Tesetaxel in Chemotherapy-naive Patients With Progressive, Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

Status: Active


Given the activity of docetaxel in patients with progressive, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, this study is being undertaken to evaluate the activity of tesetaxel, an orally bioavailable taxane, in chemotherapy-naive and chemotherapy-exposed patients.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Histologically confirmed prostate cancer, currently with progressive disease
  • Evidence of metastatic disease
  • Castrate level of testosterone (< 50 ng/dL)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 or 1
  • Chemotherapy-naïve
  • Adequate bone marrow, hepatic, and renal function
  • Ability to swallow an oral solid-dosage form of medication

Exclusion Criteria

  • History or presence of brain metastasis or leptomeningeal disease
  • Operable cancer
  • Uncontrolled diarrhea
  • Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting
  • Known malabsorptive disorder
  • Currently active second malignancy other than non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection based on history of positive serology
  • Significant medical disease other than cancer
  • Presence of neuropathy > Grade 2 (National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria [NCI CTC]; v4.0)
  • Need for other anticancer treatment
  • Need to continue any regularly-taken medication that is a potent inhibitor or inducer of the CYP3A pathway or P-glycoprotein activity
  • Less than 2 weeks since use of a medication or ingestion of an agent, beverage, or food that is a potent inhibitor or inducer of the CYP3A pathway or P-glycoprotein activity
  • Less than 4 weeks since use of another investigational agent

Locations & Contacts

See trial information on ClinicalTrials.gov for a list of participating sites.

Trial Phase & Type

Trial Phase

Phase II

Trial Type


Lead Organization

Lead Organization
Genta Inc

Trial IDs

Primary ID TOP205
Secondary IDs NCI-2012-00357, PCCTC LOI # c10-071
Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT01296243