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ZK-Epo Given With Prednisone in Patients With Metastatic Androgen-independent Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 10, 2006
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether treatment with a new drug called ZK-Epothilone (ZK-Epo) given with prednisone in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer, who have not had previous chemotherapy, is safe and helps to decrease PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) levels.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: Sagopilone (ZK 219477) + prednisone Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of ZK-Epothilone (ZK-Epo; ZK219477) Plus Prednisone as First-line Chemotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Androgen-independent Prostate Cancer

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PSA Response to treatment with ZK-Epo plus prednisone after 6 cycles [ Time Frame: at least 28 days post day 21 of last cycle of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety & Tolerability of ZK-Epo plus prednisone [ Time Frame: until progression, unknown duration ]

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Sagopilone (ZK 219477) + prednisone
Chemotherapy for hormone refractory prostate cancer; 16mg/m2 (up to 32mg/m2 max) IV on day 1 or each 21 day cycle for 6 cycles or until progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Detailed Description:
This study has previously been posted by Berlex, Inc. and Schering AG, Germany.Berlex, Inc. has been renamed to Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Schering AG Germany has been renamed to Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.and Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany are the sponsors of the trial.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have evidence of confirmed metastatic prostate cancer
  • Serum testosterone must be less than 50 ng/mL
  • Disease must be progressing despite anti-androgen therapy
  • PSA level must be elevated
  • Additional criteria determined at screening visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any previous cytotoxic chemotherapy for prostate cancer
  • Use of any investigational drug in the last 4 weeks
  • Symptomatic brain tumors requiring radiation to the brain
  • Active infection
  • Additional criteria determined at screening visit
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00350051

United States, California
Fountain Valley, California, United States, 92708
United States, Florida
Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34237
United States, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
United States, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0330
United States, Montana
Billings, Montana, United States, 59101
United States, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
United States, New York
Bronx, New York, United States, 10469
United States, Ohio
Canton, Ohio, United States, 44718
United States, Oregon
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201-2999
United States, Pennsylvania
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States, 16601
United States, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
United States, Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108-1597
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Auton. de Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1280AEB
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1406FWY
Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1405DCS
Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1416CRJ
Córdoba, Argentina, X5016KEH
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00350051     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00430222
Other Study ID Numbers: 91500
307976 ( Other Identifier: Company internal )
First Submitted: July 7, 2006
First Posted: July 10, 2006
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Prostate cancer
Metastatic androgen-independent prostate cancer

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