Liposomal Doxorubicin and Thermal Therapy in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as liposomal doxorubicin, use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Microwave thermotherapy kills tumor cells by heating them to several degrees above body temperature. Combining liposomal doxorubicin with microwave thermotherapy may kill more tumor cells.
PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of liposomal doxorubicin when given together with microwave thermotherapy in treating patients with prostate cancer.
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
Procedure: hyperthermia treatment
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Dose Escalation, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety Study of Doxorubicin Encapsulated in Temperature Sensitive Liposomes Released Through Microwave Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||March 2003|
- Determine the maximum tolerated dose of doxorubicin HCl liposome released through thermal microwave therapy in patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
- Determine the pharmacokinetics and biodistribution profile of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the safety profile and dose-limiting toxicity of this drug in these patients.
- Determine the clinical response in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, dose-escalation, multicenter study.
Patients receive doxorubicin HCl liposome IV over 30 minutes. Patients then undergo a 60-minute course of prostate thermotherapy. Treatment may repeat every 28-42 days for up to 6 courses, at the discretion of the physician.
Cohorts of 3-6 patients receive escalating doses of doxorubicin HCl liposome until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which at least 2 of 3 or 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity.
Patients are followed at 8, 15, 30, and 90 days.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 50 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, Louisiana|
|Regional Urology, L.L.C.|
|Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71106|
|United States, South Carolina|
|Grand Strand Urology LLP|
|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, 29572|
|Study Chair:||Catherine Van Doren, RN||Celsion|