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Trastuzumab in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 20, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of trastuzumab in treating patients who have prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Biological: trastuzumab
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Herceptin (Recombinant Humanized Anti-p185HER2 Monoclonal Antibody) for the Treatment of Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: October 1998
Study Completion Date: September 2002
Primary Completion Date: September 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the activity of trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with progressive androgen dependent and independent prostate cancer. II. Study HER2 status by immunohistochemistry on prostate cancer biopsy samples. III. Study associations between HER2 protein expression on tumor cells and post-therapy changes in PSA in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive trastuzumab IV over 30 or 90 minutes once a week. Treatment continues for a maximum of 24 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression. Patients are followed for time to progression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14-25 patients will be accrued for this study within 6-9 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically documented androgen dependent or independent prostate cancer Progressive disease on primary hormonal treatment (e.g., orchiectomy, estrogen therapy, gonadotropin releasing hormone analog with or without an antiandrogen) New osseous lesions by bone scan OR 25% increase in bidimensionally measurable soft tissue disease or appearance of new sites of disease by MRI or CT scan If initial hormonal treatment was a combined androgen blockade approach, must show progression off of the antiandrogen Minimum of 3 rising PSA values from baseline obtained 1 week or more apart OR 2 rising PSA values obtained 2 or more weeks apart PSA at least 4 ng/mL Testosterone no greater than 30 ng/mL No active CNS or epidural tumor

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 6 months Hematopoietic: WBC greater than 3,500/mm3 Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm3 Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL SGOT less than 3 times upper limit of normal PT less than 14 seconds Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance greater than 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No myocardial infarction within the prior 6 months No active angina pectoris, New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease, or severe debilitating valvular disease Ejection fraction greater than 45%, with no evidence of ventricular aneurysm or other abnormal wall motion OR SESTAMIBI stress test must show fixed defect alone if ejection fraction less than 45%, or a worrisome but nonexclusive cardiovascular history, or an abnormal ECG Pulmonary: No severe pulmonary disease Other: Fertile patients must use effective contraception No history of an active secondary malignancy with the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer No infection requiring intravenous antibiotic treatment No other severe medical problem that would increase the risk for toxicity

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: No concurrent immunotherapy Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy and recovered No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics If no prior surgical orchiectomy, must continue medical therapies to maintain castrate levels of testosterone Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics and Endocrine therapy No concurrent surgery Other: At least 4 weeks since other prior investigational anticancer therapeutic drugs and recovered No prior anthracycline or anthracenedione No concurrent investigational or unlicensed agents No other concurrent oncolytic agent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003740

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Howard I. Scher, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003740     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98-085
CDR0000066857 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 20, 2013

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
stage IV prostate cancer
recurrent prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 25, 2017