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Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Stage IV Prostate Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00003781
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2004
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tom Beer, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:

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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial of docetaxel in treating patients who have stage IV prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Prostate Cancer Drug: docetaxel Procedure: pain therapy Procedure: quality-of-life assessment Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of weekly docetaxel as measured by disease response, strength and duration of pain reduction, and either a decrease in analgesic use without an increase in pain, or a decrease in PSA, in patients with hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer. II. Assess the efficacy of this regimen in terms of survival in this patient population. III. Evaluate the effect of this regimen on quality of life in these patients. IV. Determine qualitative and quantitative toxicities of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 15-30 minutes weekly for 6 weeks. Courses repeat every 8 weeks. Therapy continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed at weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 of each course, and a daily pain medication diary is maintained during treatment. Patients are followed for 1 month or until resolution of toxicity, then every 3 months until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Weekly Docetaxel (Taxotere) in Hormone Refractory Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Study Start Date : December 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer
Drug Information available for: Docetaxel

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IV hormone refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate Symptoms and evidence of disease progression despite standard hormonal therapy

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-3 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 3000/mm3 Neutrophil count at least 1500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) ALT no greater than 2 times ULN (no greater than 1.5 times ULN if alkaline phosphatase is greater than 2.5 times ULN) Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 4 times ULN (no greater than 8 times ULN if known bone involvement and bilirubin and ALT in normal range) Renal: Not specified Other: At least 5 years since any prior malignancy except nonmelanoma skin cancer No other significant medical illness that would prevent compliance No hypersensitivity to drugs formulated with polysorbate-80 Must be able to complete written questionnaires and diaries

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics Radiotherapy: At least 1 month since prior radiotherapy At least 2 months since prior strontium-89 Surgery: Not specified Other: At least one month since prior investigational agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00003781

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United States, Oregon
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Sponsors and Collaborators
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
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Study Chair: Tomasz Beer, MD OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

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Responsible Party: Tom Beer, Principal Investigator, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00003781    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066913
First Posted: July 22, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 28, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Keywords provided by Tom Beer, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute:
adenocarcinoma of the prostate
stage IV prostate cancer
recurrent prostate cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action