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An Efficacy and Safety Study of MORAb-003 in Platinum-Resistant or Refractory Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (FAR-122)

This study has been terminated.
(study did not meet pre-specified criteria for continuation following interim futility analysis)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Morphotek Identifier:
First received: August 18, 2008
Last updated: April 24, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
The study is being conducted to find out if paclitaxel works better when given together with an experimental drug called MORAb-003(farletuzumab) or alone in patients with platinum-resistant or refractory relapsed ovarian cancer

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Drug: MORAb-003 (farletuzumab)
Drug: 0.9% Saline
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety oF MORAb-003(Farletuzumab) in Combination With Paclitaxel Therapy in Subjects With Platinum-Resistant or Refractory Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival (PFS) as determined by RECIST [ Time Frame: Length of Study ]
    PFS as determined by RECIST

  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Length of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression Free Survival based on Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup(GCIG) [ Time Frame: Length of study ]
    PFS as assessed byt CGIG criteria

  • Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: Length of study ]
  • Serologic response rate [ Time Frame: Length of study ]
    Serologic response rate assessed by modified Rustin Criteria

  • Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: Length of Study ]
    Assessed by safety measurements such as review of Adverse events, Vital signs, Physical exams, Electrocardiograms, Clinical labrotory tests, Karnofsky's performance status.

Enrollment: 412
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Paclitaxel with MORAb-003(farletuzumab)
Drug: MORAb-003 (farletuzumab)
2.5mg/kg IV day 1 weeks 1-12 (cycle 1); day 1 weeks 1-3 with week 4 as rest week for subsequent cycles
Placebo Comparator: 2
Paclitaxel with Placebo
Drug: 0.9% Saline
2.5mg/kg IV day 1 weeks 1-12 (cycle 1); day 1 weeks 1-3 with week 4 as rest week for subsequent cycles


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer, including primary peritoneal and fallopian tube malignancies, measurable by CT or MRI scan assessed within 4 weeks prior to study entry
  • Must have evidence of relapse by CA-125 (2xUpper Limit of Normal) or radiographically within 6 months of most recent platinum-containing chemotherapy. At least one of the lines of chemotherapy must have included a taxane.
  • Must have been treated with debulking surgery and at least one line platinum-based chemotherapy;
  • Subjects may have received up to four additional lines of chemotherapy after they developed platinum-resistance.
  • Subjects must be candidate for repeat paclitaxel treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical contraindications to use of paclitaxel, which include:

    1. persistent Grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy
    2. prior hypersensitivity reaction that persisted despite rechallenge with or without desensitization or resulted in bronchospasm or hemodynamic instability or was at least Grade 2 and resulted in medication discontinuation
  • Current diagnosis of epithelial ovarian tumor of low malignant potential (borderline carcinomas). Note: EOC with prior diagnosis of a low malignant potential tumor that has been surgically resected is acceptable provided the subject did
  • Prior radiation therapy is excluded with the exception that it is allowable only if measurable disease for ovarian cancer is completely outside the radiation portal
  • Known allergic reaction to a prior monoclonal antibody therapy or have any documented human anti-human antibody (HAHA).
  • Previous treatment with MORAb-003 (farletuzumab).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00738699

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Responsible Party: Morphotek Identifier: NCT00738699     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MORAb003-003PR
Study First Received: August 18, 2008
Last Updated: April 24, 2015

Keywords provided by Morphotek:
ovarian cancer
relapsed ovarian cancer
refractory ovarian cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on March 22, 2017