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Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel or Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: October 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more cancer cells. It is not yet known which combination chemotherapy regimen is more effective for treating ovarian epithelial cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of carboplatin plus paclitaxel with that of carboplatin plus docetaxel in treating patients who have ovarian epithelial cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Drug: carboplatin Drug: docetaxel Drug: paclitaxel Procedure: surgical procedure Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Prospective Phase III Comparison of Paclitaxel-Carboplatin Versus Docetaxel-Carboplatin as First Line Chemotherapy in Stage Ic-IV Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

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Estimated Enrollment: 1050
Study Start Date: October 1998
Study Completion Date: December 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the progression free survival of chemotherapy naive patients with stage IC-IV ovarian epithelial cancer following initial surgery treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin versus docetaxel and carboplatin. II. Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients. III. Determine the overall survival, overall response rate, and CA125 response in these patients after these regimens. IV. Determine the quality of life of these patients on these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by residual disease (none or microscopic vs macroscopic no greater than 2 cm vs or macroscopic greater than 2 cm), study center, FIGO stage (IC-IV), performance status (0 vs 1 vs 2), tumor grade (well-defined vs moderately defined vs poorly defined/undifferentiated vs unknown), interval debulking intention (yes vs no vs randomized into OV06 trial), elevated CA125 prior to treatment (yes vs no), and primary peritoneal cancer (yes vs no). Patients may undergo interval debulking surgery within 4 weeks of the third course of chemotherapy, or following 6 courses of treatment. Patients undergoing interval debulking after 3 courses should resume chemotherapy within 3 weeks of surgery. Patients are randomized into one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 3 hours, immediately followed by carboplatin IV over 1 hour. Arm II: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 1 hour, immediately followed by carboplatin IV over 1 hour. Courses are repeated every 21 days. Treatment continues for 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with partial or complete response may receive 3 additional courses of carboplatin alone thereafter. Quality of life is assessed at baseline, prior to each treatment course, and then every 4 months for 2 years or until disease progression. Patients are followed every 2 months for 2 years, every 3 months for 1 year, every 4 months for 1 year, and then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 1050 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.25 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed stage IC-IV ovarian epithelial cancer IC must have malignant cells in ascitic fluid or peritoneal washing, have tumor on surface of the ovary, or have preoperative capsule rupture OR Peritoneal carcinomatosis (ovarian-type) No evidence of primary fallopian tube carcinoma No mixed mesodermal tumors No borderline ovarian tumors or tumors termed possibly malignant

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) OR ALT or AST no greater than 1.5 times ULN OR Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.25 times ULN Cardiovascular: No hypertension No ischemic heart disease No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months No congestive heart failure Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No uncontrolled infection No other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled comorbid medical condition No prior malignancy within the past 5 years, except: Curatively treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix Basal cell skin cancer No other concurrent malignancy (e.g., endometrial cancer) No prior serious allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylactic shock) No symptomatic grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Prior surgery allowed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003998

United Kingdom
C.R.C. Beatson Laboratories
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G61 1BD
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Glasgow
Study Chair: Paul A. Vasey, MD University of Glasgow
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00003998     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067208
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 18, 2013

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
primary peritoneal cavity cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
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
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017