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Aflibercept in Combination With Docetaxel in Metastatic Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer (VENICE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00519285
First received: August 21, 2007
Last updated: August 2, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

Primary objective was to demonstrate overall survival improvement with aflibercept compared to placebo in patients receiving docetaxel / prednisone for metastatic androgen-independent prostate cancer (MAIPC).

The secondary objectives were:

  • To assess the efficacy of aflibercept compared to placebo on other parameters such prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, cancer related pain, progression free survival (PFS), tumor-based and skeletal events and health-related quality of life (HRQL);
  • To assess the overall safety in both treatment arms;
  • To determine the pharmacokinetics of intravenous (IV) aflibercept in this population;
  • to determine immunogenicity of IV aflibercept.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Drug: Aflibercept
Drug: Placebo (for aflibercept)
Drug: Docetaxel
Drug: Prednisone or Prednisolone
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Aflibercept Versus Placebo Administered Every 3 Weeks in Patients Treated With Docetaxel/ Prednisone for Metastatic Androgen-independent Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival Time [ Time Frame: From randomization up to the cut-off date (median follow-up of 35.4 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Overall survival (OS) time was measured as the time from date of randomization to the date of death due to any cause.

    The median OS time and its 95.6% confidence interval were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. In the absence of confirmation of death, the participant was censored at the last date he/she was known to be alive or the study cut-off date (when 873 deaths have occurred), whichever was earlier.



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Response Rate [ Time Frame: Before randomization (baseline) then every 3 weeks up to PSA progression (≥25% increase) or the cut-off date, whichever occurred first ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Prostate specific antigen (PSA) response was defined as ≥50% decrease from baseline in serum PSA levels, confirmed at least 3 weeks later. Increases of any magnitude during the first 12 weeks were ignored in determining PSA response.

  • Time to Skeletal Related Events [ Time Frame: From randomization up to the cut-off date (median follow-up of 35.4 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Skeletal Related Events (SRE) included pathological fractures and/or spinal cord compression, need for bone irradiation, including radioisotopes or bone surgery, change in antineoplastic therapy to treat bone pain.

    Time to SRE was defined as the time from the date of randomization to the date of occurence of the first event defining a SRE or death due to any cause, whichever occurred first.

    The median time to SRE and its 95% confidence interval were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. In the absence of SRE, the participant was censored at the last date he/she was known to be alive or the study cut-off date, whichever was earlier.


  • Progression Free Survival Time [ Time Frame: From randomization up to the cut-off date (median follow-up of 35.4 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Disease progression was defined as a composite of: Radiological tumor progression (≥20% increase in target lesions, or appearance of at least 2 new bone lesions); PSA progression (≥25% increase in PSA level confirmed 3 weeks later); Pain progression (increase in pain intensity or in analgesic consumption for cancer related pain confirmed 3 weeks later); Radiotherapy for cancer related symptoms; Occurence of Skeletal related events (SRE).

    Progression Free survival (PFS) time was measured as the time from the date of randomization up to the date of occurrence of the first event defining a disease progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurred first.

    The median PFS time and its 95% confidence interval were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. In the absence of disease progression, the participant was censored at the the date of last assessment without evidence of progression or the study cut-off date, whichever was earlier.


  • Tumor Response Rate in Participants With Measurable Disease [ Time Frame: Before randomization (baseline) then every 3 months up to tumor progression (≥25% increase) or the cut-off date, whichever occurred first ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tumor response was defined as either a Complete Response (disappearance of all target lesions) or a Partial Response (≥30% decrease from baseline in target lesions) as assessed by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST)version 1.0.

  • Prostate Specific Antigen Progression-free Survival Time [ Time Frame: From randomization up to the cut-off date (median follow-up of 35.4 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Prostate specific antigen (PSA) progression was defined as ≥25% increase in PSA level confirmed 3 weeks later, above the nadir in participants who had achieved a PSA response, or above the baseline in participants who hadn't achieved a PSA response.

    PSA progression-free survival (PFS) time was defined as the time from the date of randomization up to the date of the first documented PSA progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurred first.

    The median PSA-PFS time and its 95% confidence interval were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. In the absence of PSA progression or death, the participant was censored at the the date of last assessment without evidence of progression or the study cut-off date, whichever was earlier.


  • Pain Progression-free Survival Time [ Time Frame: From randomization up to the cut-off date (median follow-up of 35.4 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Pain progression was defined as either ≥1-point increase in Present Pain Intensity (PPI) score or ≥25% increase in Analgesics Score (AS) confirmed at least 3 weeks later, or requirement for palliative radiotherapy. PPI scale is a self-report 0-5 scale to assess pain intensity - a score 0 reflects no pain, a score 5 reflects excruciating pain. AS is a scoring method to assess analgesics consumption. Each analgesic is scored 1 or 4 depending on the analgesic type and dose. AS is the sum of the analgesic scores.

