Hormone Therapy With or Without Surgery or Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002633|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2014
RATIONALE: Hormones can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells. Hormone therapy may fight prostate cancer by reducing the production of androgens. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to damage tumor cells. It is not yet known whether hormone therapy plus surgery is more effective than hormone therapy plus radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying giving hormone therapy alone to see how well it works compared to giving hormone therapy together with bilateral orchiectomy or radiation therapy in treating patients with stage III or stage IV prostate cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prostate Cancer||Drug: bicalutamide Drug: buserelin Drug: flutamide Drug: goserelin Drug: leuprolide acetate Drug: nilutamide Procedure: orchiectomy Radiation: radiation therapy||Phase 3|
- Compare the overall survival, disease specific survival, and time to progression in patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the prostate treated with total androgen suppression with or without pelvic irradiation.
- Compare the symptomatic control as measured by the rates of surgical interventions needed for control of local disease (e.g., transurethral resections, stent insertions, nephrostomies, and colostomies) in patients treated with these regimens.
- Compare the quality of life of patients treated with these regimens.
- Compare the sensitivity of the EORTC-QLQ-C30+3 and a trial-specific checklist (PR17) with the FACT-P questionnaire in measuring changes in quality of life of patients treated with these regimens.
OUTLINE: This a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to center, initial PSA level (less than 20 vs 20-50 vs greater than 50 ng/mL), method of node staging (clinical [no CT scan] vs radiological [CT scan negative] vs surgical), Gleason score (less than 8 vs 8-10), prior hormonal therapy (excluding orchiectomy) (yes vs no), and choice of hormonal therapy (bilateral orchiectomy with or without antiandrogen vs luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone [LHRH] with antiandrogen). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive antiandrogen therapy comprising oral flutamide every 8 hours, oral nilutamide every 8 hours for 1 month and then once daily, or oral bicalutamide once daily. Patients also choose to undergo bilateral orchiectomy or LHRH agonist therapy comprising goserelin subcutaneously (SC) every 4 weeks (short-acting formulation) or every 3 months (long-acting formulation), leuprolide intramuscularly every 4 weeks (short-acting formulation) or every 3 months (long-acting formulation), or buserelin SC every 8 weeks or every 12 weeks. Patients choosing orchiectomy may receive an antiandrogen for at least 6 weeks before surgery to counter any flare phenomenon and may continue the antiandrogen after surgery (at the physician's discretion).
- Arm II: Patients undergo total androgen ablation as in arm I. Patients with node-negative dissection undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 6.5-7 weeks. All other patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 5 weeks, followed by boost radiotherapy 5 days a week for 2-2.4 weeks.
Hormonal therapy on both arms continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline, on the last day of radiotherapy, at 6 months, and then every 6 months thereafter.
Patients are followed at 1, 2, and 6 months and then every 6 months thereafter.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,200 patients will be accrued for this study within 7.5 years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||361 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase III Randomized Trial Comparing Total Androgen Blockade Versus Total Androgen Blockade Plus Pelvic Irradiation in Clinical Stage T3-4, N0, M0 Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate|
|Study Start Date :||March 1995|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||January 2012|
|Active Comparator: Total Androgen Blockade||
Antiandrogen (optional with orchiectomy) Flutamide 250 mg po TID or Nilutamide 100 mg po TID x 1 mo; then 150 mg po QD or Bicalutamide 50 mg po QD PLUS (patient's choice) Bilateral orchiectomy or LHRH agonist Goserelin 3.6 mg SC (abd) q28d or 10.8 mg SC (abd) Q3mos or Leuprolide 7.5 mg IM q28d (Leuprorelin 3.75 mg) or 22.5 mg IM Q3mos (Leuprorelin 11.25 mg) or 30 mg IM Q4mos or Buserelin 6.3mg SC (abd) Q8wk or 9.45mg SC (abd) Q12wkDrug: buserelin
Antiandrogen (optional with orchiectomy) Flutamide 250 mg po TID or Nilutamide 100 mg po TID x 1 mo; then 150 mg po QD or Bicalutamide 50 mg po QD PLUS (patient's choice) Bilateral orchiectomy or LHRH agonist Goserelin 3.6 mg SC (abd) q28d or 10.8 mg SC (abd) Q3mos or Leuprolide 7.5 mg IM q28d (Leuprorelin 3.75 mg) or 22.5 mg IM Q3mos (Leuprorelin 11.25 mg) or 30 mg IM Q4mos or Buserelin 6.3mg SC (abd) Q8wk or 9.45mg SC (abd) Q12wkDrug: flutamide
Antiandrogen (optional with orchiectomy) Flutamide 250 mg po TID or Nilutamide 100 mg po TID x 1 mo; then 150 mg po QD or Bicalutamide 50 mg po QD PLUS (patient's choice) Bilateral orchiectomy or LHRH agonist Goserelin 3.6 mg SC (abd) q28d or 10.8 mg SC (abd) Q3mos or Leuprolide 7.5 mg IM q28d (Leuprorelin 3.75 mg) or 22.5 mg IM Q3mos (Leuprorelin 11.25 mg) or 30 mg IM Q4mos or Buserelin 6.3mg SC (abd) Q8wk or 9.45mg SC (abd) Q12wkDrug: goserelin
|Active Comparator: Total Androgen Blockade Vs TA Blockade Plus Pelvic Irradiation||
Optional orchiectomyRadiation: radiation therapy
Radical Radiation Therapy - (65-69 Gy; 35-37 treatments)
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Disease specific survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Time to disease progression [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Symptomatic local control measured by surgical intervention rate [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Quality of life assessed by EORTC-QLQ-C30 + 3 and a trial-specific checklist (PR17) or the FACT-P questionnaire [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002633
|Cross Cancer Institute|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2|
|Canada, British Columbia|
|BCCA - Fraser Valley Cancer Centre|
|Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, V3V 1Z2|
|BCCA - Vancouver Cancer Centre|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 4E6|
|Canada, Nova Scotia|
|QEII Health Sciences Center|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 1V7|
|Juravinski Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences|
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 5C2|
|Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston|
|Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 5P9|
|London Regional Cancer Program|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4L6|
|Ottawa Health Research Institute - General Division|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6|
|Regional Cancer Program of the Hopital Regional|
|Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 5J1|
|Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre|
|Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 6V4|
|Univ. Health Network-Princess Margaret Hospital|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Windsor Regional Cancer Centre|
|Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8W 2X3|
|CHUM - Hopital Notre-Dame|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1|
|McGill University - Dept. Oncology|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2W 1S6|
|Saskatoon Cancer Centre|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 4H4|
|Study Chair:||Padraig R. Warde, MB, MRCPI, FRCPC||Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada|
|Study Chair:||Richard R. Whittington, MD||Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Study Chair:||Srinivasan Vijayakumar, MD||Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center|
|Study Chair:||Patricia Lillis-Hearne, MD||Brooke Army Medical Center|
|Study Chair:||Malcolm D. Mason, MD||Velindre NHS Trust|