Phase II trial of docetaxel with rapid androgen cycling for progressive noncastrate prostate cancer
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
The undetectable PSA end point allows for a rapid screening of interventions for further study. Increasing the number of docetaxel cycles after a shorter period of testosterone repletion, and a longer duration of testosterone depletion, increased the proportion of men who achieved an undetectable PSA. The higher-than-expected incidence of febrile neutropenia may have been related to the reduced overall docetaxel clearance in patients with noncastrate versus castrate testosterone levels.