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A Phase I/II Study Of Whole Pelvic Radiation Therapy With Concomitant Paclitaxel and Cisplatin Chemotherapy in Patients With Cervical Carcinoma (Stages I-IV) Limited to the Pelvis

Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Cervical Cancer

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A Phase I/II Study Of Whole Pelvic Radiation Therapy With Concomitant Paclitaxel and Cisplatin Chemotherapy in Patients With Cervical Carcinoma (Stages I-IV) Limited to the Pelvis


- Determine the toxicity of radiotherapy plus paclitaxel and cisplatin used as
radiosensitization in patients with stage IB2, IIA, IIB, IIIB, or IVA invasive
carcinoma of the cervix.

- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of paclitaxel when combined with cisplatin plus
radiotherapy in these patients.

- Determine the effects of this regimen at the maximum tolerated dose on progression-free
survival and overall survival in these patients.

- Determine the site of local or distant recurrence in these patients after treatment
with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of paclitaxel.

Patients undergo external beam radiotherapy (RT) to the pelvic region 5 days a week during
weeks 1-5. Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour immediately followed by cisplatin
concurrently with pelvic field radiotherapy on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36. Patients
undergo low-dose rate (LDR) OR high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. For patients undergoing
LDR brachytherapy, intracavitary implants are inserted 1 or 2 times within 3 weeks after
completion of external beam RT. For patients undergoing HDR brachytherapy, intracavitary
implants are inserted once a week for 5 weeks beginning during week 4 of external beam RT.
Patients may receive a parametrial boost.

Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of paclitaxel until the maximum tolerated
dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2
of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity. Once the MTD is determined, additional
patients are accrued and treated at the MTD as above.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then
annually thereafter or at time of recurrence until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study within 3-7

Inclusion Criteria


- Histologically proven stage IB2, IIA, IIB, IIIB, or IVA invasive carcinoma of the
uterine cervix

- Any cell type

- No metastases to para-aortic lymph nodes, scalene nodes, or to other organs outside
the radiation field at time of original staging

- Study entry required within 8 weeks of diagnosis



- 18 and over

Performance status:

- GOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

- More than 6 months


- Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


- Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal

- SGOT no greater than 3 times normal


- Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL

- No renal abnormalities (e.g., pelvic kidney, horseshoe kidney, or renal
transplantation) that would require modification of radiation fields


- Not pregnant

- No septicemia or severe infection

- No other invasive malignancy within the past 3 years except nonmelanomatous skin


Biologic therapy:

- No prior biologic therapy


- No prior chemotherapy for this or any prior malignancy

Endocrine therapy:

- No prior endocrine therapy


- No prior pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy for this malignancy

- No prior radiotherapy for any other prior malignancy

- No more than 1 month interval between surgery and radiotherapy


- See Radiotherapy


- No other prior therapy for this malignancy

- Stent or nephrostomy tube required if ureteral obstruction present

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Principal Investigator

Joan L. Walker, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Oklahoma University Cancer Institute


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

November 1999

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • stage III cervical cancer
  • stage IB cervical cancer
  • stage IIB cervical cancer
  • stage IIA cervical cancer
  • stage IVA cervical cancer
  • cervical squamous cell carcinoma
  • cervical adenocarcinoma
  • cervical adenosquamous cell carcinoma
  • cervical small cell carcinoma
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms



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