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Duluth, Minnesota 55805


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether receiving paclitaxel and carboplatin with epirubicin is more effective than paclitaxel and carboplatin alone for ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer. PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of paclitaxel and carboplatin with or without epirubicin in treating patients who have stage IIB, stage III, or stage IV invasive ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Compare progression free survival and overall survival in patients with stage IIB, III, or IV invasive ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer treated with paclitaxel and carboplatin with or without epirubicin. - Compare the toxicity of these 2 regimens in these patients. - Compare the quality of life of patients treated with these 2 regimens. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified by center and type of surgery (delayed surgery: 3 courses of chemotherapy before surgery vs primary surgery: optimally debulked stage IIB or III [residual tumor less than 1 cm] vs primary surgery: suboptimally debulked stage IV [residual tumor 1 cm or greater]). Surgery - Patients are assigned to one of two surgery groups: - Group A: Patients undergo primary surgery comprised of hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), omentectomy, and resection of all tumor masses, if possible, before beginning chemotherapy. Patients with residual disease greater than 1 cm after completion of primary surgery receive 3 courses of chemotherapy, followed within 6 weeks by interval debulking surgery, followed within 3 weeks by the fourth course of chemotherapy. - Group B: Patients undergo delayed surgery comprised of hysterectomy, BSO, omentectomy, and resection of all tumor masses, if possible, after completion of 3 courses of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy - Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 chemotherapy arms: - Arm I: Patients receive epirubicin IV over 15-20 minutes, paclitaxel IV over 3 hours, and carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for 6 courses. Patients with residual tumor after completion of 6 courses may receive 3 additional courses. - Arm II: Patients receive paclitaxel and carboplatin as above but no epirubicin. Quality of life is assessed before beginning study, after completion of courses 3, 6, and 9 (if applicable), and then at 6 and 12 months after completion of study treatment. Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 800 patients will be accrued for this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically proven stage IIB, III, or IV invasive ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer - No symptomatic brain metastasis PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 18 and over Performance status: - WHO/ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - WBC at least 3,000/mm^3 - Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3 Hepatic: - Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal Renal: - Glomerular filtration rate at least 50 mL/min Cardiovascular: - No ventricular arrhythmia (LOWN class II or worse) - No myocardial infarction within the past year - No severe or uncontrolled hypertension - No history of congestive heart disease (no New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease) even if medically controlled - LVEF at least 50% Other: - No other primary malignancies except carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell skin cancer - No worse than grade I preexisting motor or sensory neurologic pathology or symptoms - No active infection or other serious underlying medical condition that would prevent compliance - Not pregnant or nursing - Fertile patients must use effective contraception PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: - Not specified Chemotherapy: - No prior chemotherapy - No other concurrent antineoplastic agents Endocrine therapy: - Not specified Radiotherapy: - No prior radiotherapy Surgery: - Not specified


NCT ID:

NCT00004934


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Gunnar B. Kristensen, MD, PhD
Norwegian Radium Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Duluth, Minnesota 55805
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 24, 2017

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