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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (25450031)
Authors Courtney KD, Manola JB, Elfiky AA, Ross R, Oh WK, Yap JT, Van den Abbeele AD, Ryan CW, Beer TM, Loda M, Priolo C, Kantoff P, Taplin ME
Title A phase I study of everolimus and docetaxel in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Journal Clinical genitourinary cancer
Vol 13
Issue 2
Date 2015 Apr
Abstract Text The PTEN tumor suppressor is frequently lost in CRPC, with activation of Akt-mTOR signaling, driving growth. We conducted a phase I trial of the mTOR inhibitor, everolimus, and docetaxel in CRPC.Eligible patients had progressive, metastatic, chemotherapy-naive CRPC. Patients received everolimus 10 mg daily for 2 weeks and underwent a restaging FDG-PET/computed tomography scan. Patient cohorts were subsequently treated at 3 dose levels of everolimus with docetaxel: 5 mg to 60 mg/m(2), 10 mg to 60 mg/m(2), and 10 mg to 70 mg/m(2). The primary end point was the safety and tolerability of combination therapy.Accrual was 4 patients at level 1, 3 patients at level 2, and 8 patients at level 3. Common toxicities were hematologic and fatigue. Serum concentrations of everolimus when administered with docetaxel were 1.5 to 14.8 ng/mL in patients receiving 5 mg everolimus and 4.5 to 55.4 ng/mL in patients receiving 10 mg everolimus. Four patients had partial metabolic response (PMR) using FDG-PET, 12 had stable metabolic disease, and 2 had progressive metabolic disease after a 2-week treatment with everolimus alone. Five of 12 evaluable patients experienced a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) reduction ≥ 50% during treatment with everolimus together with docetaxel. All 4 patients with a PMR according to PET imaging experienced a PSA reduction in response to everolimus with docetaxel, and 3 of 4 had PSA declines ≥ 50%.Everolimus 10 mg daily and docetaxel 60 mg/m(2) was safe in CRPC patients and these were the recommended doses in combination. FDG-PET response might serve as a biomarker for target inhibition by mTOR inhibitors.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown prostate cancer not applicable Docetaxel + Everolimus Phase I Actionable In a Phase I study, Afinitor (everolimus), in combination with Taxotere (docetaxel), demonstrated safety, but minimal efficacy in patients with prostate cancer (PMID: 25450031). 25450031