VEGF Trap and Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Persistent or Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00436501
First received: February 15, 2007
Last updated: March 11, 2015
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of VEGF Trap when given together with docetaxel and to see how well they work in treating patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, or fallopian tube cancer. VEGF Trap may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking blood flow to the tumor. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving VEGF Trap together with docetaxel may kill more tumor cells


Condition Intervention Phase
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Malignant Tumor of Peritoneum
Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Drug: docetaxel
Biological: ziv-aflibercept
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: pharmacological study
Phase 1
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 I/II and Pharmacokinetic Study of Docetaxel Plus VEGF Trap (AVE0005, NSC# 724770) in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Cancer

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose of VEGF Trap (Phase I) [ Time Frame: 21 day cycle, up to 3 cycles ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Escalating dose levels of VEGF Trap were administered intravenously over three dose levels (2, 4, or 6 mg/kg; one dose every 21 days) to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). The MTD is defined as the highest dose level below which 2 or more patients encounter a dose limiting toxicity (DLT), graded according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 3.0. MTD established on absence of observed DLT(s) in either cycle 0 (single agent) or cycle 1 (combination therapy) of any given dose level.

  • Number of Participants With Clinical Response (Partial Response or Complete Response) According to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Frequency of clinical response (partial response or complete response) according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). Complete Response (CR): Disappearance all target lesions; Partial Response (PR): >/= 30% decrease in sum of longest diameter (LD) of target lesions, reference baseline sum LD; Progressive Disease (PD): >/= 20% increase in sum of LD of target lesions, reference smallest sum LD recorded since treatment started or appearance of 1+ new lesions; Stable Disease (SD): Neither sufficient shrinkage to qualify for PR nor sufficient increase to qualify for PD, reference smallest sum LD since treatment started.

  • Median Overall Survival (OS) (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Time from start of treatment to time of progression, assessed up to 6 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall survival was defined from the date of study entry until death or date of last contact. Median survival time points calculated in the method of Kaplan-Meier. Standard RECIST criteria followed to evaluate response and progression, and all documented responses required confirmation by imaging, examination, or both, no sooner than 4 weeks after the initial documentation of response. In the absence of new symptoms, response assessment consistently done after two additional cycles of therapy.

  • Overall Objective Response Rate According to RECIST (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of participants in the Phase II arm with an objective response defined as a measurable response according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.0. Standard RECIST criteria were followed to evaluate response and progression. All documented responses were required to undergo confirmation by imaging, examination, or both, no sooner than 4 weeks after the initial documentation of response. In the absence of new symptoms, this response assessment was consistently done after two additional cycles of therapy.

  • Median Progression-Free Survival (PFS) (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Time from start of treatment to time of progression, assessed up to 6 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Progression-Free Survival was calculated from study entry until documented disease, death or date of last contact.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Median Duration of Response (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Response assessed following treatment (every 3 weeks), up to 6 years. Study duration January 2007 to May 2013. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Duration of the response from time response is achieved until disease progression is detected. Response assessed following treatment (every 3 weeks) for disease progression. Study duration January 2007 to May 2013, approximately six and half years.

  • Frequency and Severity of Adverse Effects of Treatment as Assessed by NCI CTCAE v3.0 (Phase II) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Proportion of Patients With PFS (Phase II) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Progression-free survival (PFS) defined as number of participants out of total in arm that had no disease progression as measured at 6 months. Standard RECIST criteria used to evaluate response and progression. All documented responses required confirmation by imaging, examination, or both, no sooner than 4 weeks after initial documentation of response. In the absence of new symptoms, response assessment was consistently done after two additional cycles of therapy.


Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (VEGF Trap, Docetaxel)

Phase I (closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008): Patients receive VEGF Trap IV over 1 hour on day 1 of course 1. Patients then receive VEGF Trap IV over 1 hour and docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1 in all subsequent courses. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of VEGF Trap until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 or 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

Drug: docetaxel
25 mg/m^2 given intravenously (IV) over 1 hour (+/- 10 minutes) following VEGF Trap every 3 weeks starting cycle 1 (21 day cycles)
Other Names:
  • RP 56976
  • Taxotere
  • TXT
Biological: ziv-aflibercept
Starting dose 2 mg/kg given IV Cycle 0. Phase I Group: Every 3 weeks beginning with Cycle 0 (Completed 03/14/2008); Phase II Group: Every 3 weeks starting cycle 1 (Opened 05/09/2008).
Other Names:
  • aflibercept
  • vascular endothelial growth factor trap
  • VEGF Trap
  • Zaltrap
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Other: pharmacological study
Correlative studies
Other Name: pharmacological studies
Experimental: Phase II Treatment (VEGF Trap, Docetaxel)
Phase II (opened to accrual as of 5/9/2008): Patients receive VEGF Trap at the MTD determined in phase I and docetaxel as in phase I. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: docetaxel
25 mg/m^2 given intravenously (IV) over 1 hour (+/- 10 minutes) following VEGF Trap every 3 weeks starting cycle 1 (21 day cycles)
Other Names:
  • RP 56976
  • Taxotere
  • TXT
Biological: ziv-aflibercept
Starting dose 2 mg/kg given IV Cycle 0. Phase I Group: Every 3 weeks beginning with Cycle 0 (Completed 03/14/2008); Phase II Group: Every 3 weeks starting cycle 1 (Opened 05/09/2008).
Other Names:
  • aflibercept
  • vascular endothelial growth factor trap
  • VEGF Trap
  • Zaltrap

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. Determine the safety and tolerability of VEGF Trap and docetaxel in patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. (Phase I [closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008]) II. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of VEGF Trap in these patients. (Phase I [closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008]) III. Determine the pharmacokinetics of VEGF Trap when administered alone and in combination with docetaxel in these patients. (Phase I [closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008]) IV. Determine the effects of VEGF Trap on tumor perfusion and metabolism in these patients. (Phase I [closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008]) V. Determine the effect of VEGF Trap and docetaxel on circulating endothelial precursors and circulating endothelial cells in these patients. (Phase I [closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008]) VI. Determine the frequency of clinical response (partial response and complete response) in patients treated with this regimen. (Phase II [open to accrual as of 5/9/2008]) VII. Determine the progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of patients treated with this regimen. (Phase II [open to accrual as of 5/9/2008])

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. Determine the duration of PFS and OS of patients treated with this regimen. (Phase II) II. Determine the frequency and severity of adverse effects of this regimen in these patients. (Phase II) III. Determine the proportion of patients with PFS at 6 months. (Phase II)

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, phase I, dose-escalation study of VEGF Trap followed by a phase II study.

PHASE I (closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008): Patients receive VEGF Trap IV over 1 hour on day 1 of course 1. Patients then receive VEGF Trap IV over 1 hour and docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 1 in all subsequent courses. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of VEGF Trap until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 or 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

PHASE II (opened to accrual as of 5/9/2008): Patients receive VEGF Trap at the MTD determined in phase I and docetaxel as in phase I. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients enrolled in phase I (closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008) undergo blood sample collection periodically for pharmacokinetic studies and surrogate marker studies. These patients also undergo dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, fludeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography, and CT scan at baseline and on day 1 of courses 1 and 2 to evaluate blood flow parameters and metabolic activity of tumors. Patients enrolled in phase I (closed to accrual as of 3/14/2008) and phase II will also undergo blood collection for Anti-VEGF trap antibody.

After the completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 1 and 2 months and then periodically thereafter.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer:

Persistent or recurrent disease

  • Measurable disease, defined as >= 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion >= 20 mm by conventional techniques:

    • Must have >= 1 target lesion to assess response;
    • Tumors within a previously irradiated field are considered nontarget lesions
  • Must have received 1 prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen (for primary disease) containing carboplatin, cisplatin, or other organoplatinum compound:

Initial treatment may have included any of the following:

  • High-dose therapy;
  • Consolidation therapy;
  • Extended therapy administered after surgical or nonsurgical assessment

    • AND Must have received 1 prior platinum-based chemotherapy regimen (for primary disease) containing carboplatin, cisplatin, or other organoplatinum compound:

