Licorice Root Extract and Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer That Did Not Respond to Hormone Therapy

This study has been terminated.
(slow accrual)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00176631
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: November 15, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
Results First Received: November 15, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Prostate Cancer
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: licorice root extract
Drug: docetaxel

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Recruitment Details
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Ten subjects were enrolled from April 2004 through November 2006 at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a comprehensive cancer center, and one of its affiliate hospitals within the CINJ Oncology Group.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Licorice Root Extract and Docetaxel

licorice root extract : Licorice root is started on Day 1 and is given at a dose of 6.75 g each day (five 450 mg capsules tid) for a total of 21 days in each cycle.

docetaxel : All the patients will be treated with docetaxel at a dose of 60 mg/m2 every 21 days on Day 1 of the treatment cycle.


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Licorice Root Extract and Docetaxel  
STARTED     10  
COMPLETED     10  
NOT COMPLETED     0  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Licorice Root Extract and Docetaxel

licorice root extract : Licorice root is started on Day 1 and is given at a dose of 6.75 g each day (five 450 mg capsules tid) for a total of 21 days in each cycle.

docetaxel : All the patients will be treated with docetaxel at a dose of 60 mg/m2 every 21 days on Day 1 of the treatment cycle.


Baseline Measures
    Licorice Root Extract and Docetaxel  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  10  
Age  
[units: participants]
 
<=18 years     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     4  
>=65 years     6  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  70  ± 10.3  
Gender  
[units: participants]
 
Female     0  
Male     10  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
 
United States     10  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Percentage of Patients With PSA Response   [ Time Frame: 7 years ]

2.  Secondary:   Proportion of Patients With a Decrease in BCL-2 Levels in PBMC and in the Degree of Plasma ER Receptor, Between Patients Who Responded to Treatment and Patients Who Did Not   [ Time Frame: 7 years ]


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Robert DiPaola, MD
Organization: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
phone: 732-235-8675
e-mail: dipaolrs@cinj.rutgers.edu; rizzoji@cinj.rutgers.edu; zelinsta@cinj.rutgers.edu


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Responsible Party: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00176631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000539682, P30CA072720, 0220034593, CINJ 080306
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Results First Received: November 15, 2013
Last Updated: November 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Institutional Review Board