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Abarelix Versus Goserelin Plus Bicalutamide in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00841113
First Posted: February 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2009
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Information provided by:
Speciality European Pharma Limited
  Purpose
To compare the safety of efficacy of abarelix versus goserelin plus bicalutamide in patients with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Drug: Abarelix Drug: Goserelin plus Bicalutamide Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Study of the Comparison of Abarelix Versus Goserelin Plus Bicalutamide in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer. A One Year Randomised, Open Label, Multi-Centre Phase III Trial.

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Further study details as provided by Speciality European Pharma Limited:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Early castration rates [ Time Frame: One week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Maintenance of medical castration [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]

Enrollment: 177
Study Start Date: January 1999
Study Completion Date: February 2003
Primary Completion Date: February 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Abarelix
Investigative drug
Drug: Abarelix
100 mg by Intramuscular injection on days; 1, 15 and 29 and monthly thereafter
Other Name: Plenaxis
Active Comparator: 2 Goserelin plus bicalutamide
Standard therapy
Drug: Goserelin plus Bicalutamide
Goserelin - 3.6 mg by monthly subcutaneous injection Biaclutamide 50 mg orally daily for first three months

Detailed Description:

Inclusion Criteria

  • Males over 18 with documented advanced or metastatic prostate cancer

Outcome measures

  • Comparative castration rates one week after starting therapy
  • Degree of testosterone surge in the first month of treatment.
  • Maintenance of medical castration during one year of therapy.
  • Comparison of the treatments on QTc prolongation
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven prostate cancer and not previously treated with hormones
  • Evidance of advanced disease or metastases
  • Life expentancy of at least 3 months
  • Normal serum testosterone levels
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous endocrine or cytoxic theapy for prostate cancer
  • Known tumour complication of prostate cancer which owuld require immediate treatment
  • Another malignancy other than basal cell cancer
  • History of significant drug hypersensitivity to either LHRH agonists or GnRH antagonists.
  • Congenital or acquired coagulation disorders contraindicating intramuscular injections
  • Pagets disease of the bone
  • QTcB > 450 msec at Day - 14
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00841113


Sponsors and Collaborators
Speciality European Pharma Limited
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frans M J Debruyne, MD University Hospital Nijmegen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Speciality European Pharma Limited, SEP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00841113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABACAS1
First Submitted: February 10, 2009
First Posted: February 11, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by Speciality European Pharma Limited:
Prostate cancer
Advanced
Metastatic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Goserelin
Bicalutamide
Abarelix
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Androgen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs