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Evaluation of Safety and Feasibility of OGX-011 in Combination With 2nd-line Chemotherapy in Patients With HRPC

Information source: OncoGenex Technologies
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Condition(s) targeted: Prostate Cancer

Intervention: custirsen (OGX-011)/mitoxantrone (Drug); custirsen (OGX-011)/docetaxel (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: OncoGenex Technologies

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Fred Saad, MD, FRCS, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Université de Montréal
Eric Winquist, MD, MSc, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Western Ontario, Canada


This study is for patients with cancer of the prostate gland that has metastasized or spread outside the prostate to other parts of the body. Patients have already been treated with a drug called docetaxel or Taxotere (with or without the addition of a steroid called prednisone) some time in the recent past. They either did not respond to this therapy or responded to this therapy, but now the cancer is progressing (growing larger or has spread to other areas of the body). Custirsen (OGX-011) is an experimental drug that has been shown to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in several kinds of tumors, including prostate cancer. Both docetaxel and mitoxantrone have anticancer activity in prostate and are approved by Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

Clinical Details

Official title: Title: A Pilot Study Evaluating the Safety and Feasibility of Custirsen (OGX-011) in Combination With Second Line Chemotherapy in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Safety and Tolerability of Custirsen (OGX-011) in Combination With Either Docetaxel/Prednisone or Mitoxantrone/Prednisone as Second-line Chemotherapy.

Secondary outcome:

Feasibility of Treatment With Custirsen (OGX-011) in Combination With Second-line Chemotherapy Based on Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Response

Feasibility of Treatment With OGX-011 in Combination With Either Docetaxel/Prednisone or Mitoxantrone/Prednisone as Second Line Chemotherapy Based on Time to Pain Progression

Relationship Between Changes in Serum Clusterin Levels and Change in Serum PSA Levels When OGX-011 in Combination With Either Docetaxel/Prednisone or Mitoxantrone/Prednisone is Administered as Second Line Chemotherapy.

Detailed description: This study was initiated as a multicenter, open-label, randomized study, with a planned enrollment of 40 subjects. Although two treatment arms were included in this study, no comparison between the arms was intended. Subjects with metastatic HRPC who failed first-line docetaxel therapy and required second-line therapy were randomly assigned to treatment with OGX-011 in combination with docetaxel/prednisone (OGX-011/docetaxel/prednisone) or OGX-011 in combination with mitoxantrone/prednisone (OGX-011/mitoxantrone/ prednisone). The study was randomized to assure that subjects were enrolled in each of the two treatment arms in an unbiased manner. Based on preliminary safety data from the first 44 subjects who were randomized to receive either docetaxel or mitoxantrone, the protocol was amended to enroll approximately 20 additional subjects who would be assigned to the docetaxel/prednisone treatment arm to further investigate safety of the combination.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Male.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age ≥ 18 years 2. Histologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. 3. Metastatic disease on chest X-ray, bone scan, or computed tomography (CT) scan. 4. Failed after receiving a minimum of two cycles of a docetaxel based first line therapy regimen. Failure is defined as disease progression within 6 months of discontinuing first line docetaxel therapy. Disease progression is defined as one or more of the following:

- Progressive measurable (target) disease (by Response Evaluation Criteria in

Solid Tumors [RECIST] criteria): at least a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameters of measurable lesions (organ masses or lymph nodes) over the smallest sum observed (baseline or nadir) or the appearance of one or more new lesions as assessed by CT scan or chest X-ray.

- Bone scan progression: one or more new lesions on bone scan while on or

following docetaxel treatment.

- Increasing serum PSA level: rise in PSA on three consecutive measurements

obtained at least one week apart. If the third PSA value is less than the second, an additional fourth test to confirm a rising PSA will be acceptable. 5. Baseline laboratory values as stated below:

- Creatinine ≤ 1. 5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Bilirubin ≤ 1. 1 x ULN (unless elevated secondary to conditions such as Gilbert's


- SGOT (AST) ≤ 1. 5 x ULN

- Castrate serum testosterone level (< 50 ng/mL-or-< 1. 7 mmol/L).

6. If not treated with bilateral orchiectomy, patients must be willing to continue luteinizing hormone releasing hormone analogues throughout the study. 7. Adequate bone marrow function defined as absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1. 5 x 10^9 cells/L and platelet count ≥ 100 x 10^9/L. 8. Karnofsky score ≥ 60 9. Received no other chemotherapy, radioisotope therapy, strontium 89, or samarium 153. (Prior radiotherapy and steroids following first line docetaxel therapy are allowed.) 10. Received no more than one prior biological response modifier therapy following first line docetaxel therapy. 11. At least 21 days since completing the last dose of docetaxel, biological response modifier, and/or radiotherapy. (Exception for radiotherapy: at least 7 days since completing a single fraction of ≤ 800 cGy to a restricted field.) 12. Has recovered from all therapy related toxicity to ≤ grade 2, (except alopecia and anemia.) 13. Willing and able to give informed consent and follow protocol requirements. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Life expectancy less than 12 weeks. 2. Patient is beyond 6 months following the last dose of docetaxel. 3. Patient could not tolerate a dose of docetaxel of at least 45 mg/m² at the end of first line therapy due to toxicity. 4. History of or current documented brain metastasis or carcinomatous meningitis, treated or untreated. (Brain imaging in asymptomatic patients is not required.) 5. Current symptomatic cord compression requiring surgery or radiation therapy. (Once treated, patients are eligible for the study.) 6. Active second malignancy (except non melanomatous skin or superficial bladder cancer). 7. Prior radiotherapy to > 25% of the bone marrow. 8. Uncontrolled medical conditions such as a major active infection, myocardial infarction or stroke within 3 months, uncontrolled hypertension, and/or significant concurrent medical illness, that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would preclude protocol therapy. 9. History of or active congestive heart failure. 10. Known allergy or hypersensitivity to docetaxel or polysorbate 80 (diluent).

Locations and Contacts

Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

QEII Health Sciences, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Sunnybrook, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Additional Information

Starting date: July 2006
Last updated: October 2, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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