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Open-label Trial on the Effect of I.V. Zoledronic Acid 4 mg on Bone Density in Hormone Sensitive Prostate Cancer Patients With Bone Metastasis

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 7, 2002
Last updated: November 20, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

The purpose of this trial with Zometa is to investigate the effect ZOMETA 4 mg (zoledronic acid for injection in 100mg solution ) has in preventing associated bone loss in prostate cancer patients with bone metastasis when administered in conjunction with hormonal cancer therapy. This trial will seek to determine the effect of ZOMETA in stabilizing and increasing bone mineral density in these patients.

This prospective, open-label, single arm, multicenter study will enroll approximately 200 prostate cancer patients with a history of at least one documented bone lesion documented by bone scan or radiograph. Patients must already be receiving hormone therapy and meet the following additional criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Histologically confirmed diagnoses of prostate cancer
  • Confirmed objective evidence of metastatic bone disease as evidenced by bone scan or radiograph
  • Received or will receive hormonal treatment also know as androgen deprivation therapy with an LHRH agonist or other hormonal treatments

Throughout the course of this 12-month trial, patients will be identified based on the duration of established hormonal treatment at the time of enrollment. Each patients duration of participation will be up to 56 weeks including a 4 week screening, 48 week treatment and a 4 week follow up.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: Zometa Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Trial on the Effect of I.V. Zoledronic Acid 4 mg on Bone Mineral Density in Hormone Sensitive Prostate Cancer Patients With Bone Metastasis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in bone mineral density of the lumbar spine (L2-L4) at 12 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in biochemical markers of bone turnover over 12 months
  • Changes in bone mineral density of the total hip at 12 months
  • Time to first skeletal-related event
  • Overall safety measured by adverse events (AEs)

Enrollment: 261
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2004
Primary Completion Date: January 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Signed informed consent
  • Age > 18 years
  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of carcinoma of the prostate
  • Objective evidence of metastatic disease to the bone as evidenced by bone scan or radiograph at any point since their diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Currently receiving, or will begin receiving, hormonal therapy with an LHRH agonist or other hormonal treatments for either < 6 months or > 6 months
  • ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2

Exclusion criteria:

  • Patients who are hormone sensitive without metastatic disease to the bone
  • Patients who are hormone refractory typically defined as two or three consecutive increases in PSA measured at least one month apart while on hormone therapy
  • Patients who are not treated with LHRH agonist or other hormonal treatments
  • Patients who are currently receiving diethylstilbestrol (DES) or PC-SPES
  • Patients with another nonmalignant disease which would confound the evaluation of primary endpoints or prevent the patient complying with the protocol.
  • Patients with abnormal renal function as evidenced by either a serum creatinine greater than 2 mg/dL or by a calculated creatinine clearance of 60 ml/minute or less
  • Corrected (adjusted for serum albumin) serum calcium concentration < 8.0 mg/dl (2.00 mmol/L)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00035997

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Scott L. Pescatore, PharmD. Novartis
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00035997     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CZOL446EUS24
Study First Received: May 7, 2002
Last Updated: November 20, 2009

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Bone Metastasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Immune System Diseases
Zoledronic acid
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents processed this record on August 21, 2017