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A Phase IIIb Study of Intermittent Versus Continuous Hormone Deprivation Treatment With ELIGARD (ICELAND)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2006
Last updated: June 2, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
Phase IIIb, Open-label, randomized, controlled multi-centre study. Induction therapy phase for 6 months where all subjects receive 2 ELIGARD depot injections. Those subjects with hormone responsive prostate cancer will be randomized and will receive either intermittent or continuous ELIGARD treatment for 36 months. Following this treatment period, subjects will enter a long-term follow-up period for 48 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: leuprorelin acetate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IIIb Randomized Study of Intermittent Versus Continuous Androgen Deprivation Therapy Using ELIGARD 22.5 mg 3-month Depot in Subjects With Relapsing and Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Who Are Responsive to Such Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to PSA progression [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]
  • World Health Organization/Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (WHO/ECOG) performance status [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]
  • European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ)-C30 and QLQ-PR25 [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]
  • Time to serum testosterone > 50 ng/dL [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]
  • Change in progression biomarkers (some sites) [ Time Frame: 3 Years ]

Enrollment: 706
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Continuous Androgen Deprivation (CAD) Drug: leuprorelin acetate
LHRH antagonist
Other Name: ELIGARD 22.5 mg
Experimental: Intermittent Androgen Deprivation (IAD) Drug: leuprorelin acetate
LHRH antagonist
Other Name: ELIGARD 22.5 mg


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

At study entry (visit 1):

  • Written informed consent
  • Male subjects aged >=18 and <80 years old
  • Locally advanced (stage T3 or T4) prostate cancer or Relapsing prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy or,Relapsing prostate cancer following radiotherapy
  • Gleason score of >=6
  • ECOG performance status of 0-2.
  • Life expectancy at least 5 years

At randomization (visit 4):

  • Two successive decreasing serum PSA levels <=1 ng/ml

Exclusion Criteria:

At study entry (visit 1):

  • Any suspected second primary tumors
  • Evidence of metastatic disease
  • Other malignancy within the last 5 years except
  • Acute spinal cord compression, uni- or bilateral ureteric obstruction
  • Any concurrent biological response modifier therapy
  • Concurrent chemotherapy
  • Less than 1 year since any prior neoadjuvant or adjuvant hormonal therapy
  • Less than 6 months since prior 5-alpha reductase inhibitor treatment
  • Other concurrent hormonal therapy
  • Any concurrent radiotherapy
  • Testosterone at screening <= 1.7 mM or 50 ng/dL
  • Clinically significant elevation of serum creatinine or liver enzymes
  • Hypersensitivity to GnRH or other GnRH analogues or leuprorelin acetate
  • Hypersensitivity to CASODEXâ 50 mg.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00378690

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Study Director: Central Contact Medical Affairs Europe, Astellas Pharma Europe Limited Hillswood Drive
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc Identifier: NCT00378690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EGD-EC-003
2005-004094-25 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: September 19, 2006
Last Updated: June 2, 2014

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Specific Antigen

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Fertility Agents, Female
Fertility Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017