A Study of Single Agent Pemetrexed Disodium in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Information provided by:
Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2007
Last updated: December 1, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
The primary purpose of this trial is to estimate the drug effect on tumors in patients with ovarian or primary peritoneal cancers. Patients will receive Pemetrexed every 21 days until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. This medication will be given over 10 minutes and may be administered intravenously (IV), through a vein in your arm. Vitamin supplementation is a required part of this study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Drug: pemetrexed
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: A Phase II Evaluation of Pemetrexed (Alimta, LY231514l, IND # 40061) in the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Platinum Resistant Ovarian or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Eli Lilly and Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor Response [ Time Frame: baseline to measured progressive disease (up to 44 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events by Grade [ Time Frame: every 21-day cycle up to 5 year follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Duration of Response [ Time Frame: time of initial response until documented tumor progression (up to 44 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Progression-Free Survival [ Time Frame: baseline until documented tumor progression (up to 44 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: baseline until death from any cause up to 5-year follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pemetrexed Drug: pemetrexed
900 mg/m2, intravenous (IV), every 21 days, until disease progression
Other Names:
  • LY231514
  • Alimta


Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed recurrent or persistent disease ovarian epithelial or primary peritoneal cancer
  • Measurable disease
  • Must have received 1 prior platinum-based (carboplatin, cisplatin, or another organoplatinum compound) chemotherapy regimen for primary disease. Patients who had not received prior paclitaxel may have received a second regimen that included paclitaxel
  • Treatment-free interval < 6 months after prior platinum-based therapy OR progressed during platinum-based therapy
  • Not eligible for a higher priority Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) protocol (i.e., any active phase III GOG protocol for the same patient population)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had prior therapy with pemetrexed
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last five years. Patients are also excluded if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy.
  • Patients who have received radiation to more than 25% of marrow
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00461786

United States, Pennsylvania
For additional information regarding investigative sites for this trial, contact 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST), or speak with your personal physician
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eli Lilly and Company
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Study Director: Call 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559) or 1-317-615-4559 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern time (UTC/GMT - 5 hours, EST) Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Chief Medical Officer, Eli Lilly
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00461786     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8364  H3E-US-JMGP 
Study First Received: April 16, 2007
Results First Received: October 13, 2008
Last Updated: December 1, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Peritoneal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors

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