The Effect of High-dose Silybin-phytosome in Men With Prostate Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00487721|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 19, 2007
Results First Posted : February 28, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prostate Cancer||Drug: Silibin-Phytosome||Phase 2|
Prostate cancer is the most common invasive malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer death in American males. In 2005, an estimated 230,000 men will be diagnosed and 30,000 will die from prostate cancer. The current estimated risk of developing prostate cancer is 1 in 6 men. Carcinogenesis and neoplastic progression of prostate cancer depend on both genetic and epigenetic factors; a multi-step process leads to progression from an androgen-dependent, non-metastatic phenotype to a more malignant, metastatic, androgen-independent phenotype.
Treatment options for localized prostate cancer include watchful waiting, surgical prostatectomy, or targeted irradiation. The latter two treatments can cure cancers that are confined to the prostate gland, yet many patients have occult metastasis at the time of presentation, particularly to the bone or regional lymph nodes.
Advanced prostate cancer with metastases presents a difficult therapeutic problem. Those who have disease progression with hormonal therapy have limited options. Patients initially treated with the combination of a Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone (LHRH) analog and a synthetic antiandrogen occasionally respond to withdrawal of the anti-androgen. Chemotherapy is also an option in this setting, with docetaxel-based therapy having a small survival advantage in patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer.
There is clearly a need for more effective regimens for patients with prostate cancer. With the current limitation in treatment options, there has been a renewed public and scientific interest in the use of less toxic herbal preparations in the treatment of cancer. Herbal supplements may play an especially important role in prostate cancer, considering its high incidence and oftentimes slow progression. However, before physicians can confidently recommend dietary supplementation, further scientific investigation is required.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||A Pilot Biomarker Study of Oral Silybin-Phytosome Followed by Prostatectomy in Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer|
|Study Start Date :||August 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2010|
Subjects in this group will take Silibin-Phytosome 13 grams daily, in three divided doses for 2-10 weeks.
Subjects will take Silibin-Phytosome for 2-10 weeks. The dose of Silibin-Phytosome is 13 grams daily, in three divided doses. Patients will be asked to mix 1 level teaspoon and 1 heaping ¼ teaspoon of Silybin-Phytosome powder into 6 tablespoons of applesauce for each dose.
Other Name: Silymarin, silibinin, milk thistle
No Intervention: Control
Patients in this arm will not take any intervention.
- Measurable Silibinin Tissue Levels [ Time Frame: At the time of surgery ]To determine if measurable silibinin tissue levels are detectable in the prostate glands of men treated with Silybin-Phytosome administered according to the protocol. Analysis of silibinin in human fluid and tissue samples was carried out by Liquid chromatography - mass spectrometric (LC/MS/MS) following liquid extraction. Briefly, sample was extracted in acidified ethyl acetate by vortex. Following centrifugation, the organic layer was evaporated to dryness in a rotary evaporator and the samples were dissolved in acetonitrile/ammonium acetate with acetic acid for analysis. Sample analysis was done using an Applied Biosystems 3200 Q-Trap 1 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer with an Agilent 1100 Liquid Chromatography system and HTC-PAL Leap Autosampler. Quantitation of silibinin in samples was done by internal standard reference and batch analysis verified by the inclusion of spiked quality control samples in the appropriate matrix.
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|United States, Colorado|
|University of Colorado Hospital|
|Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80010|
|Principal Investigator:||L. Michael Glode, M.D.||University of Colorado, Denver|