Last updated on October 2018

Feasibility of a Chemotherapy With Docetaxel-Prednisone for Castration-resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer Elderly Patients


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Malignant neoplasm of prostate
  • Age: Between 75 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 75
  • Histologically proven prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Metastatic disease, not pre-treated with chemotherapy refractory to castration
  • Hormone refractory prostate cancer is defined as follows:
  • Patients with documented testosterone castration (<0.50 ng / ml)
  • Patient who received prior hormonal therapy (either orchidectomy or Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist alone or combined with an anti-androgen)
  • Patients should continue primary androgen suppression by LHRH agonist (in case of non-surgical castration)
  • For patients treated with anti-androgens prior to inclusion, a wash-out period is required (4 weeks for flutamide and nilutamide, 6 weeks for other products) as well as measured progression after anti-androgen discontinuation.
  • Progressive disease under hormonotherapy, with progression defined by

Increase of PSA level (two consecutive increases of PSA compared to baseline with a minimum of one week between both measurements)

OR emergence of a new lesion

OR measurable progressive disease (increase of a previous measurable lesion >= 25% in cross section)

OR progressive bone metastases (defined only by the appearance of a new lesion on bone scan)

OR progressive symptoms (defined as cancer pain Grade 2 according to the NCI-CTC V4.0, despite level 2 analgesics intake).

  • Patients of Groups 2 and 3 [ "vulnerable" and "frail"] of SIOG classification
  • WHO Performance Status (PS) >= 3
  • PSA >= 5 ng / ml
  • Neutrophils >= 2.109 /L
  • Platelets >= 100.109/L
  • Haemoglobin 9 g/dl
  • Bilirubin and SGOT / SGPT <1.5 x ULN (<= 2.5 x ULN if hepatic metastasis)
  • creatinine <= 2.5 x ULN
  • In case of previous palliative or analgesic radiotherapy, a minimum of 14 days must have elapsed between end of radiotherapy and inclusion into the study
  • Previous treatment with bisphosphonates should be continued without change during the study treatment and can not be initiated either within 28 days prior to study entry or during the study
  • Signed informed consent by patients, according to local regulations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • "healthy" or "terminal illness" Groups according to the recommendations of International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)
  • Concomitant or previous malignancy within 5 years prior the study (except basal or squamous in situ cell skin carcinoma)
  • Presence of brain metastasis symptoms
  • Prior treatment by intravenous radiopharmaceutical agent (e.g. Strontium 89, Samarium lexidronam) within 2 months before study entry
  • Initiation of a bisphosphonate therapy within 28 days prior to randomisation
  • Any concomitant anticancer treatment (radiotherapy, radiopharmaceutical agent, chemotherapy)
  • Patients with uncontrolled infection
  • Patients with peripheral neuropathy of grade> 1
  • Patients medically unstable (e.g. unstable diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension or decompensated heart failure or myocardial infarct within 3 months)
  • Gastro duodenal active ulcer
  • Hypersensitivity to study drugs
  • Treatment with any experimental drug within 30 days prior to or during the study
  • Psychological, familial, sociological or geographical location conditions which do not allow medical monitoring and compliance with study protocol.
  • Patients protected by the law or patients placed under protective supervision of adults

Recruitment Status: Open


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