Timing of Surgery and Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 12, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving a chemotherapy drug before surgery may shrink the tumor so that it can be removed; giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells. It is not yet known whether giving chemotherapy before and after surgery is more effective than giving chemotherapy after surgery in treating ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase II/III trial is studying how well giving chemotherapy before and after surgery works and compares it to giving chemotherapy after surgery alone in treating patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fallopian Tube Cancer Ovarian Cancer Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Drug: carboplatin Drug: paclitaxel Procedure: adjuvant therapy Procedure: conventional surgery Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the feasibility of a randomized trial to determine the impact of the timing of surgery and chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, pilot, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I (primary surgery): Patients undergo radical surgery. Within 6 weeks after primary surgery, patients receive chemotherapy comprising carboplatin alone or in combination with paclitaxel or another chemotherapy agent on day 1. Chemotherapy repeats every 3 weeks for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients may undergo interval debulking surgery after the third course of chemotherapy.
  • Arm II (neoadjuvant chemotherapy): Patients receive chemotherapy as in arm I for 3 courses. Within 3 weeks after chemotherapy, patients undergo radical surgery. Within 6 weeks after surgery, patients receive an additional 3 courses of chemotherapy as in arm I.

Patients are followed at 9 months after randomization, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 100-150 patients will be accrued for this study within 18 months.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Feasibility Trial to Determine the Impact of Timing of Surgery and Chemotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Advanced Epithelial Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal or Fallopian Tube Carcinoma
Study Start Date : September 2003

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival at 3 years
  2. Progression-free survival
  3. Quality of life by Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 Items (QLQ-C30) and QLQ-ovarian cancer (QLQ-OV28)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Newly diagnosed advanced ovarian epithelial, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer
  • Clinical and imaging evidence of a pelvic mass with extrapelvic metastases within the past 4 weeks
  • Serum CA 125/CEA ratio > 25
  • Plans to receive carboplatin-based chemotherapy



  • Adult

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


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  • Considered fit to undergo protocol treatment and follow-up
  • No other prior or concurrent malignancy that would preclude study treatment or comparisons


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


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  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00075712

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Aylesbury-Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, HP21 8AL
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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom, EX31 4JB
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Principal Investigator: Sean Kehoe Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Identifier: NCT00075712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RCOG-MRC-CHORUS
CDR0000347463 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: January 13, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 12, 2013
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIIA fallopian tube cancer
stage IIIB fallopian tube cancer
stage IIIC fallopian tube cancer
stage IV fallopian tube cancer
stage IIIA primary peritoneal cavity cancer
stage IIIB primary peritoneal cavity cancer
stage IIIC primary peritoneal cavity cancer
stage IV primary peritoneal cavity cancer
stage IIIA ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIIB ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IIIC ovarian epithelial cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents