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PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to study the effectiveness of giving doxercalciferol before surgery in treating patients who have localized prostate cancer.
- Determine whether doxercalciferol modulates intermediate endpoint biomarkers in the development of prostate cancer in patients with localized prostate cancer.
- Assess the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive doxercalciferol once daily for 28 days. Patients then undergo prostatectomy.
- Arm II: Patients undergo observation for 28 days. Patients then undergo prostatectomy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients (30 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 18 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
doxercalciferol, conventional surgery
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Iowa
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T09:34:26-0400
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