This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions recurrent uterine corpus sarcoma, uterine corpus leiomyosarcoma
Treatments ixabepilone, laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase phase 2
Sponsor National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date November 2010
End date July 2014
Trial size 26 participants
Trial identifier NCT01220609, CDR0000686644, GOG-0131H, NCI-2011-02656, U10CA027469, U10CA180868


This phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well ixabepilone works in treating patients with recurrent or persistent leiomyosarcoma of the uterus previously treated with chemotherapy. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as ixabepilone, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Patients receive ixabepilone IV over 3 hours on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
ixabepilone BMS 247550
Given IV
laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Primary Outcomes

Frequency and duration of objective response (complete or partial response) as measured by RECIST
time frame: Up to 5 years
Frequency and severity of adverse events as assessed by NCI CTCAE v. 4.0
time frame: Up to 5 years

Secondary Outcomes

Progression-free survival
time frame: Up to 5 years
Overall survival
time frame: Up to 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically confirmed uterine leiomyosarcoma - Persistent or recurrent disease that is refractory to curative or established treatments - Histologic confirmation of the original primary tumor is required - Measurable disease defined as ≥ 1 lesion that can be accurately measured in ≥ 1 dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) - Each lesion must be ≥ 10 mm by CT scan, MRI, or caliper measurement by clinical exam OR ≥ 20 mm by chest x-ray - Lymph nodes must be ≥ 15 mm in short axis by CT scan or MRI - Must have ≥ 1 "target lesion" to assess response - Tumors within a previously irradiated field will be designated as "non-target" lesions unless progression is documented or a biopsy is obtained to confirm persistence ≥ 90 days following completion of radiotherapy - Not eligible for a higher priority GOG protocol, if one exists - Must have had 1 prior cytotoxic regimen that included a taxane regimen for management of leiomyosarcoma - Single-agent or multi-agent therapy allowed - Patients who did not receive prior therapy with a taxane (e.g., docetaxel) must receive a second regimen that includes a taxane - No known brain metastases - GOG performance status 0-2 - Life expectancy > 6 months - ANC ≥ 1,500/mm³ - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm³ - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times ULN - AST ≤ 3 times ULN - Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5 times ULN - Peripheral neuropathy (sensory or mother) ≤ grade 1 - Negative pregnancy test - Not pregnant or nursing - Fertile patients must use effective contraception prior to and for the duration of study participation - Free of active infection requiring antibiotics - Uncomplicated urinary tract infection allowed - No other invasive malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer or curatively treated localized cancer of the breast, head and neck, or skin that was completed more than 3 years ago and the patient remains free of recurrence or metastatic disease - No history of a severe hypersensitivity reaction to agents containing Cremophor EL or its derivatives (e.g., polyoxyethylated castor oil) - No uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, any of the following: - Ongoing or active infection - Symptomatic congestive heart failure - Unstable angina - Cardiac arrhythmia - Psychiatric illness and/or social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements - No concurrent amifostine or other protective agents - Recovered from effects of recent surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy - At least 1 week since prior hormonal therapy - Hormonal therapy (cytotoxic or non-cytotoxic) not counted as prior regimen - At least 3 weeks since any other prior therapy directed to the malignant tumor, including immunologic agents - At least 4 weeks since prior radiation therapy - One prior non-cytotoxic (biologic or cytostatic) regimen, administered as part of the previous cytotoxic regimen or in addition to it, allowed - Non-cytotoxic agents include, but are not limited to, the following: - Monoclonal antibodies - Cytokines - Small-molecule inhibitors of signal transduction - More than 3 years since radiotherapy for localized cancer of the breast, head and neck, or skin provided patient remains free of recurrence or metastatic disease - No prior ixabepilone - No prior chemotherapy for any abdominal or pelvic tumor other than for the treatment of uterine leiomyosarcoma within the past 3 years - Prior chemotherapy for localized breast cancer allowed provided it was completed more than 3 years ago and patient remains free of recurrent or metastatic disease - No other concurrent investigational agents - No concurrent strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, ritonavir, amprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, delavirdine, voriconazole, or grapefruit juice) or CYP3A4 inducers (e.g., dexamethasone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifampicin, rifabutin, phenobarbital, or St. John wort) - No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Evaluation of Ixabepilone (NSC #710428) in the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus
Principal investigator Linda Duska
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the response rate (complete and partial responses by RECIST 1.1) of ixabepilone in patients with recurrent or persistent leiomyosarcoma of the uterus who have failed one previous chemotherapy regimen. II. To determine the nature and degree of toxicity of ixabepilone as assessed by NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4 in this cohort of patients. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the duration of progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). II. To determine the level of beta-III tubulin expression measured by IHC in women with leiomyosarcoma. III. To determine if beta-III tubulin expression as measured by IHC predicts response to ixabepilone in women with leiomyosarcoma. OUTLINE: Patients receive ixabepilone intravenously (IV) over 3 hours on day 1. Courses repeat every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 3 years.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2015.
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