Study to Assess Enobosarm (GTx-024) in Postmenopausal Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence


About this study

GTx-024 is an orally bioavailable and tissue-selective nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) that has demonstrated androgenic and anabolic activity and is currently being evaluated as a potential treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in postmenopausal women. Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders are major health problems for women, especially as they age. Pelvic floor muscle relaxation has been found to correlate with lower urinary tract symptoms including SUI. Muscles of the pelvic floor and lower urinary tract are crucial for supporting the pelvic organs and micturition; however, damage to the muscles or lack of hormonal stimulation are thought to contribute to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Although anabolic steroids may increase muscle mass and strength, lack of oral bioavailability and known potential risks have limited their use. Nonsteroidal SARMs have potential to achieve benefits of anabolic steroid therapy (improved muscle mass, cholesterol/triglyceride levels, glucose metabolism, and bone density) with fewer adverse effects, such as hirsutism and acne, in women. Both nonclinical and clinical data suggest that SARMs may provide a new therapeutic option for pelvic floor and lower urinary tract disorders, as both testosterone and its more potent metabolite, dihydrotestosterone, have anabolic effects on muscle.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • SUI symptoms of at least 6 months duration
  • Predominant SUI as determined at the Screening Visit using the Medical, Epidemiological, and Social Aspects of Aging (MESA) urinary questionnaire.
  • 24-Hour pad weight > 3 g during the screening period
  • A minimum of 1 and no more than 15 SUI episodes on any single day AND no fewer than 9 total SUI episodes over 3 days during the screening period
  • Positive bladder stress test conducted during the Screening Visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of pelvic radiation treatment
  • History of urethral diverticula
  • History of urethral sling or anterior prolapse repair
  • Treatment with urethral bulking agents and/or other SUI procedure or surgery within the 6 months prior to the Screening Visit
  • Known vesicoureteral reflux, vaginal prolapse beyond the introitus, or other significant pelvic floor abnormalities
  • Urinary incontinence of neurogenic etiology
  • Morbidly obese (defined as 100 pounds over ideal body weight, or body mass index 40 or greater)
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Evidence of active infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • History of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Subjects with a history of breast or endometrial cancer

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Aqsa Khan, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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