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Impact of Temsirolimus Therapy on Circulating Tumor Cell Biology In Men With Castration Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Information source: Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Prostate Cancer

Intervention: Temsirolimus (Drug); Diphenhydramine (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: Duke University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Andrew Armstrong, MD, ScM, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Duke Unversity Medical Center


This is a single arm study of 11 men with treatment refractory metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) who will receive temsirolimus IV at a dose of 25 mg weekly until progression. Progression will not include Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) progression; however, upon PSA progression, the addition of an anti-androgen will be permitted. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate change in circulating tumor cell (CTC) counts over time in men with metastatic treatment-refractory CRPC in response to temsirolimus therapy.

Clinical Details

Official title: Impact of Temsirolimus Therapy on Circulating Tumor Cell Biology In Men With Castration Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer

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

Primary outcome: Change in Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Counts in Men With Metastatic Treatment-refractory Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer.

Secondary outcome:

Percent Change in CTC Count From Baseline to 12 Weeks of Treatment.

Mean Percent of N-cadherin Expression at Baseline and 8 Weeks of Treatment.

Percent Change in LDH

Median Progression-Free Survival (PFS)

Maximum Rate of Change of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA).

Time to PSA Progression

Time to Second PSA Progression After Addition of Anti-androgen Therapy

Change Over Time in CTC Gene Expression Profile

Safety and Tolerability of Temsirolimus


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Male.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically confirmed carcinoma of the prostate. Histologic evidence may be

confirmed through local or metastatic biopsy review

- Radiographic Evidence of metastatic disease

- Evidence of disease progression despite castrate levels of testosterone.

- A circulating timor cell count using FDA approved CellSearch methodology of ≥ 10 per

7. 5 cc whole blood, drawn within 4 weeks of study registration

- Serum PSA greater than or equal to 2ng/dl at registration

- At least 4 weeks since prior palliative radiation therapy and/or major surgery, and

resolution of all toxic effects of prior therapy NCI Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Effects (CTCAE) Grade less than or equal to 1

- Age ≥ 18 years

- Adequate laboratory parameters

- Karnofsky Performance Status ≥ 60

- Life expectancy of at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

- History of or active central nervous system metastases

- The use of cytotoxic, biologic, or hormonal therapies within 4 weeks of study entry.

- Subjects receiving known strong Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) isoenzyme inhibitors

and/or inducers

- Major surgery, open biopsy, traumatic injury, or radiotherapy within 4 weeks of the

screening visit

- Have not recovered from prior biopsy, surgery, traumatic injury, and/or radiation


- Presence of non-healing wound or ucer

- Grade ≥ 3 hemorrhage in the past month to study entry

- Hypertension with systolic blood pressure of ≥ 180 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure ≥

100 mmHg (Anti-hypertensive medications are permitted)

- Subjects with Class 2-4 heart disease or any history of congestive heart failure with

an ejection fraction <50% or a recent (within 12 months) cardiovascular event.

- Anticoagulation with warfarin

- Diabetes mellitus with glycosylated hemoglobin A1c ≥ 10% despite therapy

- History of interstitial pneumonitis

- Subjects with active autoimmune disorder(s) being treated with immunosuppressive

agents within 4 weeks prior to screening visit

- Subjects receiving immunosuppressive agents and those with chronic

viral/bacterial/fungal illnesses. Replacement doses of corticosteroids are permitted.

- Active infection(s), active antimicrobial therapy or serious intercurrent illness.

- History of other prior malignancy in past 5 years, other than basal cell carcinoma,

squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, cervical carcinoma in sity, localized prostate cancer, or superficial bladder cancer.

- Agreement to use medically acceptable contraceptive methods while on study and for 3

months after the last dose of temsirolimus.

- Any other major medical or psychiatric illness that, in the investigator's judgment,

will substantially increase the risk associated with the subject's participation in this study, including inability to absorb oral medications.

- Known hypersensitivity to any of the components in the temsirolimus infusion or other

medical reasons for not being able to receive adequate premedication.

- Corrected QT interval on baseline EKG of >500 milliseconds

- the use of agents that significantly prolong the Corrected QT interval and who are

unable to stop medications prior to study initiation.

- Prior exposure to an Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor

- Presence of nephrotic syndrome as determined by clinical evaluation of 24 hour urine.

Locations and Contacts

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States

Virginia Oncology Associates, Norfolk, Virginia 23502, United States

Additional Information

Starting date: July 2009
Last updated: January 24, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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