To Determine an Effective Dose of VERU-100 for the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer

  • End date
    Feb 16, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Veru Inc.
Updated on 7 September 2021


To determine an effective dose of VERU-100 for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer by assessing its effect on testosterone levels by Day 28 and maintenance through Day 91.


This study is a multicenter, randomized, open-label, dose finding study of VERU-100 to attain and maintain serum total testosterone levels within castrate range (<50ng/dL) in men with advanced prostate cancer. Stage 1 of the study will assess the effect of 150 mg of VERU-100. Stage 2 will further assess the efficacy of the effective doses of VERU-100 in an expanded patient population.

Condition Advanced Prostate Adenocarcinoma
Treatment VERU-100
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04843319
SponsorVeru Inc.
Last Modified on7 September 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Be over 18 years of age
Be able to communicate effectively with the study personnel
Have histologically confirmed prostate cancer
Have prostate cancer staged T3-4NxMx or TxN1Mx or TxNxM1 according to the TNM classification or the patient should have rising PSA after failed local therapy and be candidate for androgen deprivation therapy
Subjects are judged by the attending physician and/or Principal Investigator to be a candidate for androgen deprivation therapy (continuous therapy)
Have a QT interval <400 ms
Have a life expectancy of 18 months
ECOG performance status of 0 to 2
Subjects must agree to use acceptable methods of contraception
Baseline morning serum testosterone levels >150 ng/dL at Screening Visit
If their female partners are pregnant or lactating, acceptable methods of contraception from the time of the first administration of study medication until 6months following administration of the last dose of study medication must be used. Acceptable methods are: Condom used with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository. If the subject has undergone surgical sterilization (vasectomy with documentation of azoospermia),a condom with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository should be used
If the male subject's partner could become pregnant, use acceptable methods of contraception from the time of the first administration of study medication until 6 months following administration of the last dose of study medication. Acceptable methods of contraception are as follows: Condom with spermicidal foam/gel/cream/suppository [i.e.,barrier method of contraception], surgical sterilization (vasectomy with documentation of azoospermia) and a barrier method {condom used with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository}, the female partner uses oral contraceptives (combination estrogen/progesterone pills), injectable progesterone or subdermal implants and a barrier method (condom used with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository)
If the female partner has undergone documented tubal ligation (female sterilization), a barrier method (condom used with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository) should also be used
If the female partner has undergone documented placement of an intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS),a barrier method (condom with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository) should also be used
Laboratory values within the following ranges: hemoglobin 10 gm/dL, total bilirubin
5 mg/dL, absolute neutrophil count 1500 cell/uL and platelets 100,000 cells/uL
Subject is willing to comply with the requirements of the protocol through the end of the study
5x upper limit of normal (ULN), AST 2.5x ULN, ALT 2.5x ULN
Creatinine clearance 60 mL/min based on Cockcroft-Gault equation

Exclusion Criteria

Prior androgen deprivation therapy within 6 months prior to Screening Visit
History of bilateral orchiectomy, adrenalectomy, or hypophysectomy
Received chemotherapy, cryotherapy, or antiandrogen therapy within 8 weeks prior to the Screening visit for the treatment of prostate cancer
Known hypersensitivity to cetrorelix or other LHRH antagonists
Any disease or condition (medical or surgical) which might compromise the hematologic, cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, or central nervous system; or other conditions that may interfere with the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of study drug, or would place the subject at increased risk
Potentially curable disease receiving ADT for localized disease
Use of exogenous testosterone within 6 months of Screening Visit
Use of 5-reductase inhibitor within 3 months of Screening Visit
Use of systemic corticosteroids at a dose >10 mg/day at Screening
Major surgery within 4 weeks of Screening Visit (including surgery for prostate cancer)
History of Torsade de Pointes
Uncontrolled symptomatic congestive heart failure (NYHA Class III -IV), unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or uncontrolled atrial fibrillation
Currently taking QT-prolonging drugs
History of diabetes mellitus Type 1. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus Type 2 (control with oral hypoglycemic agents are allowed)
Received an investigational drug within a period of 90days prior to enrollment in the study
Received the study medication (VERU-100) previously
Have been previously diagnosed or treated for active cancer(other than prostate cancer or non-melanoma skin cancer) within the previous five years
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