Efficacy and Safety of Bevacizumab (Avastin®) Combined to Weekly Paclitaxel Followed by Bevacizumab (Avastin®) Alone in Patients With Relapsed Ovarian Sex-cord Stromal Tumours (ALIENOR) (ALIENOR)
Bevacizumab (called also Avastin ®) is a medicine preventing the creation of new blood vessels (a process called "angiogenesis"). This can reduce blood flow of the tumor and then decreasing the contribution of nutriments and oxygen to the cancer cells and prevent the tumor from growing.
In various types of cancers, as lung, breast, colorectal and renal cancer, addition of the bevacizumab to chemotherapy allowed to improve the disease outcome. The bevacizumab already benefits from a marketing authorization (MMA) for these various types of cancers.
The bevacizumab has also obtained MMA for the treatment of the ovarian cancer in its most frequent histological form (ovarian carcinoma). Clinical trials conducted in this indication demonstrated the importance to pursue the treatment by bevacizumab after the chemotherapy is ended.
This anti-angiogenic medicine is thought to be of a potential interest in sex cords- stromal since this tumors are very well vascularized.
The ALIENOR study aims to explore the interest and the clinical benefit of associating bevacizumab to the paclitaxel in order to treat patients suffering from recurring sex cords- stromal tumor treated beforehand by platinum chemotherapy
Ovarian Sex-cord Stromal Tumor
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Open Label, Phase II Trial of Bevacizumab Plus Weekly Paclitaxel Followed by Bevacizumab Monotherapy Maintenance Versus Weekly Paclitaxel Followed by Observation in Patients With Relapsed Ovarian Sex-cord Stromal Tumours|
- clinical benefit of combining bevacizumab treatment to weekly paclitaxel [ Time Frame: after 6 months of treatment ]To evaluate the clinical benefit of combining bevacizumab treatment to weekly paclitaxel measured by the non-progression rate after 6 months of treatment.
|Actual Study Start Date:||February 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2021|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: A - Paclitaxel
patients will receive paclitaxel alone at the dose 80 mg/m² administered by intravenous injection at D1, D8 and D15 every 4 weeks for 6 cycles. Thereafter, patients will be followed-up with imaging exams every 12 weeks. At the time of confirmed progression, patients could receive bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks for 12 months following investigator's decision. In some cases, longer therapy may be allowed after discussion with the Principal Investigator/Sponsor
Experimental: B - Paclitaxel + Bevacizumab followed by Bevacizumab
patients will receive paclitaxel at the dose 80 mg/m² administered by intravenous injection at D1, D8 and D15 every 4 weeks + Bevacizumab at the dose 10 mg/kg administered by intravenous injection every 2 weeks (D1 and D15) for 6 cycles. Thereafter, patients will receive IV injection of bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks for up to 1 year
|Drug: Paclitaxel Drug: Bevacizumab|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01770301
|Centre Léon Bérard|
|Lyon, France, 69373|
|Principal Investigator:||Isabelle RAY-COQUARD, MD, PhD||Centre Léon Bérard, LYON, FRANCE|