Impact of Rosuvastatin on Risk Markers of Venous Thromboembolism During Systemic Therapy for Advanced Cancer
- Adult patients > 18 years old with locally-advanced or metastatic cancers who are
about to start or are already receiving any systemic chemotherapy or targeted
- Estimated overall survival of ≥ 6 months
- Anticipated duration of therapy ≥ 9 weeks (if 3-week cycle) or ≥ 12 weeks (if 2 or
4-week cycle). Systemic therapy is allowed to change if necessary, or to terminate,
during this period
- Antithrombotic therapy including warfarin, dabigatran, low molecular weight heparin
or unfractionated heparin. Patients taking aspirin may participate in this study.
- Anti-angiogenic therapy with thalidomide or lenalidomide. Patients receiving
bevacizumab may participate in this study.
- Patients starting hormonal therapy exclusively, such as SERM or aromatase inhibitor
therapy for breast cancer, or androgen-ablative therapy for prostate cancer.
- Statin use within 3 months prior to enrolment
- Adjuvant therapy in patients who have already received curative-intent local therapy
(surgery or radiotherapy). Patients with glioblastoma starting adjuvant chemotherapy
are an exception given the high likelihood of residual disease and risk of VTE in
- Asian descent as assessed by history. If either of the participant's parents is Asian
(peoples of East, Southeast, and South Asia), a patient will be excluded due to
slower metabolism of the drug and concerns regarding toxicity at the 20 mg dose
- Urinary creatinine clearance of less than 40 ml/min based on reported MDRD GFR,
present in FAHC metabolic profile reports, during the 14 day screening period.
- AST or ALT elevation of greater than 3X upper limit of normal, during the 14 day
- Patients with a known history of statin intolerance that was accompanied by severe
- Patients who are currently participating in another clinical trial involving an
investigational medication if there is a known or suspected drug interaction with
rosuvastatin or the statin class, or if the investigational agent is known or
suspected to be associated with a significantly increased risk of thrombosis.