A Phase III, Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multicentre Study of Olaparib Maintenance Monotherapy in Patients With BRCA Mutated Advanced (FIGO Stage III-IV) Ovarian Cancer Following First Line Platinum Based Chemotherapy.
- Female patients with newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed, high risk advanced
(FIGO stage III - IV) BRCA mutated high grade serous or high grade endometrioid
ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer and / or fallopian-tube cancer who have
completed first line platinum based chemotherapy (intravenous or intraperitoneal).
- Stage III patients must have had one attempt at optimal debulking surgery (upfront or
interval debulking). Stage IV patients must have had either a biopsy and/or upfront
or interval debulking surgery.
- Documented mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 that is predicted to be deleterious or
suspected deleterious (known or predicted to be detrimental/lead to loss of
- Patients who have completed first line platinum (carboplatin or cisplatin),
containing therapy (intravenous or intraperitoneal) prior to randomisation:
- Patients must have, in the opinion of the investigator, clinical complete response or
partial response and have no clinical evidence of disease progression on the post
treatment scan or rising CA-125 level, following completion of this chemotherapy
course. Patients with stable disease on the post-treatment scan at completion of
first line platinum-containing therapy are not eligible for the study.
- BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutations that are considered to be non detrimental (e.g.
"Variants of uncertain clinical significance" or "Variant of unknown significance" or
"Variant, favor polymorphism" or "benign polymorphism" etc).
- Patients with early stage disease (FIGO Stage I, IIA, IIB or IIC)
- Stable disease or progressive disease on the post-treatment scan or clinical evidence
of progression at the end of the patient's first line chemotherapy treatment.
- Patients where more than one debulking surgery has been performed before
randomisation to the study. (Patients who, at the time of diagnosis, are deemed to
be unresectable and undergo only a biopsy or oophorectomy but then go on to receive
chemotherapy and interval debulking surgery are eligible).
- Patients who have previously been diagnosed and treated for earlier stage ovarian,
fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer.
- Patients who have previously received chemotherapy for any abdominal or pelvic
tumour, including treatment for prior diagnosis at an earlier stage for their
ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer. (Patients who have received
prior adjuvant chemotherapy for localised breast cancer may be eligible, provided
that it was completed more than three years prior to registration, and that the
patient remains free of recurrent or metastatic disease).
- Patients with synchronous primary endometrial cancer, or a past history of primary
endometrial cancer, unless all of the following conditions are met: Stage not greater
than I-B; no more than superficial myometrial invasion, without vascular or lymphatic
invasion; no poorly differentiated subtypes, including papillary serous, clear cell
or other FIGO Grade 3 lesions.