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This pilot study will help us to determine the success of using a special technique called microarray technology to examine cancer genes in order to predict how individual women will respond to one of two therapies, liposomal doxorubicin or topotecan, and which will be more effective in treating ovarian cancer that has returned (recurrent ovarian cancer). We believe that this study may lead to a means by which microarray technology can predict the most effective treatment decision, based on the genetic characteristics of her tumor tissue, for a woman with recurrent ovarian cancer. Another purpose of this study is to determine how quickly a woman with recurrent ovarian cancer will respond to treatment (treatment response rate) and to evaluate the accuracy of the genomic predictions. Recent data suggest that microarray technology can predict a patient's response to chemotherapy; this has not yet been proven in a forward-looking study which is why we are conducting this research.

Study summary:

Patients who take part in the study will have an initial visit and undergo a CT guided core biopsy. Using tissue from a CT guided core biopsy, microarray analysis will be performed to help predict which of the two drugs appears to be better suited to individual genomic factors. The results will result in being assigned to treatment with either liposomal doxorubicin or topotecan. Patients who receive liposomal doxorubicin - IV chemotherapeutic treatment will occur 3 times, 28 days apart, weeks 1,5,and 9. At each of these visits patients will be evaluated and have blood work to check their liver tests and electrolytes. Every 8 weeks patients will have a radiologic evaluation of their tumor. Patients who receive topotecan - IV chemotherapeutic treatment will occur 4 times, 21 days apart, weeks 1,4,7, and 10. At each of these visits patients will be evaluated and have blood work to check levels of liver tests and electrolytes. Every 8 weeks patients will have a radiologic evaluation of their tumor.


Inclusion Criteria: - Must have history of histologically or cytologically confirmed epithelial ovarian cancer with recurrence. - Must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as >20 mm with conventional techniques or as >10 mm with spiral computed tomography CT) scan. - May have had only 2 prior chemotherapy regimens, with at least one regimen containing platinum, and disease recurrence or progression occurring between 0 to 12 months (1 to 365 days)from the platinum-containing regimen. Patients who have been treated with consolidation treatment are allowed and the consolidation will not be considered a separate regimen. Hormonal therapy and immunotherapy will not be considered a prior chemotherapy regimen. Hormonal therapies given to treat the patient's cancer should be stopped at least 30 days prior to dosing on this trial. Typical low-dose hormone replacement therapy to treat postmenopausal symptoms may be continued at the treating physician's discretion. - Life expectancy >6 months. - ECOG performance status 2 or less (Karnofsky 60%). - Must have normal organ and marrow function as defined below: - leukocytes 3,000/microL - absolute neutrophil count 1,500/ microL - platelets 100,000/microL - total bilirubin ≤1.5 X institutional upper limit of normal(ULN) aspartate aminotransferase [AST(SGOT)]/alanine aminotransferase [ALT(SGPT)] ≤2.5 X ULN creatinine within normal institutional limits OR creatinine clearance 60mL/min/1.73m2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal - Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document - Measurable disease on CT must be considered amenable to biopsy by Core methods (core biopsy may be radiographically or non-radiographically performed). Potential ability to obtain core material must be reviewed by Principal Investigator (PI) and/or his designates prior to enrollment. - Must consent to biopsy as part of enrolling into trial. - Patients with reproductive potential must use an adequate contraceptive method (e.g. abstinence, intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, barrier device with spermicide or surgical sterilization) during treatment and for three months after completing treatment. - Must have a Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) scan or 2-d echocardiogram indicating an ejection fraction of > 50% or institutional standards within 42 days prior to first dose of study drug. The method used at baseline must be used for later monitoring. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not version 13, 01/10/08 MCC 15042 16 recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier. - May not be receiving any other investigational agents concurrently. - Patients with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events. - History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to liposomal doxorubicin or topotecan. - Myocardial infarction within 6 months. History of cardiac disease, with New York Heart Association Class II or greater, or clinical evidence of congestive heart failure. - 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. - Women who are pregnant. - Women who are breastfeeding should discontinue breastfeeding. - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive patients receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy are excluded from the study because of possible pharmacokinetic interactions and increased toxicity. - Patients may have had no other malignancies in the prior 5 years other than non-metastatic, locally-controlled, non-melanomatous cutaneous cancers. - Patients who have received radiation to more than 25% of marrow-bearing areas.

Study is Available At:

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Secondary ID:

NFGC 12-12990-01-29

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Brief Title:

Genomic Directed Salvage Chemotherapy With Either Liposomal Doxorubicin Or Topotecan

Official Title:

A Pilot Prospective Trial Of Genomic Directed Salvage Chemotherapy With Either Liposomal Doxorubicin Or Topotecan In Recurrent Or Persistent Ovarian Cancer Within 12 Months Of Platinum-Based Chemotherapy

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Minimum Age:

18 Years

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Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Oversight Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Reasons Why Stopped:

Funds for this project have been spent, and

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Robert M. Wenham, M.D., M.S.
Principal Investigator
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Study Dates

Start Date:July 2008
Completion Date:October 2009
Completion Type:Actual
Primary Completion Date:October 2009
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:December 2017
Last Changed Date:December 8, 2017
First Received Date:July 21, 2008
First Results Date:October 15, 2010

Study Outcomes

Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Response Rate
Time Frame:1 year, 2 months
Safety Issues:False
Description:Determine response rate of array directed chemotherapy (as defined as the proportion of patients achieving complete or partial responses with a predictive score >/= 0.5 for either chemotherapy). As well as evaluate the accuracy of the chemosensitivity
Outcome Type:Primary Outcome
Measure:Interpret Genomic Array
Time Frame:1 year, 2 months
Safety Issues:False
Description:Number of patients with biopsiable tumor in sufficient quantity and quality that will result in an interpretable genomic array.
Outcome Type:Primary Outcome
Measure:Assess Feasibility
Time Frame:1 year, 2 months
Safety Issues:False
Description:Number of patients meeting 3 week feasibility window which was set as the benchmark.

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Drug
Name:Liposomal Doxorubicin
Description:Liposomal Doxorubicin 40 mg/m2 q 28 days
Arm Name:Liposomal Doxorubicin
Other Name:Doxil
Intervention Type:Drug
Description:Topotecan (daily x 5 days of a 21 day cycle) Per amendment #15: Topotecan (days 1, 8, 15 of a 28 day cycle)
Arm Name:Topotecan
Other Name:Hycamtin

Study Arms

Study Arm Type:Experimental
Arm Name:Topotecan
Description:Topotecan - Chemotherapy single agent systemic.
Study Arm Type:Experimental
Arm Name:Liposomal Doxorubicin
Description:Liposomal Doxorubicin - Chemotherapy single agent systemic.

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Agency Class:U.S. Fed
Agency Type:Collaborator
Agency Name:United States Department of Defense

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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