Tetrathiomolybdate in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
Purpose: The aim of this clinical trail is to evaluate Tetrathiomolybdate (TM) in the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer.
|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|
- To determine the time to progression and pattern of progression of prostate cancer in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer treated with tetrathiomolybdate.
|Study Start Date:||May 2001|
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.
|United States, Michigan|
|The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109|
|Principal Investigator:||David C. Smith, MD||The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center|