Preop Conformal Radiotherapy - Prostate
Radical prostatectomy and radical radiation therapy remain the standard treatment approaches for patients with clinically localized prostate cancer (T1, T2).Radical prostatectomy is most effective when the disease is organ confined at the time of surgery. However, in many series up to 60% of patients have positive resection margins at the time of surgery and there is evidence to suggest that these patients may not be curable by surgery alone. A number of preoperative clinical variables including clinical stage, serum Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and Gleason scorea re helpful in determining the probability of finding organ confined disease at the time of syrgery.
Procedure: Pre-Operative Conformal Radiotherapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Pre-Operative Conformal Radiotherapy in Patients With Radical Prostatectomy|
- To document the feasibility of pre-operative conformal radiation therapy in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer who are at high risk for having local extra-prostatic disease at time of surgery.
|Study Start Date:||May 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|University Health Network Princess Margaret Hospital|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Principal Investigator:||Padraig Warde, MD||Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada|