Clinical Trial: Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Advanced, Refractory, or Recurrent Cervical or Vaginal Cancer

This study has been completed.

Sponsors and Collaborators: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Information provided by: National Cancer Institute (NCI)


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating patients with advanced, refractory, or recurrent cervical or vaginal cancer.

Condition Treatment or Intervention Phase
recurrent vaginal cancer
recurrent cervical cancer
cervical adenocarcinoma
vaginal clear cell adenocarcinoma
 Drug: paclitaxel
Phase II

MedlinePlus related topics:  Cervical Cancer;   Vaginal Cancer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment

Official Title: Phase II Study of Paclitaxel for Advanced, Persistent, or Recurrent Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix and Vagina

Further Study Details: 

Study start: March 1994

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the frequency and duration of objective response, duration of progression-free interval, and survival of patients treated with paclitaxel for advanced, persistent, or recurrent clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix who have failed higher priority treatment protocols.

II. Determine the frequency and severity of observed adverse effects on this study.

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Paclitaxel, TAX, NSC-673089.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 25 evaluable patients per histologic stratum will be accrued over 10-12 months for the nonsquamous cell carcinoma stratum and over 23 months for the clear cell adenocarcinoma stratum. If more than 3 patients in a given stratum respond, an additional 25 patients will be accrued to that stratum. As of 07/95, the study is open only to patients with clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina or cervix.




--Disease Characteristics--

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

  • At least 3 weeks since therapy directed at malignancy
  • Biologic therapy: Not specified
  • Chemotherapy: No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen (either single or combination cytotoxic drug therapy); No prior paclitaxel; Recovery from prior chemotherapy required
  • Endocrine therapy: Not specified
  • Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for recurrent disease except a low dose, single fraction used to abrogate menorrhagia; Recovery from prior radiotherapy required
  • Surgery: Recovery from prior surgery required

--Patient Characteristics--

  • Age: Any age
  • Performance status: GOG 0-2
  • Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3,000; AGC at least 1,500; Platelets at least 100,000
  • Hepatic: Bilirubin no more than 1.5 times normal; AST no more than 3 times normal; Alkaline phosphatase no more than 3 times normal
  • Renal: Creatinine no more than 2.0 mg/dL
  • Other: Not eligible for a higher priority GOG protocol; No significant infection; No prior or concomitant second malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer

Location Information

      University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham,  Alabama,  35294,  United States

      Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA, Los Angeles,  California,  90095-1781,  United States

      Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford,  California,  94305-5408,  United States

      USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles,  California,  90033-0800,  United States

      Women's Cancer Center, Palo Alto,  California,  94304,  United States

      University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver,  Colorado,  80262,  United States

District of Columbia
      Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Georgetown University, Washington,  District of Columbia,  20007,  United States

      Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington,  District of Columbia,  20307-5000,  United States

      H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa,  Florida,  33612,  United States

      Emory University Hospital - Atlanta, Atlanta,  Georgia,  30322,  United States

      MBCCOP - Hawaii, Honolulu,  Hawaii,  96813,  United States

      Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago,  Illinois,  60612,  United States

      University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Chicago,  Illinois,  60637,  United States

      Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis,  Indiana,  46202-5265,  United States

      University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City,  Iowa,  52242,  United States

      Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington,  Kentucky,  40536-0084,  United States

      Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore,  Maryland,  21287,  United States

      University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester,  Massachusetts,  01655,  United States

      Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit,  Michigan,  48201,  United States

      CCOP - Ann Arbor Regional, Ann Arbor,  Michigan,  48106,  United States

      University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis,  Minnesota,  55455,  United States

      University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson,  Mississippi,  39216-4505,  United States

      Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis,  Missouri,  63110,  United States

New Jersey
      Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden,  New Jersey,  08103,  United States

New York
      Cancer Center of Albany Medical Center, Albany,  New York,  12208,  United States

      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York,  New York,  10021,  United States

      State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn,  New York,  11203,  United States

      State University of New York Health Sciences Center - Stony Brook, Stony Brook,  New York,  11790-9832,  United States

      University of Rochester Cancer Center, Rochester,  New York,  14642,  United States

North Carolina
      Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem,  North Carolina,  27157-1082,  United States

      Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham,  North Carolina,  27710,  United States

      Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC, Chapel Hill,  North Carolina,  27599-7295,  United States

      Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital - Ohio State University, Columbus,  Ohio,  43210,  United States

      Barrett Cancer Center, The University Hospital, Cincinnati,  Ohio,  45219,  United States

      Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Cleveland,  Ohio,  44195,  United States

      Ireland Cancer Center, Cleveland,  Ohio,  44106-5065,  United States

      University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma,  73190,  United States

      Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington,  Pennsylvania,  19001,  United States

      Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  19111,  United States

      Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  19107,  United States

      Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey,  Pennsylvania,  17033,  United States

      Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  19107,  United States

      University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  19104,  United States

South Carolina
      CCOP - Upstate Carolina, Spartanburg,  South Carolina,  29303,  United States

      Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston,  South Carolina,  29425-0721,  United States

      Simmons Cancer Center - Dallas, Dallas,  Texas,  75235-9154,  United States

      University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,  Texas,  77030,  United States

      Cancer Center, University of Virginia HSC, Charlottesville,  Virginia,  22908,  United States

      Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma,  Washington,  98405,  United States

      University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle,  Washington,  98195-6043,  United States

Study chairs or principal investigators

John P. Curtin,  Study Chair,  Gynecologic Oncology Group   

More Information

Clinical trial summary from the National Cancer Institute's PDQ® database

Study ID Numbers:  CDR0000063506; GOG-128B
Record last reviewed:  August 2004
Last Updated:  October 13, 2004
Record first received:  November 1, 1999 Identifier:  NCT00002562
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on 2005-04-08

Cache Date: April 9, 2005