Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : November 9, 2012
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine

April 6, 2000
January 27, 2003
November 9, 2012
August 1999
March 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
Phase II Study of First-Line Therapy of Ovarian Cancer With Sequential Regimens: Cisplatin-Prolonged Oral Topotecan (C-PORT) Followed by Paclitaxel/Carboplatin (PC)

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have advanced ovarian epithelial cancer.


  • Determine the toxicity and tolerance of sequential therapy with prolonged
  • Determine the response rate and time to progression in this patient
  • Determine the relative pharmacokinetics of IV and prolonged oral administration of topotecan in the same patients and compare the pharmacodynamics of topo-1 inhibition when given by IV or oral route.


  • Regimen A: Patients receive cisplatin IV over 60-90 minutes on day 1 of each course. Topotecan IV is administered continuously on days 1-14 of course 1. Oral topotecan is administered twice daily on days 1-14 for courses 2, 3, and 4. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 4 courses.
  • Regimen B: After completion of regimen A, patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours followed by carboplatin IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for 4 courses.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients (15 per arm) will be accrued for this study.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ovarian Cancer
  • Drug: carboplatin
  • Drug: cisplatin
  • Drug: paclitaxel
  • Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
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March 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


  • Histologically confirmed advanced ovarian epithelial carcinoma, regardless of quantity of disease post-surgery

    • Stage IC, II, III, or IV



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • SGOT no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal
  • Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL
  • No clinically significant hepatic disorder


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min
  • No clinically significant renal disorder


  • No clinically significant cardiovascular condition


  • Normal GI function allowing reliable administration of oral medication
  • No active infection requiring systemic medical therapy within past week
  • No other clinically significant medical condition (e.g., endocrine/metabolic or autoimmune disorder)
  • No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No dementia or altered mental status that would preclude consent
  • Not pregnant
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy for ovarian epithelial carcinoma

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior radiotherapy for ovarian epithelial carcinoma


  • See Disease Characteristics
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
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New York University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Howard S. Hochster, MD New York University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
December 2003

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