Evaluation of Symptom Benefit Rate of Trabectedin/PLD in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    AGO Research GmbH
Updated on 24 January 2021


This is an open-label, prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel group, multi-center phase III trial to evaluate the Symptom Benefit Rate of trabectedin/PLD in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who achieve a stabilization of disease after 3 cycles of platinum-based reinduction therapy and with no clinical benefit.


Approximately 330 patients will be randomized in a 1:1 ration to the treatments specified


Arm A - Platinum-based chemotherapy according to investigator's discretion Arm B - Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin 30 mg/m + Trabectedin 1.1 mg/m (q3w)

Condition Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Treatment cisplatin, carboplatin, Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel, bevacizumab, trabectedin, PLD
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03690739
SponsorAGO Research GmbH
Last Modified on24 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Are you female?
Do you have Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma?
Do you have any of these conditions: Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma or Recurrent Ovarian Cancer?
Females aged 18 years at time of signing informed consent form
Histologically proven diagnosis of cancer of the ovary, the fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer
Measurable or non-measurable disease (according RECIST v1.1) or CA-125 assessable disease (according GCIG criteria) or histologically proven diagnosis of relapse
Platinum-treatment free interval (TFIp) > 6 months prior to cycle 1 day 1 of reinduction therapy
Disease stabilization without remission or progression ac-cording to RECIST or GCIG criteria after three cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy for recurrent disease
Symptomatic disease at time of baseline abdominal/GI symptom scale score >15 (EORTC QLQ-OV28)
Completion of EORTC QLQ-OV28 at Baseline within 7 days prior to treatment start
Patients should have received previously a taxane derivative
ECOG performance status 2
Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks
Adequate bone marrow, renal and hepatic function defined as
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) 1.5 x 10^9/L
Platelet count 100 x 10^9/L
Hemoglobin 9.0 g/dL
Serum creatinine 1.5 mg/dL ( 132.6 mol/L) or creatinine clearance 60 mL/min
Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) 2.5 x ULN
Serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST, SGOT) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT) 2.5 x ULN ( 5 x ULN in the presence of liver metastases)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 2.5 ULN
Serum bilirubin ULN
Albumin 25 g/l
Participation in an informed consent discussion with the appropriate trial-related health care representative, full understanding of the implications and constraints of the protocol, and provision of written informed consent prior to the commencement of the trial-related procedures
Geographically accessibility for treatment and follow-up
For women of childbearing potential (WOCBP): agreement to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual inter-course) or use a contraceptive method with a failure rate of < 1 per-centage per year during the treatment period and for at least six months after administration of the last dose of chemo-therapy. A woman is considered to be of childbearing po-tential if she is postmenarcheal, has not reached a post-menopausal state ( 12 continuous months of amenorrhea with no identified cause other than menopause), and has not undergone surgical sterilization (removal of ovaries, fal-lopian tubes, and/or uterus). Examples of contraceptive methods with a failure rate of < 1 percentage per year in-clude but are not limited to bilateral tubal ligation and/or oc-clusion, male sterilization, and intrauterine devices, and nor-mal and low dose combined oral pill plus male condom or Cerazette (desogestrel) plus male condom. Cerazette is currently the only highly efficacious progesterone based pill. The reliability of sexual abstinence should be evaluated in relation to the duration of the clinical trial and the preferred and usual lifestyle of the patient. Periodic abstinence (e.g., calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, or postovulation meth-ods) and withdrawal are not acceptable methods of contra-ception

Exclusion Criteria

Ovarian tumors of low malignant potential (e.g. borderline tumors)
Non-epithelial ovarian or mixed epithelial/non epithelial tumors (e.g. mixed Mllerian tumors)
Patients with an objective response in terms of a partial or complete remission or alternatively progressive disease ac-cording to RECIST or GCIG criteria after three cycles of platinum-based reinduction chemotherapy
Patients who have received previous radiotherapy for ovarian cancer
History of congestive heart failure (NYHA classification > 2, even if medically con-trolled)
History of myocardial infarction within the last six months (documented or by electrocardiogram)
History of atrial or ventricular arrhythmias
Impaired liver function, hyperbilirubinemia, Serum creatinine >1.5 mg/dL or > 132.6 mol/L or creatinine clearance < 60 mL/min, left ventricular ejection fraction < 45 %
Severe active or uncontrolled infection
Concurrent severe medical problems unrelated to malignancy, which would significantly limit full compliance with the trial or expose the patient to extreme risk or decreased life expectancy
Patients with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or their compounds related to trabectedin or PLD and patients with known hypersensitivity to one of active substances or one of their compounds used in platinum-based chemotherapy as described in the Summaries of Medicinal Products
Patients with potential risks according to contraindication, warnings or interactions of the used chemotherapeutic agents as stated in the SmPCs are not eligible for participation in this trial
Patients with contraindication regarding CT or MRI (only in case of contrast allergy) are excluded
Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) not using highly effective contraceptive methods
Pregnancy or breast-feeding
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