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A Phase I Study of Dasatinib, Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Radiation For Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer

Phase 1
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

A Phase I Study of Dasatinib, Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Radiation For Intermediate and High Risk Prostate Cancer

Radiation and androgen deprivation is a common modality for patients with localized prostate
cancer. Unfortunately for patients with intermediate to high risk prostate cancer incomplete
tumor eradication and subsequent relapse occurs in 50-75% of patients. The Src pathway
appears to be integral to the pathobiology of prostate cancer and may be fundamental to

The primary objective of this trial will be to establish the safety of dasatinib with
androgen deprivation and radiation for prostate cancer. Three dasatinib dose levels will be
evaluated, 50 mg/day, 70 mg/day and 100 mg/day. Dasatinib will begin with day #1 of
radiation and will be discontinued once radiation is completed. The study treatment period,
therefore, will be when patients receive concurrent dasatinib, hormone therapy and radiation
to 30 days after the last radiation/dasatinib treatment. However, it will be highly
recommended that, prior to entering the study, patients receive 2 months of androgen
deprivation with a LHRH agonist. Furthermore, it will be highly recommended that, after
completion of dasatinib /hormone therapy/radiation, patients with intermediate risk disease
receive approximately 2 additional months of hormone therapy (to complete 6 months of
hormone therapy) and patients with high risk disease receive 20 additional months of ADT to
complete 2 years of hormone therapy. If casodex was given at onset of diagnosis, patient
must be off drug for 6 weeks prior to beginning radiation therapy

Inclusion Criteria


-Conditions for Patient Eligibility

Each patient must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be enrolled in the

- Histologically or pathologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate to be
treated with radiation therapy and hormone therapy.

- Intermediate, high or very high risk disease

- Intermediate-risk disease (clinical T2b or T2c stage or PSA 10 to 20 ng/mL or
Gleason score 7)

- High-risk disease (Gleason score 8 to 10, serum PSA > 20 ng/mL or T3a disease)

- Very high-risk disease (T3b or T4)

- No prior pelvic or prostate radiation or chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

- Clinically negative lymph nodes as established by imaging (pelvic CT or pelvic MR),
nodal sampling or dissection within 8 weeks prior to registration. Patients with
lymph nodes equivocal or questionable by imaging are eligible if the nodes are < 1.5

- Bone scan within 12 weeks prior to registration. Equivocal bone scan findings are
allowed if plain films are negative for metastasis.

- ECOG performance status 0-1

- Age > 18

- Required entry laboratory parameters within 14 days of study entry: Granulocytes ≥
1500/µl; platelet count ≥ 100,000/µl; Hgb > 8.0 g/dl; Creatinine < 1.5 x the
institutional ULN, mg/dl; Bilirubin ≤ 2x institutional upper limit of normal; AST ≤
2.5 x upper limit of normal, Serum Na+, K+, Mg2+, Phosphate and Calcium within
institutional normal range; PT and PTT < 1.5 ULN

- Life expectancy of at least 1 year

- No concurrent anticancer therapy.

- Peripheral neuropathy must be ≤ Grade 2

- A male subject of fathering potential must use an adequate method of contraception
throughout the study [and for at least 4 weeks after the last dose of study drug].

- Ability to take oral medication (dasatinib must be swallowed whole)

- Signed study-specific consent form prior to study entry

Conditions for Patient Ineligibility

Patients meeting any of the following exclusion criteria are not to be enrolled in the

- Evidence of distant metastases (M1).

- Prior radical prostatectomy, cryosurgery for prostate cancer, or bilateral
orchiectomy for any reason

- PSA > 150

- Pathologically positive lymph nodes or nodes > 1.5 cm on imaging

- Major medical or psychiatric illness which, in the investigator's opinion, would
prevent completion of treatment and would interfere with follow-up.

- Prior systemic chemotherapy for the study cancer; note that prior chemotherapy for a
different cancer is allowable.

- Prior radiotherapy, including brachytherapy, to the region of the study cancer that
would result in overlap of radiation therapy fields

- Medical History and Concurrent Diseases

- No malignancy [other than the one treated in this study] which required radiotherapy
or systemic treatment within the past 5 years.

- Concurrent medical condition which may increase the risk of toxicity, including:

- Pleural or pericardial effusion of any grade

- Cardiac Symptoms; any of the following should be considered for exclusion:

- History of significant bleeding disorder unrelated to cancer, including:

- No history of pulmonary hypertension

Type of Study:


Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Maximum tolerated dose of dasatinib with concurrent standard radiation and hormone therapy

Outcome Time Frame:

3 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

anthony mega

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Brown University Oncology Research Group


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:

BrUOG 255



Start Date:

January 2013

Completion Date:

January 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



Rhode Island HospitalProvidence, Rhode Island  02903
Miriam HospitalProvidence, Rhode Island  02906