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Bryostatin 1 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: June 25, 2013
Last verified: November 1999

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of bryostatin 1 in treating patients who have ovarian epithelial cancer that has not responded to previous chemotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ovarian Cancer
Drug: bryostatin 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Bryostatin 1 in Ovarian Cancer Administered by Weekly 24 Hour Intravenous Infusion

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: July 1999
Study Completion Date: May 2003
Detailed Description:


  • Evaluate the antitumor activity and toxicity of bryostatin 1 in patients with platinum resistant ovarian epithelial cancer.
  • Determine the response rate in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive bryostatin 1 IV over 24 hours. Treatment repeats weekly for 8 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving stable or regressive disease may receive additional treatment.

Patients are followed for at least 4 weeks after treatment, then every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study.


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


  • Histologically proven ovarian epithelial cancer

    • Progressive disease during or after completion of at least one platinum based chemotherapy regimen
  • Bidimensionally measurable disease

    • At least 2 cm by x-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound
  • No active, symptomatic brain metastases (e.g., cerebral edema and/or progressive tumor growth)



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • WHO 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 12 weeks


  • Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL
  • WBC at least 4,000/mm3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.7 mg/dL
  • AST/ALT no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (no greater than 5 times ULN if liver metastases present)


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.4 mg/dL


  • No active, uncontrolled infection
  • No nonmalignant systemic disease which would increase risk to patient
  • No other malignancies within the past 5 years except curatively treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 2 months after study


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy and recovered


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks since nitrosoureas or mitomycin) and recovered
  • No more than 2 prior multidrug chemotherapy regimens
  • No more than 1 prior single agent chemotherapy regimen

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior endocrine therapy and recovered
  • No concurrent steroids
  • Concurrent hormone replacement therapy allowed


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy (excluding palliative therapy) and recovered
  • No concurrent radiotherapy


  • At least 4 weeks since prior major thoracic or abdominal surgery


  • No other concurrent anticancer therapy or investigational drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004008

United Kingdom
Christie Hospital N.H.S. Trust
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
Oxford Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, England, United Kingdom, 0X3 9DU
Weston Park Hospital
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, S1O 2SJ
Royal Infirmary
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G4 0SF
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Glasgow
Study Chair: Gordon Jayson, MD The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004008     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRC-PHASE-II-PH2/039
CDR0000067219 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 25, 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
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Bryostatin 1
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 24, 2017