Hormone Therapy and Docetaxel or Hormone Therapy Alone in Treating Patients With Metastatic 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: NCT00104715
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2008 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 4, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 9, 2010
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

March 3, 2005
March 4, 2005
November 9, 2010
October 2004
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  • Overall survival at 36 months
  • Progression-free survival (biological progression and/or clinical progression) at 24 months
  • Quality of life
  • Treatment costs
  • Toxicity and tolerance
  • Tumor profiles of gene expression as measured by biochips with DNA and tissue microarrays
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Hormone Therapy and Docetaxel or Hormone Therapy Alone in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Randomized Phase III Trial Comparing an Association of Hormonal Treatment and Docetaxel Versus the Hormonal Treatment Alone in Metastatic Prostate Cancers

RATIONALE: Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Drugs, such as goserelin, may stop the adrenal glands from making androgens. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Giving hormone therapy together with docetaxel may be an effective treatment for prostate cancer. It is not yet known whether giving hormone therapy together with docetaxel is more effective than hormone therapy alone in treating prostate cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying hormone therapy and docetaxel to see how well they work compared to hormone therapy alone in treating patients with metastatic prostate cancer.


  • Compare 36-month overall survival of patients with metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma treated with hormonal therapy and docetaxel vs hormonal therapy alone.
  • Compare 24-month progression-free survival (biological progression and/or clinical progression) in patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare the quality of life of patients treated with these regimens.
  • Compare costs of these regimens for these patients.
  • Compare the tolerability of these regimens in these patients.
  • Compare the toxicity profile of these regimens in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive hormonal therapy comprising 1 of the following: goserelin alone OR goserelin and antiandrogen therapy OR surgical castration. Hormonal therapy continues until the development of hormone resistance. Within 2 months after initiation of hormonal therapy, patients receive docetaxel IV every 3 weeks for up to 9 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
  • Arm II: Patients receive hormonal therapy as in arm I. Quality of life is assessed.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 378 patients will be accrued for this study.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Prostate Cancer
  • Drug: antiandrogen therapy
  • Drug: docetaxel
  • Drug: goserelin acetate
  • Procedure: orchiectomy
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  • Histologically confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma

    • Metastatic disease
  • Measurable or evaluable disease
  • No brain metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy

  • At least 3 months


  • WBC ≥ 2,000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (2.5 times normal if hepatic metastases are present)
  • AST and ALT ≤ 1.5 times ULN (2.5 times normal if hepatic metastases are present)


  • Creatinine ≤ 150 μmol/L


  • No symptomatic coronary disease
  • No congenital cardiac insufficiency
  • No New York Heart Association class III or IV cardiovascular disease
  • No other severe cardiovascular disease


  • No severe peripheral neuropathy
  • No active infection
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except basal cell skin cancer
  • No familial, social, geographical, or psychological situation that would preclude study compliance and follow-up
  • No other serious disease that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy for metastatic prostate cancer
  • Prior chemotherapy allowed provided all of the following are true:

    • Chemotherapy was completed > 1 year ago
    • Prostate-specific antigen level has remained stable
    • No development of metastases within 1 year after completion of chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

  • Prior hormonal therapy within the past 2 months allowed for metastatic prostate cancer


  • More than 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy to metastatic sites


  • No prior surgical castration


  • No other concurrent investigational drugs
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Study Chair: Gwenaelle Gravis, MD Institut Paoli-Calmettes
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
April 2008

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