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RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of weekly docetaxel when combined with carboplatin and estramustine in patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer.
- Determine the safety and efficacy of this regimen in this patient population.
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of docetaxel.
Patients receive oral estramustine 3 times daily on days 1-5 and docetaxel IV over 1 hour on day 2 of weeks 1-3. Patients also receive carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 2 of week 1 only. Treatment continues every 28 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.
Cohorts of 3-5 patients receive escalating doses of docetaxel until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which 2 of 3 or 2 of 5 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20-30 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
carboplatin, docetaxel, estramustine phosphate sodium
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:44-0400
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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.
A family of highly conserved and widely expressed sodium-phosphate cotransporter proteins. They are electrogenic sodium-dependent transporters of phosphate that were originally identified as retroviral receptors in HUMANS and have been described in yeast and many other organisms.
A nitrogen mustard linked to estradiol, usually as phosphate; used to treat prostatic neoplasms; also has radiation protective properties.
A family of symporters that facilitate sodium-dependent membrane transport of phosphate.
A family of sodium-phosphate cotransporter proteins that also transport organic ANIONS. They are low affinity phosphate transporters.
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