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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20037


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of vinorelbine plus paclitaxel in treating patients with metastatic prostate cancer that is refractory to hormone therapy.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the clinical benefit response (including improvement in quality of life) of vinorelbine and paclitaxel in patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer. II. Correlate PSA response with clinical benefit response in these patients. III. Determine the objective response rate and duration of remission in patients with measurable disease treated with this regimen. IV. Further assess the toxicity of this combination in a cohort of prostate cancer patients. V. Examine the survival characteristics of these patients undergoing this regimen. OUTLINE: This an open label study. Patients receive vinorelbine IV over 6-10 minutes on days 1, 2, and 3 and paclitaxel IV over 3 hours on day 3 following vinorelbine. Course repeats every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Quality of life is assessed before each treatment course. Patients are followed until death. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued into this study over 15-30 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate that is hormone refractory Hormone-refractory defined as at least 50% increase in PSA while continuing hormonal therapy Must have received prior hormonal manipulation including either orchiectomy or LHRH agonist Must be symptomatic and on a stable dose of pain medication No documented CNS involvement PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Zubrod 1-2 Life expectancy: At least 16 weeks Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.8 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.8 mg/dL Other: Not HIV positive No concurrent infection No concurrent medical or psychiatric illness that precludes study compliance No prior or concurrent second malignancy in the past 5 years except basal or squamous cell skin cancer PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior chemotherapy No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 4 weeks since prior antiandrogens If patients have received prior antiandrogens, PSA levels are reassessed at 4 week intervals until there is no decrease in PSA levels before registration into this study Radiotherapy: Prior radiotherapy allowed Must have recovered from prior radiotherapy Concurrent radiotherapy for symptomatic bone lesion allowed Surgery: Not specified Other: No other concurrent therapeutic study

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Brief Title:

Vinorelbine Plus Paclitaxel in Treating Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer That Is Refractory to Hormone Therapy

Official Title:

Phase II Study of Vinorelbine With Paclitaxel in the Treatment of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

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Study Phase:

Phase 2



Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:

120 Years

Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

George Washington University

Oversight Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Reasons Why Stopped:

No recruitment

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:James D. Ahlgren, MD
Study Chair
George Washington University

Study Dates

Start Date:January 1999
Completion Date:February 22, 2017
Completion Type:Actual
Primary Completion Date:May 2008
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:July 2017
Last Changed Date:July 10, 2017
First Received Date:November 1, 1999

Study Outcomes

There are no available Study Outcomes

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Drug
Arm Name:paclitaxel + vinorelbine
Intervention Type:Drug
Name:vinorelbine tartrate
Arm Name:paclitaxel + vinorelbine

Study Arms

Study Arm Type:Experimental
Arm Name:paclitaxel + vinorelbine

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:James Ahlgren

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

There are no available Study References

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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