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CCI-779 in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: March 3, 2001
Last updated: June 20, 2013
Last verified: May 2002

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to determine the effectiveness of CCI-779 in treating patients who have progressive prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: temsirolimus Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase II Study Of Intravenous CCI-779 Administered Weekly To Patients With Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: September 2000
Study Completion Date: March 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of CCI-779 in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer. II. Determine the effects of CCI-779 on prostate-specific antigen levels in these patients. III. Assess the pharmacokinetic parameters of CCI-779 in these patients. IV. Assess the possible pharmacodynamic relationship of CCI-779 with clinical response in these patients. V. Determine the impact of CCI-779 on the quality of life in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 4 arms. Arm I: Patients receive low-dose CCI-779 IV over 30 minutes weekly. Arm II: Patients receive high-dose CCI-779 IV over 30 minutes weekly. Arm III: Patients receive low-dose placebo IV over 30 minutes weekly. Arm IV: Patients receive high-dose placebo IV over 30 minutes weekly. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who develop progressive disease while receiving placebo may cross over to the equivalent dose of CCI-779. Quality of life is assessed at baseline; at weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, and 36; and at final/cross-over visit. Patients are followed every 3 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 150 patients will be accrued for this study.


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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed asymptomatic, progressive, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate Progressive disease defined as increasing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels from 2 measurements at least 2 weeks apart PSA greater than 5 ng/mL Continued medical means of gonadal ablation (e.g., luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH)) required No known CNS metastases unless previously treated by surgery or radiotherapy and stable, asymptomatic, and not requiring steroids and anticonvulsants

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 6 months Hematopoietic: Absolute neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 8.5 g/Dl Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST no greater than 3 times ULN (no greater than 5 times ULN if liver metastases present) Serum cholesterol no greater than 350 mg/Dl Triglycerides no greater than 300 mg/Dl Renal: Creatinine no greater than 1.5 times ULN Cardiovascular: No unstable angina or life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia requiring maintenance therapy No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months Other: No other malignancy in past 5 years other than basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer HIV negative No active infection Not immunocompromised No other major illness that would preclude study Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after the study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Concurrent epoetin alfa allowed Chemotherapy: No prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for prostate cancer No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics At least 6 weeks since prior antiandrogen therapy At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal therapy (6 weeks for antiandrogens) for prostate cancer other than continued LHRH agonist No concurrent systemic corticosteroids No concurrent anticancer hormonal therapy Radiotherapy: At least 3 weeks since prior radiotherapy No prior palliative radiotherapy to more than one site No prior strontium chloride Sr 89 or samarium Sm 153 lexidronam pentasodium No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: At least 3 weeks since prior surgery Other: At least 4 weeks since prior investigational agent No concurrent immunosuppressive agents No other concurrent investigational agent No concurrent enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin), ketoconazole, diltiazem, rifampin, terfenadine, cisapride, astemizole, or pimozide No concurrent megestrol acetate for appetite Concurrent bisphosphonates allowed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00012142

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Diane Prager, MD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00012142     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068487
Study First Received: March 3, 2001
Last Updated: June 20, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017