Treatment Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for prostate cancer treatment. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients with Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Multiple Myeloma (The MATCH Screening Trial)

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.
    Location: 1189 locations

  • Abiraterone Acetate and Antiandrogen Therapy with or without Cabazitaxel and Prednisone in Treating Patients with Metastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Previously Treated with Docetaxel

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy, with or without cabazitaxel and prednisone, work in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with docetaxel that has spread to other parts of the body. Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Hormone therapy using abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy may fight prostate cancer by lowering and / or blocking the use of androgens by the tumor cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cabazitaxel and prednisone, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving abiraterone acetate and antiandrogen therapy with or without cabazitaxel and prednisone may help kill more tumor cells.
    Location: 578 locations

  • Testing the Effectiveness of Two Immunotherapy Drugs (Nivolumab and Ipilimumab) with One Anti-cancer Targeted Drug (Cabozantinib) for Rare Genitourinary Tumors

    This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib works in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab in treating patients with rare genitourinary (GU) tumors that have spread to other places in the body. Cabozantinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving cabozantinib, nivolumab, and ipilimumab may work better in treating patients with genitourinary tumors that have no treatment options compared to giving cabozantinib, nivolumab, or ipilimumab alone.
    Location: 335 locations

  • Radiation Therapy with or without Apalutamide in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV Prostate Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without apalutamide works in treating patients with stage III-IV prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-ray to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Androgen can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Drugs, such as apalutamide, may lessen the amount of androgen made by the body. Giving radiation therapy and apalutamide may work better at treating prostate cancer.
    Location: 292 locations

  • Antiandrogen Therapy and Radiation Therapy with or without Docetaxel in Treating Patients with Prostate Cancer That Has Been Removed by Surgery

    This randomized phase II / III trial studies docetaxel, antiandrogen therapy, and radiation therapy to see how well it works compared with antiandrogen therapy and radiation therapy alone in treating patients with prostate cancer that has been removed by surgery. Androgen can cause the growth of prostate cells. Antihormone therapy may lessen the amount of androgen made by the body. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving antiandrogen therapy and radiation therapy with or without docetaxel after surgery may kill any remaining tumor cells.
    Location: 238 locations

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy or Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Stage IIA-B Prostate Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well stereotactic body radiation therapy works compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with stage IIA-B prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Stereotactic body radiation therapy uses special equipment to position a patient and deliver radiation to tumors with high precision. This method can kill tumor cells with fewer doses over a shorter period and cause less damage to normal tissue. Stereotactic body radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with prostate cancer.
    Location: 173 locations

  • Standard Systemic Therapy with or without Definitive Treatment in Treating Participants with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    This phase III trial studies whether the addition of definitive treatment (radiation or surgical removal) of the primary tumor to standard systemic therapy for patients with prostate cancer, may help prevent the cancer from the spreading to other parts of their body. Removing the prostate by either surgery or radiation therapy in addition to standard systemic therapy for prostate cancer may lower the chance of the cancer growing or spreading.
    Location: 124 locations

  • A Study of Androgen Annihilation in High-Risk Biochemically Relapsed Prostate Cancer

    This is a randomized, open-label, three-arm, phase 3 study in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and PSA doubling time ≤ 9 months at the time of study entry.
    Location: 26 locations

  • Docetaxel with or without Radium Ra 223 Dichloride in Treating Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

    This phase III trial studies docetaxel and radium Ra 223 dichloride to see how well it works compared with docetaxel alone in treating patients with prostate cancer that has spread to other places in the body, despite the surgical removal of the testes or medical intervention to block androgen production. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as docetaxel and radium Ra 223 dichloride, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not known whether docetaxel with or without radium Ra 223 dichloride works better at treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
    Location: 23 locations

  • Radiation Therapy and Androgen Deprivation Therapy with or without Abiraterone Acetate and Apalutamide in Treating Patients with Prostate Cancer

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) works when given together with apalutamide and abiraterone acetate in treating patients with prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. ADT blocks the function of hormones including testosterone which prostate cancer uses to grow and spread. Abiraterone acetate and apalutamide may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving radiation therapy and ADT with apalutamide and abiraterone acetate may work better in treating patients with prostate cancer.
    Location: 22 locations

  • Study of 177Lu-PSMA-617 In Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

