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Phase Ib Study of Monoclonal Antibody to OX40, Cyclophosphamide (CTX) and Radiation in Patients With Progressive Metastatic Prostate Cancer After Systemic Therapy

Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Cancer of the Prostate, Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

Phase Ib Study of Monoclonal Antibody to OX40, Cyclophosphamide (CTX) and Radiation in Patients With Progressive Metastatic Prostate Cancer After Systemic Therapy

A Phase Ib trial design will be employed in patients with metastatic PC who have failed
prior androgen ablation and docetaxel. CTX will be administered also on Day 1. All
patients will receive RT (800 cGy in a single fraction) to up to 3 bone metastatic sites on
Day 4 in the AM. Anti-OX40 at 0.4 mg/kg IV will be given on days 4, 6 and 8. The timing of
CTX, RT and anti-OX40 are based on the pre-clinical models and the observation that the
synergies of CTX and RT are reduced when they are given more than one week after anti-OX40
and are maximized when given within 3 days of starting anti-OX40. The proposed radiation
dose is commonly used to palliate bone pain in PC and generally will not induce significant
cytopenias. The CTX dose will be escalated in successive cohorts of 3 - 6 patients to
assure patient safety. The dose levels of CTX will be 300, 600 and 900 mg/m2 intravenously
in the initial stage of the study. The range of CTX doses is commonly used in general
oncology practice and is not expected to induce prolonged myelosuppression, although
transient cytopenias are likely. Concurrent CTX and RT has been well-tolerated at much
higher dose-intensities than the investigators are proposing (52-54), thus the investigators
are not expecting significant adverse events from the combination before anti-OX40. As a
safety consideration, the investigators are not giving CTX and RT on the same day as a high
proportion of men with prostate cancer have bone metastases in the pelvis. RT to the pelvis
could cause radiation cystitis that would be exacerbated by the metabolites of CTX (e.g.,
acrolein) that can accumulate in the bladder in the 24-36 hours after administration. After
the dose-escalation portion of the trial then up to 20 additional patients can enroll in the
study at the maximum tolerated CTX dose if clinical responses are seen, for a maximum total
of 37 patients using a Simon two-stage design (see Section 10 for details).

The main clinical objective of the trial will be to characterize toxicity and estimate the
response rate of the combination of anti-OX40, CTX and RT. Both radiographic and PSA
responses will be followed. RECIST will be used for radiographic assessment and a
significant PSA response will be defined as a 50% or greater decrease from baseline measured
at 3 and 6 weeks after the start of treatment based on the PCWG2 guidelines (55).

Patients will enroll consecutively to each cohort assuming no dose-limiting toxicities.
Three patients will be treated per cohort and if there are no dose-limiting toxicities, then
enrollment to the next cohort can begin. If a dose-limiting toxicity is encountered in the
first three patients in any cohort, then an additional three patients will be enrolled in
that cohort.* This dosing strategy will allow for a three-fold escalation of CTX.

The main hypothesis of this study is that CTX and RT will induce tumor breakdown providing a
source of antigen for self-vaccination and anti-OX40 will amplify CD8-mediated effector
responses across a broad spectrum of prostate cancer antigens resulting in further
regression of prostate cancer. The investigators predict that anti-OX40 will not increase
circulating or intratumoral Treg, and this should help to further augment immune responses.

*For the dose escalation portion of the study, the first 2 patients in any cohort can be
treated on consecutive weeks. If there are no Dose Limiting Toxicities, then the third
patient can begin treatment 28 days after the second patient has completed anti-OX40. If
the third patient has no DLT, then the next cohort can open 28 days after the third patient
has completed anti-OX40. If a DLT occurs with patient 3 in any cohort, then up to 3 more
patients will enroll to the same cohort at a frequency of one patient every 28 days after
the previous patient has completed anti-OX40 assuming no DLT.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Patients with measurable or evaluable metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
Either histologic or cytologic diagnosis is acceptable

2. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0, 1, or 2 (Appendix A.)

3. Age 18 years old or above

4. Laboratory values (performed within 28 days prior to enrollment) as follows:

- WBC ≥ 2000/microlitre

- Serum creatinine < 1.5 X upper limit of laboratory normal

- Hgb > 8g/dl (patients may be transfused to reach this level)

- Platelets > 100,000 cells/mm3

- Total bilirubin < 1.5 X upper limit of laboratory normal, unless due to
Gilbert's disease

- AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) < 2.5 X upper limit of laboratory normal

- Alkaline phosphatase < 2.5 X upper limit of laboratory normal (If alkaline
phosphatase > 2.5 X upper limit of laboratory normal due to bone metastases,
then patient is eligible.)

- HIV 1 and 2 antibody Negative

- Hepatitis B surface antigen Negative

- Hepatitis C antibody Negative

- PSA > 2 ng/ml

- Testosterone < 50 ng/ml

5. Confirmed radiographic and/or PSA progression (using PCWG2 definitions) after at
least one androgen ablation regimen and docetaxel.Patients who refuse docetaxel
chemotherapy or who are not candidates for docetaxel are eligible to enroll.

6. At least one bone metastatic lesion amenable to radiation

7. Ability to give informed consent and comply with the protocol. Patients with a
history of psychiatric illness must be judged able to understand the investigational
nature of the study and the risks associated with the therapy

8. No active bleeding

9. No clinical coagulopathy (INR < 1.5, PT < 16 seconds, PTT < 38 seconds)

10. Anticipated lifespan greater than 12 weeks

11. Patients on LHRH agonists or bisphosphonates prior to study enrollment should
continue these medications without change

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Active infection.

2. Active autoimmune disease.

3. Previous treatment with mouse monoclonal antibodies

4. Need for chronic maintenance oral steroids.

5. Active brain metastatic disease. Patients with treated brain metastases with
surgery, gamma-knife radiosurgery or radiation and stable for at least 4 weeks and
off steroids are eligible.

6. Any medical or psychiatric condition that in the opinion of the PI would preclude
compliance with study procedures.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Maximum tolerated dose

Outcome Description:

The primary objective of this trial is to determine the maximum tolerated dose (within the range expected to induce anti-tumor and immunological effects) of CTX administered in combination with radiation and anti-OX40 in men with metastatic castrate- and chemotherapy-resistant prostate cancer.

Outcome Time Frame:

The MTD will be assessed according to the dose escalation schema (timeframe is not specific for MTD assessment - it is based on enrollment)*

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Brendan D Curti, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Providence Health & Services


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:

PH&S IRB 10-088



Start Date:

October 2010

Completion Date:

October 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Cancer of the Prostate
  • Prostate Cancer
  • progressive metastatic prostate cancer
  • cancer of the prostate
  • prostate cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



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