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    A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Lenalidomide With MOR00208 in Patients With R-R DLBCL

    Protocol: OSU-15070

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Major Inclusion Criteria:

    1. Age >18 years

    2. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of DLBCL

    3. Tumour tissue for central pathology review and correlative studies must be provided.

    4. Patients must have:

    relapsed and/or refractory disease

    at least one bidimensionally measurable, PET positive disease site (transverse

    diameter of ≥1.5 cm and perpendicular diameter of ≥1.0 cm at baseline)

    received at least one, but no more than three previous systemic regimens for the

    treatment of DLBCL and one therapy line must have included a CD20-targeted

    therapy

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group 0 to 2

    5. Patients not considered in the opinion of the investigator eligible, or patients

    unwilling to undergo intensive salvage therapy including ASCT

    6. Patients must meet the following laboratory criteria at screening:

    absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 × 109/L

    platelet count ≥90 × 109/L

    total serum bilirubin ≤2.5 × ULN or ≤5 × ULN in cases of Glibert's Syndrome or

    liver involvement by lymphoma

    alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase ≤3 ×

    ULN or <5 × ULN in cases of liver involvement

    serum creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/minute

    7. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must:

    not be pregnant

    refrain from breastfeeding and donating blood or oocytes

    agree to ongoing pregnancy testing

    commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse, or agree to use

    and be able to comply with the use of double-barrier contraception

    8. Males (if sexually active with a FCBP) must

    use an effective barrier method of contraception

    refrain from donating blood or sperm

    9. In the opinion of the investigator the patients must:

    be able and willing to receive adequate prophylaxis and/or therapy for

    thromboembolic events

    be able to understand the reason for complying with the special conditions of

    the pregnancy prevention risk management plan and give written acknowledgement

    of this.

    Major Exclusion Criteria:

    1. Patients who have:

    other histological type of lymphoma

    primary refractory DLBCL

    a history of "double/triple hit" genetics

    2. Patients who have, within 14 days prior to Day 1 dosing:

    not discontinued CD20-targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy,

    investigational anticancer therapy or other lymphoma specific therapy

    undergone major surgery or suffered from significant traumatic injury

    received live vaccines.

    required parenteral antimicrobial therapy for active, intercurrent infections

    3. Patients who:

    were previously treated with CD19-targeted therapy or IMiDs® (e.g. thalidomide,

    LEN)

    have undergone ASCT within the period ≤ 3 months prior to signing the informed

    consent form.

    have undergone previous allogenic stem cell transplantation

    have a history of deep venous thrombosis/embolism and who are not willing/able

    to take venous thromboembolic event prophylaxis during the entire treatment

    period

    concurrently use other anticancer or experimental treatments

    4. Prior history of malignancies other than DLBCL, unless the patient has been free of

    the disease for ≥5 years prior to screening.

    5. Patients with:

    positive hepatitis B and/or C serology.

    known seropositivity for or history of active viral infection with human

    immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

    CNS lymphoma involvement

    history or evidence of clinically significant cardiovascular, CNS and/or other

    systemic disease that would in the investigator's opinion preclude participation

    in the study or compromise the patient's ability to give informed consent.

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Major Inclusion Criteria:

    1. Age >18 years

    2. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of DLBCL

    3. Tumour tissue for central pathology review and correlative studies must be provided.

    4. Patients must have:

    relapsed and/or refractory disease

    at least one bidimensionally measurable, PET positive disease site (transverse

    diameter of ≥1.5 cm and perpendicular diameter of ≥1.0 cm at baseline)

    received at least one, but no more than three previous systemic regimens for the

    treatment of DLBCL and one therapy line must have included a CD20-targeted

    therapy

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group 0 to 2

    5. Patients not considered in the opinion of the investigator eligible, or patients

    unwilling to undergo intensive salvage therapy including ASCT

    6. Patients must meet the following laboratory criteria at screening:

    absolute neutrophil count ≥1.5 × 109/L

    platelet count ≥90 × 109/L

    total serum bilirubin ≤2.5 × ULN or ≤5 × ULN in cases of Glibert's Syndrome or

    liver involvement by lymphoma

    alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase ≤3 ×

    ULN or <5 × ULN in cases of liver involvement

    serum creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/minute

    7. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must:

