Carboplatin Taxol Avastin in Ovarian Cancer (OVCA)

This study has been completed.
Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
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First received: August 10, 2005
Last updated: August 7, 2009
Last verified: August 2009

Study Design: This ia a Phase II study.

Subjects: Patients with chemotherapy naive epithelial ovarian cancer; or fallopian, primary peritoneal and papillary serous mullerian tumors will be recruited.

Carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) will be administered concurrently with bevacizumab after surgery for 6-8 cycles every 21 (q21) days. Bevacizumab will be omitted in the first cycle, immediately post-operatively. This will be followed by one year of bevacizumab q21.

Outcomes: Outcomes include toxicity, response rate, and progression free survival.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Drug: Paclitaxel
Drug: Carboplatin
Drug: bevacizumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Evaluation of Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Bevacizumab as First Line Chemotherapy and Consolidation for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine the toxicity, estimate the objective response rate, and progression free survival of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab followed by single agent bevacizumab as consolidation for advanced mullerian cancer [ Time Frame: TBD ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the objective response rate of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab [ Time Frame: TBD ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Paclitaxel
    Given intravenously
    Drug: Carboplatin
    Given intravenously
    Drug: bevacizumab
    Given intravenously
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 18 years of age or older.
  • Histological diagnosis of epithelial ovarian carcinoma, fallopian tube cancer, primary peritoneal carcinoma or papillary serous mullerian carcinoma.
  • Previous attempted surgical debulking.
  • Stage IC or greater.
  • Performance status 0-2 by the ECOG scale.
  • Peripheral neuropathy < grade 2.
  • Life expectancy must be >= 6 months.
  • Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of the study and sign an informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of serious systemic disease, including: myocardial infarction within the last 6 months; uncontrolled hypertension (blood pressure of >160/110 mmHg on medication); unstable angina; New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure; unstable symptomatic arrhythmia requiring medication (subjects with chronic atrial arrhythmia, i.e., atrial fibrillation or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia are eligible); or peripheral vascular disease (Grade II or greater). Prior history of thrombotic events and stroke are also included as exclusion criteria.
  • Neutrophil count <1,500/mm3; platelet count <100,000/m3.
  • Alkaline phosphatase or bilirubin > 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN); SGOT > 5 x ULN.
  • Calculated creatinine clearance < 50 ml/min.
  • Prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • Inadequate surgical cytoreduction such that interval cytoreductive surgery could materially improve prognosis. Patients are not permitted to have interval cytoreductive surgery on study.
  • Concurrent invasive malignancy. (Patients with concurrent superficial endometrioid endometrial carcinoma are eligible, if their endometrial carcinoma is superficial or invades less than 50% of the thickness of the myometrium.)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (defined as a Grade 4 event that has failed to resolve with observation or treatment) or bleeding diathesis.
  • Evidence of tumor involving major blood vessels on any prior computed tomography (CT) scan.
  • Surgical wound that has failed to close.
  • Prior treatment with an anti-angiogenic agent.
  • Any active bleeding.
  • Therapeutic anticoagulation (prophylactic very low dose warfarin is allowed [1mg by mouth (p.o.) once daily (qd) with International Normalized Ratio (INR) <1.2]).
  • Active psychiatric disease or neurologic symptoms requiring treatment (Grade I sensory neuropathy allowed).
  • Presence of central nervous system or brain metastases.
  • Proteinuria at baseline or clinically significant impairment of renal function. Subjects unexpectedly discovered to have > 1+ proteinuria at baseline should undergo a 24-hour urine collection, which must be an adequate collection and must demonstrate < 1g of protein/24 hr to allow participation in the study.
  • Dementia or significantly altered mental status that would prohibit the understanding and/or giving of informed consent.
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to Cremophor EL.
  • Patients with active bacterial, viral or fungal infections
  • Patients receiving other investigational therapy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00129727

Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Principal Investigator: Richard T Penson, MRCP MD MGH
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Responsible Party: Richard Penson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00129727     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-247 
Study First Received: August 10, 2005
Last Updated: August 7, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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