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PURPOSE 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2; Panzem) is an endogenous, estradiol-17beta metabolite that at pharmacologic doses exerts antimitotic and antiangiogenic activities. Studies with a 2ME2 capsule formulation showed limited oral bioavailability. We report the results of a phase I study using a NanoCrystal Dispersion formulation of 2ME2 (2ME2 NCD). (More)
PURPOSE In this single institution Phase II trial, we evaluated the efficacy of the vitamin D analogue, 1alpha-OH-D(2), in patients with advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The patients initially received 1alpha-OH-D(2) at 12.5 micro g p.o. every day, which was dose adjusted for hypercalcemia. Given the cytostatic nature of(More)
PURPOSE Docetaxel is standard of care for androgen-independent prostate cancer (AIPC). Doxercalciferol (1 alpha-hydroxyvitamin D2) had modest activity in phase I/II trials. Preclinical data support combining vitamin D analogues with docetaxel to treat AIPC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic AIPC were randomized 1:1 to receive, on(More)
BACKGROUND Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) has been the backbone of treatment for metastatic prostate cancer since the 1940s. We assessed whether concomitant treatment with ADT plus docetaxel would result in longer overall survival than that with ADT alone. METHODS We assigned men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer to receive either ADT(More)
PURPOSE 17-Allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-AAG) is a benzoquinone ansamycin antibiotic with antiproliferative activity in several mouse xenograft models, including prostate cancer models. A two-stage phase II study was conducted to assess the activity and toxicity profile of 17-AAG administered to patients with metastatic, hormone-refractory(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the safety, maximum tolerated dose, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor, combined with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with solid tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients with advanced cancer (24 with melanoma) received oral sorafenib 100, 200, or 400 mg twice daily on(More)
Hypertension is a mechanism-based toxic effect of drugs that inhibit the vascular endothelial growth factor signaling pathway (VSP). Substantial evidence exists for managing hypertension as a chronic condition, but there are few prospectively collected data on managing acute hypertension caused by VSP inhibitors. The Investigational Drug Steering Committee(More)
PURPOSE AT-101 binds and inhibits the antiapoptotic function of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, Mcl-1, and Bcl-w and is a potent stimulator of proapoptotic proteins. In this multi-institution phase I/II trial, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of single-agent AT-101, in men with chemotherapy naïve, castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients(More)
PURPOSE BMS-641988 is an androgen receptor antagonist with increased potency relative to bicalutamide in both in vitro and in vivo prostate cancer models. A first-in-man phase I study was conducted to define the safety and tolerability of oral BMS-641988 in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Doses were escalated(More)
PURPOSE Flavopiridol is a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor with preclinical activity against prostate cancer cell lines. A Phase II trial was conducted to determine the activity of flavopiridol in patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A total of 36 patients was enrolled from several institutions and treated with(More)