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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving the drugs in different ways may kill more tumor cells.
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the objective response rate of paclitaxel given as a weekly one hour infusion in patients with paclitaxel/platinum refractory stage III and IV ovarian cancer. II. Evaluate the safety of paclitaxel in this patient population. III. Assess the overall survival in these patients. IV. Assess quality of life in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, open label, nonrandomized study. Patients are administered paclitaxel as a one hour IV infusion every 7 days. Each cycle consists of four weeks. Treatment may be delayed for up to 2 weeks and there is no limit to the number of interruptions a patient may experience. Patients receive paclitaxel weekly until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Treatment is assessed every 3 cycles for one year and then every 6 months thereafter during study. Quality of life is assessed every cycle for the first 6 cycles, then every 3 cycles thereafter. Patients are followed every 3 months for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: There will be 100 patients accrued into this study.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Oncology Center at Providence Park
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:36:05-0400
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether giving paclitaxel for a shorter period ...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel and polyglutamate paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells. It is not ye...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether receiving paclitaxel and carboplatin wit...
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy such as polyglutamate paclitaxel and carboplatin use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Polyglutamate pacli...
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Diseases involving the FALLOPIAN TUBES including neoplasms (FALLOPIAN TUBE NEOPLASMS); SALPINGITIS; tubo-ovarian abscess; and blockage.
Methods for assessing the patency of the fallopian tubes.
Benign or malignant neoplasms of the FALLOPIAN TUBES. They are uncommon. If they develop, they may be located in the wall or within the lumen as a growth attached to the wall by a stalk.
Formation of an artificial opening in a fallopian tube.
A pair of highly specialized muscular canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM collection, and the site for the final maturation of gametes and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three histologic layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells.
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
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