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Study Comparing Weekly Versus Every 3 Week Chemotherapy in Patients With Ovarian Cancer (MITO-7)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00660842
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute, Naples

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to study efficacy and the effects on quality of life in women with ovarian cancer treated with a weekly schedule of chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel compared to those treated with standard every 3 weeks schedule of the same chemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ovarian Cancer Procedure: carboplatin Drug: paclitaxel Drug: carboplatin Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The standard first-line treatment of ovarian cancer is combination chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel, given every 3 weeks. Researchers are looking at new ways of giving chemotherapy to make it more tolerable and more effective. One way is by giving the chemotherapy more often in smaller doses. This approach can be associated with fewer or less troubling side effects. Some chemotherapy drugs such as paclitaxel have been shown to also be more active when given once a week rather than once every 3 week schedule.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Weekly Versus Every 3 Week Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients With Ovarian Cancer: a Phase III Randomized Multicenter Study
Actual Study Start Date : November 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
weekly chemotherapy
Drug: carboplatin
AUC 2 IV every week

Drug: paclitaxel
60mg/m2 IV every week

Active Comparator: B
every 3 weeks chemotherapy
Procedure: carboplatin
AUC 6 IV day 1 every 21 days

Drug: paclitaxel
175 mg/m2 IV day 1 every 21 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: weekly for the first 9 weeks of therapy, then every 3 weeks until the completion of therapy ]
  2. progression free survival [ Time Frame: every 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall survival [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  2. response rate [ Time Frame: after 9 and 18 weeks of therapy ]
  3. toxicity [ Time Frame: weekly during therapy ]
  4. describe the frequency and duration of symptoms in 12 months preceding ovarian cancer diagnosis [ Time Frame: at study entry ]
  5. describe time intervals of prediagnostic sentinel events (onset of persistent symptoms, first physician visit, diagnosis of ovarian cancer) [ Time Frame: at study entry ]
  6. describe patients' pathway to diagnosis of ovarian cancer according to modified Andersen's model of 'total patient delay' [ Time Frame: at study entry ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cytologic or histologic diagnosis of ovarian carcinoma of the ovary, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal carcinoma, stage IC-IV
  • Indication for chemotherapy
  • Age > 18 years
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous or concomitant malignant malignancy (excluding adequately treated baso-or squamocellular carcinoma of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix, and synchronous endometrioid carcinoma Stage Ib or less for the uterus, with ovarian tumor Stage II or higher)
  • Performance Status (ECOG) > or = 3.
  • Previous chemotherapy
  • Heart disease (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within 6 months from study entry, atrioventricular block of any grade, severe arrhythmias)
  • Neutrophils < 2000 x mm3, platelets < 100000 x mm3
  • Inadequate renal function (creatinine > or = 1.25 x normal values) or liver function (ALT or AST > or = 1.25 x normal values)
  • Present or suspected hemorrhagic syndromes
  • Inability to comply with protocol and follow-up
  • Inability to access study site for clinical visits
  • Refusal of informed consent

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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute, Naples
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Principal Investigator: Sandro Pignata, M.D., Ph.D. National Cancer Institute, Naples
Principal Investigator: Francesco Perrone, M.D., Ph.D. National Cancer Institute, Naples
Principal Investigator: Marilina Piccirillo, M.D., National Cancer Institute, Naples
Principal Investigator: Ciro Gallo, M.D., Ph.D. University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute, Naples
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00660842    
Other Study ID Numbers: MITO-7
2008-001754-40 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: April 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2021
Last Verified: March 2021
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute, Naples:
quality of life
weekly therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action