Combination chemotherapy with cis-platinum and ifosfamide for hormone unresponsive prostate cancer

Yoshio Maki, Tomoyasu Tsushima, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Toyoko Tanahashi, Katsuichi Nanba, Teruhisa Ohashi, Katsuyoshi Kondo, Takashi Saika, Toshihiko Asahi

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(Purpose) There is no effective therapy against hormone refractory prostate cancer. This led us to evaluate the effectiveness and toxicity of cis-platinum (CDDP) and ifosfamide (IFM) combination chemotherapy in the patients with hormone-unresponsive carcinoma of the prostate. (Methods) Patients with hormone-unresponsive prostate cancer were scheduled to receive CDDP 70 mg/m2 intravenously on day 1 and IFM 1.2 g/m2/day intravenously on day 1 through day 5 of 28-day cycle. (Results) Twenty seven patients with hormone unresponsive prostate cancer were enrolled onto this trial. Of these patients, seven (26%) demonstrated a partial objective response (PR), and ten (37%) a stable disease (ST). The response duration of PR cases lasted from 6 to 49 months with a median of 16 months and the response duration of PR+ST cases lasted from 3 to 36 months with a median of 10 months. Subjective improvement was obtained in 11 patients (41%). Survival duration of all cases were 4 to 89 months with a median of 23 months and probabilities of survival at 3 years and 5 years were 36% and 24%, respectively. The toxicity of this treatment was mostly mild to moderate, anemia (96%), leukocytopenia (89%), anorexia (81%), alopecia (67%), thrombocytopenia (44%), hematuria (38%), renal dysfunction (19%) and liver dysfunction (7%) were noticed. Severe toxicity was observed in two cases, one acute renal failure and one endotoxin shock. (Conclusion) We conclude that CDDP and IFM combination chemotherapy was active regimen for hormone unresponsive prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-664
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Urology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone refractory
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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