Phase II Study of Modified Triple Doublet Therapy in Women With Newly Diagnosed Mullerian Carcinoma

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Mass General Brigham

Status and phase

Phase 2


Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Ovarian Cancer


Drug: Chemotherapy, multiple agents

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


Over the last few years several novel agents have been defined which are active in the treatment of relapsed epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Many of these new agents seemed to have mechanisms of action that are different from Carboplatin and taxol. This trial looks to evaluate the effectiveness and toxicity of three sequential chemotherapy doublets in the treatment of women with newly diagnosed ovarian, primary peritoneal or tubal carcinoma.

Full description

Objective: To evaluate a novel regimen in ovarian carcinoma with an aim of demonstrating a higher than 50% laparotomy defined response rate. This rate is defined as the proportion of patients achieving either a pathologic complete response or a microscopic positive second look at the conclusion of therapy. Primary study goals: · To determine the efficacy of a triple doublet regimen in carefully defined cohorts of patients as defined by the surgical defined response rate Secondary study goals: To evaluate incidence of tubulin mutations in primary and secondary surgical specimens. To evaluate changes in IL-6, IL-8, VEGF, and FGF, at primary diagnosis, during and at the conclusion of therapy. To describe initial IL-6, IL-8, and FGF levels in patients who ultimately achieve pathologic remission vs those with gross residual disease. Patients will recieve 3 cycles of carboplatin and gemcitabine followed by 3 cycles of taxol and carboplatin and then three cycles of adriamycin and topotecan. All patients with a clinically complete response will then undergo second look operation to determine pathologically defined response. SLO = Second Look Operation




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Histologically confirmed epithelial carcinoma of müllerian origin. Specifically, ovarian, primary peritoneal and tubal carcinoma will be allowed. All histologic subtypes are eligible.

  • Patients must have undergone an attempt at aggressive surgical debulking or alternatively be eligible for interim debulking after cycle #3. Patients debulked to no evidence of disease, microscopic disease or gross residual disease are eligible.
  • Stage II, III or IV disease. Patients with disease outside the abdominal cavity are eligible unless presentation includes brain metastases.
  • Able and willing to undergo a second look staging laparotomy.
  • Patients must give written informed consent.
  • Patient must be ag· Performance status (ECOG) >2.
  • Previous chemotherapy.
  • Creatinine > 1.5
  • History of recent MI or congestive heart failure within 6 months of surgery
  • SGOT > 2x ULN, bilirubin > 1.5 X ULN
  • Concurrent invasive malignancy. (Patients with concurrent superficial endometrial carcinoma are eligible if their endometrial carcinoma is superficial or invades less than 50% the thickness of the myometrium).
  • Known hypersensitivity to E.coli derived products?
  • Active psychiatric or mental illness that makes informed consent or careful clinical follow-up unlikely e 18 years or older.
  • Adequate bone marrow function with an ANC > 2,500 and Platelets >100,000/mm3.

Exclusion Criteria

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations



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