Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial

Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Recurrent Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer

Summary

This phase II trial studies how well pemetrexed disodium and carboplatin work in treating patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as pemetrexed disodium and carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To evaluate the response rate of combination pemetrexed (pemetrexed disodium) (Alimta) and carboplatin (Paraplatin) in recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal, and fallopian tube carcinoma.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To evaluate the progression free interval, overall survival, and adverse effects among patients receiving this drug combination.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive pemetrexed disodium intravenously (IV) over 8-15 minutes and carboplatin IV over 30-60 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days for at least 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must have a histopathologically confirmed diagnosis of epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube carcinoma
Patients must have received at least 1 prior platinum and taxane based chemotherapy regimen; patients may have failed no more than 2 prior chemotherapy regimens
Patients must have "platinum sensitive" disease, which will be defined as those patients with relapsed disease who had an initial complete remission, and relapsed more than 6 months after completion of initial platinum based chemotherapy

Recurrent disease must be confirmed by:

Bidimensionally measurable disease which can be measured by physical examination or by means of medical imaging techniques (measurable disease)

Measurable disease is defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest dimension to be recorded); each lesion must be >= 2.0 cm when measured by conventional techniques, including palpation, x-ray, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or >= 1.0 cm when measured by spiral CT; all measurable lesions up to a maximum of 5 lesions per organ and 10 lesions in total representative of all involved organs should be identified as target lesions and will be recorded and measured at baseline; all baseline evaluations of disease status should be performed as close as possible to the start of treatment and never more than 4 weeks before the beginning of treatment
Target lesions should be selected on the basis of their size (lesions with the longest dimension, LD) and their suitability for accurate repetitive measurements by one consistent method of assessment (either clinically or by imaging techniques); a sum of LD for all target lesions will be calculated and reported as the baseline sum LD; the baseline sum LD will be used as reference to further characterize the objective tumor response of the measurable dimension of the disease; all other lesions (or sites of disease) should be identified as non-target lesions and should also be recorded at baseline OR
Two confirmed serum cancer antigen-125 (CA-125) levels greater than or equal to 70 u/ml (or 2 x upper limit of normal) separated by 1 week and obtained within 4 weeks prior to entry to the study (evaluable disease)
Patients must not have had other myelosuppressive therapy within four weeks of initiating pemetrexed/ carboplatin therapy
Patients must have recovered from effects of recent surgery
Patients must have a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2
White blood cell (WBC) greater than or equal to 3,000/ul
Platelet count greater or equal to 100,000/ul
Neutrophil count greater or equal to 1,500/ul
Creatinine clearance >= 45 ml/min (estimated creatinine clearance by Cockcroft-Gault equation acceptable)
Total bilirubin =< to 1.5 mg/dL
Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) =< three times the upper normal institutional limits; if patient has known hepatic metastases, patients may be enrolled if liver function test is =< five times the upper normal institutional limits
Alkaline phosphatase =< three times the upper normal institutional limits; if patient has known hepatic metastases, patients may be enrolled if liver function test is =< five times the upper normal institutional limits
Patient must have signed informed consent
Patients must be willing to take the dexamethasone, folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation as indicated in the protocol to reduce adverse drug toxicity
Patients must be willing to interrupt aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) intake for 2 days before, day of, and 2 days after each chemotherapy treatment; low dose 80 mg aspirin and cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) inhibitors are excluded from this restriction; if concomitant administration of an NSAID is necessary, patients should be monitored closely
Patients must have a life expectancy of greater than 12 weeks
Patients may not have concurrent or previous invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer or no evidence of recurrence of previous malignancy within the last 5 years
Patients must have a current exam, blood work and any clinically indicated imaging studies within 4 weeks prior to study enrollment
Baseline folate and homocysteine blood levels
The ability to interrupt NSAIDS 2 days before (5 days for long-acting NSAIDs), the day of, and 2 days following administration of Alimta
The ability to take folic acid, vitamin B12, and dexamethasone according to protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients who have had more than two prior chemotherapeutic regimens
Patients who have had prior treatment with pemetrexed
Patients with a GOG performance status of 3 or 4
Patients with >= grade 2 neuropathy
Patients who have received external beam whole pelvic or whole abdominal radiation treatment (>= 4500 centigray [cGy]) which would limit vascular capacity and reduce adequate drug delivery
Patients with evidence of recurrence from another malignancy within the previous five years
Patients with a concomitant malignancy other than squamous cell skin cancer
Patients with uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, unstable angina pectoris, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
Patients who have received an investigational drug within the last 30 days that has not received regulatory approval
Presence of third space fluid which cannot be controlled by drainage; for patients who develop or have baseline clinically significant pleural or peritoneal effusions (on the basis of symptoms or clinical examination) before or during initiation of Alimta therapy, consideration should be given to draining the effusion prior to dosing; however, if, in the investigator's opinion, the effusion represents progression of disease, the patient should be discontinued from study therapy

Study is for people with:

Ovarian Cancer

Phase:

Phase 2

Estimated Enrollment:

22

Study ID:

NCT01001910

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx New York, 10461, United States
Columbia University Medical Center
New York New York, 10032, United States
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York New York, 10065, United States

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Study is for people with:

Ovarian Cancer

Phase:

Phase 2

Estimated Enrollment:

22

Study ID:

NCT01001910

Recruitment Status:

Completed

Sponsor:


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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