This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions fallopian tube cancer, ovarian cancer, peritoneal cavity cancer
Treatment tumor debulking surgery (surgery in recurrent ovarian disease)
Sponsor AGO Study Group
Start date July 2010
End date December 2019
Trial size 408 participants
Trial identifier NCT01166737, AGO-OVAR OP.4 DESKTOP III


It is still not clear whether a positive AGO-score just selects patients with less aggressive biologic tumor behavior who as well would have had a positive outcome by chemotherapy only, or , if it is a score selecting patients who really benefit from surgery. Nevertheless, the AGO-score was confirmed to select patients with a less than 30% risk of ending with residual tumor after surgery for recurrent disease. This could avoid including patients into the present surgical protocol who could not benefit from an operationThe goal of this third DESKTOP study is to evaluate in a prospectively randomized multicentre setting, whether maximum effort of cytoreductive surgery followed by platinum based combination chemotherapy can improve overall survival as compared to platinum based combination chemotherapy alone in AGO-score positive patients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose other
Masking no masking
(No Intervention)
Chemotherapy for platinum-sensitive Ovarian Cancer can be selected on investigators choice
Maximum effort cytoreductive surgery
tumor debulking surgery (surgery in recurrent ovarian disease)
Surgery for Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer with a positive AGO-score predictive for complete tumor resection

Primary Outcomes

Overall survival in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer with a positive AGO-score
time frame: Approximately 36 months after last patient randomized and observation of 244 events

Secondary Outcomes

Quality of Life
time frame: Baseline, 6, and 12 months after randomization
Progression free survival
time frame: Progression free survival is defined as interval between date of randomization and 2nd relapse/progression or death (whatever occurs first).

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion criteria: - Patients with first recurrence of platinum sensitive, invasive epithelial ovarian-, fallopian tube- or primary peritoneal cancer of any initial stage. - Progression-free interval of at least 6 months after end of last platinum-containing therapy, or recurrence within 6 months or later after primary surgery if the patient has not received prior chemotherapy in patients with FIGO I. Non cytostatic maintenance therapy not containing platinum will not be considered for this calculation. - A positive AGO-score. Obligatory requirements for a positive AGO recurrence score in platinum-sensitive disease: 1. Performance status ECOG 0 2. No residual tumor after primary surgery (if unknown, alternatively primary FIGO stage I/II). If report from 1st surgery is not available contact study chairman who will decide whether inclusion is possible or not. 3. Absence of ascites (cut off < 500 ml: radiological or ultrasound estimation) - Complete resection of the tumor by median laparotomy seems possible - Patients who have given their signed and written informed consent and their consent to data transmission and -processing. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with non-epithelial tumors as well as borderline tumors. - Patients without recurrence who are scheduled for diagnostic/second-look surgery or debulking surgery after completion of chemotherapy - More than one prior chemotherapy - Patients with second, third, or later recurrence - Patients with second malignancies who have been treated by laparotomy, as well as other neoplasms, if the treatment might interfere with the treatment of relapsed ovarian cancer or if major impact on prognosis is expected. - Patients with so-called platinum-refractory tumor, i.e. progression during chemotherapy or recurrence within 6 months after end of former first platinum-containing therapy - Only palliative surgery planned - Radiological signs suggesting metastases not accessible to surgical removal (i.e. complete resection is deemed impossible) - Any concomitant disease not allowing surgery and/or chemotherapy - Any medical history indicating excessive peri-operative risk - Any current medication inducing considerable surgical risk (e.g. bleeding: due to oral anticoagulating agents, bevacizumab)

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized Multicenter Study to Compare the Efficacy of Additional Tumor Debulking Surgery vs Chemotherapy Alone in Recurrent Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer
Principal investigator Philipp Harter, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by AGO Study Group.