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Proffered Paper session: GU tumours, prostate

LBA63 - PRESTO: A phase III, open-label study of androgen annihilation in patients (pts) with high-risk biochemically relapsed prostate cancer (AFT-19)


11 Sep 2022


Proffered Paper session: GU tumours, prostate


Tumour Site

Prostate Cancer


Rahul Aggarwal


Annals of Oncology (2022) 33 (suppl_7): S808-S869. 10.1016/annonc/annonc1089


R. Aggarwal1, G. Heller2, D. Hillman3, H. Xiao4, J. Picus5, J. Wang6, M.E. Taplin7, T. Dorff8, L.J. Appleman9, D. Weckstein10, A. Patnaik11, A.H. Bryce12, D. Shevrin13, J. Mohler14, D. Anderson15, A. Rao16, S.T. Tagawa17, A. Tan18, S. Eggener19, M.J. Morris20

Author affiliations

  • 1 Medicine Dept, UCSF - University of California San Francisco - Parnassus Campus, 94143 - San Francisco/US
  • 2 Epidemiology And Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 10021 - New York/US
  • 3 Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, 55905 - Rochester/US
  • 4 Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 10065 - New York/US
  • 5 Medicine Dept., Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 63110 - St. Louis/US
  • 6 Genitourinary Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 77030 - Houston/US
  • 7 Gu, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 02215 - Boston/US
  • 8 Oncology, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 91010 - Duarte/US
  • 9 Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 15232 - Pittsburgh/US
  • 10 Oncology, NH Oncology Hematology PA, 03301 - Concord/US
  • 11 Oncology, The University of Chicago, 60637 - Chicago/US
  • 12 Division Of Hematology And Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, 85054 - Phoenix/US
  • 13 Oncology, NorthShore University HealthSystem-Evanston Hospital, 60201 - Evanston/US
  • 14 Urology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 14263 - Buffalo/US
  • 15 Oncology, Colorado Springs Health Partners, PC, 80903 - Colorado Springs/US
  • 16 Medicine / Hematology & Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, 77030 - Houston/US
  • 17 Urology, Hematology And Medical Oncology Department, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, 10065 - New York/US
  • 18 Hematology Oncology, Rush University Medical Center, 60612-3824 - Chicago/US
  • 19 Urology, The University of Chicago, 60637 - Chicago/US
  • 20 Medicine Dept, MSKCC - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 10065 - New York/US


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Abstract LBA63


Pts with biochemically relapsed prostate cancer (BRPC) following radical prostatectomy (RP) and a short PSA doubling time (PSADT) are at risk for distant metastases. Apalutamide (APA), an androgen receptor (AR) antagonist, and abiraterone acetate plus prednisone (AAP), prolong survival in the metastatic setting. We evaluated if intensification of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) prolongs biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS) in BRPC.


PRESTO is a randomized phase III, open-label trial in pts with BRPC and PSADT ≤ 9 months (mo), without distant metastases on conventional imaging (NCT03009981). Pts were randomized 1:1:1 to receive a finite 52-week treatment course with ADT, ADT + APA, or ADT + APA + AAP, stratified by PSADT (< 3 vs 3–9 mo), with post-treatment follow-up. The primary endpoint of bPFS (serum PSA > 0.2 ng/mL following treatment) was compared for each experimental arm vs. control. Secondary endpoints included safety, patient-reported quality of life (QOL), time to testosterone (T) recovery (> 50 ng/dL) (TTTR), metastasis-free survival (MFS) and time to castration resistance (TTCR).


504 pts were randomized to ADT alone (N = 167), ADT + APA (N = 168) or ADT + APA + AAP (N = 169). At first planned interim analysis, both experimental arms significantly prolonged bPFS compared to the control arm (median 24.9 mo for ADT + APA vs 20.3 mo for ADT, HR = 0.52 (95% CI: 0.35–0.77); median 26.0 mo for ADT + APA + AAP vs 20.0 mo for ADT, HR = 0.48 (95% CI: 0.32–0.71)). Median TTTR was 3.9, 3.8 and 4.7 mo in ADT, ADT + APA, and ADT + APA + AAP arms, respectively. The most common grade ≥ 2 adverse event (AE) was hypertension (19.4%, 23.4%, 30.4% in ADT, ADT + APA and ADT + APA + AAP arms, respectively). Eight pts (1.8%) across all treatment arms stopped treatment for AEs. Follow-up for analysis of QOL, MFS and TTCR is ongoing.


More complete AR blockade with APA in addition to ADT prolongs bPFS with a manageable safety profile, without impacting TTTR following a finite duration of treatment. More hypertension was seen in the AAP-containing treatment arm. Intensification of ADT should be considered in high-risk BRPC. Support: AFT, Janssen; https://acknowledgments.alliancefound.org.

Clinical trial identification


Editorial acknowledgement

Legal entity responsible for the study

Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC.




R. Aggarwal: Financial Interests, Personal, Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Merck, Novartis, Dendreon, Bayer, Modra, Exelixis, Jubilant Therapeutics, Pfizer; Financial Interests, Institutional, Research Grant: Janssen, Zenith Epigenetics, Amgen. S.T. Tagawa: Financial Interests, Personal, Advisory Board: Convergent Therapeutics, AIkido Pharma; Financial Interests, Personal, Other, Consultant: EMD Serono, Telix Pharma, Blue Earth Diagnostics, POINT Biopharma, Myovant, Bayer, 4D Pharma, Gilead, Pfizer, Janssen, Astellas, AbbVie, Novartis, Seagen, Clarity; Financial Interests, Personal, Stocks/Shares: AIkido Pharma; Financial Interests, Personal, Other, Patent co-inventor: Gilead; Financial Interests, Institutional, Invited Speaker: Medivation, Astellas, Janssen, Amgen, BMS, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Merck, Clovis, Seagen, Gilead, Novartis, POINT Biopharma, Clarity, Ambrx, Phosplatin. M.J. Morris: Financial Interests, Personal, Advisory Board: Oric, Pfizer, Exelixis, Lantheus, AstraZeneca, Amgen, Daiichi, Convergent; Financial Interests, Personal, Stocks/Shares: Doximity; Financial Interests, Institutional, Invited Speaker: Novartis, Corcept, Celgen, Janssen. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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