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A Phase I/II Trial of AN-152 [AEZS-108] in Castration- and Taxane-Resistant Prostate Cancer.
Closed to Accrual with Ongoing Follow-up
Defintions of terms and FAQ about clinical trials.
Jacek Pinski, MD,PHD
Other Trial Staff:
Charlean Ketchens, R.N., Lagrimas Ilagan, D.M., Kristy Sartor Massopust, Coordinator, Taison Tran, Coordinator, Ernesto Duverger, D.M., Torsten Fischer, R.N.
to see study documents.
You may participate in this study if:
Histologically or cytologically confirmed prostate cancer
Measurable disease on CT or evaluable disease with an elevated PSA
Documented progression on (a) at least one prior hormone treatment, which must have incorporated LH-RH agonist therapy; and (b) at least one chemotherapy regimen, which must have been taxane-based
Palliative RT for metastatic disease allowed only if <25% of total body BM was irradiated and <35 Gy administered to pericardial area. 28 days must have elapsed since completion of RT with BM recovery. Soft tissue disease irradiated in the prior 2 months may not be designated as measurable disease.
At least 18 years of age
Life expectancy at least 3 months
ECOG performance score 0-2
AGC = / > 1.0; Hgb = / > 8.0; platelets = / > 75,000
Bilirubin < / = 1.5 mg/dl and alk phos < / = 3 x uln (< / = 5 x uln if with known hepatic mets and no limit for patients with known bone mets) and SGOT & SGPT < / = 3 x uln (< / = 5 x uln if with known hepatic mets)
Creatinine < / = 1.5 x uln
Recovered from acute and late effects of any prior surgery, RT, or other anti-neoplastic therapy
Men of childbearing potential must use barrier contraception while on treatment and for 90 days thereafter
Willing to discontinue LHRH analogue therapy for the duration of the study
Signed an approved study-specific informed consent and HIPAA
You may not participate in this study if:
Ongoing use of an LH-RH agonist (or antagonist). Patients who agree to stop LH-RH agonist therapy will be eligible but may need to wait until their required washout period is over. Patients whose washout period is > 6 weeks will not be eligible.
Active infection or fever >38.5C within 3 days of the first scheduled protocol treatment
Parenchymal brain mets. Patients with neurological symptoms must have a CT or MRI of the brain showing no metastases within 60 days of enrollment.
History of prior malignancy within the past 5 years, except curatively treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or superficial bladder
Known hypersensitivity to any of the components of AN-152 including doxorubicin and LH-RH agonists
Prior RT within 4 weeks of entry
Prior treatment with strontium-89 or samarium-153
Prior treatment with sipuleucel-T (Provenge) in the past 3 months
History of unstable or newly diagnosed angina pectoris, documented history of current serious arrhythmia or CHF or recent MI within 6 months of enrollment
Prior exposure to anthracyclines or anthracenediones including doxorubicin, daunorubicin, and mitoxantrone
Major surgery within the last 2 weeks
Concurrent investigational therapy or prior investigational therapy within 30 days of the first scheduled day of protocol treatment
Known HIV or hepatitis B or C infection
Presence of any other medical condition, including mental illness or substance abuse, deemed by the investigator to be likely to interfere with patient’s ability to sign informed consent, cooperate and participate in the study, or interfere with interpretation of the results
Prior treatment with AN-152
Anticipated non-availability for study visits/procedures
For further information on a study, please contact the Clinical Investigation Support Office at (323) 865-0451, or
To schedule a consultation with the hospital, please call our New Patient Referrals Office at (323) 865-3111.