Send to

Choose Destination
Invest New Drugs. 2015 Apr;33(2):397-408. doi: 10.1007/s10637-014-0199-x. Epub 2015 Jan 4.

Phase 1/2 study of orteronel (TAK-700), an investigational 17,20-lyase inhibitor, with docetaxel-prednisone in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Author information

Department of Medicine, Smilow Cancer Center, Yale University Medical Center, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208032, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA,



Docetaxel-prednisone (DP) is an approved therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Orteronel (TAK-700) is an investigational, selective, non-steroidal inhibitor of 17,20-lyase, a key enzyme in androgenic hormone production. This phase 1/2 study evaluated orteronel plus DP in mCRPC patients.


Adult men with chemotherapy-naïve mCRPC, serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) ≥5 ng/mL, and serum testosterone <50 ng/dL received oral orteronel 200 or 400 mg twice-daily (BID) in phase 1 to determine the recommended dose for phase 2, plus intravenous docetaxel 75 mg/m(2) every 3 weeks, and oral prednisone 5 mg BID. Phase 2 objectives included safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy.


In phase 1 (n = 6, orteronel 200 mg; n = 8, orteronel 400 mg), there was one dose-limiting toxicity of grade 3 febrile neutropenia at 400 mg BID. This dose was evaluated further in phase 2 (n = 23). After 4 cycles, 68, 59, and 23% of patients achieved ≥30, ≥50, and ≥90% PSA reductions, respectively; median best PSA response was -77%. Seven of 10 (70%) RECIST-evaluable patients achieved objective partial responses. Median time to PSA progression and radiographic disease progression was 6.7 and 12.9 months, respectively. Dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) and testosterone levels were rapidly and durably reduced. Common adverse events were fatigue (78%), alopecia (61%), diarrhea (48%), nausea (43%), dysgeusia (39%), and neutropenia (39%). Orteronel and docetaxel pharmacokinetics were similar alone and in combination.


Orteronel plus DP was tolerable, with substantial reductions in PSA, DHEA-S, and testosterone levels, and evidence for measurable disease responses.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Springer Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center