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Seattle, Washington 98195


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as gemcitabine and topotecan, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well giving gemcitabine together with topotecan works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of gemcitabine and topotecan in patients with recurrent or persistent platinum-refractory ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer. - Determine the response rate in patients treated with this regimen. - Determine the quality of life of patients treated with this regimen. Secondary - Determine the duration of progression-free survival and overall survival of patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive gemcitabine IV over 30 minutes and topotecan IV over 30 minutes on days 1 and 8. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving a complete response (CR) receive 2 additional courses beyond documentation of CR. Quality of life is assessed at baseline, on day 1 of courses 2, 4, and 6, and then at 1 year. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months thereafter. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 36-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Diagnosis of ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cavity cancer - Recurrent or persistent platinum-refractory disease, as defined by 1 of the following: - Progressive disease while on a platinum compound - Persistent clinically measurable disease with best response as stable disease at the completion of ≥ 6 courses of therapy - Recurrent disease within 6 months after completion of therapy - Measurable or evaluable disease - Evaluable disease, defined as CA 125 ≥ 100 U/mL (confirmed by 2 blood tests) - Measurable disease, defined as ≥ 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion ≥ 20 mm by conventional techniques, including palpation, plain x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, OR ≥ 10 mm by spiral CT scan PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 18 and over Performance status - GOG 0-3 Life expectancy - Not specified Hematopoietic - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3 Hepatic - Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - SGOT ≤ 2.5 times ULN - Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN Renal - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN - Creatinine clearance > 50 mL/min Other - No clinically significant infection - No other severe medical condition that would preclude study treatment - No other malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix or breast PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - See Disease Characteristics - Prior gemcitabine or topotecan allowed provided disease is not refractory to either drug - At least 3 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered Endocrine therapy - Not specified Radiotherapy - At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered Surgery - Recovered from recent prior surgery



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Principal Investigator
Barbara A. Goff, MD
University of Washington

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Seattle, Washington 98195
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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