Purpose: Apalutamide is a next-generation androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor approved for patients with nonmetastatic castrationresistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and metastatic castrationsensitive prostate cancer. We evaluated the pharmacokinetics, safety, and antitumor activity of apalutamide combined with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone (AA-P) in patients with metastatic CRPC (mCRPC). Patients and Methods: Multicenter, open-label, phase Ib drug– drug interaction study conducted in 57 patients with mCRPC treated with 1,000 mg abiraterone acetate plus 10 mg prednisone daily beginning on cycle 1 day 1 (C1D1) and 240 mg apalutamide daily starting on C1D8 in 28-day cycles. Serial blood samples for pharmacokinetic analysis were collected on C1D7 and C2D8. Results: Systemic exposure to abiraterone, prednisone, and prednisolone decreased 14%, 61%, and 42%, respectively, when apalutamide was coadministered with AA-P. No increase in mineralocorticoid excess–related adverse events was observed. Patients without prior exposure to AR signaling inhibitors had longer median treatment duration and greater mean decrease in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) from baseline compared with those who had received prior therapy. Confirmed PSA reductions of ≥50% from baseline at any time were observed in 80% (12/15) of AR signaling inhibitor– na€ve patients and 14% (6/42) of AR signaling inhibitor–treated patients. Conclusions: Treatment with apalutamide plus AA-P was well tolerated and showed evidence of antitumor activity in patients with mCRPC, including those with disease progression on AR signaling inhibitors. No clinically significant pharmacokinetic interaction was observed between abiraterone and apalutamide; however, apalutamide decreased exposure to prednisone. These data support development of 1,000 mg abiraterone acetate plus 10 mg prednisone daily with 240 mg apalutamide daily in patients with mCRPC.

doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.Ccr-19-3402, hdl.handle.net/1765/130568
Clinical Cancer Research
Department of Medical Oncology

Posadas, E.M., Chi, K. N., de Wit, R., de Jonge, M., Attard, G., Friedlander, T.W., … Saad, F. (2020). Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Antitumor Effect of Apalutamide with Abiraterone Acetate plus Prednisone in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Phase Ib Study. Clinical Cancer Research, 26(14), 3517–3524. doi:10.1158/1078-0432.Ccr-19-3402