This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions recurrent fallopian tube cancer, recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer, recurrent primary peritoneal cavity cancer
Treatments paclitaxel, ganetespib, laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Targets Hsp90, BCR-ABL, EGFR, KIT
Sponsor Fox Chase Cancer Center
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date October 2013
End date May 2016
Trial size 12 participants
Trial identifier NCT01962948, GYN-064, IRB#13-028/ERP-GYN-064, NCI-2013-01416, P30CA006927


This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of ganetespib when given together with paclitaxel and to see how well they work in treating patients with recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Ganetespib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving paclitaxel and ganetespib may be an effective treatment for ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour and ganetespib IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
paclitaxel Anzatax
Given IV
ganetespib Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090
Given IV
laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Primary Outcomes

Recommended Phase II dose of ganetespib with weekly paclitaxel, based on the incidence of dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) graded according to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) version 4.03 (Phase I)
time frame: Up to 28 days
Progression-free survival at 6 months (Phase II)
time frame: From start of treatment to time of progression or death, whichever occurs first, assessed at 6 months
Response rate defined as the proportion of patients with a best response of complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) per RECIST v. 1.1 (Phase II)
time frame: Up to 4 years

Secondary Outcomes

Incidence of adverse events graded according to the NCI CTCAE version 4.03
time frame: Up to 4 years
Duration of progression-free survival (Phase II)
time frame: From start of treatment to time of progression or death, whichever occurs first, assessed up to 4 years

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancers who have received up to two prior treatment regimens - Patients must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension in accordance with RECIST criteria version (v.) 1.1 - Patients must have had one prior platinum-based chemotherapeutic regimen for management of primary disease containing carboplatin, cisplatin, or another organoplatinum compound; this initial treatment may have included intraperitoneal therapy, high-dose therapy, consolidation, or extended therapy administered after completion of initial chemotherapy; patients must be considered platinum resistant or refractory according to standard Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) criteria, i.e., have had a treatment-free interval following platinum of less than 12 months, have persistent disease at the completion of primary platinum-based therapy or have progressed during platinum-based therapy - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 -2 - Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL - Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL - Platelets >= 100,000/mcL - Total bilirubin =< normal institutional limits - Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]/serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2 times institutional normal limits - Creatinine =< normal institutional limits OR - Creatinine clearance >= 60 Ml/min/1.73 m^2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal - Ability and willingness to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory assessments and other study procedures - Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) consent document Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who have had surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study or those who have toxicity that has not recovered to =< grade 1 from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier (with the exception of alopecia); patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents - Histologic diagnosis of a benign or borderline tumor ('tumor of low malignant potential') or of a malignant tumor of non-epithelial origin (such as a germ cell tumor, sex-cord stromal tumor) of the ovary, fallopian tube or peritoneum - Patients with known brain metastases - History of allergic reactions to Cremophor EL, paclitaxel or its components - Prior history of >= grade 2 neurotoxicity or any other toxicity requiring discontinuation of taxane therapy that has not resolved to =< grade 1, with the exception of alopecia - Diagnosis of another malignancy within two years before the first dose, or previously treated for another malignancy with evidence of residual disease, with the exception of a synchronous endometrial cancer; carcinoma in situ will not be considered as malignancy - Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, known serious cardiac illness or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements; known serious cardiac illness or medical conditions include, but are not limited to: - History of documented congestive heart failure (CHF), New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II/III/IV, with a history of dyspnea, orthopnea, or edema that requires current treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta blockers, or diuretics - NOTE: use of these medications for the treatment of hypertension is allowed - Screening QTc (QT interval corrected for heart rate) > 470 msec or history of QT (cardiac interval from start of Q wave to end of T wave) prolongation while taking other medications - High-risk uncontrolled arrhythmias (ventricular arrhythmias, high-grade atrioventricular [AV]-block, supra-ventricular arrhythmias that are not adequately rate-controlled) - Arrhythmias that require current treatment with the following anti-arrhythmic drugs: flecainide, moricizine, or propafenone - Current coronary artery disease with a history of myocardial infarction, angioplasty, or coronary bypass surgery within the preceding 6 months, or angina pectoris that has been symptomatic within the preceding 6 months - Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible - Pregnant or breast feeding

Additional Information

Official title A Phase I/II Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel In Combination With Ganetespib In Patients With Recurrent, Platinum-Resistant Ovarian, Fallopian Tube or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Principal investigator Lainie Martin
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the recommended Phase II dose of ganetespib with weekly paclitaxel. (Phase I) II. Probability of surviving progression-free for at least 6 months after initiating therapy. (Phase II) III. Clinical response rate (partial and complete responses as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST] 1.1 criteria). (Phase II) SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of ganetespib and weekly paclitaxel in this cohort of patients as measured by the frequency and severity of adverse reactions. (Phase I) II. Determine the nature and degree of toxicity of ganetespib and weekly paclitaxel in this cohort of patients as measured by the frequency and severity of adverse reactions encountered. (Phase II) III. Duration of progression-free survival. (Phase II) OUTLINE: This is a phase I, dose-escalation study of ganetespib followed by a phase II study. Patients receive paclitaxel intravenously (IV) over 1 hour and ganetespib IV over 1 hour on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 2 years, and then annually thereafter.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
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