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Mitoxantrone Following Surgery in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer at High Risk for Recurrence

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: February 18, 2011
Last verified: September 2007

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Giving chemotherapy after surgery may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of mitoxantrone given after surgery in treating patients who have prostate cancer that is at high risk for recurrence.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: mitoxantrone hydrochloride
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Adjuvant Mitoxantrone (NSC #301739) for High Risk Patients Following Radical Prostatectomy

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Estimated Enrollment: 60
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the feasibility of enrolling patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate at high risk for recurrence following radical prostatectomy in an adjuvant mitoxantrone trial. II. Determine if this adjuvant therapy results in a delay in time to failure or a decrease in the number of treatment failures compared to historical controls in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive mitoxantrone IV over 10-30 minutes every 21 days. Treatment continues for a maximum of 6 courses in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients are followed every 3 months for the first 3 years, and then every 6 months for the next 3 years or until disease progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 60 patients will be accrued for this study over 18 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Adenocarcinoma of the prostate treated by radical prostatectomy within the past 3 months Considered to be at high risk for recurrence as defined by at least 1 of the following characteristics on the radical prostatectomy specimen: Positive seminal vesicles Gleason 6 and preoperative PSA greater than 18 ng/mL Gleason 7 and preoperative PSA greater than 14 ng/mL Gleason 8, 9, or 10 and any preoperative PSA Undetectable PSA (i.e., less than 0.1 ng/mL) within 3 months following radical prostatectomy and at time of enrollment Negative lymph nodes at time of radical prostatectomy if lymphadenectomy performed Extracapsular penetration and/or positive surgical margins allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 0-1 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) SGOT no greater than 2 times ULN Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV cardiac disease or angina pectoris No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent filgrastim or sargramostim except for febrile neutropenia Chemotherapy: No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: No prior neoadjuvant or adjuvant hormonal therapy for prostate cancer No concurrent hormonal therapy except for non-disease related conditions (e.g., insulin for diabetes) No concurrent systemic corticosteriods unless for adrenal insufficiency No concurrent prednisone, dexamethasone, or other steroidal antiemetics At least 6 months since prior finasteride No concurrent finasteride No concurrent antiandrogens (e.g., flutamide, bicalutamide, nilutamide) or gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (e.g., leuprolide, goserelin) Radiotherapy: No prior adjuvant radiotherapy for prostate cancer No prior pelvic radiotherapy for prostate cancer Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: At least 6 months since prior saw palmetto No concurrent compounds with 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor activity (e.g., saw palmetto)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003858

Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Study Chair: Joseph C. Presti, MD Stanford University
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00003858     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067021, CLB-99801
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: February 18, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adenocarcinoma of the prostate
stage I prostate cancer
stage IIB prostate cancer
stage IIA prostate cancer
stage III prostate cancer
stage IV prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Antineoplastic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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