Multi-Center Phase II Study to Compare MER-101 20mg Tablets to Intravenous Zometa 4mg in Male Bisphosphonate-Naive, Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients
The objective of MER-101-03 is to examine the effects of two different dosing regimens of MER-101 20mg tablets versus Zometa 4mg IV infusion once-monthly therapy. The effects will be monitored on a weekly basis by measuring various markers of bone metabolism. Patients to be enrolled will be those who have not received any previous bisphosphonate therapy. The study will be carried out on prostate cancer patients who are no longer on hormone therapy. Treatment in the study will be for a 2-month period.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer
Zoledronic Acid 20mg Tablets, Zoledronic Acid, Zoledronic Acid 20mg Tablets
Birmingham Hematology & Oncology Associates, LLC
Merrion Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00636740
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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