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The combination of ketaconazole and hydrocortisone is commonly used for the treatment of prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to determine if the addition of a drug called dutasteride to this approved combination will make the combination more effective in treating prostate cancer.
- Participants will be seen by the study physician every four weeks and have a short physical examination, blood tests and be asked to provide information about their condition. Every three months they will undergo a bone scan. If the CT scan that was obtained before the participant started the study shows evidence of cancer, they will be asked to repeat this test every three months.
- Ketaconazole will be taken orally three times a day on an empty stomach. Hydrocortisone will be taken orally in the morning and at night. Dutasteride will be taken orally once a day.
- Participants may remain on study drug until there is evidence of disease progression.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ketaconazole, Hydrocortisone, Dutasteride
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins University
Active, not recruiting
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:30:51-0400
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