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Ixabepilone and Liposomal Doxorubicin in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: February 11, 2016
Last verified: February 2014
This trial is studying the side effects and best dose of ixabepilone when given together with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride and to see how well they work in treating women with advanced ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal cavity, or fallopian tube cancer or metastatic breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ixabepilone and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Female Reproductive Cancer
Recurrent Breast Cancer
Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Stage III Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Stage IV Breast Cancer
Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Drug: ixabepilone
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of BMS-247550 and Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (Doxil®) in Patients With Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer Who Have Been Previously Treated With a Platinum and a Taxane

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Dose-limiting Toxicity (DLT), Graded Using the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) Version 4.0 (Phase I) [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    Dose-Limiting Toxicities are assessed according to the National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events classification and usually encompasses all grade 3 or higher toxicities

  • Maximum Tolerated Dose [ Time Frame: Once 2 DLT events occur in patients during the first 28 days of treatment (cycle 1), the preceding dose will be designated the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). ]
    The phase I component of the study included 30 patients with breast and ovarian cancer. A protocol amendment was made during phase I trial from a treatment regimen of Schedule A (ixabepilone every 3-4 weeks) to Schedule B (ixabepilone every week). The maximum tolerated dose was determined to be the preceding dose of any dose that resulted in 2 DLT events. Schedule B was carried forward to the phase II trial. The Maximum Tolerated Dose for Schedule B is reported. Please see (Chuang et al., 2010) for additional details

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of Patients Responding to Therapy (Complete Response [CR], Partial Response [PR], or Stable Disease [SD]), Assessed According to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) and Cancer Antigen-125 (CA-125) Response Criteria (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
  • Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: The time from start of treatment to time of progression or death, assessed up to 2 years ]
    We will summarize progression-free survival by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis.

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (ixabepilone and doxorubicin)
Ixabepilone IV over 3 hours and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1.
Drug: ixabepilone
Given IV
Other Names:
  • BMS-247550
  • epothilone B lactam
  • Ixempra
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
Given IV
Other Names:
  • Dox-SL
  • doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome
  • LipoDox

Detailed Description:


I. To determine the maximum tolerated dose and recommended phase II dose of ixabepilone when combined with pegylated doxorubicin hydrochloride (HCl) liposome (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride) in women with previously treated advanced ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal cavity, or fallopian tube cancer or metastatic breast cancer.

II. To determine the safety profile of this regimen in these patients. III. To determine the clinical efficacy of this regimen in patients with platinum- and taxane-resistant advanced ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal cavity, or fallopian tube cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a phase I, multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation study of ixabepilone followed by a phase II study.

Patients receive ixabepilone intravenously (IV) over 3 hours and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1. Courses repeat every 21-28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for up to 2 years.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of 1 of the following: advanced ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal cavity, or fallopian tube cancer (phase I and II) or metastatic breast cancer (phase I only).
  • Platinum- and taxane-resistant disease, defined as a disease-free interval of < 6 months after completion of platinum- and taxane-based chemotherapy. Disease progression during the regimen (phase II) or previously treated with >= 2 prior regimens for metastatic breast cancer, including 1 taxane-based regimen in the adjuvant or metastatic setting (phase I).
  • Meets 1 of the following criteria: Previously treated with a standard course of taxane- and platinum-based chemotherapy for ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal cavity, or fallopian tube cancer, that is platinum-refractory or -sensitive disease (phase I );
  • Measurable or evaluable disease, meeting 1 of the following criteria: unidimensionally measurable lesion, known disease and CA 125 > 50 U/mL on 2 occasions >= 1 week apart or known disease and CA 27-29, CA 15-3, or CA 125 > 50 U/mL on 2 occasions >= 1 week apart (for breast cancer patients)
  • ECOG 0-2 or Karnofsky 60-100%
  • At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered.
  • At least 1 week since prior chemotherapy if given on a daily or weekly schedule and recovered.
  • At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered.
  • Recovered for more than 4 weeks from all adverse events related to prior agents.
  • Normal organ function including:
  • Normal bilirubin
  • WBC >= 3,000/mm3
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mm3
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/mm3
  • AST and ALT =< 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Creatinine =< 1.5 times ULN or Creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min

Exclusion criteria:

  • No other concurrent investigational agents.
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients.
  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy.
  • Has received a previous chemotherapy regimen for this cancer that included drugs such as docetaxel or paclitaxel.
  • Life expectancy of more than 3 months
  • No symptomatic congestive heart failure
  • No unstable angina pectoris
  • No cardiac arrhythmia
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No history of allergic reaction attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to Cremophor® or study drugs
  • No neuropathy >= grade 2
  • No ongoing or active infection
  • No psychiatric illness or social situation that would preclude study compliance.
  • No other uncontrolled illness.
  • No active brain metastases, including any of the following: evidence of cerebral edema by CT scan or MRI, evidence of disease progression on prior imaging studies, requirement for steroids or clinical symptoms of brain metastasis.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00182767

United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
United States, New York
Women's Cancer Care Associates LLC
Albany, New York, United States, 12208
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467-2490
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Ellen Chuang Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00182767     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2009-00140
NCI-2009-00140 ( Other Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
0504007857 ( Other Identifier: Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus )
7229 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
N01CM62204 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
P30CA013330 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: September 15, 2005
Results First Received: June 17, 2015
Last Updated: February 11, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liposomal doxorubicin
Epothilone B
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents processed this record on April 24, 2017