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A Phase II Trial of Epothilone B Analogue BMS-247550 (NSC #710428) (IND 59699) Administered Every 21 Days in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

Phase 2
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Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase II Trial of Epothilone B Analogue BMS-247550 (NSC #710428) (IND 59699) Administered Every 21 Days in Patients With Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer


- Determine the prostate-specific antigen response to BMS-247550 in patients with
hormone-refractory prostate cancer.

- Determine the overall survival and progression-free survival rate in patients treated
with this drug.

- Determine the objective response rate (confirmed and unconfirmed complete and partial
responses) in those patients with measurable disease treated with this drug.

- Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of this regimen in these

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive BMS-247550 IV over 3 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the
absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients achieving a complete
response (CR) receive 2 additional courses beyond CR.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year and then every 6 months for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25-45 patients will be accrued for this study within 5-9

Inclusion Criteria


- Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate

- Stage D1 or D2 disease (T4, N0, M0; any T, N1-3, M0; or any T, any N, M1)

- Unresponsive or refractory to prior hormonal therapy by at least 1 of the following:

- Progression of unidimensionally measurable lesion outside of a prior radiation

- Progression of non-measurable disease (e.g., bone scan)

- Rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) on at least 2 consecutive measurements taken
at least 7 days apart

- PSA at least 5 ng/mL

- No brain metastases



- Not specified

Performance status:

- Zubrod 0-2

Life expectancy:

- Not specified


- Absolute granulocyte count at least 1,500/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3


- Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN)

- SGOT or SGPT no greater than 2.5 times ULN


- Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR

- Creatinine clearance at least 40 mL/min


- No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated squamous cell
or basal cell skin cancer, any carcinoma in situ, or stage I or II cancer in complete

- No other concurrent significant active illness that would preclude study

- Recovered from major infections

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

- At least 28 days since prior biologic therapy and recovered

- No more than 1 prior biologic (non-cytotoxic) therapy

- No concurrent biological response modifiers


- No prior chemotherapy for this disease

- No other concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

- See Disease Characteristics

- At least 28 days since prior flutamide or ketoconazole

- At least 42 days since prior bicalutamide or nilutamide

- No concurrent hormonal therapy, except luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone therapy

- No concurrent corticosteroids


- See Disease Characteristics

- Prior radiotherapy to less than 30% of bone marrow allowed

- No prior strontium chloride Sr 89 or samarium Sm 153 lexidronam pentasodium

- At least 28 days since prior radiotherapy and recovered

- No concurrent radiotherapy


- Recovered from prior surgery

- Prior orchiectomy allowed


- No concurrent unconventional therapy (e.g., St. John's Wort, PC-SPES, or other herbal
remedy for prostate cancer)

- Not planning to begin bisphosphonate therapy (patients already receiving
bisphosphonates are eligible provided they have progressive disease)

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Principal Investigator

Maha Hadi A. Hussain, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Michigan Cancer Center


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2001

Completion Date:

April 2006

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • stage IV prostate cancer
  • recurrent prostate cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



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