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Combination Chemotherapy and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: February 8, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining chemotherapy with peripheral stem cell transplantation may allow the doctor to give higher doses of chemotherapy drugs and kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of amifostine, carboplatin and cyclophosphamide, followed by peripheral stem cell transplantation, in treating patients with epithelial ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Biological: filgrastim
Drug: amifostine trihydrate
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: cyclophosphamide
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Dose Escalation Trial of Carboplatin With Amifostine Pretreatment to Augment High Dose Cyclophosphamide With Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Support for the Treatment of Patients With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum tolerated dose [ Time Frame: 4 years ]

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: December 1996
Study Completion Date: October 2001
Primary Completion Date: December 2000 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A
Cyclophosphamide (40mg/kg/day on days -6, -5 and -4), Carboplatin (1600, 1700 or 1800 mg/m2 on days -6, -5, -4 and -3), Amifostine (910 mg/m2 on days -6, -5, -4 and -3), Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (day 0), G-CSF (beginning day 4)
Biological: filgrastim Drug: amifostine trihydrate Drug: carboplatin Drug: cyclophosphamide Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of high dose carboplatin with a fixed dose of high dose cyclophosphamide with amifostine pretreatment, and peripheral blood stem cell rescue in patients with ovarian epithelial cancer. II. Monitor engraftment kinetics such as granulocyte and platelet recovery. III. Determine the toxic effects of this regimen in this patient population. IV. Document the response of this patient population to this regimen in terms of time to progression, event free survival, and overall survival.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study. Patients undergo apheresis over 2-4 days to mobilize peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). They then receive amifostine IV over 15 minutes. Fifteen minutes later, carboplatin is administered over 30 minutes on days -6 through -3. Cyclophosphamide IV is administered 1 hour after the carboplatin infusion is completed on days -6 through -4. PBSC are infused on day 0. Filgrastim (G-CSF) is administered beginning on day 4. Cohorts of 3-6 patients are treated at each dose level. At least 15 days must pass between the day of PBSC infusion and the next dose escalation. The dose limiting toxicity (DLT) is defined as the dose producing grade 3 or 4 nonhematologic toxicity in 2 of 6 patients. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is defined as one dose level below the DLT dose. At least 6 patients are treated at the MTD. Patients are followed monthly for 6 months, every 2-3 months for 1 year, and annually until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 28 patients over 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven ovarian epithelial cancer or primary peritoneal carcinoma No tumors of low malignant potential Chemotherapy sensitive disease Relapse greater than 6 months after complete response to chemotherapy Partial response to most recent chemotherapy No more than 3 prior chemotherapy regimens Evidence of refractory or recurrent disease other than elevated CA-125 after primary surgery or chemotherapy; persistent disease need not be still present No brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 65 and under Performance status: GOG 0 or 1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 2500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin normal Renal: Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: Normal radionuclide cardiac scan with ejection fraction greater than 45% OR Normal left ventricular function by echocardiogram OR Cardiac clearance by Cardiology service Pulmonary: DLCO greater than 50% predicted Other: Not pregnant Hepatitis B and C negative HIV-1 negative

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003136

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Study Chair: David L. Grinblatt, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00003136     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8433
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: February 8, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
primary peritoneal cavity cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
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