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A Phase I/II Trial of 2-Deoxyglucose (2DG) for the Treatment of Advanced Cancer and Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase I/II Trial of 2-Deoxyglucose (2DG) for the Treatment of Advanced Cancer and Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with any histologically proven metastatic solid tumor malignancy, without a
standard option of therapy will be eligible for the Phase I portion of this trial.
Patients with prostate cancer with metastatic disease, and progression after initial
hormonal therapy will be eligible for both the Phase I and II portion of this trial.
Phase II patients must have either measurable disease or a PSA value > 5 ng/ml.

- Patients with prostate cancer in whom bicalutamide or flutamide has been recently
withdrawn, must demonstrate progression of disease and be at least 6 weeks and 4
weeks respectively beyond the discontinuation of such agents. LHRH agonists will be

- Age >18 years and an estimated life expectancy of at least 6 months.

- ECOG performance status < 2. (see Appendix B)

- Patients must be ³ 4 weeks since last prior therapy (including surgery, chemotherapy,
radiation therapy). All previous clinically significant treatment-related toxicities
have resolved to less than or equal to Grade 1.

- An ANC >1500/µl, hemoglobin > 10 g/dl, and platelet count >100,000/µl are required.

- Adequate renal function (serum creatinine < 1.5 mg/dL or creatinine clearance > 50

- Total bilirubin must be within normal limits. Transaminases (SGOT and/or SGPT) must
be less than 2.5X the institutional upper limit of normal.

- Serum potassium within institutional limit of normal.

- Fasting blood glucose < institutional ULN.

- In the Phase I portion of this study patients may have had prior chemotherapy.

- In the Phase II portion of this study patients may not have had prior chemotherapy.

- Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test (Phase I trial).

- Men and women of childbearing potential must consent to using effective contraception
while on treatment and for 3 months thereafter.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Known infection with HIV. Patients without prior HIV testing will not be required to
be tested.

- History of glucose intolerance.

- Patients with ongoing coagulopathies and/or receiving oral anticoagulants.

- Second primary malignancy except most situ carcinoma (e.g. in situ carcinoma of the
of the cervix, adequately treated non-melanomatous carcinoma of the skin) or other
malignancy treated at least 5 years previously with no evidence of recurrence.

- Patients with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial
because of their poor prognosis and because they often develop progressive neurologic
dysfunction that would confound the evaluation of neurologic and other adverse events

- Patients with diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, history of seizure disorder, known
autonomic dysfunction, clinically significant uncontrolled gastrointestinal disorder,
known G6PD deficiency, and allergy to methylparaben or propylparaben will be
excluded, based on known potential toxicities.

- The effects of 2-deoxyglucose on the developing human fetus at the recommended
therapeutic dose are unknown. For this reason and because Agent Class as well as
other therapeutic agents used in this trial are known to be teratogenic, women of
child-bearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or
barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration
of study participation and for 3 months thereafter. Should a woman become pregnant
or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her
treating physician immediately.

- Active clinically significant infection requiring antibiotics.

- History of clinically significant unexplained episodes of hypotension, fainting,
dizziness, or lightheadedness.5.2.10 History or symptoms of cardiovascular disease
(NYHA Class 2, 3, or 4; see Appendix D, New York Heart Association Criteria) within
the last 6 months, particularly coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, or conduction
defects with risk of cardiovascular instability, uncontrolled hypertension,
clinically significant pericardial effusion, or congestive heart failure.

- History of transient ischemic attack, stroke, or seizure disorder or any other CNS
disease considered to be significant by the investigator.

- Major surgery within 4 weeks of the start of study treatment, without complete

- Antitumor therapy within 28 days of the start of study treatment (within 6 or 4
weeks for bicalutamide or flutamide, respectively).

- Phase I only: Inability to discontinue prohibited medications for 24 hours before and
after dosing on Cycle 1, Day 1 of Weeks 1 and 2.

- Patients who are unable (as per Investigator discretion) or unwilling to give written
informed consent.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

To determine the safety and optimal dose of 2-deoxyglucose administered on a daily schedule to patients with advanced solid tumors in the Phase I part of this study

Outcome Time Frame:

5 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Joseph Aisner, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

UMDNJ/The Cancer Institute of New Jersey


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

November 2006

Completion Date:

March 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



The Cancer Institute of New Jersey New Brunswick, New Jersey  08901