Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Trial Comparing Quality of Life in Patients With Stage IIIC-IV Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
This phase II trial studies how well hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy works in improving quality of life in patients with stage IIIC-IV ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. In hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, the chemotherapy is warmed before being used and may help the drugs get into the cancer cells better, minimize the toxicity of the drugs on normal cells, and help to kill any cancer cells left over after surgery.
I. To compare quality of life in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with standard of care (SOC) neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) at 6 weeks post-treatment versus quality of life (QOL) patients treatment with intravenous-therapy (IV) chemotherapy.
I. To describe quality of life in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with NAC followed by CRS with HIPEC at 3 and 6 months post-treatment.
II. To describe neurotoxicity in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with NAC followed by CRS with HIPEC.
III. To describe abdominal discomfort in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with NAC followed by CRS with HIPEC.
IV. To describe toxicities in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with NAC followed by CRS with HIPEC.
V. To describe the response rate in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with NAC followed by CRS with HIPEC.
VI. To describe progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with NAC followed by CRS with HIPEC.
OUTLINE: Beginning 4-8 weeks after completion of chemotherapy, patients undergo CRS. Patients then receive carboplatin intraperitoneally (IP) over 90 minutes immediately following CRS.
After completion of chemotherapy, patients are followed up at 30 days, and 3, 6, and 12 months.
Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed non-mucinous, epithelial stage 3 or 4 carcinoma of the ovary, fallopian tube or peritoneum.
Patients must not have received treatment for another malignancy within 3 years of enrollment (patients who have received hormone therapy within 3 years of enrollment are still eligible).
Patients must have received at least 3 but not more than 6 cycles of carboplatin-doublet based IV neoadjuvant chemotherapy and achieved at least stable disease (radiographically confirmed) at the conclusion of this therapy.
Age ≥ 18 years.
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2
Patients must have adequate organ and marrow function as defined below (within 30 days of registration):
Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL (within 30 days of registration)
Platelets >= 75,000/mcL (within 30 days of registration)
Total bilirubin =< 1.5 mg/dL (within 30 days of registration)
Creatinine clearance >= 50 mg/dL (within 30 days of registration)
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase [SGPT]) =< 3 x institutional upper limit of normal (within 30 days of registration)
Alkaline phosphatase =< 3 x institutional upper limit of normal (within 30 days of registration)
The effects of HIPEC on the developing human fetus are unknown. For this reason, and because carboplatin doublet therapy consists of pregnancy category D agents, women of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign an institutional review board (IRB)-approved informed consent document.
Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents.
Patients with extra-abdominal metastatic disease.
History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to carboplatin doublet agents.
Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
Pregnant women are excluded from this study because carboplatin doublet therapy consists of pregnancy category D agents with the potential for teratogenic or abortifacient effects. Because there is an unknown but potential risk for adverse events in nursing infants secondary to treatment of the mother with carboplatin doublet therapy, breastfeeding should be discontinued.
Men are excluded from participating due to the site specific nature of the disease being studied.
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