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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Agennix Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2003
Last updated: August 1, 2012
Last verified: August 2012


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

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Drug: Satraplatin Drug: Prednisone Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: 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

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Further study details as provided by Agennix:

Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00069745

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Responsible Party: Agennix Identifier: NCT00069745     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GPC SAT3-03-01
Study First Received: September 30, 2003
Last Updated: August 1, 2012

Keywords provided by Agennix:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Cancer Treatment Protocols
Antineoplastic protocols
One Prior Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Regimen

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017