    The primary objective of this study is to compare overall survival (OS) in patients with progressive PSMA-positive mCRPC who receive 177Lu-PSMA-617 in addition to best supportive / best standard of care versus patients treated with best supportive / best standard of care alone. Key secondary objectives are an arm-to-arm comparison of the following: - Radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) - Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) response - Time to a first symptomatic skeletal event (SSE) Additional Secondary Objectives: - Safety and tolerability of 177Lu-PSMA-617 - Health-related quality of life (HRQoL; EQ-5D-5L, FACT-P and Brief Pain Inventory - Short Form (BPI-SF)) - Health economics - Progression-free survival (PFS) (radiographic, clinical, or prostate-specific antigen [PSA] progression-free survival) - Biochemical response as measured by PSA. Alkaline phosphatase [ALP] levels and lactate dehydrogenase [LDH] levels will also be measured.
    Location: 22 locations

  • Proton Beam or Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Low or Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or proton beam therapy (proton beam radiation therapy) (PBT) and how well the work in treating patients with prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays or protons to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. It is not yet known whether IMRT or PBT is more effective in treating patients with prostate cancer.
    Location: 19 locations

  • Phase 1 / 1b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of CPI-444 Alone and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Advanced Cancers

    This is a phase 1 / 1b open-label, multicenter, dose-selection study of CPI-444, an oral small molecule targeting the adenosine-A2A receptor on T-lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of CPI-444 as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab, a PD-L1 inhibitor against various solid tumors. CPI-444 blocks adenosine from binding to the A2A receptor. Adenosine suppresses the anti-tumor activity of T cells and other immune cells.
    Location: 21 locations

  • Study of Cabozantinib in Combination With Atezolizumab to Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    This is a multicenter Phase 1b, open-label study to assess safety, tolerability, preliminary efficacy, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of cabozantinib taken in combination with atezolizumab in subjects with multiple tumor types, including advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC) (including bladder, renal pelvis, ureter, urethra), renal cell carcinoma (RCC), castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), ovarian cancer (OC), endometrial cancer (EC), hepatocellular cancer (HCC), gastric cancer / gastroesophageal junction cancer / lower esophageal cancer (GC / GEJC / LEC), colorectal cancer (CRC), head and neck (H&N) cancer, and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The study consists of two stages: in the Dose Escalation Stage, an appropriate recommended cabozantinib dose for the combination with standard dosing regimen of atezolizumab will be established; in the Expansion Stage, tumor-specific cohorts will be enrolled in order to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination treatment in these tumor indications. Three exploratory single-agent cabozantinib (SAC) cohorts may also be enrolled with UC, NSCLC, or CRPC subjects. One exploratory single-agent atezolizumab (SAA) cohort may also be enrolled with CRPC subjects. Due to the nature of this study design, some tumor cohorts may complete enrollment earlier than others.
    Location: 20 locations

  • A Study of Rucaparib in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer and Homologous Recombination Gene Deficiency

    The purpose of this study is to determine how patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and evidence of a homologous recombination gene deficiency, respond to treatment with rucaparib.
    Location: 17 locations

  • Abiraterone Acetate, Olaparib, and Prednisone in Treating Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer with DNA Repair Defects

    This partially randomized phase II trial studies how well abiraterone acetate, olaparib, and prednisone work in treating patients with prostate cancer that is resistant to hormones, has spread to other places in the body, and has deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair defects. Abiraterone acetate and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as prednisone, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving abiraterone acetate, olaparib, and prednisone may work better in treating patients with prostate cancer.
    Location: 15 locations

  • Testosterone Therapy or Enzalutamide in Treating Patients with Asymptomatic Castration Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    This randomized phase II trial compares testosterone therapy with the current standard treatment, enzalutamide, to see how well they work in treating patients with prostate cancer that is not causing signs or symptoms, has not responded to hormone therapy, and has spread to other parts of the body. Testosterone replacement therapy may help stop tumor cell growth and shrink tumors. Androgen can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Antihormone therapy, such as enzalutamide, may fight prostate cancer by blocking the cancer cells from using androgen. It is not yet known whether testosterone therapy is more effective than enzalutamide in treating patients with prostate cancer that has not responded to hormone therapy.
    Location: 15 locations