    not be pregnant

    refrain from breastfeeding and donating blood or oocytes

    agree to ongoing pregnancy testing

    commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse, or agree to use

    and be able to comply with the use of double-barrier contraception

    8. Males (if sexually active with a FCBP) must

    use an effective barrier method of contraception

    refrain from donating blood or sperm

    9. In the opinion of the investigator the patients must:

    be able and willing to receive adequate prophylaxis and/or therapy for

    thromboembolic events

    be able to understand the reason for complying with the special conditions of

    the pregnancy prevention risk management plan and give written acknowledgement

    of this.

    Major Exclusion Criteria:

    1. Patients who have:

    other histological type of lymphoma

    primary refractory DLBCL

    a history of "double/triple hit" genetics

    2. Patients who have, within 14 days prior to Day 1 dosing:

    not discontinued CD20-targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy,

    investigational anticancer therapy or other lymphoma specific therapy

    undergone major surgery or suffered from significant traumatic injury

    received live vaccines.

    required parenteral antimicrobial therapy for active, intercurrent infections

    3. Patients who:

    were previously treated with CD19-targeted therapy or IMiDs® (e.g. thalidomide,

    LEN)

    have undergone ASCT within the period ≤ 3 months prior to signing the informed

    consent form.

    have undergone previous allogenic stem cell transplantation

    have a history of deep venous thrombosis/embolism and who are not willing/able

    to take venous thromboembolic event prophylaxis during the entire treatment

    period

    concurrently use other anticancer or experimental treatments

    4. Prior history of malignancies other than DLBCL, unless the patient has been free of

    the disease for ≥5 years prior to screening.

    5. Patients with:

    positive hepatitis B and/or C serology.

    known seropositivity for or history of active viral infection with human

    immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

    CNS lymphoma involvement

    history or evidence of clinically significant cardiovascular, CNS and/or other

    systemic disease that would in the investigator's opinion preclude participation

    in the study or compromise the patient's ability to give informed consent.

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    Paclitaxel and Carboplatin with or without Metformin Hydrochloride in Treating Patients with Stage III, IV, or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

    Protocol: GOG-0286B

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have measurable stage III, measurable stage IVA, stage IVB (with or without measurable disease) or recurrent (with or without measurable disease) endometrial carcinoma

    Histologic confirmation of the original primary tumor is required; patients with the following histologic epithelial cell types are eligible:

    • Endometrioid adenocarcinoma, serous adenocarcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, clear cell adenocarcinoma, mixed epithelial carcinoma, adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified (N.O.S.)

    Measurable disease is defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) (version 1.1); measurable disease is defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded); each lesion must be >= 10 mm when measured by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or caliper measurement by clinical exam; or >= 20 mm when measured by chest x-ray; lymph nodes must be >= 15 mm in short axis when measured by CT or MRI

    Patients must have a Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2

    Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) greater than or equal to 1,500/mcl

    Platelets greater than or equal to 100,000/mcl

    Creatinine less than 1.4 mg/dl

    Bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x institutional/laboratory upper limit of normal (ULN)

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) less than or equal to 3 x ULN

    Alkaline phosphatase less than or equal to 2.5 x ULN

    Patients must NOT have received prior chemotherapy or targeted therapy, including chemotherapy used for radiation sensitization for treatment of endometrial carcinoma

    Patients may have received prior radiation therapy for treatment of endometrial carcinoma; prior radiation therapy may have included pelvic radiation therapy, extended field pelvic/para-aortic radiation therapy, and/or intravaginal brachytherapy; all radiation therapy must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to the first date of study therapy

    Patients may have received prior hormonal therapy for treatment of endometrial carcinoma; all hormonal therapy must be discontinued at least one week prior to the first date of study therapy

    Patients must be able to swallow and retain orally-administered medication

    Patients must have signed an approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information; individuals with impaired decision-making capacity are not eligible to participate on the study

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Patients must NOT be taking metformin or have been on metformin in the past 6 months

    Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last three years

    Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

    Patients who are pregnant or nursing; if patients are of reproductive age and have not undergone hysterectomy, they must use an effective contraceptive method for the duration of this study

    Any condition associated with increased risk of metformin-associated lactic acidosis; (e.g. congestive heart failure defined as New York Heart Association [NYHA] class III or IV functional status, history of acidosis of any type; habitual intake of 3 or more alcoholic beverages per day)

    Principal Investigator: David M O'Malley, MD

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    Decitabine, Donor Natural Killer Cells, and Aldesleukin in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    Protocol: OSU-14040

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients with relapsed or refractory AML

    Patients without a response after two cycles of a 10-day course of decitabine

    Patients with primary refractory AML (persistent disease after standard induction with 7+3) or relapsed AML

    Patients who have relapsed post-allogeneic transplant

    Patients with secondary AML or therapy related disease (t-AML) are eligible; patients who received decitabine or 5-azacytidine as prior treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) remain eligible

    Patients with central nervous system (CNS) leukemia are eligible as long as they have received treatment and most recent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is negative for leukemia

    If the patient has co-morbid medical illness, life expectancy attributed to the comorbid illness must be greater than 6 months

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 2

    Total bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dL

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)(serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT)(serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) < 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal

    Creatinine < 2.0 mg/dL

    New York Heart Association (NYHA) congestive heart failure (CHF) class II or better

    Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for the duration of study participation; if the patient does not agree, the patient is not eligible; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately

    Ability to understand and willingness to sign the written informed consent document

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection without acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining criteria are eligible

    DONOR: Donors must be human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-haploidentical first-degree relatives of the patient; eligible donors include biological parents, siblings or half-siblings, or children

    Donor: Must be >= 18 years (yrs) old

    DONOR: Donor must be in general good health and eligible for apheresis as determined by the medical provider

    DONOR: HLA-haploidentical donor/recipient match by at least class I serologic typing at the HLA-A and B loci

    DONOR: Willing and able to provide informed consent

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 2 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study

    Patients receiving any other investigational agents or patients that have received other investigational agents within 14 days of enrollment

    Patients with history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to decitabine that are not easily managed

    Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, serious cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements; as infection is a common feature of AML, patients with active infection are permitted to enroll provided that the infection is under control

    Patients with serious medical or psychiatric illness likely to interfere with participation in this clinical study

    Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding are excluded from this study; confirmation that the subject is not pregnant must be established by a negative serum B-human chorionic gonadotropin (B-hCG) pregnancy test result obtained during screening; pregnancy testing is not required for post-menopausal or surgically sterilized women

    Patients with metastatic malignant solid tumors who received treatment in the past 6 months are excluded

    Known allergy to iron dextran or presence of human anti-mouse antibodies

    DONOR: Pregnancy

    DONOR: Positive or reactive test results for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated relevant communicable diseases (HIV, hepatitis B [hep B], hepatitis C, human T-cell lymphotropic virus [HTLV], Syphilis, Trypanosoma [T.] cruzi)

    Principal Investigator: Sumithira Vasu, MD

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    Maintenance Pembrolizumab vs Placebo after First-line Chemo in Pts w/ Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

    Protocol: OSU-16133

    Principal Investigator: Amir Mortazavi, MD

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    Carfilzomib for Treatment of Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease

    Protocol: OSU-15279

    Principal Investigator: Samantha M Jaglowski, MD

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    Ph II CD24Fc for Prevention of Acute GVHD Following Myeloablative Allogeneic HSCT

    Protocol: OSU-15286

    Principal Investigator: Samantha M Jaglowski, MD

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    Ph II GempoxFollowed By A Single Cycle Of AuHPCR For Pts W/ Recurrent Or Progressive CNS Germ Cell T

    Protocol: OSU-16184

    Principal Investigator: Pierre Giglio, MD

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    Ph 1/2 brentuximab vedotin in comb w/ nivolumab w/ relap/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma

    Protocol: OSU-15164

    Principal Investigator: Beth A Christian, MD

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    Trametinib, Combination Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    Protocol: OSU-14034

