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Combination Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery in Treating Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer

Information source: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Prostate Cancer

Intervention: docetaxel (Drug); mitoxantrone hydrochloride (Drug); conventional surgery (Procedure)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Active, not recruiting

Sponsored by: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Tomasz M. Beer, MD, Study Chair, Affiliation: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute


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 and giving chemotherapy before surgery may shrink the tumor so that it can be removed during surgery. PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy followed by surgery in treating patients who have localized prostate cancer.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase I/II Study of Neoadjuvant Weekly Docetaxel and Mitoxantrone Prior to Prostatectomy in Patients With High Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

Study design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Number of Participants With 5-year Freedom From Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Recurrence.

Detailed description: OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the 5-year freedom from prostate-specific antigen (PSA) recurrence in

patients treated with this regimen.

- Define the maximum tolerated dose of neoadjuvant docetaxel and mitoxantrone followed by

prostatectomy in patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer. (Phase I completed as of 2/15/02)

- Determine the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

- Determine the PSA response rate and pathologic response rate in patients treated with

this regimen.

- Determine the clinical response in patients treated with this regimen.

- Determine the overall survival of patients treated with this regimen.

- Determine the surgical margin status at time of prostatectomy in patients treated with

this regimen. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of mitoxantrone. (Phase I completed as of 2/15/02) Patients receive neoadjuvant docetaxel and mitoxantrone weekly on weeks 1-3. Treatment repeats once a week for a total of 4 courses. Patients receive escalating doses of mitoxantrone until the maximum tolerated dose is determined. (Phase I completed as of 2/15/02) Patients undergo prostatectomy 2-4 weeks after completion of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Male.



- Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate

- High-risk, as defined by 1 of the following:

- Stage T2b (palpable bilateral involvement) or surgically resectable T3

- PSA 15 ng/mL or greater

- Gleason grade greater than 4+3 (4+3, 4+4, or 5+any, but not 3+4)

- At least a 50% chance of prostate cancer recurrence within 5 years

- Planned prostatectomy as primary therapy

- No evidence of bone metastases by bone scan

- No evidence of lymph nodes greater than 2 cm on pelvic computed tomography (CT) scan

(scan required only if PSA greater than 40 ng/mL) PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age:

- 18 and over

Performance status:

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group(ECOG) 0-2

Life expectancy:

- At least 10 years


- White Blood Cell(WBC) at least 3,000/mm^3

- Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


- Conjugated bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 4 times ULN

- Alanine transaminase(ALT) no greater than 2 times ULN (1. 5 times ULN if alkaline

phosphatase greater than 2. 5 times ULN) Renal:

- Not specified


- Ejection fraction greater than 50% by Multiple Gated Acquisition(MUGA)scan


- No other malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer

- No significant active medical illness that would preclude study therapy

- No peripheral neuropathy grade 2 or greater

- No hypersensitivity to drugs formulated with polysorbate-80

- No significant contraindications to corticosteroids


- Not specified


- No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy

- No other concurrent cytotoxic chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

- No prior or concurrent conventional hormonal therapy


- No prior or concurrent radiotherapy (external beam or brachytherapy)


- See Disease Characteristics


- No prior or concurrent cryotherapy

Locations and Contacts

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, United States

Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97239, United States

Additional Information

Clinical trial summary from the National Cancer Institute's PDQ® database

Starting date: September 2000
Last updated: December 12, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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