The CASPAR Trial for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer that has become Resistant to Testosterone-Deprivation Therapy

Clinical Trial Title

A031902: CASPAR - A Phase III Trial of Enzalutamide and Rucaparib as a Novel Therapy in First-Line Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

National Clinical Trial Number:

NCT04455750

Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial is evaluating the benefit of rucaparib and enzalutamide combination therapy versus enzalutamide alone for the treatment of men with prostate cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) and has become resistant to testosterone-deprivation therapy (castration-resistant).

Enzalutamide helps fight prostate cancer by blocking the use of testosterone by the tumor cells for growth. Poly adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, such as rucaparib, fight prostate cancer by prevent tumor cells from repairing their DNA. Giving enzalutamide and rucaparib may make patients live longer or prevent their cancer from growing or spreading for a longer time, or both. It may also help doctors learn if a mutation in any of the homologous recombination DNA repair genes is helpful to decide which treatment is best for the patient.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have histologic/cytologic documentation of prostate adenocarcinoma.
  • Have measurable or non-measurable metastatic disease.
  • Have no prior therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
  • Are 18 years of age or older.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Alan Tan, MD

Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Location

Rush University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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