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Feasibility of a Chemotherapy With Docetaxel-Prednisone for Castration-resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer Elderly Patients (GERICO10)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2013 by UNICANCER.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: October 26, 2010
Last updated: January 29, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of two different chemotherapy protocols with adjusted doses for patients aged 75 and over who often have medical problems other than prostate cancer. Patient will receive Docetaxel either every 3 weeks or weekly. In both cases, chemotherapy is combined with prednisone. The protocol will be considered feasible when patient will receive 6 cycles of chemotherapy (1 cycle = 3 weeks).

Additionally to this primary objective, efficacy will also be evaluated for both protocols as well as tolerance to treatment, quality of life and evolution of geriatric data.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: Docetaxel every 3 weeks + Prednisone
Drug: Docetaxel weekly+ Prednisone
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Phase II Study Evaluating the Feasibility of a Chemotherapy With Docetaxel-Prednisone in a Weekly Schedule or Every 3 Weeks, for Castration-resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer Elderly Patients (>=75), "Vulnerable" or "Frail" , as Defined by the Criteria of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)

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Further study details as provided by UNICANCER:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility of 2 different protocols of Docetaxel chemotherapy [ Time Frame: Up to 18 weeks (6 cycles of chemotherapy) ]

    Main criteria is the rate of patients receiving 6 cycles of treatment without experiencing any of the following criteria:

    • Stop or delay of chemotherapy > 2 weeks
    • Necessity to reduce the dose of chemotherapy > 25 %
    • Febrile neutropenia or non-haematological grade 3 toxicity (except alopecia)according to NCI-CTCAE V4.0
    • Geriatric criterion ( ADL decrease >= 2 points)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: From randomization until death for any cause or last follow-up news (censored data) ]
    Overall Survival is defined as the time from randomization until death for any cause or last follow-up news (censored data).

  • Geriatric evaluation [ Time Frame: At baseline, D1 of Cycle 1 and Cycle 4, at the end of treatment and at follow-up visits ]

    The impact of the chemotherapy will be evaluated on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment :

    • Test de screening G8
    • Cumulative Illness Rating Scale(CIRSG)
    • Folstein Mini Mental State (MMS)
    • Activity of Daily Living (ADL)
    • Instrumental Activity of Daily Living (IADL)
    • Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
    • Mini Nutritionnal Assessment (MNA)

  • Number of patients with Adverse Events [ Time Frame: At baseline, D1 of each cycle , at the end of treatment and at the follow-up visits ]
    Tolerance and safety will be assessed through recording of adverse events using NCI-CTCAE toxicity classification V4.0.

  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: At baseline, D1 of the Cycle 4, at the end of the treatment and at the follow-up visits ]
    The impact of the chemotherapy is evaluated on the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality Of Life - Questionnaire - QLQ-C30

  • Vital signs measurement [ Time Frame: At baseline, D1 of each cycle , at the end of treatment and at the follow-up visits ]
    Tolerance and safety will be assessed through vital signs measurement.

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurements [ Time Frame: At baseline, D1 of each cycle , at the end of treatment and at the follow-up visits ]
    Efficacy will be assessed through monitoring PSA values

Estimated Enrollment: 144
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A - Docetaxel every 3 weeks + Prednisone
  • Docetaxel: 60 mg/m²/day at C1 then 70 mg/m²/day for subsequent cycles every 3 weeks
  • Prednisone 10 mg/day continuously
Drug: Docetaxel every 3 weeks + Prednisone
  • Docetaxel IV 60 mg/m²/d then IV 70 mg/m²/d for subsequent cycles every 3 weeks
  • Prednisone 10 mg/day continuously
Other Name: TAXOTERE
Drug: Docetaxel weekly+ Prednisone
  • Docetaxel weekly 35 mg/m²/day at day 1 and day 8 of each cycle (J1 = J21)
  • Prednisone 10 mg/day continuously
Other Name: TAXOTERE
Experimental: Arm B - Docetaxel weekly + Prednisone
  • Docetaxel weekly 35 mg/m²/day on day 1 and day 8 of each cycle (J1 = J21)
  • Prednisone 10 mg/day continuously
Drug: Docetaxel weekly+ Prednisone
  • Docetaxel weekly 35 mg/m²/day at day 1 and day 8 of each cycle (J1 = J21)
  • Prednisone 10 mg/day continuously
Other Name: TAXOTERE

Detailed Description:

Standard management of castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer is represented by chemotherapy with Docetaxel 75 mg/m² every 3 weeks combined with Prednisone since a symptomatic and overall survival benefit was demonstrated.

Although this benefit is independent of age in the study by Tannock (cut-off:69), it does not seem possible to extrapolate these results, obtained in a selected population, to the majority of patients we encounter in daily practice, >= 75 years old and / or unfit.

Retrospective studies have shown that chemotherapy was feasible, at standard or adapted doses in an unselected elderly population with good results in terms of tolerance and efficacy over symptoms.

