Bryostatin 1 in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 8, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

November 1, 1999
May 8, 2003
June 26, 2013
July 1999
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Bryostatin 1 in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
A Phase II Trial of Bryostatin 1 in Ovarian Cancer Administered by Weekly 24 Hour Intravenous Infusion

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bryostatin 1 in treating patients who have ovarian epithelial cancer that has not responded to previous chemotherapy.


  • Evaluate the antitumor activity and toxicity of bryostatin 1 in patients with platinum resistant ovarian epithelial cancer.
  • Determine the response rate in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive bryostatin 1 IV over 24 hours. Treatment repeats weekly for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving stable or regressive disease may receive additional treatment.

Patients are followed for at least 4 weeks after treatment, then every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ovarian Cancer
Drug: bryostatin 1
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May 2003
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  • Histologically proven ovarian epithelial cancer

    • Progressive disease during or after completion of at least one platinum based chemotherapy regimen
  • Bidimensionally measurable disease

    • At least 2 cm by x-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound
  • No active, symptomatic brain metastases (e.g., cerebral edema and/or progressive tumor growth)



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • WHO 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 12 weeks


  • Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL
  • WBC at least 4,000/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.7 mg/dL
  • AST/ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (no greater than 5 times ULN if liver metastases present)


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.4 mg/dL


  • No active, uncontrolled infection
  • No nonmalignant systemic disease which would increase risk to patient
  • No other malignancies within the past 5 years except curatively treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks since nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered
  • No more than 2 prior multidrug chemotherapy regimens
  • No more than 1 prior single agent chemotherapy regimen

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior endocrine therapy and recovered
  • No concurrent steroids
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy (excluding palliative therapy) and recovered
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • At least 4 weeks since prior major thoracic or abdominal surgery


  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy or investigational drugs
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United Kingdom
CDR0000067219 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
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University of Glasgow
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Study Chair: Gordon Jayson, MD The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
November 1999

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