Celecoxib Compared With No Treatment Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2011
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Celecoxib may be an effective treatment for early stage prostate cancer. It is not yet known if celecoxib is more effective than no treatment before surgery for prostate cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase I trial to determine the effectiveness of celecoxib given before surgery to remove the prostate in treating patients who have localized prostate cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: celecoxib Procedure: conventional surgery Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy Phase 1

Detailed Description:


  • Compare biomarker modulation (prostaglandin levels) in tissue samples of patients with localized prostate cancer treated with neoadjuvant celecoxib vs placebo followed by prostatectomy.
  • Compare the effect of these regimens on angiogenic factors within the prostate in these patients.
  • Determine the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of celecoxib in these patients.
  • Compare the toxicity profiles of these regimens in these patients.
  • Compare the compliance of patients treated with these regimens.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive oral neoadjuvant celecoxib twice daily.
  • Arm II: Patients receive oral neoadjuvant placebo twice daily. Treatment in both arms continues for at least 4 weeks followed by prostatectomy.

Patients are followed within 1 month and then at 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60-70 patients (at least 30 per arm) will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Of Celecoxib In Men Pre-Prostatectomy For Clinically Localized Adenocarcinoma Of The Prostate: Evaluation Of Drug-Specific Biomarker Modulation
Study Start Date : September 2001

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

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


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate with one or more of the following:

    • Gleason sum at least 7
    • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) at least 15 ng/mL
    • Clinical stage T2b or T2c (stage II)
    • Any combination of PSA, clinical stage, or Gleason sum with an estimated risk of capsular penetration greater than 45%
  • At least 3 positive core biopsies
  • Planned radical prostatectomy
  • No metastatic disease secondary to prostate cancer



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • WBC greater than 3,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin greater than 9 g/dL
  • No history of bleeding disorders


  • Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL
  • AST/ALT less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal
  • No viral hepatitis


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL OR
  • Creatinine clearance at least 50 mL/min


  • No history of hypersensitivity and/or adverse reactions to salicylates
  • No allergy to sulfa-containing medications
  • No other active malignancy within the past 5 years except superficial bladder cancer or nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • No medical or psychiatric problem that would preclude study participation
  • No active infection
  • HIV negative


Biologic therapy:

  • No prior immunologic therapy for prostate cancer


  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered

Endocrine therapy:

  • No prior androgen ablation for prostate cancer
  • At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy and recovered
  • At least 30 days since prior chronic use (more than 3 times per week for more than 2 weeks) of glucocorticoids
  • No concurrent glucocorticoids


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy to the pelvis or surrounding tissues and recovered


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • At least 4 weeks since prior major surgery and recovered


  • No prior investigational therapy for prostate cancer
  • No prior or concurrent chronic anticoagulants
  • No prior cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor therapy (e.g., rofecoxib or celecoxib)
  • At least 4 weeks since prior initiation of vitamins (except multivitamin) or herbs with known effects on prostate function (PSA)
  • At least 30 days since prior chronic use (more than 3 times per week for more than 2 weeks) of aspirin (greater than 100 mg/day) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • At least 24 hours since prior use and no concurrent use of any of the following:

    • Over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription products containing aspirin or NSAIDs; OTC products containing bismuth subsalicylate, sodium salicylate, and/or magnesium salicylate; choline salicylate; ranitidine; cimetidine; famotidine; or lansoprazole
  • No aspirin (100 mg/day) within 1 week prior to surgery
  • No concurrent addition of vitamins or herbal supplements

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00022399

United States, Maryland
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Michael A. Carducci, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Publications of Results: Identifier: NCT00022399     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068812
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2011
Last Verified: October 2004

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I prostate cancer
stage IIB prostate cancer
stage IIA prostate cancer
adenocarcinoma of the prostate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents