Satraplatin in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients Previously Treated With One Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Regimen

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2012
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September 30, 2003
October 6, 2003
August 7, 2012
September 2003
January 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Satraplatin in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients Previously Treated With One Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Regimen
A Multi-National Phase III Study of Satraplatin Plus Prednisone or Placebo Plus Prednisone in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Previously Treated With One Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Regimen


The SPARC trial is designed to compare the combination of the investigational oral cytotoxic drug, satraplatin, and prednisone, versus prednisone alone as second line chemotherapy in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC).


The SPARC trial is intended for patients who have hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) and whose disease has progressed after treatment with one chemotherapy regimen. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria page for the key inclusion and exclusion criteria.


Satraplatin is a member of the platinum-based class of chemotherapy drugs. Platinum-based drugs have been clinically proven to be one of the most effective classes of anticancer therapies. Unlike the currently marketed platinum-based drugs, satraplatin can be given orally. Satraplatin is also the only platinum-based drug that has demonstrated efficacy against prostate cancer in a randomized trial.


There are currently no approved chemotherapy drugs for the second line treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). In a preliminary randomized trial conducted in Europe, the combination of satraplatin and prednisone had superior activity compared to prednisone alone, for the treatment of HRPC patients who had not previously been treated with chemotherapy

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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer
  • Drug: Satraplatin
  • Drug: Prednisone
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March 2007
January 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage D2 metastatic prostate cancer
  • Progression after one prior chemotherapy
  • ECOG Performance status equal / less than 2
  • Life expectancy > 3 months
  • Surgical or medical castration
  • Adequate bone marrow, hepatic and renal functions
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More than one prior chemotherapy
  • Prior platinum containing compounds
  • Prior malignancy
  • Prior significant RT/radionuclide therapy
  • Major GI surgery or GI disease affecting absorption
  • Disease with contraindication to steroids
  • Brain metastases
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Argentina,   Belgium,   Croatia,   France,   Germany,   Hungary,   Israel,   Italy,   Netherlands,   Peru,   Poland,   Russian Federation,   Spain,   United Kingdom,   United States
GPC SAT3-03-01
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August 2012

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