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Paclitaxel Plus Estramustine in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2001 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: August 2001

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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel plus estramustine in treating patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: estramustine phosphate sodium Drug: paclitaxel Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel Plus Oral Estramustine in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: October 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate (PSA and/or objective response) and duration of response to weekly paclitaxel plus estramustine in patients with metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer. II. Determine the effect on quality of life of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour weekly for 4 weeks. Patients receive oral estramustine the day before, the day of, and the day after paclitaxel administration each week. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity and disease progression. A quality of life questionnaire is completed before treatment and 2 months after treatment initiation.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 17 patients will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic (D1 or D2) hormone refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate with one of the following: -Bidimensionally measurable disease -Bone only metastases with rising PSA levels -PSA only disease defined as rising PSA levels with prior confirmation of D1 or D2 disease PSA must be greater than 8 if bone only or PSA only disease Hormone failure defined as progression after treatment with orchiectomy, LHRH agonist, DES alone, or any hormonal treatment in combination with antiandrogen therapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: Zubrod 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Other: No other active malignancies within the past 5 years except nonmelanomatous skin cancer or other in situ cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy No prior estramustine alone or in combination with other chemotherapy No prior taxanes No more than 1 prior chemotherapy regimen Endocrine therapy: Concurrent primary hormonal therapy allowed (LHRH agonist or orchiectomy) At least 4 weeks since prior antiandrogen therapy with at least 2 rises in PSA levels Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy At least 8 weeks since prior strontium-89 therapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003717

United States, New Jersey
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey, United States, 07039
Monmouth Medical Center
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States, 07740
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Study Chair: Stuart P. Leitner, MD St. Barnabas Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003717     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066826
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 18, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adenocarcinoma of the prostate
stage IV prostate cancer
recurrent prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal processed this record on July 21, 2017