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A Randomized Study of Safety and Efficacy of Pazopanib and Gemcitabine in Persistent or Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2017 by University of Virginia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda R Duska, University of Virginia Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2012
Last updated: February 28, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths, and the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women. While approximately 75% of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer will respond to first-line chemotherapy with platinum and paclitaxel, most patients with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer will experience disease recurrence. Pazopanib is a novel agent has recently been approved for the treatment of subjects with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and preclinical studies suggest it may be effective in other cancers such as ovarian cancer. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to test the efficacy and safety of a novel agent, pazopanib, as an adjunct to a standard treatment, gemcitabine, for recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer. This is an open label study in which subjects will be randomized 1:1 to receive 4 cycles of either gemcitabine, or gemcitabine with pazopanib. Gemcitabine will be administered as an IV infusion weekly on days 1 and 8 of a 21 day cycle. Subjects randomized to receive pazopanib will take 800 mg daily during the 21 day cycle. All subjects will be monitored for toxicity and other indicators of safety (labs, physical exams, vitals) at intervals throughout the treatment cycles. Subjects will be followed for up to 5 years following the conclusion of treatment to evaluate efficacy. The primary endpoints of the study are progression free survival and overall survival, which will be assessed at three years.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Drug: Gemcitabine
Drug: pazopanib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Open Label Phase II Study of Weekly Gemcitabine Plus Pazopanib Versus Weekly Gemcitabine Alone in the Treatment of Patients With Persistent or Relapsed Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by University of Virginia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Progression-Free Survival (PFS) is defined as the duration of time from study entry to time of recurrence/progression or death from any cause, whichever occurs first.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 30 days after last dose ]
    Adverse events will be evaluated using CTCAE criteria from the start of study treatment until 30 days following the last dose of study treatment

Estimated Enrollment: 142
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: gemcitabine Drug: Gemcitabine
Patients will receive gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 administered weekly on days 1 and 8 (30 minutes IV infusion) of each cycle for up to 6 cycles. Each cycle is 21 days.
Other Name: gemzar
Experimental: Gemcitabine + pazopanib Drug: Gemcitabine
Patients will receive gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 administered weekly on days 1 and 8 (30 minutes IV infusion) of each cycle for up to 6 cycles. Each cycle is 21 days.
Other Name: gemzar
Drug: pazopanib
Patients will receive pazopanib 800mg PO daily on days 1-21 of treatment cycles
Other Name: votrient


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have measurable or detectable ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal cancer
  • Must have been treated previously with carboplatin, cisplatin or another organoplatinum compound

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • History of congenital long QT syndrome
  • Active bleeding or at risk of a bleeding disorder
  • Other significant medical condition or history of medical condition which may put the patient at risk
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01610206

Contact: Amy K Camblos 434-243-1927
Contact: Linda Duska

United States, Maine
Maine Medical Center (MMP Women's Health) Recruiting
Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074
Contact: Diane Allen    207-396-7069   
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Contact: Amy Horne, RN, BSN, OCN    410-502-0669   
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Nyssa Schwager, MSN, RN    919-684-3780   
United States, Oklahoma
Stephenson Cancer Center University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Recruiting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Contact: Julie Curiel, BSN, RN    405-271-8001 ext 48158   
United States, Texas
MD Anderson Active, not recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Contact: Linda R. Duska, MD    434-924-5100   
Contact: Anne Gabel    434-982-6657   
Principal Investigator: Linda R Duska, MD         
Virginia Commonwealth University Recruiting
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Contact: Trudy Belcher, RN    804-628-6434   
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison Recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Contact: Claire Kostechka    608-263-0796   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Linda R Duska
Study Director: Linda Duska, MD University of Virginia School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Linda R Duska, Associate Professor, Division of Gynecology Oncology, University of Virginia, University of Virginia Identifier: NCT01610206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16153
Study First Received: May 30, 2012
Last Updated: February 28, 2017

Keywords provided by University of Virginia:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017