Custirsen (OGX-011)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Clusterin inhibitor. Clusterin is upregulated in cancer cells in response to antineoplastic treatment and is hypothesized to play a role in cancer cell survival and treatment resistance. Increased clusterin production has been associated with increased rates of progression, treatment resistance, and shorter survival. Inhibiting clusterin is hypothesized to decrease the rates of tumor growth and resistance to other treatments.[1][2]
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.

Preliminary data

Non-small cell lung cancer

  1. Laskin JJ, Nicholas G, Lee C, Gitlitz B, Vincent M, Cormier Y, Stephenson J, Ung Y, Sanborn R, Pressnail B, Nugent F, Nemunaitis J, Gleave ME, Murray N, Hao D. Phase I/II trial of custirsen (OGX-011), an inhibitor of clusterin, in combination with a gemcitabine and platinum regimen in patients with previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Mar;7(3):579-86. PubMed

Prostate cancer

  1. Saad F, Hotte S, North S, Eigl B, Chi K, Czaykowski P, Wood L, Pollak M, Berry S, Lattouf JB, Mukherjee SD, Gleave M, Winquist E; Canadian Uro-Oncology Group. Randomized phase II trial of Custirsen (OGX-011) in combination with docetaxel or mitoxantrone as second-line therapy in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer progressing after first-line docetaxel: CUOG trial P-06c. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Sep 1;17(17):5765-73. Epub 2011 Jul 25. PubMed

Patient drug information

No information available.

Also known as

  • Code name: OGX-011