Our study aims to evaluate prospectively the feasibility of a chemotherapy with Docetaxel/Prednisone administered every 3 weeks (60 mg / m² at D1C1 then 70 mg / m² at D1 for subsequent cycles if tolerance is good) or weekly (35mg / m² at D1 and D8 with Day 1 = Day 21) to patients >= 75 years old, evaluated by comprehensive geriatric assessment, belonging to group 2 "vulnerable" or to group 3 "frail" of the classification proposed by the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).

Feasibility is defined as the possibility for a patient to receive 6 cycles of chemotherapy without withdrawal. Reasons for study withdrawal were defined by the GERICO Group and are the followings:

  • stop or delay of chemotherapy > 2 weeks
  • Necessity to reduce the dose of chemotherapy > 25 %
  • febrile neutropenia or non-haematological grade 3 toxicity (except alopecia) according to NCI-CTCAE V4.0.
  • Geriatric criterion (Activity of Daily Living (ADL) decrease >= 2 points)

The statistical methodology used is a double randomized phase II after stratification according to the SIOG criteria, based on a Simon Optimum plan.

A pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic study is associated to our project, based on a method of population pharmacokinetic. The aim is to highlight predictors of the haematological tolerance of this chemotherapy by evaluating clinical, geriatric and biological parameters.

The results of this study will support the terms of prescription of chemotherapy, in patients aged 75 and over, classified as "vulnerable" or "frail" regarding SIOG criteria, with defined geriatric assessment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 75
  • Histologically proven prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Metastatic disease, not pre-treated with chemotherapy refractory to castration
  • Hormone refractory prostate cancer is defined as follows:

    • Patients with documented testosterone castration (<0.50 ng / ml)
    • Patient who received prior hormonal therapy (either orchidectomy or Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist alone or combined with an anti-androgen)
    • Patients should continue primary androgen suppression by LHRH agonist (in case of non-surgical castration)
    • For patients treated with anti-androgens prior to inclusion, a wash-out period is required (4 weeks for flutamide and nilutamide, 6 weeks for other products) as well as measured progression after anti-androgen discontinuation.
  • Progressive disease under hormonotherapy, with progression defined by

Increase of PSA level (two consecutive increases of PSA compared to baseline with a minimum of one week between both measurements)

OR emergence of a new lesion

OR measurable progressive disease (increase of a previous measurable lesion >= 25% in cross section)

OR progressive bone metastases (defined only by the appearance of a new lesion on bone scan)

OR progressive symptoms (defined as cancer pain Grade 2 according to the NCI-CTC V4.0, despite level 2 analgesics intake).

  • Patients of Groups 2 and 3 [ "vulnerable" and "frail"] of SIOG classification
  • WHO Performance Status (PS) >= 3
  • PSA >= 5 ng / ml
  • Neutrophils >= 2.109 /L
  • Platelets >= 100.109/L
  • Haemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dl
  • Bilirubin and SGOT / SGPT <1.5 x ULN (<= 2.5 x ULN if hepatic metastasis)
  • creatinine <= 2.5 x ULN
  • In case of previous palliative or analgesic radiotherapy, a minimum of 14 days must have elapsed between end of radiotherapy and inclusion into the study
  • Previous treatment with bisphosphonates should be continued without change during the study treatment and can not be initiated either within 28 days prior to study entry or during the study
  • Signed informed consent by patients, according to local regulations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • "healthy" or "terminal illness" Groups according to the recommendations of International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)
  • Concomitant or previous malignancy within 5 years prior the study (except basal or squamous in situ cell skin carcinoma)
  • Presence of brain metastasis symptoms
  • Prior treatment by intravenous radiopharmaceutical agent (e.g. Strontium 89, Samarium lexidronam) within 2 months before study entry
  • Initiation of a bisphosphonate therapy within 28 days prior to randomisation
  • Any concomitant anticancer treatment (radiotherapy, radiopharmaceutical agent, chemotherapy)
  • Patients with uncontrolled infection
  • Patients with peripheral neuropathy of grade> 1
  • Patients medically unstable (e.g. unstable diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension or decompensated heart failure or myocardial infarct within 3 months)
  • Gastro duodenal active ulcer
  • Hypersensitivity to study drugs
  • Treatment with any experimental drug within 30 days prior to or during the study
  • Psychological, familial, sociological or geographical location conditions which do not allow medical monitoring and compliance with study protocol.
  • Patients protected by the law or patients placed under protective supervision of adults
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Responsible Party: UNICANCER Identifier: NCT01254513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GERICO10/0910 (GetugP03)
Study First Received: October 26, 2010
Last Updated: January 29, 2013

Keywords provided by UNICANCER:
Metastatic Prostate cancer
Elderly patients
Vulnerable and Frail (SIOG classification)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal processed this record on April 28, 2017