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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated, Newly Diagnosed Epithelial Tumors

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: November 2010

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of combining docetaxel, carboplatin, and gemcitabine in treating patients who have previously untreated, newly diagnosed epithelial cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: carboplatin
Drug: docetaxel
Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study of Docetaxel (Taxotere), Carboplatin, and Gemcitabine (DoCaGem) as First-Line Therapy for Patients With High-Risk Epithelial Tumors of Mullerian Origin

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

Study Start Date: July 1999
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of docetaxel, carboplatin, and gemcitabine in patients with previously untreated, newly diagnosed, high-risk epithelial cancer of mullerian origin.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of docetaxel and gemcitabine. Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30 minutes and gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Carboplatin IV is administered over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21-28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-5 patients receive escalating doses of docetaxel and gemcitabine until the maximum tolerated dose is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 5 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 1.5-2 years.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed, high-risk epithelial tumors of mullerian origin, including: Ovarian epithelial cancer Peritoneal papillary serous cancer Primary fallopian tube cancer Endometrial cancer High-risk is defined as: Any amount of gross residual disease remaining at the time of initial debulking surgery AND/OR Any radiographic or physical exam evidence of disease after surgery AND/OR Disease outside of the abdomen (e.g., malignant pleural effusion) AND/OR Parenchymal liver, spleen, or lung metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: More than 2 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 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) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN SGOT and SGPT no greater than 1.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL Creatinine clearance at least 35 mL/min Cardiovascular: Acceptable cardiac exam No active cardiac ischemia Pulmonary: Acceptable pulmonary exam No active pulmonary infection or compromise Other: Not pregnant or nursing No peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or greater No other debilitating medical or psychiatric conditions that would preclude study No other malignancy within the past 3 years except limited stage basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No evidence of infection Adequate bowel function, oral intake, and wound healing ability

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No prior cytokine therapy for epithelial tumors of mullerian origin Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen for epithelial tumors of mullerian origin At least 3 years since other prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior pelvic radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 7 days since prior surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004082

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Study Chair: Stephen A. Cannistra, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIH-99-1285
CDR0000067293 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: June 25, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
stage III endometrial carcinoma
stage IV endometrial carcinoma
endometrial adenocarcinoma
fallopian tube cancer
primary peritoneal cavity cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Endometrial Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Uterine Neoplasms
Uterine Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents processed this record on April 24, 2017