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Hsp90 Inhibitor STA-9090 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer Previously Treated With Docetaxel-Based Chemotherapy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2011
Results First Posted : April 14, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2018
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Elisabeth Heath, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090 may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the proteins needed for cell growth. This phase II trial is studying how well Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090 works in treating patients with metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with docetaxel-based chemotherapy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate Hormone-resistant Prostate Cancer Recurrent Prostate Cancer Stage IV Prostate Cancer Drug: Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090 Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Genetic: polymerase chain reaction Other: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay Genetic: RNA analysis Other: spectrophotometry Genetic: reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction Genetic: gene expression analysis Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. To evaluate progression-free survival (PFS) achieved with STA-9090 (Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090) in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who have received prior docetaxel based therapy.


I. To assess the percentage change in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) from baseline to 12 weeks.

II. To assess overall safety and tolerability of STA-9090. III. To evaluate overall survival (OS) outcome in metastatic CRPC who have received prior docetaxel therapy.

IV. To investigate the association of progression-free survival (PFS) and PSA response rate with primary and secondary target markers.


I. To evaluate potential markers for predicting drug response or efficacy, blood samples will be used to collect the serum and extract messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) from mononuclear cells and analyzed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).


Patients receive Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090 intravenously (IV) over 1 hour once weekly in weeks 1-3. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 4 weeks.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of STA-9090 in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) Pretreated With Docetaxel Based Chemotherapy
Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (enzyme inhibitor therapy)
Patients receive Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090 IV over 1 hour once weekly in weeks 1-3. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Hsp90 inhibitor STA-9090
Given IV
Other Name: STA-9090

Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Correlative studies
Other Name: PCR

Other: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
Correlative studies
Other Name: ELISA

Genetic: RNA analysis
Correlative studies

Other: spectrophotometry
Correlative studies

Genetic: reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction
Correlative studies
Other Name: RT-PCR

Genetic: gene expression analysis
Correlative studies

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PFS Proportion Achieved With STA-9090 in Men With CRPC Who Have Received Prior Docetaxel Based Therapy [ Time Frame: At 6 months ]
    Our primary objective was to determine the 6-month PFS rate by using a binary (yes/no) endpoint of 6 months of PFS. Treatment success was defined as achievement of at least 6 months of PFS. Patients who did not complete 6 months of ganetespib therapy for any reason (including death from any cause) were considered treatment failures and were recorded as not achieving the primary endpoint.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage Change in PSA [ Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Percentage change in PSA from baseline.

  2. Overall Safety and Tolerability of STA-9090 [ Time Frame: Day 1, 8, and 15 of each course and at end of treatment ]
    Overall safety and tolerability of STA-9090 by total number of grade 3 adverse events

  3. OS in Metastatic CRPC Who Have Received Prior Docetaxel Therapy [ Time Frame: From first dose to death or the date last known alive ]
    Overall Survival (OS) in metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) who have received prior docetaxel therapy using Kaplan-Meier method

  4. Association of PFS With PSA [ Time Frame: At 6 months ]
    Association of PFS with PSA using Cox PH regression model

  5. Potential Markers for Predicting Drug Response or Efficacy [ Time Frame: At baseline, day 1 of course 3, and end of treatment ]
    Potential markers for predicting drug response or efficacy : This is not a measurable outcome, but a possible entity for further study.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologically confirmed diagnosis of prostate adenocarcinoma with metastasis and objective progression or rising PSA despite androgen deprivation therapy and antiandrogen withdrawal when applicable
  • Progression after docetaxel based chemotherapy is needed as follows:
  • a) If measurable disease present, then either rising PSA, increase in size of the lesion/s or both should be present
  • b) Patients with rising PSA only as progression must demonstrate a rising trend with 2 successive elevations at minimum intervals of 1 week; a minimum PSA of 5 ng/ml, or new areas of bony metastases on bone scan are required for patients with no measurable disease; no minimum PSA requirement for patients with measurable disease
  • Patients should have received at least one prior docetaxel based regimen for metastatic disease; no maximum prior therapy
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0 to 2
  • Life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Prior radiation therapy or chemotherapy completed at least 28 days prior to enrollment
  • All patients must be documented to be castrate with a testosterone level =< 0.5 ng/ml; luteinizing-hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist therapy must be continued, if required to maintain castrate levels of testosterone; patients must be off antiandrogens for a minimum of 4 weeks for flutamide and 6 weeks for bicalutamide or nilutamide
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500 cells/uL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/uL
  • Hemoglobin >= 9.0 g/dL
  • Serum creatinine =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN); Note: if serum creatinine is > 1.5 x ULN, subject is eligible if the calculated creatinine clearance (CLcr) is >= 50 mL/min
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 x ULN
  • For patients without documented bone metastases or for patients with liver metastases: transaminases (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]/serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT] and/or alanine aminotransferase (ALT)/serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase [SGPT]) may be up to 2.5 x institutional ULN if alkaline phosphatase is =< ULN, or alkaline phosphatase may be up to 4 x ULN if transaminases are =< ULN
  • For patients with documented bone metastases, the transaminases (AST/SGOT and/or ALT/SGPT) should be less than 2.5 x institutional ULN, without regard to the alkaline phosphatase level
  • Sexually active males must use measures to prevent pregnancy in their partners while on STA-9090
  • Willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plans, laboratory tests, and other study procedures
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to first dose of STA-9090
  • Poor venous access for study drug administration or would require a peripheral or central indwelling catheter for study drug administration; study drug administration via indwelling catheters is prohibited at this time
  • Use of any chemotherapy or other standard systemic treatments for prostate cancer, including investigational agents within 2 weeks or 6 half- lives of the agent, whichever is shorter, prior to receiving STA-9090; there must be at least 2 weeks between the end of palliative radiation and the start of study drug and all radiation therapy (XRT)-associated toxicities resolved to Grade 1 or 0
  • History of severe allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to excipients (e.g., Polyethylene glycol [PEG] 300 and Polysorbate 80 [i.e. docetaxel])
  • Baseline QTc > 450 msec or previous history of QT prolongation while taking other medications
  • Ventricular ejection fraction (Ef) =< 55% at baseline
  • Any history of current coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery
  • History of current uncontrolled dysrhythmias, or requirement for antiarrhythmic medications, or Grade 2 or greater left bundle branch block
  • New York Heart Association class II/III/IV congestive heart failure with a history of dyspnea, orthopnea, or edema that requires current treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta-blockers or diuretics
  • Current or prior radiation therapy to the left hemithorax
  • Treatment with chronic immunosuppressants (e.g. cyclosporine following transplantation)
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive subjects receiving combination antiretroviral therapy, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, ventricular arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Other medications, or severe acute/chronic medical or psychiatric condition, or laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, or may interfere with the interpretation of study results, and in the judgment of the investigator would make the subject inappropriate for entry into this study

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United States, Maryland
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231
United States, Michigan
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, New Jersey
University of Medicine nd Denistry of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey, United States, 08854
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Cancer Center Riverview
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States, 54494
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Elisabeth Heath Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

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Responsible Party: Elisabeth Heath, Principal Investigator, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01270880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-070
NCI-2010-02328 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Posted: January 5, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 14, 2015
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action