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A Study to Test Radium-223 With Docetaxel in Patients With Prostate Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03574571
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2023
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using radium-223 along with docetaxel chemotherapy treatment versus using docetaxel alone. Earlier studies helped show that the combination is safe, but the combination has not been proven to work better than either drug alone. The goal of this study is to find out if combining docetaxel and radium-223 is better than giving either drug by itself.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 Drug: Docetaxel 60 mg/m2 Drug: Radium-223 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 738 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This is an open-labeled, randomized, phase III study of docetaxel versus docetaxel in combination with radium-223 in subjects with mCRPC.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Trial of Docetaxel vs. Docetaxel and Radium-223 for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)
Actual Study Start Date : June 19, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 1, 2026
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 1, 2026

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer
Drug Information available for: Docetaxel

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Docetaxel
Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 will be administered IV every three weeks for 10 doses. Prednisone will be given at a dose of 5mg orally twice daily.
Drug: Docetaxel 75 mg/m2
Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 will be administered IV every three weeks for 10 doses.

Experimental: Docetaxel with Radium-223
Docetaxel 60 mg/m2 will be administered IV every 3 weeks for 10 doses. Radium-223 will be administered at 55 kBq/kg, 6 injections at 6 weeks intervals.
Drug: Docetaxel 60 mg/m2
Docetaxel 60 mg/m2 will be administered IV every 3 weeks for 10 doses.

Drug: Radium-223
Radium-223 will be administered at 55 kBq/kg, 6 injections at 6 weeks intervals.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Overall survival is defined as the time from randomization to death from any cause.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   Prostate
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Willing and able to provide written informed consent (ICF) and HIPAA authorization for the release of personal health information. A signed informed consent must be obtained before screening procedures are performed.

NOTE: HIPAA authorization may be either included in the informed consent or obtained separately.

  • Males 18 years of age and above
  • Histological or cytological proof of prostate cancer
  • Documented progressive mCRPC based on at least one of the following criteria:

    1. PSA progression defined as 25% increase over baseline value with an increase in the absolute value of at least 1.0 ng/mL that is confirmed by another PSA level with a minimum of a 1 week interval and a minimum PSA of 1.0 ng/mL.
    2. Soft-tissue progression defined as an increase ≥ 20% in the sum of the LD of all target lesions based on the smallest sum LD since treatment started or the appearance of one or more new lesions.
    3. Progression of bone disease (evaluable disease) or two or more new bone lesions by bone scan.
  • Two or more bone lesions
  • ECOG 0- 1
  • Normal organ function with acceptable initial laboratory values within 14 days of randomization:

    • Albumin > 30 g/L
    • ANC ≥ 1.5 x 10^9/L
    • Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL
    • Platelet count ≥ 100 x 10^9/L
    • Creatinine ≤ 1.5 x the institutional upper limit of normal (ULN)
    • Bilirubin ≤ ULN (unless documented Gilbert's disease)
    • SGOT (AST) ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    • SGPT (ALT) ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    • WBC count ≥ 3 x 10^9/L
  • Subjects must agree to use a medically acceptable method of birth control (e.g., spermicide in conjunction with a barrier such as a condom) or sexual abstinence for the duration of the study, including 30 days after the last dose of study drug. Sperm donation is prohibited during the study and for 30 days after the last dose of study drug. Female partners must use hormonal or barrier contraception unless postmenopausal or abstinent.
  • Serum testosterone < 50 ng/dL. Subjects must continue primary androgen deprivation with an LHRH analogue (agonist or antagonist) if they have not undergone orchiectomy.
  • All acute toxic effects of any prior treatment have resolved to NCI-CTCAE v4.0 Grade 1 or less.
  • Willing and able to comply with the protocol, including follow-up visits and examinations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Received any other investigational therapeutic agents or other anticancer therapies within 4 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Received external beam radiotherapy within the 4 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Has an immediate need for external beam radiotherapy.
  • Has received any systemic bone-seeking radiopharmaceutical in the past.
  • Has received any prostate cancer directed chemotherapy in the castration resistant setting. Subjects who have received up to 6 prior doses of docetaxel in the castration sensitive setting are permitted if they have not experienced disease progression within 36 weeks of last treatment with docetaxel.
  • Has received four or more systemic anticancer regimens for mCRPC.

    • Treatment with docetaxel or abiraterone for non-castrate metastatic disease is permissible and does not count towards the lines of therapy for mCRPC
    • A 'line' is a regimen. Combinations of hormones and other types of therapies count as single lines.
  • Has known Grade ≥3 docetaxel-related toxicities or docetaxel toxicity related dose interruption or discontinuation.
  • Has received blood transfusions or growth factors within the last 4 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Symptomatic nodal disease (i.e., scrotal, penile, or leg edema).
  • Has visceral metastases with ≥ 3 lung and/or liver metastases or individual lesion ≥2 cm, as assessed by CT scan or MRI of the chest/abdomen/pelvis within the last 8 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Symptomatic loco-regional disease that causes ongoing Grade 3 or Grade 4 urinary or rectal symptoms.
  • Subjects with a "currently active" second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancers or non-invasive bladder cancers or other in-situ or non-invasive malignancies. Subjects are not considered to have a "currently active" malignancy if they have completed therapy and are free of disease for ≥ 3 years.
  • Has imminent or established cord compression based on clinical findings and/or MRI.
  • Known bone marrow dysplasia
  • Has received any of the following in the 4 weeks prior to randomization: 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, herbal medications, natural hormonally active foods (e.g., phytoestrogens) or other food supplements known to alter PSA in humans
  • Any other serious illness or medical condition that would, in the opinion of the investigator, make this protocol unreasonably hazardous, including but not limited to:

    • Uncontrolled infection
    • NYHA III or IV heart failure
    • Crohn's disease or those with ulcerative colitis who have not undergone a colectomy
    • Known active infection with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03574571

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Contact: Michael Morris, MD 646-422-4469 morrism@mskcc.org
Contact: Josef Fox, MD 212-639-7371

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Michael Morris, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03574571    
Other Study ID Numbers: 18-150
2018-002944-10 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: July 2, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2023
Last Verified: February 2023

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
DORA Trial
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action