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Ongoing Clinical Studies
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Medivation, in collaboration with Astellas, is currently developing enzalutamide for multiple stages of prostate cancer and for breast cancer.
PLATOThe Phase 4 PLATO trial was initiated in November 2013. The trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of continued treatment with enzalutamide plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone as compared to treatment with abiraterone acetate and prednisone alone in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic prostate cancer whose disease has progressed following enzalutamide therapy. The purpose of the trial is to help determine the potential clinical benefit of extending time on enzalutamide treatment by adding an additional therapy in patients with progressive chemotherapy-naïve metastatic prostate cancer. The global randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is designed to enroll approximately 500 chemotherapy-naïve patients with mCRPC. The primary endpoint of the trial is progression-free survival.
The first patient was treated in the Phase 3 PREVAIL trial in September 2010. The PREVAIL trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, evaluating enzalutamide (160 mg once daily) as compared to placebo in patients with pre-chemotherapy mCRPC. PREVAIL includes patients who have progressed following treatment with an LHRH analog drug only, as well as patients who have progressed following treatment with both an LHRH analog drug and an anti-androgen drug. The co-primary endpoints are radiographic progression-free survival and overall survival. We completed enrollment in the PREVAIL trial in May 2012. On October 22, 2013, the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) informed Medivation and Astellas of positive results from a planned interim analysis of PREVAIL. Given the observed benefits in the trial's co-primary endpoints of overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival, and considering the observed safety profile, the IDMC concluded enzalutamide demonstrated a favorable benefit-risk ratio. The IDMC recommended the study be stopped and patients treated with placebo be offered enzalutamide. Additional data from the Phase 3 PREVAIL results, including safety data, will be submitted for presentation at an upcoming medical conference. Click for Press Release.
The first patient was treated in the Phase 2 TERRAIN trial in March 2011. The trial is evaluating enzalutamide head-to-head versus bicalutamide, the leading marketed anti-androgen drug, in pre-chemotherapy CRPC patients. The randomized, double-blind trial enrolled only metastatic patients and was conducted primarily in Europe. The primary endpoint in the study is progression-free survival. We completed patient enrollment in the TERRAIN trial in July 2013, which enrolled approximately 370 men with mCRPC disease.
The STRIVE trial was initiated in August 2012. The trial is evaluating enzalutamide head-to-head versus bicalutamide, the leading marketed anti-androgen drug, in approximately 400 pre-chemotherapy CRPC patients. The randomized, double-blind trial is enrolling both metastatic and non-metastatic patients and is being conducted primarily in the United States. The primary endpoint in the study is progression-free survival.
The neoadjuvant trial was initiated in May 2012. The open-label trial is evaluating enzalutamide, either in combination with leuprolide and dutasteride or alone, as neoadjuvant therapy in approximately 50 men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer but not yet undergone prostatectomy. Men in this trial will receive enzalutamide for six months before prostatectomy, and then undergo surgery. The removed prostates will then be examined pathologically to determine whether any cancer remains. The primary endpoint in this trial is pathologic complete response rate.
Enzalutamide in Breast Cancer
In April 2012, we and Astellas expanded the clinical development of enzalutamide to include a new indication, breast cancer. We are enrolling patients in an open label Phase 1 study designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of enzalutamide in approximately 60 metastatic breast cancer patients who have failed at least two prior hormonal therapies.
Phase 2 Trial
In June 2013, we initiated patient enrollment in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating enzalutamide as a single agent for the treatment of advanced, androgen receptor positive, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC is a type of cancer which does not express any of the three most commonly targeted receptors in breast cancer: estrogen, progesterone and HER2. The Phase 2 open label, single-arm, multicenter trial plans to enroll approximately 80 patients with AR-positive, TNBC at sites in the United States, Canada and Europe. The primary endpoint of the trial is clinical benefit rate, defined as the proportion of patients with a best response of complete response, partial response or stable disease at ≥ 16 weeks. All patients will receive enzalutamide at a dose of 160 mg to be taken orally once daily.
Completed Enzalutamide Studies
In November 2010 we completed enrollment in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 3 trial evaluating enzalutamide (formerly MDV3100) (160 mg/day) versus placebo in 1,199 men with advanced prostate cancer who were previously treated with docetaxel-based chemotherapy. Data from this trial were published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2012.
Phase 1-2 Trial
In December 2008, we completed enrollment in an open-label Phase 1-2 clinical trial of enzalutamide in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. We enrolled 140 patients in seven dose groups, ranging from 30 mg/day to 600 mg/day. Of the 140 patients, 75 had previously failed docetaxel-based chemotherapy and 65 were chemotherapy-naïve. All 140 patients also had failed at least one line of prior hormonal therapy. The trial endpoints included safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, circulating tumor cell, or CTC, counts, PSA levels, radiographic change in soft tissue and bony metastases, and time to progression. Data from this trial were published in The Lancet in 2010.
In January 2012, we completed enrollment in an open label Phase 1-2 clinical trial of enzalutamide in hormone-naïve patients. The study enrolled 67 patients, and was the first time we had dosed enzalutamide in men who had not yet undergone prior hormone therapy. Data from this trial were reported at the 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in February.