Objective: This study was performed to determine the safety and efficacy of belotecan, a new camptothecin analogue and potent topoisomerase I inhibitor, with and without platinum in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. Methods: Fifty-three patients with recurrent or persistent ovarian cancer were enrolled between March 2005 and March 2008. Eligible patients received 0.5 mg/m of intravenous (IV) belotecan on days 1 to 5, every 3 weeks belotecan monotherapy (B) or 50 mg/m of IV cisplatin on day 1 plus 0.3 mg/m of IV belotecan on days 1 to 5, every 3 weeks (belotecan plus cisplatin combination therapy [BP]). Results: Of the 53 treated patients, 34 received BP and 19 received B. Thirty-four patients had platinum-sensitive (PS) disease and 19 had platinum-resistant disease. The overall response of the 53 patients was 37.7% (20/53). According to regimen, the response rate in the BP group was 47.1% (16/34) and that of the B group was 21.1% (4/19). BP had better response (66.7%, 14/21) than B (15.4%, 2/13) for PS disease (P = 0.004), but it was not superior in terms of progression-free survival (BP, 6 month; B, 7 months). Grade 3 or 4 toxicity was less common in B than in BP. Conclusion: Both BP and B seems to be effective and safe regimens for patients with PS or platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer. These results warrant further prospective randomized trials. Both BP and B seems to be effective and safe regimens for patients with PS or platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research