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Nitrocamptothecin in Treating Patients With Stage IV Prostate Cancer That Has Not Responded to Hormone Therapy

2014-08-27 03:57:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of nitrocamptothecin in treating men who have stage IV prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the therapeutic efficacy of nitrocamptothecin in patients with metastatic, hormone refractory prostate cancer.

- Determine time to disease progression and duration of response in this patient population as a result of this treatment regimen.

- Determine the safety, tolerance, and toxicity of this treatment regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive nitrocamptothecin orally daily for 5 consecutive days each week for 3 consecutive weeks. Treatment continues every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months until evidence of progression or relapse for a maximum of 2 years from the date of registration.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 22-46 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Prostate Cancer

Intervention

rubitecan

Location

Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Birmingham
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35233

Status

Completed

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:38-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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