Paclitaxel and Carboplatin or Ifosfamide in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed, Persistent or Recurrent Uterine, Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Peritoneal Cavity Cancer

This randomized phase III trial studies paclitaxel and carboplatin see how well they work compared with paclitaxel and ifosfamide in treating patients with fallopian tube, or peritoneal cavity cancer that is newly diagnosed, persistent, or has come back (recurrent). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, carboplatin, and ifosfamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether paclitaxel is more effective when given with carboplatin or ifosfamide in treating patients with uterine, ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cavity cancer.

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This research study is led by Dr. Tashanna Myers.

Contact: Laura Sorci, 413-794-3188

Participation Details:

174008
Cancer-Gynecologic, Cancer
Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients may have received prior adjuvant external beam radiation therapy and/or vaginal brachytherapy; patients should be at least 4 weeks from the completion of external beam radiotherapy prior to beginning protocol chemotherapy; patients do not need to be delayed if receiving vaginal brachytherapy only
  • Patients must have recovered from the effects of recent surgery, radiotherapy, or other therapy
  • Patients must be free of active infection requiring antibiotics
  • Any hormonal therapy directed at the malignant tumor must be discontinued at least one week prior to beginning protocol chemotherapy; continuation of hormone replacement therapy is permitted

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for management of uterine or ovarian carcinosarcoma
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies or with a concomitant invasive malignancy, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last five years; patients are also ineligible if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy
  • Patients for whom radiotherapy is planned after or during chemotherapy prior to progression of cancer
Interventional (Clinical Trial), Randomized
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