Twenty-three patients with metastatic or recurrent Stage III or IV epithelial ovarian cancer who were refractory to or relapsed following previous chemotherapy with cisplatin or a cisplatin analog were entered into a phase II study of amonafide. The starting dose of amonafide was 300 mg/m2 delivered daily over 1 hr by intravenous infusion. In the absence of myelosuppression, the dose of amonafide was escalated by increments of 75 mg/m2 to a maximum of 450 mg/m2. There were 19 eligible and 17 fully evaluable patients. Grade 3 or 4 leukopenia occurred in 14 (74%) patients and grade 3 or 4 thrombocytopenia in 6 (32%) patients. No objective complete or partial responses were observed. Four patients had stable disease for 3, 4, 4.5, and 6 months, respectively. Therefore, amonafide in the doses used in the present trial does not have significant activity in previously treated patients with ovarian cancer.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology