A Randomized Phase II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Chemotherapy (CT) vs Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) in Patients With Recurrent and/or Metastatic, Androgen Receptor (AR) Expressing, Salivary Gland Cancer (SGCs)

Condition: Salivary Gland Cancer

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT01969578

Sponsor: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC

Phase: Phase 2


  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven diagnosis of recurrent and/or metastatic salivary duct cancer; adenocarcinoma, NOS; and AR expression in at least 70% of nuclei of neoplastic cells based on central review
  • Sufficient tissue must be available either historically or a biopsy must be done as a part of this study and sent to central review for patients enrolled in both cohorts
  • Presence of at least one uni-dimensional measurable lesion by CT-scan or MRI according to RECIST criteria version 1.1 (target lesion).
  • Patients older than 18 years old;
  • Performance Status ECOG 0-1;
  • Adequate bone marrow function:
  • WBC ≥ 3.5/10exp9L
  • absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,5x10exp9/L
  • hemoglobin > 9 g/dL
  • platelet count ≥ 100x10exp9/L
  • Adequate liver function:
  • AST < 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • ALT < 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • bilirubin < 1.5 times upper limit of normal
  • the concomitant evidence of AST < 2.5 times upper limit of normal, ALT < 2.5 times upper limit of normal and bilirubin > 1.5 times upper limit of normal is not allowed
  • Adequate renal function:
  • serum creatinine level (≤ 1.3 mg/dL)
  • calculated creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min based on the standard Cockcroft and Gault formula
  • Adequate cardiac function as demonstrated by a clinically normal 12 lead ECG; additionally for patients who will receive Cisplatin and Doxorubicin adequate cardiac function should be demonstrated by a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥ 50% (within 2 weeks prior to treatment start)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Actively bleeding tumor if the patient is intended to be treated with carboplatin
  • Patients with bone disease or brain disease as the sole disease site; brain metastases are allowed in case of systemic disease, but must have been treated at least 4 weeks before enrollment and must be stable after that;
  • recent history of congestive heart failure, unstable angina within the past 3 months, cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, congenital long QTc prolongation, stroke, TIA within the past 6 months;
  • previous cardiac toxicity induced by another anthracycline or previous exposure to maximum cumulative dose of another anthracycline if the patient is intended to be treated with doxorubicin
  • history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biological composition to cis/carboplatin, paclitaxel, doxorubicin, bicalutamide or triptorelin;
  • concomitant medications with terfenadine, astemizole, cisaprid
  • use of phenytoin
  • Patients who received vaccine for yellow fever
  • active second malignancy during the last five years except non melanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix;
  • positive serum pregnancy test within 1 week prior to the first dose of study treatment for Women of child bearing potential (WOCBP);
  • no adequate birth control measures, as defined by the investigator, during the study treatment period and for at least 6 months after the last study treatment for patients of childbearing / reproductive potential.
  • psychological, familiar, sociological or geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule; those conditions should be discussed with the patient before registration in the trial;
  • written informed consent not given according to ICH/GCP, and national/local regulations, before patient registration
  • participation in another interventional clinical trial in the preceding 4 weeks prior to randomization
  • for cohort A patients: previous chemotherapy for recurrent/metastatic disease (previous chemotherapy given concomitantly with RT in the past is allowed, including cisplatin but it should be completed at least 6 months before enrollment).

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