Intraperitoneal chemotherapy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and optimal interval tumor reductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer.

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OBJECTIVES: Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) and interval tumor reductive surgery (TRS) for advanced ovarian cancer is feasible, however, the impact on disease outcomes remains unclear. We compare outcomes of patients treated with IP chemotherapy versus intravenous (IV) chemotherapy following NACT and interval TRS. METHODS: In this retrospective review, patients with advanced ovarian cancer were included if they received NACT followed by optimal interval TRS between 1/2004 and 4/2017. Patients were excluded if they had an ECOG PS >1, received >6 cycles of NACT or postoperative chemotherapy, and/or received bevacizumab during primary therapy. Primary outcomes were progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: There were 134 patients included in this study, 37 (28%) received IP and 97 (72%) received IV chemotherapy postoperatively. Patients in the IV group were older (median 66.3 vs 59.7 years, p = 0.0039) though there were no differences in BMI, race, BRCA status, stage, or histology. Median PFS was 3 months longer in the IP group (14.5 versus 11.5 months, p = 0.028) however there was no significant difference in OS. On univariate analysis, increasing number of NACT cycles (HR 1.914, 95% CI 1.024-3.497) and residual disease at completion of TRS (HR 1.541, 95% CI 1.042-2.248) were associated with decreased PFS; IP chemotherapy was associated with increased PFS (HR 0.633, 95% CI 0.414-0.944). These associations remained on multivariate analysis. Toxicity was comparable between the groups. CONCLUSIONS: IP after NACT and optimal interval TRS was associated with in improved PFS compared to IV chemotherapy without significant differences in toxicity.

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Cited Authors

  • Bixel, K; Vetter, M; Davidson, B; Berchuck, A; Cohn, D; Copeland, L; Fowler, JM; Havrilesky, L; Lee, PS; O'Malley, DM; Salani, R; Valea, F; Alvarez Secord, A; Backes, F

Published Date

  • March 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 156 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 530 - 534

PubMed ID

  • 31937450

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-6859

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.12.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States