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Efficacy Study of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy to Treat Advanced Ovarian Cancer

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 31, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jong-Hyeok Kim, Asan Medical Center
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is alternative treatment option to upfront cytoreductive surgery to treat advanced ovarian cancer. Paclitaxel plus carboplatin is most frequently selected chemotherapeutic regimen for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Docetaxel had similar therapeutic efficacy compared to paclitaxel in adjuvant chemotherapy trials in ovarian cancer. However, docetaxel had more favorable toxicity profile. Therefore, the investigators aimed to evaluate the efficacy of docetaxel plus carboplatin as neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Advanced Ovarian Cancer Drug: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy Drug: Carboplatin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Docetaxel and Carboplatin as Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Jong-Hyeok Kim, Asan Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rate [ Time Frame: 1 month after completion of study treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants with Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety and Tolerability [ Time Frame: Before each chemotherapy, an average of 3 week ]
  • Disease-free survival [ Time Frame: 2 years after completion of study treatment ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 2 years after completion of study treatment ]
  • The number of participants who achieved optimal cytoreduction [ Time Frame: 1 month after completion of study treatment ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2016
Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Chemotherapy
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel plus carboplatin
Drug: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Docetaxel 75mg/m2BAS, q 3 weeks, 3 cycles
Drug: Carboplatin
Carboplatin AUC 5, q 3 weeks, 3 cycles


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced epithelial, tubal, or primary peritoneal cancer
  • Cancer cells in paracentesis, thoracentesis, or laparoscopic surgery
  • Less probability of complete cytoreduction
  • Age: 20-80 years
  • GOG performance status: 0-3
  • Adequate organ function Bone marrow: ANC ≥ 1,500mm3, Platelet ≥ 100,000/mm3, Hb ≥ 10.0 g/dl Kidney: Creatinine ≤ 1.25 × UNL Liver: AST, ALT ≤ × 2.5 UNL (in case of liver metastasis, AST, ALT ≤ × 5 UNL), alkaline phosphatase ≤ 5 x UNL, bilirubin ≤ 1.5 mg/ mm3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous chemotherapy or pelvic radiation therapy
  • Final diagnosis is other malignancies
  • Coincidental Other malignancies within 5 years except carcinoma in situ of uterine cervix
  • History of severe allergy
  • Pregnancy, lactating woman
  • Uncontrolled medial disease
  • Bowel obstruction requiring immediate surgery
  • Etc.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01462149

Korea, Republic of
Asan Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asan Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jong-Hyeok Kim, Professor, Asan Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01462149     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NEODOCA-OVCA
First Submitted: October 25, 2011
First Posted: October 31, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

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
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action