan, and normal post-hysterectomy physical exam.

2.1.1<TAB>All patients in first complete response from treatment of FIGO stage III/IV primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, or epithelial ovarian carcinoma as defined by: normal CA-125, normal post-hysterectomy physical exam, no evidence of disease on abdominopelvic CT scan (or other noninvasive reassessment, e.g. MRI). PET scans are not acceptable for confirmation of complete response.

2.1.2<TAB>Pathology of the primary tumor must be confirmed by the registering center prior to protocol entry.

2.1.3<TAB>Entry within 9 weeks of completion of final cycle of chemotherapy (within 12 weeks of last administration of chemotherapy).

2.1.4<TAB>S/P surgical debulking and completion of primary therapy with platinum/taxane -containing chemotherapy of no more than 8 total cycles.

2.1.5<TAB>Patients who undergo second look laparotomy or laparoscopy and have microscopic residual disease but who elect not to have treatment will be eligible to enroll.

2.1.6<TAB>Histology slides adequate to confirm the pathology and staging must be submitted to the coordinating center within 3 months of enrollment. (If available, a sample of frozen primary tumor should also be forwarded).

2.1.7<TAB>Patients must be able and willing to provide informed consent to participate in the trial.

2.1.8<TAB>Patients must have laboratory evidence of good end organ function by criteria in Table 1 below. The upper limit of normal is based upon each registering center's laboratory normal ranges.

Laboratory based inclusion criteria:

Laboratory Test: AST(SGOT) and ALT(SGPT)

Required value: less than or equal to 2.5 times the institutional upper limit of normal creatinine


Laboratory Test: Creatinine

Required value: Less than or equal to 2.0

Laboratory Test: Creatinine clearance

Required Value: Greater than or equal to 45 mL/min/1.73 m(2) for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal.


2.2.1<TAB>Patients with nonepithelial ovarian cancer, mixed epithelial/nonepithelial ovarian cancer (i.e., Mixed Malignant Mullerian Tumors), or tumors of low malignant potential. Patients with stage I or II epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

2.2.2<TAB>Patients may not be receiving chemotherapy (therapeutic or consolidation), maintenance, alternative therapy, or radiation therapy. No anti-cancer therapy of any kind is allowed while the patient is on-study. Replacement hormonal therapy is allowed but must be clearly indicated on the case report forms submitted. Hormonal anti-cancer therapies such as tamoxifen and raloxifene will not be permitted while on study.

2.2.3<TAB>Patients with a life expectancy of less than 6 months for any reason.

2.2.4 <TAB>Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies within the past five years prior to enrollment except for curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix, ductal or lobular carcinoma in situ of the breast, concomitant stage I endometrial cancer, or basal or squamous cell skin cancers.

2.2.5 <TAB>Complementary and alternative agent use is discouraged on this study due to the possibility that the use of these agents may alter the serum protein pattern. The Institutional Principal Investigator will have discretion as to whether complementary or alternative agent usage will prevent eligibility on a case by case basis.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00086567

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United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Elise C Kohn, M.D. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00086567    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00119353
Other Study ID Numbers: 040232
First Posted: July 5, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2022
Last Verified: April 4, 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: .All IPD recorded in the medical record will be shared with intramural investigators upon request. In addition, all large scale genomic sequencing data will be shared with subscribers to dbGaP.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Time Frame: Clinical data are available during the study and indefinitely. Genomic data are available once genomic data are uploaded per protocol GDS plan for as long as database is active.
Access Criteria: Clinical data will be made available via subscription to BTRIS and with the permission of the study PI. Genomic data are made available via dbGaP through requests to the data custodians.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) ):
Natural History
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases