MEN-10755 in Treating Patients With Progressive Prostate Cancer That Has Not Responded to Hormone Therapy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC

December 7, 2001
January 27, 2003
July 24, 2012
August 2001
March 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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MEN-10755 in Treating Patients With Progressive Prostate Cancer That Has Not Responded to Hormone Therapy
Open Label Phase II Study of MEN-10755 Administered Every 3 Weeks in Patients With Progressive Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of MEN-10755 in treating patients who have progressive prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.


  • Assess the activity of MEN-10755 in patients with progressive hormone-refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
  • Determine the rate and duration of objective PSA response in patients treated with this drug.
  • Determine the clinical response rate in patients with measurable disease treated with this drug.
  • Determine the acute side effects of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Beginning within 2 weeks after the last PSA measurement, patients receive MEN-10755 IV over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 3 weeks for at least 4 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who achieve a complete or partial response continue to receive additional courses. Patients who achieve stable disease may receive more than 4 courses at the discretion of the investigator.

Patients are followed every 6 weeks until disease progression or initiation of a new therapy.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18-32 patients will be accrued for this study.

Phase 2
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Prostate Cancer
Drug: sabarubicin
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Fiedler W, Tchen N, Bloch J, Fargeot P, Sorio R, Vermorken JB, Collette L, Lacombe D, Twelves C; EORTC new drug development group. A study from the EORTC new drug development group: open label phase II study of sabarubicin (MEN-10755) in patients with progressive hormone refractory prostate cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2006 Jan;42(2):200-4. Epub 2005 Dec 7.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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March 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


  • Histologically confirmed hormone-refractory adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Disease progression while on prior luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogues or after orchiectomy and antiandrogens, given concurrently or consecutively
  • Disease progression is defined as PSA progression documented by increases in PSA recorded at 2 consecutive measurements over a prior reference value

    • Interval of at least 1 week between the reference value and the first of these two PSA increases
  • Continued elevation of PSA for at least 6 weeks after discontinuation of antiandrogens
  • Last PSA value at least 5 ng/mL (Hybritech equivalent)
  • Must have serum testosterone less than 50 ng/mL and must continue on LHRH agonist therapy if no prior surgical castration
  • No symptomatic brain or leptomeningeal metastatic disease



  • Over 18

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Neutrophil count at least 1,500/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


  • Bilirubin less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • ALT/AST no greater than 2.5 times ULN (5 times ULN if liver metastases present)


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.7 mg/dL
  • No uncontrolled hypercalcemia


  • No history of severe heart disease
  • No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months
  • No cardiac insufficiency
  • Normal cardiac function by MUGA scan and 12-lead EKG


  • No other prior or concurrent malignancy except basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer
  • No uncontrolled systemic nonmalignant disease or infection
  • No psychological, familial, or geographical conditions that would preclude compliance


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No prior hormonal therapy except estramustine
  • No concurrent estramustine


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy
  • No concurrent radiotherapy (e.g., for painful bone metastases)


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • No other concurrent experimental drugs or investigational therapy
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Belgium,   France,   Germany,   Israel,   Spain,   Switzerland
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European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
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Study Chair: Walter Fiedler, MD Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
July 2012

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