Hormone Therapy Plus Radiation Therapy With or Without Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2004 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: February 18, 2011
Last verified: February 2004

RATIONALE: Hormones can stimulate the production of prostate cancer cells. Hormone therapy may fight prostate cancer by reducing the production of androgens. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. It is not yet known whether hormone therapy plus radiation therapy is more effective with or without combination chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of hormone therapy plus radiation therapy with or without combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: bicalutamide
Drug: estramustine phosphate sodium
Drug: etoposide
Drug: flutamide
Drug: paclitaxel
Drug: releasing hormone agonist therapy
Radiation: radiation therapy
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III Protocol of Androgen Suppression (AS) and Radiation Therapy (RT) vs AS and RT Followed by Chemotherapy With Paclitaxel, Estramustine, and Etoposide (TEE) for Localized, High-Risk, Prostate Cancer

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Estimated Enrollment: 1440
Study Start Date: January 2000
Detailed Description:


  • Compare the efficacy of androgen suppression and radiotherapy with or without subsequent paclitaxel, estramustine, and etoposide, in terms of overall and disease-free survival, biochemical and local control, and freedom from distant metastasis, in patients with localized high-risk prostate cancer.
  • Compare the toxic effects of these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to prostate-specific antigen level (≤ 10 ng/mL vs 11-100 ng/mL), tumor stage (T1-2 vs T3-4), Gleason score (7 vs 8-10), and prior hormone use (yes vs no). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.

All patients receive androgen suppression comprising a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist AND bicalutamide OR flutamide for 4 months. Beginning 8 weeks after the initiation of androgen suppression, all patients undergo radiotherapy once daily, 5 days a week, for 7-8 weeks. Patients who received prior androgen suppression therapy count time to radiotherapy from start date of prior hormonal therapy.

  • Arm I: Patients continue androgen suppression therapy (LHRH agonist only) for approximately 20 more months after radiotherapy is completed.
  • Arm II: Patients continue therapy as in arm I and receive chemotherapy beginning 28 days after completing radiotherapy. Chemotherapy comprises oral estramustine 3 times daily and oral etoposide twice daily on days 1-14 and paclitaxel IV over 1 hour on day 2. Chemotherapy repeats every 21 days for 4 courses.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,440 patients will be accrued for this study within 6 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically proven prostate cancer at high risk for relapse as determined by either of the following:

    • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) 20-100 ng/mL and Gleason score at least 7 (any T stage)
    • Clinical stage at least T2, Gleason score at least 8, and PSA no greater than 100 ng/mL
  • Negative lymph nodes
  • No metastatic disease



  • Over 18

Performance status:

  • Zubrod 0 or 1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • WBC at least 3,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 130,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 11.4 g/dL


  • AST no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal


  • Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL


  • No other invasive cancer within the past 5 years except superficial nonmelanomatous skin cancer
  • No major medical or psychiatric illness that would preclude study participation
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 5 years since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 60 days since prior finasteride for prostatic hypertrophy
  • At least 90 days since prior testosterone
  • No more than 30 days since initiation of prior pharmacologic androgen ablation for prostate cancer


  • No prior pelvic radiotherapy
  • No concurrent intensity-modulated radiotherapy


  • No prior radical prostatectomy
  • No prior cryosurgery for prostate cancer
  • No prior orchiectomy
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00004054

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3300
United States, Arizona
Foundation for Cancer Research and Education
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85013
United States, California
Mount Diablo Medical Center
Concord, California, United States, 94524-4110
Sutter Health Western Division Cancer Research Group
Greenbrae, California, United States, 94904
CCOP - Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Santa Rosa, California, United States, 95403
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Cancer Center at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80010
United States, Florida
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida, United States, 33176-2197
United States, Illinois
Lutheran General Cancer Care Center
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068
United States, Indiana
Methodist Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46206-1367
Ball Memorial Hospital Cancer Center
Muncie, Indiana, United States, 47303-3499
United States, Kentucky
Markey Cancer Center at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536-0293
United States, Louisiana
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70809
CCOP - Ochsner
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
United States, Maryland
Anne Arundel Oncology Center
Annapolis, Maryland, United States, 21401
Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21204
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0010
West Michigan Cancer Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007
Marquette General Hospital
Marquette, Michigan, United States, 49855
United States, Minnesota
CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416
United States, Missouri
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65203
United States, Nevada
CCOP - Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89106
United States, New Jersey
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - East Orange
East Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07019
Monmouth Medical Center
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States, 07740-6395
South Jersey Regional Cancer Center
Millville, New Jersey, United States, 08332
Atlantic City Medical Center
Pomona, New Jersey, United States, 08240
Fox Chase Cancer Center at St. Francis Medical Center
Trenton, New Jersey, United States, 08629
United States, New York
CCOP - North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, New York, United States, 11030
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University
New York, New York, United States, 10032
United States, Ohio
Akron City Hospital
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44304
Akron General Medical Center
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44302
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital - Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210-1240
CCOP - Columbus
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43206
CCOP - Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45429
CCOP - Toledo Community Hospital
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43623-3456
United States, Pennsylvania
John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18105
St. Luke's Hospital Cancer Center
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, 18015
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States, 19026
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19111
Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19141-3098
Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107-5541
CCOP - MainLine Health
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States, 19096
Wellspan Health - York Cancer Center
York, Pennsylvania, United States, 17403
United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
United States, Utah
Dixie Regional Medical Center
Saint George, Utah, United States, 84770
LDS Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84143
United States, Washington
University Cancer Center at University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195-6043
United States, Wisconsin
St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54307-3508
CCOP - St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Center, Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54301
Gundersen Lutheran Cancer Center at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, 54601
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
St. Luke's Medical Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53215
All Saints Cancer Center at All Saints Healthcare
Racine, Wisconsin, United States, 53405
Canada, New Brunswick
Saint John Regional Hospital
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2L 4L2
Canada, Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario-London Regional Cancer Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Study Chair: Howard M. Sandler, MD University of Michigan Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004054     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067250, RTOG-9902, RTOG-DEV-1020
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: February 18, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IIB prostate cancer
stage IIA prostate cancer
stage III prostate cancer
stage IV prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Etoposide phosphate
Sodium phosphate
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Androgen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Tubulin Modulators

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