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A Phase II Trial of Weekly Paclitaxel Plus Oral Estramustine in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer (NCT00003717)

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than once drug may kill more tumor cells. PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of paclitaxel plus estramustine in treating patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.
  • Drug: estramustine phosphate sodium
    • Drug: paclitaxel
      Ages eligible for Study
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      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate (PSA and/or objective response) and duration of response to weekly paclitaxel plus estramustine in patients with metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer. II. Determine the effect on quality of life of this regimen in these patients.

      OUTLINE: Patients receive paclitaxel IV over 1 hour weekly for 4 weeks. Patients receive oral estramustine the day before, the day of, and the day after paclitaxel administration each week. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity and disease progression. A quality of life questionnaire is completed before treatment and 2 months after treatment initiation.

      PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 17 patients will be accrued for this study.

      2 locations

      United States (2)
      • St. Barnabas Medical Center
        Not specified
        Livingston, New Jersey, United States, 07039
      • Monmouth Medical Center
        Not specified
        Long Branch, New Jersey, United States, 07740
      30 September, 1998
      17 December, 2013
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