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Session: Genitourinary (Prostate) Cancer

Type: Oral Abstract Session

Time: Friday May 31, 2:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Location: Arie Crown Theater

TAXOMET: A French prospective multicenter randomized controlled phase II study comparing docetaxel plus metformin versus docetaxel plus placebo in mCRPC.

Advanced Disease

Genitourinary (Prostate) Cancer

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Abstract No:

J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr 5004)

Author(s): MARC Pujalte Martin, Delphine Borchiellini, Julien Viotti, Aline Guillot, Jean Baptiste Paoli, Dominique Besson, Werner Hilgers, Claude El Kouri, Gerard Cavaglione, Frank Priou, Tifenn Lharidon, Remy Largillier, Jean-Laurent Deville, Benjamin Hoch, Renaud Schiappa, Jean François Tanti, Frederic Bost, Jean-Marc Ferrero; Centre Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France; Centre Antoine Lacassagne, Université Côte d’Azu, Nice, France; Institut de Cancerologie Lucien Neurwith, Saint-Etienne, France; Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Marseille, France; Centre Cario-HPCA, Plerin Cedex, France; Institut Sainte Catherine, Avignon, France; Centre Catherine de Sienne, Nantes, France; Centre Hospitalier Departemental Vendee, La Roche-Sur-Yon, France; GINECO-Centre Hospitalier Départemental Vendée Les Oudairies, La Roche-Sur-Yon, France; GINECO-Centre Azuréen de Cancérologie, Mougins, France; Hopital de la Timone, Marseille, France; Centre Azureen De Cancerologie, Mougins, France; Biostatistics’ Unite, Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center, University of Cote d’Azur, Nice, France; Inserm U1065 C3M, Nice, France; Inserm U1065 C3, Nice, France; Department of Medical Oncology, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France

Abstract Disclosures


Background: Docetaxel (DOCE) is a standard of care in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Several retrospective cohort studies suggest a decrease in PC incidence and mortality with metformin (MET). MET has also demonstrated anti-tumor activity in PC preclinical models, with increase apoptosis when added to DOCE. The addition of MET could enhance DOCE efficacy in mCRPC patients (pts). Methods: TAXOMET is a phase II prospective multicentric randomized controlled trial. Non-diabetic mCRPC pts were assigned 1:1 to receive DOCE 75mg/m2 every 21 days + prednisone (P) 5 mg twice a day and either MET 850mg twice a day (arm A) or placebo (arm B), up to 10 cycles. The primary end point was PSA response rate (≥50% decrease). Main secondary endpoints included objective response rate (ORR, according to RECIST v1.1), clinical and biological progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), toxicity and quality of life (QoL). Comparisons between arm A and B were performed using Chi² test for qualitative data and Log-rank test for survival data. Results: From January 2013 to December 2015, 99 pts were randomized (50 pts in arm A and 49 pts in arm B) in 10 french centers, and 95 pts were evaluable. No difference was observed between arm A and arm B in PSA-response rate (72% in both arms), ORR (28% in both arms), clinical or biological mPFS (7.3 months vs 5.8 months p = 0.848) and mOS (24.2 months (95CI: 17.2 – 33.7) vs 19.7 months (95CI: 14.8 – 36.8), p = 0.53), respectively. There was no difference between arms in adverse events, except a trend for diarrhea to be more common with MET (70% in arm A vs 50% in arm B, p = 0.072), but few grade 3-4 events. There was no difference in QoL according to QLQ-C30 score between the two arms during the treatment period. Conclusions: This is the first prospective randomized controlled trial to evaluate the combination of MET with DOCE+P in mCRPC. The addition of MET has no meaningful clinical benefit in this setting. Clinical trial information: NCT01796028

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