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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Primary Peritoneal or Stage III Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsors and Collaborators: Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003322

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 and giving drugs in different ways may kill more tumor cells. It is not yet known whether intravenous two-drug combination chemotherapy is more effective than intravenous and intraperitoneal infusions of three-drug combination chemotherapy for treating primary peritoneal or stage III epithelial ovarian cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of intravenous two-drug combination chemotherapy with intravenous and intraperitoneal three-drug combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have primary peritoneal or stage III epithelial ovarian cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer-Related Problem/Condition
Ovarian Cancer
Peritoneal Cavity Cancer
Drug: cisplatin
Drug: paclitaxel
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Phase III

MedlinePlus related topics: Cancer Ovarian Cancer
Drug Information available for: Cisplatin Paclitaxel
U.S. FDA Resources
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Randomized
Official Title: A Phase III Randomized Trial of Intravenous Paclitaxel and Cisplatin Versus Intravenous Paclitaxel, Intraperitoneal Cisplatin and Intraperitoneal Paclitaxel in Patients With Optimal Stage III Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma

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

Estimated Enrollment: 384
Study Start Date: March 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare pathological response, recurrence-free interval, and survival in patients with optimal stage III epithelial ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal carcinoma receiving intravenous (IV) paclitaxel and cisplatin vs IV paclitaxel and intraperitoneal (IP) cisplatin plus IP paclitaxel. II. Compare the toxic effects and complications of these 2 treatment regimens in these patients. III. Determine the frequency and prognostic significance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in these patients. IV. Determine the effect of non-genetic risk factors on the course of disease in BRCA1- and BRCA2-related ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal carcinoma. V. Compare the quality of life of these patients receiving these treatments.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to gross residual disease (present vs absent) and whether second-look surgery will be performed at the end of treatment (yes vs no). Blood is drawn for BRCA mutation analysis and DNA extraction before the start of chemotherapy, but after randomization. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Patients in arm I receive IV paclitaxel by 24-hour infusion on day 1 followed by IV cisplatin on day 2. Patients in arm II receive IV paclitaxel by 24-hour infusion on day 1 followed by intraperitoneal (IP) cisplatin on day 2, plus IP paclitaxel on day 8. Treatment for both arms repeats every 3 weeks for a total of 6 treatment courses. Following chemotherapy, second look surgery is performed if selected by the patient. Quality-of-life assessments are performed prior to randomization, prior to course 4, 3-6 weeks after the completion of course 6 and prior to second look surgery if selected, 6 months after treatment is completed, and 12 months after treatment is completed. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 384 patients will be accrued for this study within 16 months.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven primary peritoneal carcinoma or optimal (no greater than 1 cm residual disease) stage III epithelial ovarian carcinoma with the following epithelial cell types: Serous adenocarcinoma Endometrioid adenocarcinoma Mucinous adenocarcinoma Undifferentiated carcinoma Clear cell adenocarcinoma Mixed epithelial carcinoma Transitional cell carcinoma Malignant Brenner's Tumor Adenocarcinoma NOS Prior surgery for ovarian/peritoneal carcinoma required No epithelial ovarian carcinoma of low malignant potential (borderline carcinoma)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: GOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal SGOT no greater than 3 times normal Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times normal No acute hepatitis Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No unstable angina No myocardial infarction within prior 6 months Patients with abnormal cardiac conduction are eligible if disease stable for at least 6 months Other: No septicemia or severe infection No severe gastrointestinal bleeding No other invasive malignancy within past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer Any previous cancer treatment must not contraindicate this protocol therapy

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics No more than 6 weeks since prior surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003322

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Study Chair: Deborah K. Armstrong, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Clinical trial summary from the National Cancer Institute's PDQ® database  This link exits the ClinicalTrials.gov site

