Patterns of first recurrence following adjuvant intraperitoneal chemotherapy for stage IIIC ovarian cancer
ABSTRACT Adjuvant intraperitoneal (IP) platinum-based chemotherapy has been shown to improve outcome for patients with advanced ovarian cancer. We hypothesize that patients who have received adjuvant IP chemotherapy more commonly recur first at extraperitoneal sites than patients who have received adjuvant intravenous (IV) chemotherapy.
Patients with newly diagnosed stage IIIC optimally debulked serous ovarian cancer were identified from institutional databases. Patterns of recurrence were compared between patients who received IV and IP chemotherapy using standard two-sided statistical tests.
Of the 104 patients who met inclusion criteria, 60 received IV chemotherapy and 44 received IP chemotherapy. Patients in the IV group had a first recurrence more commonly in the lower abdomen or pelvis than the IP group. Patients in the IP group more commonly recurred in the upper abdomen and extra-abdominal lymph nodes. More patients in the IP group than the IV group recurred at extra-abdominal sites (45.5% versus 23.3%, P=0.018).
Patients receiving adjuvant IP chemotherapy are less likely to first recur in the lower abdomen or pelvis and more likely to recur outside of the abdominal cavity. The data suggest that IP chemotherapy is highly effective in the anatomic areas of peritoneal distribution.
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ABSTRACT: This study reports on the C-terminal fragment of the 11S proteasome activator complex (PA28 or Reg alpha), a novel ovarian-specific biomarker of early and late stages of ovarian cancer (OVC) relapse, in patient biopsies after chemotherapy. A total of 179 tissue samples were analyzed: 8 stage I, 55 stage III-IV, 10 relapsed serous carcinomas, 25 mucinous carcinomas and 12 borderline and 68 benign ovarian tissue samples. This fragment was detected by MALDI mass spectrometry profiling in conjunction with a novel extraction method using hexafluoroisopropanol (1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol; HFIP) solvents for protein solubilization and by immunohistochemistry using a specific antibody directed against the C-terminal fragment of PA28. Due to its specific cellular localization, this fragment is a suitable candidate for early OVC diagnosis, patient prognosis and follow-up during therapy and discriminating borderline cancers. Statistical analyses performed for this marker at different OVC stages reflect a prevalence of 77.66 ± 8.77 % (with a correlation coefficient value p < 0.001 of 0.601 between OVC and benign tissue). This marker presents a prevalence of 88 % in the case of tumor relapse and is detected at 80.5 % in stage I and 81.25 % ± 1.06 in stage III-IV of OVC. The correlation value for the different OVC stages is p < 0.001 of 0.998. Taken together, this report constitutes the first evidence of a novel OVC-specific marker.Histochemie 04/2012; 138(1):141-54. DOI:10.1007/s00418-012-0953-0 · 2.93 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: To examine the distribution and outcomes of recurrent disease in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers after optimal cytoreduction and adjuvant intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. All patients diagnosed with ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer between 2004 and 2009 who underwent optimal cytoreductive surgery and received adjuvant intravenous (IV) and IP chemotherapy with paclitaxel and a platinum-based agent were eligible. Age, performance status, tumor origin, stage, and grade were recorded. First recurrences were identified using CA125 values, radiographic studies, operative notes, and pathology reports. Sites of recurrence were classified as intraperitoneal (IP), extraperitoneal (EP) or distant. Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox multivariate regression models were used to assess the associations between recurrent disease distribution and progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). One hundred forty-three patients met the criteria for inclusion. The majority were Stage III (86%) and serous histology (77%). Eighty-four (58.7%) received IV/IP paclitaxel/cisplatin per GOG-172 and 59 (41.3%) received IV/IP paclitaxel/carboplatin. Seventy-two percent completed 6 cycles. Ninety (62.9%) patients manifested a recurrence. One-hundred twelve sites of recurrence were identified with 70 (62.5%) IP and 42 (37.5%) EP and distant sites. Nineteen (21%) recurred in more than one site, i.e. both IP and EP locations. Site of recurrence did not impact OS, however, patients who recurred in multiples sites had significantly worse OS (p<0.001). Approximately 40% of patients treated with IP chemotherapy have a first recurrence outside the peritoneal cavity. Though site of recurrence did not affect OS those with multi-focal recurrence demonstrate worse survival.Gynecologic Oncology 05/2012; 127(1):51-4. DOI:10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.05.026 · 3.69 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IP) is known to be effective after optimal primary debulking surgery (PDS) for ovarian cancer (OC). Here, we conducted a phase II study to investigate its effectiveness after interval debulking surgery (IDS). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with FIGO stage IIIB-IV and suboptimal (≥1cm diameter) residual disease after PDS were enrolled. Carboplatin (AUC 4 IV, Day 1) and cisplatin (50mg/m(2) IV, Day 3) were given q21d for 3cycles. After IDS, paclitaxel (175mg/m(2) IV Day 1 or 60mg/m(2) IV Days 1, 8, and 15, since 2000) and cisplatin (75mg/m(2) IP Day 2) were given q21d for 4cycles. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS), and secondary endpoints were overall survival (OS) and adverse events (CTCAE ver. 2.0). Clinical manifestations at first recurrence and subsequent treatment were also surveyed. RESULTS: Of the 37 patients, high-grade, serous adenocarcinoma was found in 33. Stages IIIB, IIIC, and IV were found in 2, 24, and 11 patients, respectively. After IDS, 23 patients had no macroscopic residual tumor. No patients had permanent enterostomy, febrile neutropenia, or platelet transfusion. The treatment protocol was completed in 22 patients, and discontinued in 5 due to IP catheter-related complications. Median PFS and OS were 22 and 57months, respectively. Among the 28 patients with recurrence, 10 had no intraperitoneal disease at first recurrence. Among the 8 patients who underwent surgical cytoreduction, 6 had no residual tumor, while 2 had a <1-cm-diameter residual tumor. CONCLUSION: IP after IDS for patients with initially suboptimally debulked OC was effective.Gynecologic Oncology 10/2012; 128(1). DOI:10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.10.001 · 3.69 Impact Factor