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Temsirolimus in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Persistent Cancer of the Uterus

This study has been terminated.
(Poor accrual)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: February 2, 2010
Last updated: September 21, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
This phase II trial is studying how well temsirolimus works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent cancer of the uterus. Temsirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Condition Intervention Phase
Recurrent Uterine Sarcoma
Uterine Carcinosarcoma
Drug: temsirolimus
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Phase II Study of Temsirolimus in Patients With Recurrent Mixed Mesodermal and Mullerian Tumors (Carcinosarcoma) of the Uterus

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor Response Rate, in Terms of the Proportion of Confirmed Tumor Responses (CR or PR) Assessed Using RECIST [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
  • Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 6 months from registration ]
    The 6-month progression-free rate is defined as the total number of efficacy-evaluable patients on study without documentation of disease progression 6 months from registration divided by the total number of efficacy-evaluable patients enrolled on study.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: From registration to death, assessed up to 3 years ]
    Time to event distributions will be estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method.

  • Duration of Response, Defined for All Evaluable Patients Who Have Achieved an Objective Response as the Date at Which the Patient's Objective Status is First Noted to be Either a CR or PR to the Date Progression is Documented [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]
    Median duration of response and the confidence interval for the median duration will be computed.

  • Time to Treatment Failure [ Time Frame: From study registration to the date patients end treatment, assessed up to 3 years ]
    Time to treatment failure will be evaluated using the method of Kaplan-Meier.

  • Time to Progression [ Time Frame: Time to progression is defined as the time from registration to disease progression. ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (temsirolimus)
Patients receive temsirolimus IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: temsirolimus
Given IV
Other Names:
  • CCI-779
  • cell cycle inhibitor 779
  • Torisel

Detailed Description:


I. Assess the efficacy of Temsirolimus in women with recurrent or persistent (after primary therapy) Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) of the uterus.

II. Assess the safety and tolerability of Temsirolimus in this patient population.

III. Evaluate secondary efficacy endpoints of time to tumor progression, progression-free survival (PFS), 6 month PFS rate, and duration of response.


I. Overall survival II.Duration of Response III. Time to progression IV. Time to treatment failure

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive temsirolimus IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up periodically for up to 3 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 Carcinosarcoma (MMMT)
  • Measurable disease;
  • Only one prior systemic treatments after primary adjuvant treatment for persistent or metastatic disease are permitted,
  • Radiation therapy (adjuvant or palliative) must be completed ≥ 4 weeks prior to registration
  • Required laboratory values obtained =< 7 days prior to registration:
  • Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) >= 1500/mm^3
  • Platelets >= 75,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin >= 9.0 g/dL
  • Direct bilirubin =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Alkaline phosphatase =< 2.5 x ULN (≤ 5 x ULN if liver metastasis is present)
  • SGOT(AST) =< 2.5 x ULN (≤ 5 x ULN if liver metastasis is present)
  • Creatinine =< 1.5 x ULN
  • Fasting serum cholesterol ≤ 350mg/dL (9.0 mmol/L)
  • Triglycerides ≤ 1.5 x ULN

    • Patients with Triglyceride levels > 1.5 x ULN can be started on lipid lowering agents and reevaluated within 1 week; if levels go to ≤ 1.5 x ULN, they can be considered for the trial and continue the lipid lowering agents
  • International Normalized Ratio (INR) ≤ 1.5 (unless the patient is on full dose warfarin)
  • ECOG Performance Status (PS) 0-1
  • Capable of understanding the investigational nature, potential risks and benefits of the study and able to provide valid informed consent
  • Full-dose anticoagulants, if a patient is receiving full-dose anticoagulants, the following criteria should be met for enrollment:

    • The subject must have an in-range INR (usually between 2 and 3) on a stable dose of warfarin or on stable dose of LMW heparin
  • Patients who have had prior anthracycline must have a normal ejection fraction on LVEF assessment by MUGA or Echo ≤ 4 weeks prior to registration
  • Availability of tissue samples or blocks (from the primary tumor or metastases) for tumor studies
  • Willingness to donate blood for correlative marker studies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior therapy with Temsirolimus or another mTOR inhibitors
  • Patients cannot be receiving enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAEDs; e.g., phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital) nor any other CYP3A4 inducer such as rifampin or St. John's wort
  • Untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases; exceptions: patients with known CNS metastases can be enrolled if the brain metastases have been adequately treated and there is no evidence of progression or hemorrhage after treatment as ascertained by clinical examination and brain imaging (MRI or CT) ≤ 12 weeks prior to registration and no ongoing requirement for steroids

    • Anticonvulsants (stable dose) are allowed
    • Patients who had surgical resection of CNS metastases or brain biopsy ≤ 3 months prior to registration will be excluded
  • Pregnant or lactating wome
  • Currently active, second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancers; - Other uncontrolled serious medical or psychiatric condition (e.g. cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes, etc.)
  • Active infection requiring antibiotics
  • Received prior radiotherapy to any portion of the abdominal cavity or pelvis OTHER THAN for the treatment of endometrial cancer
  • Radiation therapy to > 50% of marrow bearing areas
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01061606

United States, California
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90211-1850
City of Hope
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
City of Hope Medical Group Inc
Pasadena, California, United States, 91105
University of California at Davis Cancer Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
United States, New Jersey
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, New Jersey, United States, 07962
The Valley Hospital-Luckow Pavilion
Paramus, New Jersey, United States, 07652
United States, New York
Women's Cancer Care Associates LLC
Albany, New York, United States, 12208
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467-2490
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10003
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center - Roosevelt Division
New York, New York, United States, 10019
Presbyterian-Weill Medical College
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York, United States, 10032
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Mark Einstein Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT01061606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2012-02989
NCI-2012-02989 ( Other Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
8167 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
N01CM00038 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
P30CA013330 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: February 2, 2010
Results First Received: September 21, 2016
Last Updated: September 21, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mixed Tumor, Mullerian
Uterine Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
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