A Randomized Phase II Study of 177 LuPSMA-617 vs Docetaxel in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and PSMA-Positive Disease

  • End date
    Jul 31, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Updated on 23 October 2022


177Lu PSMA 617 is a new type of therapy which is designed to deliver high doses of radiation directly to prostate cancer sites in the body. The purpose of this study is to find out whether 177Lu PSMA 617can slow the growth of prostate cancer compared to standard chemotherapy treatment


The standard or usual treatment for this disease is a chemotherapy drug called docetaxel, given by intravenous every 3 weeks, for up to 12 treatments.

177Lu-PSMA-617 is a new type of therapy for prostate cancer. Laboratory tests show that it may help slow the growth of prostate cancer. 177Lu-PSMA-617 has been shown to shrink tumours in animals and has been studied in limited numbers of men with prostate cancer and seems promising but it is not clear if it can offer better control of prostate cancer compared to docetaxel chemotherapy .

Condition Prostate Cancer
Treatment docetaxel, 177Lu-PSMA-617
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04663997
SponsorCanadian Cancer Trials Group
Last Modified on23 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Histological evidence of prostate cancer with no evidence of small cell component
Patients must have castration resistance and metastatic disease with evidence of biochemical or imaging progression in the setting of surgical/medical castration
Progression on treatment with abiraterone and/or enzalutamide, or similar next-generation androgen receptor (AR) targeted therapy
Evidence of PSMA positive metastatic disease, as assessed on PSMA-PET imaging studies obtained as part of other clinical trial protocols are mandated, provided they are obtained within a timeframe that meets the requirements of this study. The radiopharmaceuticals must be based on a lysine-urea-glutamate backbone, with a 18F or 68Ga radionuclide label
Prior orchiectomy, or if on LHRH agonist/antagonist then testosterone < 1.7 nmol/L
Adequate organ function
Recover from all previous cancer treatment toxicities to grade ≤ 2 (as per CTCAE v5.0)
Male subject ≥ 18 years of age
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2

Exclusion Criteria

Prior treatment with chemotherapy for castration-resistant disease or prior chemotherapy in the castration-sensitive (hormone-sensitive) setting ≤ 1 year prior to enrollment
Prior treatment with 177Lu-PSMA (including other radiolabeled therapeutic PSMA-ligands) or radio-immunotherapy. Prior treatment with radium-223 is allowed but requires a minimum of a 6-month interval between the last dose of radium-223 and enrollment
Radiotherapy to target lesions (measurable disease) ≤ 12 weeks prior to enrolment
Presence of majority (> 50% of extra-osseous lesions) or large (> 5 cm) soft tissue lesions that are negative on PSMA-Ligand PET/CT or PSMA-Ligand PET/MR
Known parenchymal brain metastases
Active epidural disease (treated epidural disease is permitted)
Patients with a prior or concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment does not have the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the investigational regimen are eligible for this trial
Clinically significant cardiac disease
Major surgery within 4 weeks of starting study treatment
Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the study drug or components
Patients with a clinically significant medical condition which, in the opinion of the treating physician, makes it undesirable for the patient to participate in the study or which could jeopardize compliance with study requirements including, but not limited to: ongoing or active infection, significant uncontrolled hypertension, or sever psychiatric illness/social situations
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