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RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as radionuclide imaging using calcium-41 (41Ca) chloride aqueous solution, may help predict progressive disease in patients with prostate cancer and bone metastasis.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well calcium-41 (41Ca) chloride aqueous solution works in diagnosing patients with prostate cancer and bone metastasis.
- To measure the pharmacokinetics of a single oral dose of calcium-41 (41Ca) chloride aqueous solution (^41Ca) over 18 months in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer and bone metastasis.
- To correlate the ^41Ca-tracer kinetics with time to disease progression, skeletal-related events, and death.
- To correlate modulations in baseline urinary ^41Ca clearance with changes in clinically relevant disease parameters, including isotope bone scan data and PSA.
- To combine bone turnover assessments with ^41Ca and collagen/bone cell biomarkers with clinical imaging techniques, especially isotope bone scans, to provide improved stratification of disease stage.
OUTLINE: Patients receive oral calcium-41 (41Ca) chloride aqueous solution (^41Ca) on day 1. Some patients also receive oral calcium-46 (46Ca) chloride aqueous solution (^46Ca).
Urine and blood specimens are collected periodically for 18 months. Blood samples are assayed for bone collagen residues, bone alkaline phosphatase, and PSA. Urine specimens are assessed for ^41Ca/Ca. Isotope bone scintigraphy is use to measure radioactivity.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up periodically for 3 years.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
imaging biomarker analysis, laboratory biomarker analysis, pharmacological study, bone scan, scintigraphy, calcium-41 chloride aqueous solution, calcium-46 chloride aqueous solution
Not yet recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:21:32-0400
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