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Perillyl Alcohol in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer That Has Not Responded to Hormone Therapy

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: August 15, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different way to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of perillyl alcohol in treating patients with metastatic prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy with androgens.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: perillyl alcohol
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Perillyl Alcohol (NSC 641066) Administered Daily In Patients With Metastatic Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Study Start Date: February 1998
Primary Completion Date: October 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the clinical effectiveness of oral perillyl alcohol given to patients with androgen independent metastatic prostate cancer. II. Assess the toxicity of this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive oral perillyl alcohol 4 times a day for 4 weeks. Patients continue treatment in the absence of severe toxicity and disease progression. Patients are followed every 3 months for survival after disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: This study will accrue 20-40 patients in approximately 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed progressive metastatic or progressive regional nodal adenocarcinoma of the prostate Regression of tumor following hormone therapy If on antiandrogen therapy, must fail to respond to withdrawal or have progressive disease following withdrawal of antiandrogen No CNS disease

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: WCCC 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3000/mm3 Absolute neutrophil count at least 1200/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 8 g/dL Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 mg/dL SGOT no greater than 2.5 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal Other: At least 5 years since prior malignancy other than: Inactive nonmelanoma skin cancer Adequately treated stage I or II cancer in complete remission No other serious illness No spinal cord compression symptoms

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Prior chemotherapy required Endocrine therapy: Failed one secondary hormonal manipulation for metastatic disease Concurrent testicular androgen suppression (LHRH) allowed No concurrent hormonal therapy other than LHRH agonist At least 4 weeks since antiandrogen treatment in order to evaluate for response withdrawal Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiation therapy No prior strontium therapy Surgery: No prior orchiectomy Other: No concurrent cholesterol lowering agents No concurrent supplemental vitamins No concurrent antioxidants

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003238

United States, Illinois
Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center
Freeport, Illinois, United States, 61032
United States, Wisconsin
Green Bay Oncology, Ltd.
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, 54307-3453
Mercy Health System
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States, 53545
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, 54601
Meriter Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53715
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sinai Samaritan Medical Center - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53201-0342
North Central Oncology Associates, S.C.
Wausau, Wisconsin, United States, 54401
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: George Wilding, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00003238     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066113
R03CA073906 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: August 15, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
recurrent prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Perilla alcohol
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 21, 2017