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Topotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: March 7, 2003
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
March 6, 2003
March 7, 2003
June 26, 2013
May 2002
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00055614 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Topotecan in Treating Patients With Advanced Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Phase I Study of Oral Topotecan as Consolidation for Patients With Mullerian Origin Tumors (Ovary, Tube, Peritoneum)

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

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of topotecan in treating patients who have advanced ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.


  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose and duration of prolonged topotecan as maintenance in patients with advanced ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer with complete clinical response after platinum-based chemotherapy.
  • Determine the safety of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.

Patients receive oral topotecan twice daily for 21 days. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.

Patients who tolerate course 1 may receive an escalated dose of topotecan for subsequent courses. The maximum tolerated dose is defined as the dose tolerated by the majority of the patients.

Patients are followed every 2 months for at least 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.

Phase 1
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
  • Drug: topotecan hydrochloride
  • Procedure: adjuvant therapy
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October 2007
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  • Histologically confirmed ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal serous cancer

    • Stage IIIB, IIIC, or IV
    • Surgically staged and debulked
  • Complete clinical response after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy (cisplatin or carboplatin) defined by all of the following criteria:

    • No evidence of cancer by history or physical examination
    • CA 125 no greater than 35 units/mL
    • No evidence of residual cancer on CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis and chest x-ray
  • Must have received at least 5 courses of first-line chemotherapy



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Granulocyte count at least 1,200/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 90,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin normal
  • ALT and AST less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Alkaline phosphatase less than 1.5 ULN


  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min


Biologic therapy

  • No concurrent immunotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 3 weeks since prior first-line chemotherapy
  • At least 3 years since other prior chemotherapy (other than first-line chemotherapy for ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer)
  • No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • No concurrent hormonal therapy


  • No prior abdominopelvic radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No concurrent surgery


  • No other concurrent antitumor therapy
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
CDR0000269138 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Study Chair: Stephen A. Cannistra, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
April 2007

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