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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC): A Phase III Randomized Study

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2008 by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2008
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Last verified: July 2008
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To determine the impact of Neoadjuvant chemotherapy on surgical debulking rate, overall and disease-free survival and quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced EOC.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Carcinoma
Other: timing of surgery
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT) Followed by Interval Debulking Surgery vs Upfront Surgery Followed by Chemotherapy (CT) in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma (EOC): A Prospective Randomized Study

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Further study details as provided by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to compare the optimal debulking rate in primary surgery group and neoadjuvant chemotherapy group [ Time Frame: post surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • post operative morbidity [ Time Frame: 3 weeks post op ]

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: November 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
Conventional arm: primary surgery followed by chemotherapy
Other: timing of surgery
Surgery is followed by chemotherapy
Experimental: B
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by interval debulking
Other: timing of surgery
Chemotherapy is followed by surgery


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age:20 to 65 years
  • Epithelial ovarian carcinoma
  • Stage IIIc & IV (pleural effusion only)
  • ECOG PS 0-2
  • Cytology/biopsy positive patients
  • Good compliance
  • Previously untreated patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any medical contraindication of surgery
  • Psychiatric illness
  • Cardiac, liver or renal dysfunction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00715286

Contact: Lalit Kumar, DM 91-11-26593405

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Recruiting
New Delhi, Delhi, India, 110029
Contact: Lalit Kumar, DM   
Principal Investigator: Lalit Kumar, DM         
Sponsors and Collaborators
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Principal Investigator: Lalit Kumar, DM All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof Lalit Kumar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT00715286     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I473
Study First Received: July 14, 2008
Last Updated: July 14, 2008

Keywords provided by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi:
epithelial ovarian cancer
neoadjuvant chemotherapy
randomized study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders processed this record on May 22, 2017