A Study of Rucaparib in Patients With Platinum-Sensitive, Relapsed, High-Grade Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer (ARIEL2)

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Study phase:

    II What is this?

    During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Jacksonville, Florida: 13-005493
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-005493
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  • Sponsor Protocol Number:


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine which patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer will best respond to treatment with rucaparib.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of high-grade epithelial ovarian (serous or endometrioid histology), fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer
  • Relapsed/progressive disease as confirmed by CT scan
  • Received ≥1 prior platinum-based treatment regimen
  • Received platinum-based regimen as last treatment; continuous or switch maintenance treatment as part of this regimen is permitted
  • Sensitive to last platinum regimen (disease progression >6 months after the last dose of platinum)
  • If <55 years of age at diagnosis, prior history of breast cancer, or close relative (first or second degree) with ovarian cancer or early onset (< age 50) breast cancer, must have been previously tested for gBRCA mutation; after 15 patients harboring the gBRCA mutation are enrolled, no additional patients with a known gBRCA mutation will be allowed to enroll.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of prior cancers except for those that have been curatively treated, with no evidence of cancer currently (provided all chemotherapy was completed >6 months prior and/or bone marrow transplant >2 years prior to first dose of rucaparib).
  • Prior treatment with any PARP inhibitor
  • Symptomatic and/or untreated central nervous system metastases
  • Pre-existing duodenal stent and/or any other gastrointestinal disorder or defect that would, in the opinion of the Investigator, interfere with absorption of rucaparib

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office