Docetaxel in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer (HRPC)[Weekly or 3weekly TAX + Prednisone in HRPC]
Multicenter Phase II Study of Taxotere (Docetaxel) Administered Weekly or Every Three Weeks in Combination With Prednisone as Second Line Chemotherapy in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer (HRPC)
  • Phase

    Phase 2
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Intervention/Treatment

    docetaxel ...
  • Study Participants

Primary objectives:

To determine the response rate, measurable and non measurable, to Taxotere® in the second line setting.

Secondary objectives:

To evaluate the overall safety and toxicity of Taxotere®/prednisone combination as second line therapy in HRPC
To evaluate PSA response (PSA: Prostate Specific Antigen)
To evaluate symptomatic response
To evaluate Quality of life
To evaluate patient safety of weekly versus q3 weekly regimens of Taxotere®.
Study Started
Feb 29
Primary Completion
Mar 31
Study Completion
Mar 31
Last Update
Dec 07

Drug docetaxel


Inclusion Criteria:

Histologically/cytologically proven prostate adenocarcinoma
Progression or non response with previous chemotherapy regimen (excluding Taxotere®)
Received previous mitoxantrone/prednisone or one other chemotherapy regimen including emcyt +/- vinblastine
Castration levels of testosterone (<50 ng/dL )
ECOG performance status 0-2

Laboratory requirements :


Neutrophils ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/L
Hemoglobin > 10 g/dL (prior transfusion permitted).
Platelets ≥ 100 x 10^9/L

Hepatic function:

Total bilirubin < the upper-normal limit of the institution.
ALAT (SGPT) and ASAT (SGOT) ≤ 1.5 times the upper-normal limit of the institution.

Renal function:

Creatinine ≤1.5 times the upper normal limit (i.e., NCI grade ≤1)
No severe or uncontrolled disease

Exclusion Criteria

Chemotherapy within the last 4 weeks
Anti-androgen therapy within the last 4 weeks.
Prior malignancy except the following: adequately treated non-melanomatous skin cancer and superficial bladder cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for >2 years.
Concurrent treatment with other experimental drugs. Participation in another clinical trial with any investigational drug within 30 days prior to study screening.
Treatment with any other anti-cancer therapy (except LHRH agonists) including any prescribed compounds and/or OTC products for the treatment of prostate cancer must be stopped prior to study entry.
Other serious illness, psychiatric or medical condition that would not permit the patient to be managed according to the protocol including active uncontrolled infection and significant cardiac dysfunction.
No Results Posted