Publications of Results:
Armstrong DK, Bundy BN, Baergen R, et al.: Randomized phase III study of intravenous (IV) paclitaxel and cisplatin versus IV paclitaxel, intraperitoneal (IP) cisplatin and IP paclitaxel in optimal stage III epithelial ovarian cancer (OC): a Gynecologic Oncology Group trial (GOG 172). [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 21: A-803, 2002.
Armstrong DK, Bundy B, Wenzel L, Huang HQ, Baergen R, Lele S, Copeland LJ, Walker JL, Burger RA; Gynecologic Oncology Group. Intraperitoneal cisplatin and paclitaxel in ovarian cancer. N Engl J Med. 2006 Jan 5;354(1):34-43.
DeLoia JA, Krivak T, Darcy KM, et al.: Relationship between the C8092A polymorphisms in ERCC1 and clinical outcome in optimally-resected, stage III epithelial ovarian cancer treated with intraperitoneal or intravenous cisplatin and paclitaxel: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. [Abstract] American Association for Cancer Research: 98th Annual Meeting, April 14-18, 2007, Los Angeles, CA. A-1674, 2007.
Krivak TC, Darcy KM, Tian C, et al.: Relationship between polymorphisms in cordon 118 and C8092A in ERCC1 and clinical outcome in optimally-resected, stage III epithelial ovarian cancer treated with intraperitoneal or intravenous cisplatin and paclitaxel: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 25 (Suppl 18): A-21050, 733s, 2007.
Krivak TC, Darcy KM, Tian C, Armstrong D, Baysal BE, Gallion H, Ambrosone CB, DeLoia JA; Gynecologic Oncology Group Phase III Trial. Relationship between ERCC1 polymorphisms, disease progression, and survival in the Gynecologic Oncology Group Phase III Trial of intraperitoneal versus intravenous cisplatin and paclitaxel for stage III epithelial ovarian cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jul 20;26(21):3598-606.
Krivak T, Darcy K, Tian C, et al.: Relationship between polymorphisms in ERCC1 and clinical outcome in optimally resected stage III epithelial ovarian cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. [Abstract] Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2007 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, March 3-7, 2007, San Diego, CA. A-146, 2007.
Seamon LG, Carlson MJ, Richardson DL, et al.: Improved intraperitoneal chemotherapeutic toxicity profile for ovarian cancer: A modification of the taxane-platinum protocol in GOG-172. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 26 (Suppl 15): A-5583, 2008.
Thrall M, Gallion HH, Kryscio R, Kapali M, Armstrong DK, DeLoia JA. BRCA1 expression in a large series of sporadic ovarian carcinomas: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2006 Jan-Feb;16 Suppl 1:166-71.
Walker JL, Armstrong D, Huang H, et al.: Intraperitoneal catheter outcomes on GOG 172: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study in women with optimally debulked stage III ovarian cancer. [Abstract] Int J Gynecol Cancer 14 (Suppl 1): A-062, 19, 2004.
Walker JL, Armstrong DK, Huang HQ, Fowler J, Webster K, Burger RA, Clarke-Pearson D. Intraperitoneal catheter outcomes in a phase III trial of intravenous versus intraperitoneal chemotherapy in optimal stage III ovarian and primary peritoneal cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Gynecol Oncol. 2006 Jan;100(1):27-32.
Wenzel LB, Huang HQ, Armstrong DK, et al.: Baseline quality of life (QOL) as a predictor of tolerance to intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC): a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) study. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 24 (Suppl 18): A-5007, 257s, 2006.
Wenzel LB, Huang HQ, Armstrong DK, Walker JL, Cella D; Gynecologic Oncology Group. Health-related quality of life during and after intraperitoneal versus intravenous chemotherapy for optimally debulked ovarian cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Feb 1;25(4):437-43.
Wenzel L, Huang HQ, Cella D, Walker JL, Armstrong DK. Validation of FACT/GOG-AD subscale for ovarian cancer-related abdominal discomfort: A Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Apr 18; [Epub ahead of print]

Other Publications:
Havrilesky LJ, Secord AA, Darcy KM, Armstrong DK, Kulasingam S; Gynecologic Oncology Group. Cost effectiveness of intraperitoneal compared with intravenous chemotherapy for women with optimally resected stage III ovarian cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Sep 1;26(25):4144-50.
Bristow RE, Santillan A, Salani R, Diaz-Montes TP, Giuntoli RL 2nd, Meisner BC, Armstrong DK, Frick KD. Intraperitoneal cisplatin and paclitaxel versus intravenous carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy for Stage III ovarian cancer: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2007 Aug 2; [Epub ahead of print]
Winter WE 3rd, Maxwell GL, Tian C, Carlson JW, Ozols RF, Rose PG, Markman M, Armstrong DK, Muggia F, McGuire WP; Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Prognostic factors for stage III epithelial ovarian cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Aug 20;25(24):3621-7.
Alberts DS, Delforge A. Maximizing the delivery of intraperitoneal therapy while minimizing drug toxicity and maintaining quality of life. Semin Oncol. 2006 Dec;33(6 Suppl 12):8-17.
Armstrong DK, Brady MF. Intraperitoneal therapy for ovarian cancer: a treatment ready for prime time. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Oct 1;24(28):4531-3. No abstract available.
Markman M. Clinical efficacy supporting the role of intraperitoneal drug delivery in the primary chemotherapeutic management of small-volume residual advanced ovarian cancer. Semin Oncol. 2006 Dec;33(6 Suppl 12):3-7.
Singhal P, Lele S. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer: where are we now? J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2006 Oct;4(9):941-6. Review.
Baysal BE, DeLoia JA, Willett-Brozick JE, Goodman MT, Brady MF, Modugno F, Lynch HT, Conley YP, Watson P, Gallion HH. Analysis of CHEK2 gene for ovarian cancer susceptibility. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Oct;95(1):62-9.

Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066273, GOG-172
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: October 18, 2008
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003322  
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
ovarian undifferentiated adenocarcinoma
ovarian mixed epithelial carcinoma
ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma
ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinoma
ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinoma
ovarian clear cell cystadenocarcinoma
peritoneal cavity cancer
quality of life
Brenner tumor

Study placed in the following topic categories:
Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous
Gonadal Disorders
Quality of Life
Urogenital Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Ovarian epithelial cancer
Carcinoma, Endometrioid
Genital Diseases, Female
Peritoneal Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Ovarian cancer
Ovarian Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Endocrine System Diseases
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Mitosis Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Adnexal Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Tubulin Modulators
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on January 30, 2009