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 May 2016 by University of Virginia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda R Duska, University of Virginia
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First received: May 30, 2012
Last updated: May 11, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
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
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    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: July 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (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
Genders 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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01610206

United States, Maine
Maine Medical Center (MMP Women's Health) Recruiting
Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074
Contact: Diane Allen    207-396-7069    Allend2@mmc.org   
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    ahorne1@jhmi.edu   
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Nyssa Schwager, MSN, RN    919-684-3780    nyssa.schwager@duke.edu   
United States, Oklahoma
Stephenson Cancer Center University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Recruiting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Contact: Deborah Wright, BSN, RN    405-271-8777    Deborah-Wright@ouhsc.edu   
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    lduska@virginia.edu   
Principal Investigator: Linda R Duska, MD         
Virginia Commonwealth University Recruiting
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Contact: Trudy Belcher, RN    804-628-6434    tbelcher2@vcu.edu   
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison Recruiting
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Contact: Claire Kostechka, 53792    608-263-0796    kostechka@wisc.edu   
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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01610206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16153 
Study First Received: May 30, 2012
Last Updated: May 11, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Virginia:

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016