Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial
Predictors of Relapse of Ovarian, Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Cancers
This study will develop a blood test that can be used to predict a relapse of ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. The type of testing is called proteomics, or the study of proteins in living cells. The test will identify certain proteins that might represent a pattern, or "fingerprint," indicating increased risk of disease relapse.
Women with Stage III or IV epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, or fallopian tube cancer that is in remission may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened with a medical history and physical examination, blood tests, review of pathology report from surgery, and computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the abdomen and pelvis (and chest if the cancer spread to the chest).
Participants have a clinic visit every 3 months for a physical examination (including a pelvic examination), blood draw for routine and research tests, and review of how they have been feeling. Every 6 months they have CT scans of the abdomen, pelvis, and possibly the chest. When a patient has been in remission for 4 years, blood draws are done every 6 months and CT scans are done yearly. Patients whose cancer returns (based on a CA-125 blood test, CT scans, or physical examination) end their participation in the study. Patients with an abnormal CT scan or physical examination may be asked to undergo a tumor biopsy (surgical removal of a piece of tumor tissue) for research purposes.
Over 80% of patients with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer will relapse
Serum biomarkers are needed for predictors of persistent disease and relapse
CA-125 is a less than satisfactory clinical tool for detecting relapse
A serum repository of samples from women with ovarian cancer is needed to develop and validate the multiple tests being created for ovarian cancer recurrence and screening.
To create a multi-institutional repository from which investigations of serum proteomic signature profiles of epithelial ovarian cancer and relapse will be developed and validated
To determine the sensitivity and specificity of the proteomic signature profiles for relapse
To compare the accuracy of proteomic evaluation and CA125 in classifying patient disease progression
To identify the temporal relationship between a rise in CA125 value versus the development of proteomic signature profiles of relapse.
To detect the impact of study participation on quality of life.
To collect epidemiological data for patients in the target population
Patients in first remission from treatment of FIGO stage III/IV primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, or epithelial ovarian carcinoma as defined by normal CA125, no evidence of disease on abdominopelvic CT scan, and normal post-hysterectomy physical exam.
Entry within 12 weeks of last administration of chemotherapy.
S/P surgical debulking and completion of primary therapy with platinum/taxane-containing chemotherapy of no more than a total of 8 cycles.
Laboratory evidence of good end organ function.
Phase of Trial: Biomarker/Laboratory Analysis.
Number of patients to be enrolled: 400
Planned statistical analysis for primary endpoint: Training set to include 100 women, half of whom are in remission and half of whom have recurrent disease. Validation set will include 200 women, half of whom are in remission and half of whom have recurrent disease.
Laboratory based inclusion criteria:
Laboratory Test: AST(SGOT) and ALT(SGPT)
Required value: less than or equal to 2.5 times the institutional upper limit of normal creatinine
Laboratory Test: Creatinine
Required value: Less than or equal to 2.0
Laboratory Test: Creatinine clearance
Required Value: Greater than or equal to 45 mL/min/1.73 m(2) for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal.
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Bethesda Maryland, 20892, United States
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