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Study of Blood Samples in Predicting How Patients With Prostate Cancer Will Respond to Treatment With Docetaxel

2014-08-27 03:12:17 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help doctors predict how patients will respond to treatment.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying blood samples in predicting how patients with prostate cancer will respond to treatment with docetaxel.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- To determine if mRNA present in circulating tumor cells will help predict response in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer treated with docetaxel.

Secondary

- To develop a predictive model based on the most accurate and sensitive combination of these biomarkers.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Blood samples are collected for biomarker laboratory studies at baseline, every 3-4 weeks during study, and at disease progression or every 12 weeks after completion of study. Samples are analyzed for mRNA via RT-PCR.

All patients receive docetaxel on a weekly, biweekly, or three-weekly schedule at the discretion of the treating physician.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Metastatic Cancer

Intervention

docetaxel, RNA analysis, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, laboratory biomarker analysis

Location

Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin Incorporating the National Children's Hospital
Dublin
Ireland
24

Status

Recruiting

Source

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:17-0400

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