A Phase I Study of Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Docetaxel at the Time of Second Look Surgery Following Front-Line Normothermic Intraperitoneal and Intravenous Cisplatin/Paclitaxel for Patients With Stage II and III Ovarian Carcinoma
- Patients must have had a complete clinical response (negative clinical examination,
CA125 and CT scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis) to front-line therapy for stage
II/III ovarian, primary peritoneal or Fallopian tube carcinoma. This will have
included initial surgery followed by combined IV/IP chemotherapy with cisplatin and
paclitaxel. Patients must have had a minimum of three courses of IP therapy with both
paclitaxel and cisplatin
- Second surgery to be performed no more than 3 months from last course of initial
- Age greater than 18 years and negative pregnancy if has child-bearing potential
- GOG performance status less than 2
- Medically fit for surgery
- Patients must have normal organ and marrow function as defined in the protocol
hepatic function Total Bilirubin ULN AST and ALT and Alkaline Phosphatase must be
within the range allowing for eligibility. In determining eligibility the more
abnormal of the two values AST or ALT) should be used.
- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent
- The effects of docetaxel on the developing human fetus are unknown. For this reason
and because taxanes are known to be teratogenic, women of child-bearing potential
must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth
control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study
participation. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while
participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
- Patients who have completed front-line therapy for ovarian cancer more than 3 months
prior to HIPEC.
- Patients receiving any other investigational agents.
- Patients with stage IV disease including previous parenchymal liver disease, brain
metastasis or cytologically-confirmed chest metastasis
- Patients with a history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to Taxotere® or other
drugs formulated with polysorbate 80. History of allergic reactions attributed to
compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition used in this study in addition
- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active
infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac
arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with
- More than grade 2 peripheral neuropathy from prior chemotherapy
- Pregnant, breast-feeding or known to be HIV positive
- Prior malignancy other than non-melanomatous skin cancer more than 5 years ago
- No prior chemotherapy other than for front-line ovarian cancer or radiation for any
- Stomatitis of any grade
- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness or other conditions that would limit compliance
with study requirements should be excluded.