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed or recurrent from a previously treated early stage lung cancers that are locally confined, non-small cell lung cancers that are considered unresectable and for which chemoradiation will be considered definitive therapy; patients with recurrent cancer that is amendable for chemoradiation can be eligible only if patients with prior lobectomy for stage I cancer had not had adjuvant chemotherapy, and more than 8 weeks have elapsed from surgery to allow for wound healing; patients who recur from prior X-ray therapy (XRT) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) will not be eligible

    Patients must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded for non-nodal lesions and short axis for nodal lesions) as >= 20 mm with conventional techniques or as >= 10 mm with spiral CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or calipers by clinical exam

    Prior thoracic radiation allowed only if there is minimal to no overlap with the treatment area estimated at the time of consultation, and there is no cumulative esophageal dose that exceeds more than 50% of the maximal acceptable dose tolerance

    Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 1 (Karnofsky >= 70%)

    Life expectancy of greater than 6 months

    Able to swallow and retain orally-administered medication and does not have any clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may alter absorption such as malabsorption syndrome or major resection of the stomach or bowels

    Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1.5 x 10^9/L

    Hemoglobin >= 9 g/dL

    Platelets >= 100 x 10^9/L

    Albumin >= 2.5 g/dL

    Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x institutional ULN

    Serum creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL OR calculated creatinine clearance (Cockcroft-Gault formula) >= 50 mL/min OR 24-hour urine creatinine clearance >= 50 mL/min

    Prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ratio (INR) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) =< 1.5 x institutional ULN

    Left ventricular ejection fraction >= institutional lower limit of normal (LLN) by echocardiogram (ECHO) or multi gated acquisition scan (MUGA)

    Women of child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, during the study participation, and for four months after the last dose of the drug; women of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test within 14 days prior to registration and agree to use effective contraception throughout the treatment period and for 4 months after the last dose of study treatment; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately

    Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

    Activating Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutation (any G12, G13, Q61) confirmed by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified testing

    The availability of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded archival tissue from core biopsy of tumors is recommended for exploratory analysis

    Exclusion Criteria:

    History of another malignancy

    Exception: patients who have been disease-free for 3 years, or patients with a history of completely resected non-melanoma skin cancer and/or patients with indolent secondary malignancies, are eligible; consult the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Medical Monitor if unsure whether second malignancies meet the requirements specified above

    History of interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis

    Any major surgery, extensive radiotherapy, chemotherapy with delayed toxicity, biologic therapy, or immunotherapy within 21 days prior to enrollment

    Use of other investigational drugs within 28 days (or five half-lives, whichever is shorter; with a minimum of 14 days from the last dose) preceding the first dose of trametinib and during the study

    Have a known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs chemically related to trametinib, or excipients or to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or to either carboplatin or paclitaxel

    Current use of a prohibited medication; the following medications or non-drug therapies are prohibited:

    Other anti-cancer therapy while on study treatment; (note: megestrol [Megace] if used as an appetite stimulant is allowed)

    Concurrent treatment with bisphosphonates is permitted; however, treatment must be initiated prior to the first dose of study therapy; prophylactic use of bisphosphonates in patients without bone disease is not permitted, except for the treatment of osteoporosis

    Concurrent use of all herbal supplements is prohibited during the study (including, but not limited to, St. John’s wort, kava, ephedra [ma huang], gingko biloba, dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA], yohimbe, saw palmetto, or ginseng)

    History or current evidence/risk of retinal vein occlusion (RVO)

    History or evidence of cardiovascular risk including any of the following:

    Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < LLN

    A QT interval corrected for heart rate using the Bazett’s formula corrected QT (QTcB) >= 480 msec

    History or evidence of current clinically significant uncontrolled arrhythmias (exception: patients with controlled atrial fibrillation for > 30 days prior to registration are eligible)

    History of acute coronary syndromes (including myocardial infarction and unstable angina), coronary angioplasty, or stenting within 6 months prior to registration

    History or evidence of current >= class II congestive heart failure as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification system

    Treatment-refractory hypertension defined as a blood pressure of systolic > 140 mmHg and/or diastolic > 90 mmHg which cannot be controlled by anti-hypertensive therapy

    Known cardiac metastases

    Known hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (patients with chronic or cleared HBV and HCV infection are eligible); patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are not eligible if on anti-retroviral medications

    Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

    Pregnant women or nursing mothers; women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid pregnancy and use effective methods of contraception; men with a female partner of childbearing potential must have either had a prior vasectomy or agree to use effective contraception; if a female patient or a female partner of a patient becomes pregnant while the patient receives trametinib, the potential hazard to the fetus should be explained to the patient and partner (as applicable)

    HIV-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible

    Patients who do not consent for PK studies to be performed (alternatively: patients who initially consent to be on study but withdraws consent for PK study will be taken off study and replaced)

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    Chemotherapy and Pelvic Radiation Therapy with or without Additional Chemotherapy in Treating Patients with High-Risk Early-Stage Cervical Cancer after Radical Hysterectomy

    Protocol: RTOG-0724

    Eligibility:

    Inclusion Criteria:

    Patients must have undergone radical hysterectomy (open, laparoscopically or robotic) and staging including pelvic node sampling or dissection for cervical carcinoma within 70 days prior to study entry (NOTE: if the patient did not have a para-aortic lymph node sampling/dissection, but had common iliac node dissection that was negative, a positron emission tomography [PET]-computed tomography [CT] is recommended, but not required; a negative pre or post-operative PET scan or PET-CT scan of the para–aortic nodes is required if the patient did not undergo para-aortic or common iliac nodal sampling/dissection)

    Patients with clinical stage IA2, IB or IIA squamous, adenosquamous, or adenocarcinoma of the cervix who have any/all of the following high-risk features after surgery:

    Positive pelvic nodes

    Positive parametrium

    Positive para-aortic nodes- completely resected, PET/CT negative (PET only required if positive para-aortic nodes during surgery)

    No distant metastases, based upon the following minimum diagnostic workup (NOTE: patients with positive para-aortic nodes- completely resected, PET/CT negative are eligible):

    History/physical examination within 56 days prior to study entry

    Contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen and pelvis by either CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or whole body PET-CT (with or without contrast) within 90 days prior to registration (NOTE: whole body PET-CT is preferred)

    Chest x-ray (posterioranterior [PA] and lateral) or chest CT within 70 days prior to study entry (except for those who have had whole body PET-CT)

    Zubrod performance status 0-1

    Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1,800 cells/mm^3

    Platelets >= 100,000 cells/mm^3

    Hemoglobin >= 10.0 g/dl (Note: the use of transfusion or other intervention to achieve hemoglobin [Hgb] >= 10.0 g/dl is acceptable)

    White blood cell count >= 4000 cells/mm^3

    Serum creatinine =< 1.5 mg/dL within 14 days prior to study entry

    Bilirubin =< 1.5 times normal 14 days prior to study entry

    Alkaline phosphatase within upper limits of institutional normal within 14 days prior to study entry

    Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) and/or aspartate aminotransferase (AST)/serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) within upper limits of institutional normal within 14 days prior to study entry

    Patients with known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive must have a cluster of differentiation (CD)4 cell count be >= 350 cells/mm^3 within 14 days prior to study entry (note, however, that HIV testing is not required for entry into this protocol)

    Patient must provide study-specific informed consent prior to study entry

    Exclusion Criteria:

    Prior invasive malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer) unless disease free for a minimum of 3 years (for example, carcinoma in situ of the breast, oral cavity, or cervix are all permissible)

    Patients can not have any neuroendocrine histology in pathology

    Prior systemic chemotherapy for the current cervical cancer; note that prior chemotherapy for a different cancer is allowable

    Prior radiation therapy to the pelvis that would result in overlap of radiation therapy fields

    Severe, active co-morbidity, defined as follows:

    Unstable angina and/or congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization within the last 6 months

    Transmural myocardial infarction within the last 6 months

    Acute bacterial or fungal infection requiring intravenous antibiotics at the time of study entry

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation or other respiratory illness requiring hospitalization or precluding study therapy at the time of study entry

    Coagulation defects; note, however, that coagulation parameters are not required for entry into this protocol

    Prior allergic reaction to carboplatin, paclitaxel, and/or cisplatin

    Patients who have gross residual disease or distant metastatic disease

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