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Pemetrexed and Carboplatin in Recurrent Platinum Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

2014-08-27 03:18:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects (good and bad) the combination of carboplatin and pemetrexed have on patients with recurrent ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer.

Description

- Before patients receive any chemotherapy treatments they will be given three medications to prevent side effects from the chemotherapy drugs. These medications are vitamin B12, folic acid and dexamethasone.

- Chemotherapy treatments will be given intravenously in the outpatient clinic. Pemetrexed will be given first and will take 10 minutes to infuse followed by carboplatin which will take 30-45 minutes to infuse. These treatments will be repeated once every three weeks for 6 cycles of chemotherapy (18 weeks).

- Before each chemotherapy treatment the following tests and procedures will be performed: physical exam and medical history; evaluation of ability to undertake daily activities; and blood tests.

- After every 2 cycles of chemotherapy (every 6 weeks) patients will have a CT or MRI scan to measure how well their cancer is responding to treatment.

- The study treatment will last for 6 cycles of chemotherapy as long as the tumor does not grow and the patient isn't experiencing any severe side effects.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Ovarian Cancer

Intervention

Carboplatin, Pemetrexed

Location

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx
New York
United States
10461

Status

Recruiting

Source

Montefiore Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:26-0400

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