Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer That Has Not Responded to Hormone Therapy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : March 1, 2011
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

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 II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy in treating patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: mitoxantrone hydrochloride Drug: vinorelbine tartrate Phase 2

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the efficacy of the combination of mitoxantrone and vinorelbine in terms of response rate, progression free survival, overall survival, and quality of life in patients with metastatic hormone refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
  • Determine the toxicities of this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive vinorelbine IV on days 1 and 8 and mitoxantrone IV on day 8. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for up to 9 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Quality of life is assessed prior to treatment, prior to each course, and then at 2 months after study completion.

Patients are followed every 3 months until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-39 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: First Line Treatment of Metastatic Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer With a Combination of Novantrone-Navelbine
Study Start Date : May 1999

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed stage IV hormone refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Progressive disease despite hormonal therapy or orchiectomy
  • No brain metastases



  • 18 to 80

Performance status:

  • WHO 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • At least 3 months


  • Absolute neutrophil count at least 2,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin greater than 9 g/dL


  • Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (unless bone metastasis)
  • Bilirubin less than 2 times ULN


  • Creatinine less than 2 times ULN


  • Adequate cardiac function


  • No other prior malignancy except curatively treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • Prior corticosteroids allowed if started at least 8 weeks prior to study


  • At least 8 weeks since prior extensive radiotherapy


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00006114

Hopital Saint-Louis
Amiens, France, 80054 Cedex 1
Hopital Gouin
Clichy, France, 92110
Hopital Perpetuel Secours
Levallois-Perret, France, 92300
CHU de la Timone
Marseille, France, 13385
Hopital Laennec
Paris, France, 75007
Hopital Saint Antoine
Paris, France, 75571
Hopital Tenon
Paris, France, 75970
Polyclinique De Courlancy
Reims, France, F-51100
C.H. Senlis
Senlis, France, 60309
Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Toulon - La Seyne/Mer
Toulon - Cedex, France, 83056
Sponsors and Collaborators
GERCOR - Multidisciplinary Oncology Cooperative Group
Study Chair: Jean-Louis Wendling, MD Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Toulon - La Seyne Sur Mer Identifier: NCT00006114     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068126
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2011
Last Verified: September 2000

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
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action