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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Endometrial Cancer Fallopian Tube Cancer Ovarian Cancer Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer Drug: carboplatin Drug: docetaxel Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride Phase 1

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
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
Study Start Date : July 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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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 (NCT number): 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 Identifier: NCT00004082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BIH-99-1285
CDR0000067293 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 12, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: November 2010

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:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Fallopian Tube Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Tubulin Modulators