This is a pilot multimodality treatment approach trial with androgen deprivation therapy in
combination with docetaxel chemotherapy followed by radical prostatectomy in patients with
newly diagnosed high-risk and oligometastatic prostate cancer. This study aims to evaluate
the rates of complete pathologic response (pCR) at the time of prostatectomy as well as PSA
response, time to PSA recurrence and safety and toxicity of the combination. This study will
be heavily embedded with biomarker analyses of the tumor and tumor cells in circulation as
well in the bone marrow before and after treatment and will also include imaging analyses
using a novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging technology.
- Evaluate safety and tolerability of the combination of ADT and docetaxel for up to
three months following the last dose of docetaxel.
- High risk prostate cancer defined as extracapsular extension (cT3a) or seminal vesicle
involvement (cT3b) or invasion of adjacent structures (cT4), serum PSA >20 ng/mL or
Gleason score of 8 to 10 and/or regional lymph node or
- Oligometastatic disease defined as disseminated metastases beyond regional lymph nodes
that meet the following criteria:
- No visceral metastases
- Less than four bony metastases.
- Ability to comply with all study procedures and willingness to remain supine for 120
minutes during imaging.
- Patients must be informed of the experimental nature of the study and its potential
risks, and must sign an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved written informed
consent form indicating such an understanding.
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1 at screening.
- Patients must be considered candidates for prostatectomy as per standard of care.
- Adequate hematologic and renal function as evidenced by the following within 4 weeks
of day 1:
- ANC >1500/mm3
- Hemoglobin (HgB) >10.0 gr/dL independent of transfusion
- Platelets >100,000/mm3
- Creatinine <2.0 mg/dL
- Total bilirubin < Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
- Estimated life expectancy of ≥ 12 months at screening.
- Throughout the study, patient and his female partner who is of childbearing potential
must use 2 acceptable methods of birth control (1 of which must include a condom as a
barrier method of contraception) from screening through 3 months after last dose of
study drug. Two acceptable methods of birth control thus include the following:
- A condom (barrier method of contraception) AND One of the following is required:
- Established and ongoing use of oral, injected, or implanted hormonal method of
contraception by the female partner
- Placement of an intrauterine device or intrauterine system by the female partner
- Additional barrier method: Contraceptive sponge or occlusive cap (diaphragm or
cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository by the
- Tubal ligation in the female partner performed at least 6 months before screening
- Vasectomy or other procedure resulting in infertility (eg, bilateral
orchiectomy), performed at least 6 months before screening
- While receiving chemotherapy, the patient must use a condom if having sex with a
- Must agree not to donate sperm from first dose of study drug through 3 months after
the last dose of study drug.
- Prior treatment for prostate cancer, including ADT, orchiectomy, antiandrogens,
ketoconazole, abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide.
- Prior radiation to the prostate.
- Use of other investigational agent for prostate cancer.
- No active secondary malignancy
- Chronic liver disease or abnormal liver function:
- Total bilirubin >ULN (NOTE: in subjects with Gilbert's syndrome, if total
bilirubin is >ULN, measure direct and indirect bilirubin and if direct bilirubin
is within normal range, subject may be eligible) or
- Alanine (ALT) or aspartate (AST) aminotransferase >2.0 x ULN or
- ALT or aspartate AST >1.5 x ULN concomitant with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 x ULN.
- Peripheral neuropathy grade >1.
- Active cardiac disease defined as active angina, symptomatic congestive heart failure,
or myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months.
- Major surgery within 4 weeks before screening.
- Patients with known psychological or sociological conditions, addictive disorders or
family problems, which would preclude compliance with the protocol.
- Herbal supplements that have been shown to modulate testosterone or androgen signaling
(e.g. Saw Palmetto) are not allowed while on study.
- Subjects may not be enrolled concurrently on other treatment studies. Any concurrent
disease, infection, or comorbid condition that interferes with the ability of the
patient to participate in the trial; places the patient at undue risk; or complicates
the interpretation of the data, in the opinion of the investigator or medical monitor.
- Subjects who will be receiving Ferumoxytol MRI tracer must:
- Not have any known hypersensitivity to Feraheme or any of its components
- Must not have a history of allergic reaction to any intravenous iron product.
- Must not have a known iron overload (based on medical history)