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Whole Abdomen Radiation in Conjunction With Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Small Volume Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma Limited to the Peritoneal Cavity (WAR)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(PI decision due to under accrual.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Utah Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2009
Last updated: July 23, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

The proposed study is a prospective cohort study incorporating patients with first recurrence ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer who will receive intraperitoneal chemotherapy in conjunction with whole abdomen radiation. The primary end point of this investigator initiated research study is to determine the toxicity associated with whole abdomen radiation in combination with intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

Primary Objective:

  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of whole abdomen radiation in conjunction with intraperitoneal cisplatin chemotherapy in the treatment of women with small volume (< 1 cm) recurrent ovarian cancer confined to the abdominal peritoneal cavity.

Secondary Objective:

  • Quality of Life assessment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma
Drug: Cisplatin
Radiation: Whole Abdomen Radiotherapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Whole Abdomen Radiation in Conjunction With Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Small Volume Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma Limited to the Peritoneal Cavity: A Phase I Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of whole abdomen radiation in conjunction with intraperitoneal cisplatin chemotherapy in the treatment of women with small volume (< 1 cm) recurrent ovarian cancer confined to the abdominal peritoneal cavity [ Time Frame: 2 years after study start ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life assessment [ Time Frame: 2 years after study start ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Cisplatin
    PLATINOL®-AQ (cisplatin injection) is a clear, colorless, sterile aqueous solution, each mL containing 1 mg cisplatin and 9 mg Sodium Chloride, USP. HCl and/or Sodium Hydroxide is added to adjust pH of the solution. The active ingredient, cisplatin, is a yellow to orange crystalline powder with the molecular formula PtCl2H6N2, and a molecular weight of 300.1. Cisplatin is a heavy metal complex containing a central atom of platinum surrounded by two chloride atoms and two ammonia molecules in the cis position. It is soluble in water or saline at 1 mg/mL and in dimethylformamide at 24 mg/mL. It has a melting point of 207°C.
    Other Name: Cisplatin, PLATINOL®-AQ
    Radiation: Whole Abdomen Radiotherapy
    Whole abdominal radiotherapy will be delivered with an open-field anterior-posterior/posterior-anterior technique. Radiation will be administered in a dose escalating fashion to determine toxicity. The maximal dose of radiation will be defined as a mean midplane dose to the abdomen of 3,000 Gy through parallel-opposed single ports with a 1-cm margin that will cover the entire abdomen including the diaphragm.
    Other Name: radiation therapy
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Recurrent ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal cancer with disease confined to the abdomen and pelvis, who have undergone optimal cytoreductive surgery for recurrence
  2. Must have received only one prior chemotherapeutic regimen as their prior therapy
  3. Eligible patients must have received platinum based intravenous chemotherapy as their only prior therapy. Previous treatment with maintenance chemotherapy after initial adjuvant chemotherapy is acceptable, including anti-estrogen therapy and growth factors. Previous intraperitoneal chemotherapy is not allowed
  4. Patients have evidence of recurrent cancer manifested by either a) elevation in serum CA-125 or a palpable tumor on physical exam and/or b) radiographic evidence of recurrence. (Note that a tissue biopsy for histologic confirmation of tumor recurrence prior to cytoreductive surgery is not necessary, however histologic confirmation of the removed tumor is necessary- see exclusion 5.22)
  5. Tumors with serous, mucinous, clear cell, or endometrioid histologic types are eligible
  6. Recurrent disease must be confined to the abdominal cavity
  7. Recurrence of tumor must be greater than six months from completion of primary chemotherapy (platinum sensitive ovarian cancer)
  8. Patients have undergone a second cytoreductive surgery to remove all gross residual disease. This cytoreductive surgery must occur within twelve weeks of enrollment
  9. Patients have or are planning to have an IP catheter
  10. Patients who require rectosigmoid resection with primary anastamosis will be eligible
  11. Adequate renal function as defined by serum creatinine less 2.0mg/dL
  12. Patients must have appropriate hematologic parameters with total white blood cell (WBC) counts ≥ 3,000cells/mcl and platelet counts ≥ 100,000/mcl prior to treatment initiation
  13. Patients must have the absence of pleural effusions on chest radiographs
  14. Patients must sign informed consent approved by the University of Utah and institutional review board (IRB)
  15. ECOG performance status less than or equal to 2
  16. Age greater than 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients previously characterized with stage IV disease or those with stage IIIC who underwent suboptimal secondary cytoreductive surgery for recurrence will not be eligible for participation
  2. Patients who undergo secondary cytoreductive surgery for recurrence and have no recurrent disease by histologic documentation will not be eligible
  3. Those with preoperative evaluation consistent with stage IV disease (pleural effusion or liver parenchymal disease)
  4. Patients with disease outside the peritoneal cavity including disease in the thorax, within the parenchyma of the liver, spleen, or retroperitoneal nodal disease will not be eligible for participation
  5. Patients with other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, who had (or have) any evidence of the other cancer present within the last 5 years or whose previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy
  6. Patients determined to have platinum resistant ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer
  7. Those who had suboptimal cytoreductive surgery at the time of first diagnosis. This includes patients who had a suboptimal cytoreductive surgery followed by chemotherapy, then a secondary debulking and now have a recurrence
  8. Those with > 1cm residual disease after the second cytoreductive surgery
  9. Patients that have been treated with previous intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  10. Patients that are pregnant or lactating
  11. Patients with peripheral neuropathy greater than grade 2 at baseline
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00942838

United States, Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Soisson Huntsman Cancer Institute
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Responsible Party: University of Utah Identifier: NCT00942838     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HCI28777
Study First Received: July 17, 2009
Last Updated: July 23, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Utah:
Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017