A Study of Alpharadin® With Docetaxel in Patients With Bone Metastasis From Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified January 2014 by Algeta ASA
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Algeta ASA
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2010
Last updated: January 24, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The main purpose of this study is to establish a recommended dose of Alpharadin® to be used in combination with docetaxel in patients with bone metastases from castration-resistant prostate cancer and to investigate safety and explore efficacy of the recommended dose.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bone Metastases
Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Drug: Alpharadin® (Radium-223 dichloride) + docetaxel
Drug: Docetaxel
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/IIa Study of Safety and Efficacy of Alpharadin® With Docetaxel in Patients With Bone Metastasis From Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Algeta ASA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose-escalation: Assessment of dose-limiting toxicities [ Time Frame: When 6 weeks post-injection data are available for the first combined injection of Alpharadin®/docetaxel ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Expanded safety cohort: Safety of combining Alpharadin® with docetaxel (incidence and severity of adverse events and serious adverse events, changes from baseline in laboratory variables, vital signs and physical examination) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Signs of long-term radiation toxicity: incidence of manifestations of potential late toxicity, such as new primary cancers and bone marrow changes (acute myelogenous leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and aplastic anaemia) [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Exploratory efficacy measurements of Alpharadin® in combination with docetaxel versus docetaxel alone such as changes in bone markers, PSA and CTC, time to progression and overall survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Exploratory patient self-reporting of pain intensity [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Alpharadin® + docetaxel Drug: Alpharadin® (Radium-223 dichloride) + docetaxel
Alpharadin® (Radium-223 dichloride) is administered intravenously as a bolus injection. In the randomized phase IIa part of the protocol, the dose established in the dose-escalation part of the protocol (Phase I) will be used, i.e. 5 doses of 50 kBq/kg b.w. every 6 weeks in combination with the approved step-down dose of docetaxel (60 mg/m2) administered intravenously every 3 weeks with 5 mg prednisone twice a day continuously and pre-medication with dexamethasone.
Active Comparator: Docetaxel alone Drug: Docetaxel
Docetaxel (75 mg/m2) will be administered intravenously every 3 weeks with 5 mg prednisone twice a day continuously and pre-medication with dexamethasone. Step-down to 60 mg/m2 is allowed as per the approved docetaxel label.

Detailed Description:

Within the U.S:, the trial is conducted under an IND sponsored by Bayer.


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

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
  • Two or more bone metastases (hot spots) confirmed by bone scintigraphy within 8 weeks prior to study entry
  • Known castration-resistant disease
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS): ≥70% within 14 days before start of study treatment (ECOG 1)
  • Life expectancy at least 6 months.
  • Acceptable hematology and serum biochemistry screening values
  • Eligible for use of docetaxel according to the product information (package insert or similar).

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has received an investigational therapeutic drug within the last 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment, or is scheduled to receive one during the treatment period.
  • Has received external radiotherapy within the last 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment.
  • Has an immediate need for radiotherapy.
  • Has received prior hemibody external radiotherapy .
  • Has received systemic radiotherapy (e.g. samarium, strontium etc.) for the treatment of bone metastases.
  • Has received cytotoxic chemotherapy within the last 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment, or has not recovered to grade 1 or 0 from adverse events due to cytotoxic chemotherapy administered more than 4 weeks earlier.
  • Has received more than ten previous infusions of docetaxel.
  • Previous known experience of grade ≥ 3 docetaxel related toxicities or docetaxel toxicity related dose interruption or discontinuation.
  • Previous use of G-CSF for persistent neutropenia after docetaxel treatment.
  • Has received blood transfusion or erythropoietin (EPO) within the last 4 weeks prior to start of study treatment.
  • Has received prior treatment with Alpharadin.
  • Malignant lymphadenopathy exceeding 3 cm in short-axis diameter.
  • Symptomatic nodal disease, i.e. scrotal, penile or leg edema.
  • Visceral metastases from CRPC (>2 lung and/or liver metastases [size ≥2cm]), as assessed by CT scan of the chest/abdomen/pelvis within the last 8 weeks prior to start of study treatment.
  • Uncontrolled loco-regional disease.
  • Other primary tumor (other than CRPC) including haematological malignancy present within the last 5 years (except non-melanoma skin cancer or low-grade superficial bladder cancer).
  • Has imminent or established spinal cord compression based on clinical findings and/or MRI.
  • Unmanageable fecal incontinence.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01106352

Contact: Karin Staudacher, MSc +47 23 00 79 90 marianne.bloma@algeta.com
Contact: Anne-Kirsti Aksnes, PhD +47 23 00 79 90 anne-kirsti.aksnes@algeta.com

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Principal Investigator: Charles Ryan, MD         
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Principal Investigator: Karim Fizazi, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Algeta ASA
Principal Investigator: Michael J Morris, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Algeta ASA
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01106352     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BC1-10
Study First Received: April 16, 2010
Last Updated: January 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Algeta ASA:
The target population is patients with bone metastasis from castration-resistant prostate cancer intended for treatment with docetaxel

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Prostatic Neoplasms
Bone Neoplasms
Bone Marrow Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Neuromuscular Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014