Addition of docetaxel, zoledronic acid, or both to first-line long-term hormone therapy in prostate cancer (STAMPEDE): survival results from an adaptive, multiarm, multistage, platform-randomised controlled trial

James, N. D. et al. (2016) Addition of docetaxel, zoledronic acid, or both to first-line long-term hormone therapy in prostate cancer (STAMPEDE): survival results from an adaptive, multiarm, multistage, platform-randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 387(10024), pp. 1163-1177. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)01037-5) (PMID:26719232)

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Background Long-term hormone therapy has been the standard of care for advanced prostate cancer since the 1940s. STAMPEDE is a randomised controlled trial using a multiarm, multistage platform design. It recruits men with highrisk, locally advanced, metastatic or recurrent prostate cancer who are starting fi rst-line long-term hormone therapy. We report primary survival results for three research comparisons testing the addition of zoledronic acid, docetaxel, or their combination to standard of care versus standard of care alone. Methods Standard of care was hormone therapy for at least 2 years; radiotherapy was encouraged for men with N0M0 disease to November, 2011, then mandated; radiotherapy was optional for men with node-positive nonmetastatic (N+M0) disease. Stratifi ed randomisation (via minimisation) allocated men 2:1:1:1 to standard of care only (SOC-only; control), standard of care plus zoledronic acid (SOC + ZA), standard of care plus docetaxel (SOC + Doc), or standard of care with both zoledronic acid and docetaxel (SOC + ZA + Doc). Zoledronic acid (4 mg) was given for six 3-weekly cycles, then 4-weekly until 2 years, and docetaxel (75 mg/m²) for six 3-weekly cycles with prednisolone 10 mg daily. There was no blinding to treatment allocation. The primary outcome measure was overall survival. Pairwise comparisons of research versus control had 90% power at 2·5% one-sided α for hazard ratio (HR) 0·75, requiring roughly 400 control arm deaths. Statistical analyses were undertaken with standard logrank-type methods for time-to-event data, with hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs derived from adjusted Cox models. This trial is registered at (NCT00268476) and (ISRCTN78818544). Findings 2962 men were randomly assigned to four groups between Oct 5, 2005, and March 31, 2013. Median age was 65 years (IQR 60–71). 1817 (61%) men had M+ disease, 448 (15%) had N+/X M0, and 697 (24%) had N0M0. 165 (6%) men were previously treated with local therapy, and median prostate-specifi c antigen was 65 ng/mL (IQR 23–184). Median follow-up was 43 months (IQR 30–60). There were 415 deaths in the control group (347 [84%] prostate cancer). Median overall survival was 71 months (IQR 32 to not reached) for SOC-only, not reached (32 to not reached) for SOC + ZA (HR 0·94, 95% CI 0·79–1·11; p=0·450), 81 months (41 to not reached) for SOC + Doc (0·78, 0·66–0·93; p=0·006), and 76 months (39 to not reached) for SOC + ZA + Doc (0·82, 0·69–0·97; p=0·022). There was no evidence of heterogeneity in treatment eff ect (for any of the treatments) across prespecifi ed subsets. Grade 3–5 adverse events were reported for 399 (32%) patients receiving SOC, 197 (32%) receiving SOC + ZA, 288 (52%) receiving SOC + Doc, and 269 (52%) receiving SOC + ZA + Doc. Interpretation Zoledronic acid showed no evidence of survival improvement and should not be part of standard of care for this population. Docetaxel chemotherapy, given at the time of long-term hormone therapy initiation, showed evidence of improved survival accompanied by an increase in adverse events. Docetaxel treatment should become part of standard of care for adequately fi t men commencing long-term hormone therapy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Professor Robert
Authors: James, N. D., Sydes, M. R., Clarke, N. W., Mason, M. D., Dearnaley, D. P., Spears, M. R., Ritchie, A. W.S., Parker, C., Russell, J. M., Attard, G., de Bono, J., Cross, W., Jones, R. J., Thalmann, G., Amos, C., Matheson, D., Millman, R., Alzouebi, M., Beesley, S., Birtle, A. J., Brock, S., Cathomas, R., Chakraborti, P., Chowdhury, S., Cook, A., Elliott, T., Gale, J., Gibbs, S., Graham, J., Hetherington, J., Hughes, R., Laing, R., McKinna, F., McLaren, D. B., O’Sullivan, J. M., Parikh, O., Peedell, C., Protheroe, A., Robinson, A., Srihari, N., Srinivasan, R., Staffurth, J., Sundar, S., Tolan, S., Tsang, D. T., Wagstaff, J., and Parmar, M. K.B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Lancet
Publisher:The Lancet Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1474-547X
Published Online:23 December 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 James et al.
First Published:First published in Lancet 387(10024):1163-1177
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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