756O - Chemohormonal therapy versus hormonal therapy for hormone naïve high volume newly metastatic prostate cancer (PrCa): ECOG led phase III randomized...

Date 28 September 2014
Event ESMO 2014
Session Genitourinary tumours, prostate 1
Topics Anticancer Agents
Prostate Cancer
Biological Therapy
Presenter Christopher Sweeney
Citation Annals of Oncology (2014) 25 (suppl_4): iv255-iv279. 10.1093/annonc/mdu336
Authors C. Sweeney1, Y. Chen2, M. Carducci3, G. Liu4, D. Jarrard5, M.A. Eisenberger6, Y. Wong7, N.M. Hahn8, M. Kohli9, N. Vogelzang10, M. Cooney11, R. Dreicer12, J. Picus13, D. Shevrin14, M. Hussain15, J. Garcia12, R. Dipaola16
  • 1Lank Center For Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 02115 - Boston/US
  • 2Biostatistics, Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group, Boston/US
  • 3Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore/US
  • 4Oncology, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, 53792 - Madison/US
  • 5Urology, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, 53792 - Madison/US
  • 6Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, 21231 - Baltimore/US
  • 7Medical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia/US
  • 8Department Of Medicine, Division Of Hematology/oncology, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, 46202 - Indiana/US
  • 9Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester/US
  • 10Developmental Therapeutics, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada/US
  • 11Medical Oncology, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland/US
  • 12Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland/US
  • 13Medical Oncology, Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, US-63110 - St Louis/US
  • 14Medical Oncology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston/US
  • 15Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor/US
  • 16Medical Oncology, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick/US



Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is standard therapy for metastatic PrCa and although most respond, many develop castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Patients with high volume disease have poorer outcomes compared with low volume patients. Docetaxel (D) prolongs the overall survival of men with CRPC and we aimed to see if D improves overall survival when given at time of starting ADT.


1:1 randomization to ADT alone or ADT + D at 75mg/m2 every 3 weeks for 6 cycles within 4 mos of ADT. Stratification factors: high volume (HV) vs. low volume (LV) disease (HV: visceral metastases and/or 4 or more bone metastases with at least one outside of the vertebral column and pelvis); Anti-androgen use beyond 30 days; Age ≥70 vs. < 70 years; ECOG PS 0-1 vs. 2; Prior adjuvant ADT > 12 vs. ≤ 12 mos (mos); FDA approved drug for delaying skeletal related events. Key eligibility criteria: suitable organ and neurological function for D; adjuvant ADT ≤ 24 mos and no progression within 12 mos of adjuvant ADT. Overall survival was the primary endpoint with an improvement in median OS of 33.3% (80% power and 1-sided alpha = 2.5%). Projected median OS for ADT alone: HV-33 mos; LV - 67 mos.


790 men were accrued from 7/28/06 to 11/21/2012: ADT n = 393; ADT + D: 397; balanced for demographic, stratification and disease factors. Median age: 63 years (range: 36 to 91); 99% ECOG PS 0 or 1; 89% Caucasian; 24% prior prostatectomy; HV 64% on ADT and 67% on ADT + D. ADT + D: Gde 3/4 Neutropenic fever: 4/2%; Gde 3 neuropathy: 1% sensory, 1% motor; 1 death due to treatment was in the LV subset (no death on ADT alone). Efficacy data for high volume subset of pts in table 1.


ADT + D improves disease control and OS over ADT alone in men with HV disease. NCT00309985


C. Sweeney: Consultant with compensation: Sanofi; M. Carducci: Compensated consultant; M. Eisenberger: Compensated consultant. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

Intent to treat Analysis High Volume Pts ADT N = 253 ADT + D N = 265 p-value Hazard Ratio (95%CI*)
PSA < 0.2 at 12 mos 6.3% 15.5% 0.0011
N with PSA or clinical PD 137 113
Time to PSA or clinical PD 8.8 mos 15.0 mos <0.0001 0.55(0.42-0.71)
N with clinical PD 112 70
Time to clinical PD 14.1 mos 29.5 mos <0.0001 0.43 (0.32-0.59)
N with docetaxel for CRPC 98 38
Median OS 32.2 mos 49.2 mos 0.0013 0.62 (0.46, 0.83)

*CI: confidence intervals; #PD: progressive disease in months; N = number of patients