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Lenalidomide and Paclitaxel in Prostate Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(Terminated early due to slow accrual as Phase I dose escalation study.)
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2009
Last updated: October 25, 2016
Last verified: October 2016

The goal of the Phase I part of this clinical research study is to find the highest tolerable dose of Revlimid® (lenalidomide) that can be given in combination with paclitaxel to patients with prostate cancer who have failed treatment with taxanes.

The goal of the Phase II part of this clinical research study is to learn if lenalidomide and paclitaxel can help to control prostate cancer.

The safety of this combination treatment will be studied in both phases of the study.


Study was terminated early due to slow accrual as a Phase I dose escalation study, without progression to Phase II study portion.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Drug: Lenalidomide
Drug: Paclitaxel
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Modular Phase I-II Trial of Lenalidomide and Paclitaxel in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and Lymph-Node Dominant Metastases

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of Lenalidomide in Combination with Low-Dose Weekly Paclitaxel [ Time Frame: After 2, 28 day cycles ]
    MTD defined as dose with posterior mean Pr{toxicity} closest to .33 at the end of the trial, provided that it is not terminated early. The CRM will be implemented using fixed toxicity probabilities (p1, p2, p3, p4, p5) = (.05, .20, .33, .45, .60) under the model Pr{toxicity | dose level j} = {pj}exp(a) , where a follows a normal prior with mean 0 and variance 2. Dose limiting toxicity (DLT) defined as any of the following treatment-related events occurring within two cycles of therapy (i) uncontrolled or intolerable grade 2 non-hematologic toxicity > 7 days, (ii) grade 3or 4 nausea/vomiting/diarrhea > 48 hours, (iii) > grade 3 fatigue > 7 days and any other grade 3or 4 non-hematologic toxicity; (iv) grade 4 hematologic toxicity (v) neutropenic fever defined as absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1000 and temperature >/ 101 degrees F; (vi) any other regimen-related adverse event that precludes delivery of the first two cycles of therapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-Free (PFS) Time in Patients with a Lymph Node Dominant Clinical Phenotype [ Time Frame: After 2, 28 day cycles ]

    The unadjusted PFS time distribution estimated using method of Kaplan and Meier. A Cox model or other appropriate time-to-event regression model, chosen based on preliminary goodness-of-fit analyses, used to assess the ability of either baseline or change during lead-in in biomarker status, as well as conventional covariates including performance status, hemoglobin and LDH, to predict PFS.


Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lenalidomide and Paclitaxel

Phase I: Up to 5 differing doses of Lenalidomide tested plus fixed dose of Paclitaxel.

Phase II: Lenalidomide at highest tolerated dose from Phase I plus Paclitaxel.

Drug: Lenalidomide
Lead-In beginning dose of 5 mg capsules by mouth once a day for 21 days in a row, followed by 7 days of rest (Days 22-28) for a 28 day cycle.
Other Names:
  • Revlimid
  • CC-5013
Drug: Paclitaxel
50 mg/m^2 given by vein over 1 hour on Days 1, 8, and 15 of each 28 day cycle.
Other Name: Taxol

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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:

