Radiolabeled Folic Acid and Imaging to Detect Ovarian Cancer

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: February 6, 2009
Last verified: April 1999

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures using the drug radiolabeled folic acid and imaging may be effective in detecting ovarian cancer.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic trial to study the effectiveness of radiolabeled folic acid plus imaging in detecting ovarian cancer.

Condition Intervention
Ovarian Cancer
Procedure: radionuclide imaging
Radiation: indium In 111 folic acid

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Study to Determine the Ability of Folate Conjugates to Target Folate Receptors in Ovarian Cancer Tumors

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Study Start Date: January 1999
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the effectiveness of folic acid conjugated with indium In 111 to diagnose ovarian cancer and locate metastatic disease.

OUTLINE: This is a diagnostic study. Patients receive an injection of folic acid conjugated with indium In 111. The patient then undergoes imaging studies at various time points (e.g., 1, 4, and 24 hours). Patients then undergo exploratory surgery, the results of which are then compared to the imaging studies.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Suspected ovarian cancer OR Recurrence of ovarian cancer Scheduled for exploratory surgery

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3000/mm3 Granulocyte count at least 1500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL SGPT and SGOT no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times ULN No acute hepatitis Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.4 mg/dL BUN no greater than 1.5 times ULN No known or suspected kidney disease Cardiovascular: No history of congestive heart failure No unstable angina No myocardial infarction within 6 months Other: Not pregnant or nursing No septicemia or severe infection No medical condition that would preclude the administration of large fluid volumes over a short period of time

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 3 months since prior cytotoxic chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 3 months since prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 2 days since prior folic acid supplements At least 5 days since nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003763

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5265
United States, Missouri
Washington University - St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: David M. Gershenson, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003763     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066889  ENDOCYTE-EC.OV.53.958  ENDOCYTE-96-286  ENDOCYTE-98-0409 
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: February 6, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I ovarian epithelial cancer
stage II ovarian epithelial cancer
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
ovarian stromal cancer
stage I ovarian germ cell tumor
stage II ovarian germ cell tumor
stage III ovarian germ cell tumor
stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor
recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor
borderline ovarian surface epithelial-stromal tumor
ovarian sarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Folic Acid
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances
Hematologic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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