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Doxorubicin Plus Estramustine in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of New Mexico Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: May 20, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of doxorubicin plus estramustine in treating patients with metastatic recurrent prostate cancer that does not respond to hormone therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: estramustine phosphate sodium
Procedure: drug resistance inhibition treatment
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of New Mexico:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Respond to therapy [ Time Frame: six months ]

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: March 1995
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Prostate cancer patients
Prostate cancer patients that have not responded to hormon therapy
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride Drug: estramustine phosphate sodium Procedure: drug resistance inhibition treatment

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Estimate the maximum tolerated dose of weekly intravenous doxorubicin (DOX) that can be given in combination with oral estramustine (EM) in patients with metastatic prostate cancer refractory to treatment with hormonal agents. II. Assess the frequency of expression of the multidrug resistance phenotype in biopsy specimens from these patients. III. Assess the response to DOX/EM in these patients.

OUTLINE: 2-Drug Combination Chemotherapy. Doxorubicin, DOX, NSC-123127; Estramustine, EM, NSC-89199.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Three to 18 patients will be entered.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Biopsy proven metastatic prostate cancer Biopsy requirement waived at principal investigator's discretion if new disease site technically inaccessible and PSA elevated Recurrent disease following orchiectomy, estrogen, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist therapy If previously irradiated: Progressive disease outside prior radiotherapy field required No brain metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL ALT/AST less than 3 times greater than normal Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: Left ventricular ejection fraction at least 45% No NYHA class III/IV status No unstable angina Other: No Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or other inflammatory bowel syndrome

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior doxorubicin or estramustine Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 30 days since flutamide Estrogen or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists discontinued prior to treatment Radiotherapy: At least 6 weeks since radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002721

United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of New Mexico
Study Chair: Anthony Y. Smith, MD University of New Mexico Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of New Mexico Identifier: NCT00002721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNM-2394C
CDR0000064574 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: May 20, 2014

Keywords provided by University of New Mexico:
recurrent prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Liposomal doxorubicin
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal processed this record on April 28, 2017