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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose and duration of prolonged topotecan as maintenance in patients with advanced ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer with complete clinical response after platinum-based chemotherapy.
- Determine the safety of this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.
Patients receive oral topotecan twice daily for 21 days. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 6 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.
Patients who tolerate course 1 may receive an escalated dose of topotecan for subsequent courses. The maximum tolerated dose is defined as the dose tolerated by the majority of the patients.
Patients are followed every 2 months for at least 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Fallopian Tube Cancer
topotecan hydrochloride, adjuvant therapy
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:27-0400
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