  1. Patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  2. Patients in Phase II must have radiographic evidence of multiple (>/= 2) or bulky (>/= 5cm diameter) lymph node metastases with < 2 bone (on radionuclide bone scan) discrete sites of involvement.
  3. Patient must have had front-line chemotherapy for castrate-resistant metastatic disease. Any number of prior chemotherapy regimens is permitted, except within the last 3 weeks. No prior thalidomide or lenalidomide therapy is permitted.
  4. Patients must have evidence of progression of disease based on any one of the following criteria: a) PSA- progression is defined as 2 consecutive increments in PSA (with an absolute change of at least 1ng/mL) over 4 weeks. b) An increase by 25% of the product of bi-dimensional disease or 30% in maximum diameter or appearance of an unequivocally new lesion qualifies as progression. c) Worsening symptoms clearly attributable to disease progression qualifies as progression e.g. worsening malignant bony pain.
  5. Patients on antiandrogens should be discontinued from flutamide, nilutamide or cyproterone acetate for at least 4 weeks and bicalutamide for 6 weeks. If progression is documented during or after this time interval, patients are eligible. Patients who have not had response to deferred (secondary) therapy with antiandrogens do not have to satisfy this waiting period prior to enrollment.
  6. Patients must have a performance status of </= 2 (ECOG).
  7. Patients will not receive any concurrent biological, immunological, second-line hormonal therapy or chemotherapy. Patients receiving replacement or therapeutic doses of corticosteroid for non-malignant disease while disease progression was established may continue on such therapy.
  8. Patients must have recovered from prior chemotherapy, biological or immunological therapy or radiation delivered within the last 28 days. Radioisotope therapy with strontium delivered within the last 90 days or samarium within the last 60 days is not permitted.
  9. Patients must have a castrate serum testosterone level (</= 50ng/ml) documented in the last six weeks. For patients who are medically castrated, luteinizing hormone releasing hormone analog must continue to maintain testicular suppression.
  10. Patients must have adequate bone marrow function defined as an absolute peripheral granulocyte count of >/= 1,500/mm^3 and platelet count of >/= 75,000/mm^3.
  11. Patients must have adequate hepatic function defined with a bilirubin of </= 2 X upper limits of normal and AST/ALT </= 2.5 X the upper limits of normal.
  12. Patients must have adequate renal function defined as creatinine clearance >/= 40 cc/min (measured or calculated by Cockcroft and Gault formula).
  13. Must be fully recovered from any previous surgery, in terms of wound healing.
  14. Patients must sign an informed consent indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of this study, in keeping with the policies of the institution.
  15. All study participants must be registered into the mandatory RevAssist® program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of RevAssist®.
  16. Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a female of childbearing potential (FCBP) even if they have had a successful vasectomy. A FCBP is a sexually mature woman who: 1) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 2) has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months).
  17. Patient must be able to take low molecular weight heparin (preferred) OR low-dose enteric aspirin and warfarin for thromboembolic prophylaxis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with severe or uncontrolled infection defined as symptomatic and/or requiring intravenous antibiotics.
  2. Patients with small cell or sarcomatoid variant of prostate cancer.
  3. Patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF), pulmonary embolus, vascular thrombosis, transient ischemic attack, cerebrovascular accident, unstable angina or MI in the last 3 months or evidence of active myocardial ischemia by symptoms or electrocardiogram (ECG).
  4. Known severe hypersensitivity to taxanes.
  5. Patients with central nervous system (CNS) metastasis or cord compression are excluded except those patients that have had complete excision or radiotherapy and remain asymptomatic for at least 2 months.
  6. Oxygen-dependent lung disease or >/= grade 2 peripheral neuropathy.
  7. Known intolerance of corticosteroid therapy that would preclude its use as premedication for paclitaxel.
  8. Uncontrolled severe hypertension or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
  9. Active second malignancies. Non-threatening second malignancies such as superficial low-grade transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder or Rai Stage 0 chronic lymphocytic leukemia or stable small renal cell carcinomas may be exempt from such stipulation at the discretion of the Principal Investigator.
  10. Overt psychosis or mental disability or otherwise incompetent to give informed consent. Patients who are unwilling or unable to comply with the RevAssist® program or with a history of non-compliance with medical regimens or who are considered potentially unreliable.
  11. Patients with known HIV or active hepatitis A, B, or C infection.
  12. Patients receiving any concurrent biological, immunological, second-line hormonal therapy or chemotherapy. Patients receiving replacement or therapeutic doses of corticosteroid for non-malignant disease while disease progression was established may continue on such therapy.
  13. Patients who have not recovered from prior chemotherapy, biological or immunological therapy or radiation delivered within the last 28 days. Radioisotope therapy with strontium delivered within the last 90 days or samarium within the last 60 days is not permitted.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00933426

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Celgene Corporation
Study Chair: Lance Pagliaro, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00933426     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-0606
NCI-2010-01039 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
Study First Received: July 3, 2009
Last Updated: October 25, 2016

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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