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Docetaxel in Treating Patients With Stage II or Stage III 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 January 2002 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: July 23, 2008
Last verified: January 2002

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

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of docetaxel in treating patients who have stage II or stage III prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: docetaxel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Docetaxel Followed by Radical Prostatectomy in Patients With High Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

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

Study Start Date: December 1999
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the pathologic complete response rate to docetaxel in patients with high risk stage II or III prostate cancer. II. Determine the toxicity of this treatment in these patients. III. Correlate clinical measures of response (e.g., symptoms, physical exam, serum PSA, and endorectal MRI) with pathologic response to this treatment in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive docetaxel IV over 30 minutes weekly for 4 weeks. Treatment continues for 2-6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 19-45 patients will be accrued for this study over 18 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate Potential candidate for radical prostatectomy Any of the following: Clinical stage T3 patients Serum PSA at least 20 ng/mL Gleason score 8-10 Clinical T2 disease and either of the following: MRI evidence of seminal vesicle involvement Gleason 4+3 cancer with either 5 or 6 biopsies positive

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 to 85 Performance status: CALGB 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,000/mm3 Hematocrit greater than 30% Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: SGOT and bilirubin normal Renal: Not specified Other: No active infection Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy for prostate cancer Endocrine therapy: No prior hormonal therapy for prostate cancer Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy for prostate cancer Surgery: See Disease Characteristics No prior surgery for prostate cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005096

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: William Oh, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information Identifier: NCT00005096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067764
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: July 23, 2008

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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 processed this record on May 25, 2017