Duration of Suppression of Bone Turnover Following Treatment With Zoledronic Acid in Men With Metastatic CRPC (SubDueP)
Bone is the most common site of metastases in prostate cancer and bone complications cause substantial morbidity to this population. Phase III studies have shown that zoledronic acid is effective in decreasing the morbidity associated with bone metastases. Zoledronic acid (ZA) is generally well tolerated but may have side effects such as hypocalcemia, renal impairment and osteonecrosis of the jaw. Administration of ZA as infrequently as once yearly is sufficient to prevent osteopenia or osteoporosis. The optimal treatment interval is unknown, but the drug is often empirically administered every 3-4 weeks. The cost of such treatment is high, and the risk of exposing patients (especially those at low risk) to potential serious side effects with uncertain benefit warrants investigation. This study will determine the duration of suppression of bone turnover in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases following a single infusion of Zoledronic Acid and its effect on quality of life.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Duration of Suppression of Bone Turnover Following Treatment With Zoledronic Acid in Men With Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer|
- Patients given single dose of Zoledronic Acid 4mg IV [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Brief Pain Inventory Location Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline, Q6weeks, Q12weeks, 26weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- FACT-BP Quality of Life Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline, Q6weeks, Q12weeks, 26weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- We will monitor for uNTX, sCTX, BAP (fasting morning sample) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Q3wks, Q6wks, Q9wks Q12wks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: Zoledronic acid
The bone is the most common site of metastasis in men with prostate cancer, and that bone metastases are associated with a significant risk of SREs. Prevention and delay in onset of SREs has been demonstrated with use of ZA. The optimal dosing frequency of ZA is not known in this population but it is usually given every 3-4 weeks, whereas injections as infrequently as once yearly protect from bone loss in patients without bone metastases who are receiving ADT. uNTX, sCTX and BAP are markers of bone turnover and bone formation that are suppressed in response to ZA and are associated with the likelihood of development of an SRE. In this study, we propose to determine the duration of suppression of bone turnover (all uNTX, sCTX and BAP) in response to a single dose of ZA in patients with castration resistant prostate cancer metastatic to bone.
Our objectives for this study:
- To estimate the proportion of patients with suppression of bone turnover at 12 weeks after administration of a single dose of ZA.
- To estimate the distribution of duration of suppression of bone turnover up to 12 weeks after administration of ZA.
- To evaluate the frequency of SREs experienced by patients in this population.
- To measure quality of life and presence of bone pain over a 12 week period in this patient population by utilizing the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Bone Pain (FACT-BP) and Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) questionnaires.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01062503
|Princess Margaret Hospital|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G2M9|
|Principal Investigator:||Ian F Tannock, MD, PhD||University Health Network, Toronto|