    Pain progression-free survival (PFS) time was measured as the time from the date of randomization up to the date of first pain progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurred first.

    The median pain-PFS and its 95% confidence interval were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. In the absence of event, the participant was censored at the the date of last assessment without evidence of pain progression or the study cut-off date, whichever was earlier.


  • Pain Response Rate [ Time Frame: Before randomization (baseline) then every 3 weeks up to pain progression or the cut-off date, whichever occurred first ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pain response was defined as either a ≥2-point decrease from baseline in Present Pain Intensity (PPI) score without increase in Analgesics Score (AS), or a ≥50% decrease from baseline in AS without increase in the PPI score confirmed at least 3 weeks later. Increases in PPI or AS during the first 12 weeks were ignored in determining pain response.

  • Change From Baseline in Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate Total Score as a Measure of Health Related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Before randomization (baseline) then every 3 weeks until disease progression or administration of further antitumor therapy, whichever came first ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate (FACT-P) is a 39-item participant questionnaire that measures the concerns of patients with prostate cancer. It consists of 5 subscales assessing physical well-being, social/family well-being, emotional well-being, functional well-being, and prostate-specific concerns.

    FACT-P total score is the sum of the 5 subscores. It ranges from 0 to 156 with higher score indicating better quality of life.


  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events as a Measure of Safety [ Time Frame: From first dose of study treatment (aflibercept/placebo or docetaxel whichever came first) to last dose of study treatment (aflibercept/placebo or docetaxel whichever came last) + 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    Adverse Events (AE) are any unfavorable and unintended sign, symptom, syndrome or illness observed by the investigator or reported by the participant during the study.

    AE were collected at regular intervals throughout the study then graded according to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE v.3.0).


  • Number of Participants With Positive Anti-aflibercept Antibody Levels as a Measure of Immunogenicity of Aflibercept [ Time Frame: Pre-dose of cycle 1 (baseline), pre-dose of each every other cycle, then 30 and 90 days after the last administration of the study drug ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Serum for detection of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) was collected in patients treated in selected centers only. Samples were analyzed using a titer-based, bridging immunoassay developed and validated to detect ADAs in human serum.

    Samples with positive antibody levels were further analyzed using a validated, non-quantitative ligand binding assay to detect neutralizing antibodies Ab).

    A participant was considered to have positive antibody levels if antibodies were detected above the quantification limits.



Enrollment: 1224
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo added to standard chemotherapy with docetaxel plus prednisone or prednisolone
Drug: Placebo (for aflibercept)

Sterile aqueous buffered solution identical to aflibercept

1-hour IV on Day 1 of each 3-Week cycle

Drug: Docetaxel

Marketed formulation

75 mg/m², 1 hour IV on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle (immediately after Aflibercept or placebo)

Other Name: Taxotere®
Drug: Prednisone or Prednisolone

Marketed formulation

5 mg twice daily PO from day 1 continuously

Experimental: Aflibercept
Aflibercept added to standard chemotherapy with docetaxel plus prednisone or prednisolone
Drug: Aflibercept

25 mg/ml solution

6 mg/kg, 1-hour IV on Day 1 of each 3-Week cycle

Other Names:
  • AVE0005
  • ZALTRAP®)
Drug: Docetaxel

Marketed formulation

75 mg/m², 1 hour IV on Day 1 of each 3-week cycle (immediately after Aflibercept or placebo)

Other Name: Taxotere®
Drug: Prednisone or Prednisolone

Marketed formulation

5 mg twice daily PO from day 1 continuously


Detailed Description:

The study consisted in 3-week treatment cycles until progressive disease, unacceptable toxicity, or participant's refusal of further study treatment. After disease progression, participants were to be followed every 3 months until death or the study cutoff date, whichever came first.

The study cut-off date was event-driven and was defined as the date when 873 deaths had occurred.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically- or cytologically-confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma;
  • Metastatic disease;
  • Progressive disease while receiving hormonal therapy or after surgical castration;
  • Effective castration.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for prostate cancer, except estramustine and except adjuvant/neoadjuvant treatment completed >3 years ago;
  • Prior treatment with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) inhibitors or VEGF receptor inhibitors;
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status >2.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanofi
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00519285     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC6546, 2006-004756-20
Study First Received: August 21, 2007
Results First Received: April 25, 2013
Last Updated: August 2, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
metastatic
prostate
cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Prostatic Diseases
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Urogenital Neoplasms
Androgens
Docetaxel
Methylprednisolone
Methylprednisolone acetate
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Prednisolone
Prednisolone acetate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Prednisone
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antiemetics
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Glucocorticoids
Hormones

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