Clinical Trials (PDQ®)
Clodronate Compared With Placebo in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer Metastatic to Bone That Is Responding to Hormone Therapy
|Phase III||Treatment||Closed||any age||MRC-PR05|
I. Compare the effect of clodronate vs. placebo for 3 years on time to development of symptomatic bone progression in patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate with metastatic bone disease commencing or responding to initial hormone therapy. II. Measure and compare the incidence of subsequent treatment for bone metastases, symptomatic pathological or crush fractures, and spinal cord compression of patients on these 2 regimens. III. Compare the incidence of bone and nonbone progression and PSA and alkaline phosphatase levels of these patients. IV. Compare the analgesic consumption and performance status of these patients. V. Compare survival and toxicity in these patients.
Histologically diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the prostate TNM categories T2-4/Tx, N0-3/Nx Metastatic bone disease (M1b) documented on scan or skeletal radiographs Calcium normal (according to participating center) Commencing or clinically responding to initial hormone treatment, i.e.: Orchiectomy Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogues Cyproterone acetate Complete androgen blockade
At least 12 months between other investigational drugs and first dose of study medication No previous hormone therapy No prior or concurrent bisphosphonates
Age: Any age Performance status: WHO 0-2 Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Creatinine less than 2 times normal Other: No acute, severe inflammatory gastrointestinal condition No serious concomitant physical or psychiatric disease No prior malignancy except nonmelanomatous skin cancer
300 patients will be entered over 2-3 years.
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Arm I: Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Clodronate. Arm II: Control. Placebo, PLCB.Published Results
Dearnaley DP, Sydes MR, Mason MD, et al.: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of oral sodium clodronate for metastatic prostate cancer (MRC PR05 Trial). J Natl Cancer Inst 95 (17): 1300-11, 2003.[PUBMED Abstract]
Dearnaley DP, Sydes MP: Preliminary evidence that oral bisphosphonate can delay symptomatic progression of bone metastases from prostate cancer: first results of the MRC PR05 trial. [Abstract] Br J Cancer 85 (suppl 1): A-CT4, 1, 2001.
Dearnaley DP, Sydes MR: Preliminary evidence that oral clodronate delays symptomatic progression of bone metastases from prostate cancer: first results of the MRC Pr05 trial. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 20: A-693, 2001.
Trial Lead Organizations
Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit
|David P. Dearnaley, MD, FRCP, FRCR, Protocol chair|
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