Cidofovir in Treating Patients With Stage IB, Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IVA Cervical Cancer Who Are Receiving Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2010
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December 18, 2008
December 19, 2008
January 28, 2010
April 2008
October 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Maximum tolerated dose of cidofovir
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Cidofovir in Treating Patients With Stage IB, Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IVA Cervical Cancer Who Are Receiving Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Modulating the Expression of Oncoproteins of Papillomavirus (HPV) to Increase Radiosensitivity: a Phase I Study of Antiviral Agent Cidofovir and Chemoradiotherapy Therapy in Cervical Cancers

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Drugs such as cidofovir may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy. Giving cidofovir together with radiation therapy and chemotherapy may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of cidofovir in treating patients with stage IB, stage II, stage III, or stage IVA cervical cancer who are receiving chemotherapy together with radiation therapy.



  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose of cidofovir when given as a radiosensitizer in patients with stage IB-IVA cervical cancer undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy.


  • Evaluate the influence of treatment on the expression of mRNA codons in HPV oncoproteins E6 and E7.
  • Determine the rate of local control.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of cidofovir.

Patients receive cidofovir IV weekly for 2 weeks prior to beginning radiotherapy and then once biweekly during radiotherapy. Patients undergo external pelvic radiotherapy for 5 weeks. Beginning ≤ 2 weeks later, patients undergo utero-vaginal brachytherapy. Some patients may also undergo a second course of external radiotherapy to the parametrium and/or lymph nodes ≤ 3 days after brachytherapy. Patients also receive concurrent carboplatin IV once weekly during external radiotherapy and brachytherapy.

Biological expression of HPV oncoproteins E6 and E7 is analyzed during treatment.

Phase 1
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Precancerous Condition
  • Drug: carboplatin
  • Drug: cidofovir
  • Genetic: protein expression analysis
  • Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
  • Radiation: brachytherapy
  • Radiation: radiation therapy
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  • Diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma of the cervix

    • Stage IB2 (> 4 cm), II, III, or IVA disease
  • No lumbo-aortic metastasis
  • Initial tumor must be HPV-positive


  • WHO performance status 0-1
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • ANC > 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count > 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
  • Transaminases < 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Alkaline phosphatase < 1.5 times ULN
  • Bilirubin < 1.5 times ULN
  • Creatinine < 1.5 times ULN
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 55 mL/min
  • Proteinuria < 2 g/L
  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • No renal disease
  • No concurrent active infection
  • No prior or concurrent psychiatric illness
  • No history of cancer except for basal cell carcinoma
  • No other active infection or serious illness that would prevent the patient from receiving study treatment
  • No known psychological, familial, social, or geographic reason that would preclude clinical monitoring


  • No prior radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • More than 30 days since prior experimental drugs
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
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Investigator: Eric Deutsch, MD Gustave Roussy, Cancer Campus, Grand Paris
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
July 2009

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