One additional cytotoxic regimen for recurrent or persistent disease allowed

  • No history or evidence of CNS disease, including primary brain tumor or brain metastases
  • Zubrod performance status 0-2 (0-1 for patients who received 2 prior regimens [taxane and/or platinum regimens are counted separately])
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL
  • Bilirubin normal
  • aspartate aminotransferase / alanine aminotransferase (AST/ALT) < 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Creatinine < 1.5 times ULN OR creatinine clearance > 60 mL/min
  • Prothrombin Time (PT)/international normalized ratio (INR) < 1.5 OR in-range INR 2-3 (if patient is on a stable dose of therapeutic warfarin or low molecular weight heparin)
  • PTT < 1.2 times control
  • Urine protein:creatinine ratio < 1
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for at least 6 months after completion of study treatment
  • No active infection requiring antibiotics
  • No sensory and motor neuropathy >= grade 2
  • No history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to VEGF Trap, Magnevist, or fludeoxyglucose F 18
  • No history of allergic reaction to paclitaxel or docetaxel or to products mixed in Cremophor EL or Tween 80
  • No active bleeding or pathologic condition that would carry a high risk of bleeding, including any of the following:

Known bleeding disorder; Coagulopathy; Peptic ulcer disease; Diverticulitis; Tumor involving major vessels

  • No active and/or untreated pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or other thromboembolic event (i.e., any condition associated with aberrant clotting or migration of an induced clot)
  • No history or evidence of other CNS disease, including any of the following:

Seizures not controlled with standard medical therapy; Cerebrovascular accident; Transient ischemic attack; Subarachnoid hemorrhage within the past 6 months

  • No clinically significant cardiovascular disease, including any of the following:

Uncontrolled hypertension (i.e., systolic blood pressure [BP] > 150 mm Hg or diastolic BP > 100 mm Hg; systolic BP > 180 mm Hg and diastolic BP < 90 mm Hg OR diastolic BP > 90 mm Hg on >= 2 measurements within the past 3 months); Myocardial infarction; Coronary or peripheral artery bypass graft

  • No clinically significant cardiovascular disease, including any of the following:

New York Heart association class III or IV congestive heart failure; Serious cardiac arrhythmia requiring medication; Peripheral vascular disease >= grade 2; Unstable angina within the past 6 months; Clinically significant peripheral artery disease (e.g., claudication) within the past 6 months

  • No known hypersensitivity to Chinese hamster ovary cell products or other recombinant human or humanized antibodies
  • Able to undergo an MRI scan:

No claustrophobia; No implanted devices or metallic foreign bodies not compatible with MRI (e.g., ferromagnetic implants or pacemakers); No known history of allergic reaction to gadolinium contrast agents

  • No other invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • No significant traumatic injury within the past 28 days
  • Recovered from prior therapy to NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 3.0 grade =< 1:

Alopecia allowed

  • No prior VEGF Trap
  • No prior cancer treatment that would preclude study treatment
  • Prior paclitaxel allowed
  • Prior docetaxel for primary or recurrent disease allowed provided the following criteria are met:

No disease progression during therapy; No disease relapse within 3 months of completing therapy; No persistent disease at the completion of primary therapy

  • More than 7 days since prior placement of a vascular access device or core biopsy
  • At least 1 week since prior hormonal therapy for the malignant tumor
  • At least 4 weeks since other prior therapy, including immunologic agents (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C)
  • More than 28 days since prior major surgery, open biopsy, dental extraction, or other dental surgery/procedure resulting in an open wound
  • No concurrent major surgery
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients
  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy
  • No other concurrent investigational agents
  • No concurrent hematopoietic growth factors during course 1 of phase I
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed
  • White blood count (WBC) >= 3,000/mm^3
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00436501

Locations
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Coleman M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00436501     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00427518
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2009-00218, 2006-0329, P50CA083639
Study First Received: February 15, 2007
Results First Received: January 29, 2015
Last Updated: March 11, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
primary peritoneal cavity cancer
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
VEGF Trap
aflibercept
vascular endothelial growth factor trap
Zaltrap
docetaxel
RP 56976
Taxotere
TXT

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Ovarian Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Abdominal Neoplasms
Adnexal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Docetaxel
Endothelial Growth Factors
Mitogens
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Growth Substances
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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