  • Muscadine Plus in Treating Rising PSA Levels in Men Carrying a Specific Gene Variant (Alanine / Alanine SOD2 Genotype) Following Initial Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Muscadine plus (MPX) is made from Muscadine grape skins that have been dried and ground into powder. Studies in the laboratory suggest the grape skins contain natural compounds that slow the growth of prostate cancer. About one out of every four men has the specific deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (Alanine / Alanine SOD2 Genotype) that might make them more responsive to MPX. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland. PSA test can monitor patients with a history of prostate cancer to see if the cancer has come back. This phase III trial studies how well MPX works in treating rising prostate-specific antigen levels (PSA) in men, following initial therapy for prostate cancer compared to those not taking MPX.
    Location: 14 locations

  • ProSTAR: A Study Evaluating CPI-1205 in Patients With Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer

    This is a two-arm, open label Phase 1b / 2 study with an oral administration of CPI-1205 in combination with either enzalutamide or abiraterone / prednisone in male patients with metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. This study is designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended Phase II dose (RP2D) based on safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic, and efficacy profiles of CPI-1205 in combination with either enzalutamide or abiraterone / prednisone. Following determination of MTD and RP2D will proceed to phase 2. Patients in phase 2 will receive CPI-1205 at the RP2D in combination with either enzalutamide or abiraterone / prednisone vs either enzalutamide or abiraterone / prednisone as a control arm.
    Location: 16 locations

  • Javelin Parp Medley: Avelumab Plus Talazoparib In Locally Advanced Or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    Avelumab in combination with talazoparib will be investigated in patients with locally advanced (primary or recurrent) or metastatic solid tumors, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer, recurrent platinum sensitive ovarian cancer, urothelial cancer (UC), and castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
    Location: 16 locations

  • PROCLAIM-CX-2009: A Trial to Find Safe and Active Doses of an Investigational Drug CX-2009 for Patients With Selected Solid Tumors

    The purpose of this first-in-human study of CX-2009 is to characterize the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and antitumor activity of CX-2009 in adult subjects with metastatic or locally advanced unresectable solid tumors. PROCLAIM: PRObody CLinical Assessment In Man CX-2009 clinical trial 001 PROBODY is a trademark of CytomX Therapeutics, Inc
    Location: 14 locations

  • An Efficacy and Safety Study of Niraparib in Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and DNA-Repair Anomalies

    The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of niraparib in men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair anomalies.
    Location: 15 locations

  • A Study of Rucaparib Versus Physician's Choice of Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer and Homologous Recombination Gene Deficiency

    The purpose of this study is to determine how patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and evidence of a homologous recombination gene deficiency, respond to treatment with rucaparib versus treatment with physician's choice of abiraterone acetate, enzalutamide, or docetaxel.
    Location: 13 locations

  • Phase 1 / 1b Study of MGCD516 in Patients With Advanced Cancer

    MGCD516 is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor shown in preclinical models to inhibit a closely related spectrum of RTKs including MET, AXL, MER, and members of the VEGFR, PDGFR, DDR2, TRK and Eph families. In this study, MGCD516 is orally administered to patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies to evaluate its safety, pharmacokinetic, metabolism, pharmacodynamic and clinical activity profiles. During the Phase 1 segment, the dose and regimen of MGCD516 will be assessed; during the Phase 1b segment, the clinical activity of MGCD516 will be evaluated in selected patient populations. Patients anticipated to be enrolled in Phase 1b will be selected based upon having a tumor type, including but not limited to, non small cell lung cancer and head and neck cancer positive for specific activating MET, NTRK2, NTRK3, or DDR2 mutations, MET or KIT / PDGFRA / KDR gene amplification, selected gene rearrangements involving the MET, RET, AXL, NTRK1, or NTRK3 gene loci, or having loss of function mutations in the CBL gene. In addition patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma refractory to angiogenesis inhibitors or metastatic prostate cancer with bone metastasis will be enrolled.
    Location: 13 locations

  • Apalutamide, Abiraterone Acetate, and Prednisone in Treating Patients with Chemotherapy-Naive Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well apalutamide, abiraterone acetate, and prednisone work in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and have not had prior treatment with chemotherapy. Androgens, or male sex hormones, can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. It is believed apalutamide may help stop or slow the growth of prostate cancer cell growth by blocking the male sex hormones. Abiraterone acetate is a drug that blocks the remaining or residual male sex hormones in the body that may be helping prostate cancer to grow. Prednisone may help abiraterone acetate work better by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drug. Giving apalutamide, abiraterone acetate, and prednisone together may work better in treating patients with prostate cancer.
    Location: 12 locations


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