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Tetrathiomolybdate in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by University of Michigan.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted

Purpose: The aim of this clinical trail is to evaluate Tetrathiomolybdate (TM) in the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: tetrathiomolybdate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trail of Tetrathiomolybdate in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the time to progression and pattern of progression of prostate cancer in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer treated with tetrathiomolybdate.

Estimated Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: May 2001
Detailed Description:

Tetrathiomolybdate or TM, a drug developed for Wilson's Disease, removes copper from the bloodstream. Copper is a key factor in angiogenesis (blood vessel growth)- a process that occurs normally in the body but becomes uncontrolled in cancerous cells. Tetrathiomolybdate essentially wages war against copper, which serves to choke off tumor growth. Realizing the key role of copper in angiogenesis, researchers have begun exploring treatment with Tetrathiomolybdate for different types of cancers. This clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of Tetrathiomolybdate in the treatment of patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer. Hormone refractory prostate cancer refers to advanced disease in which the patient no longer responding to conventional hormonal treatment.


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

Patients must have histologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the prostate with progression following hormonal therapy and antiandrogen withdrawal.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00150995

United States, Michigan
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: David C. Smith, MD The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00150995     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMCC 9962
Study First Received: September 6, 2005
Last Updated: September 6, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Chelating Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sequestering Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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