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Radical Prostatectomy in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2001
Last updated: September 20, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

RATIONALE: Radical prostatectomy may be an effective treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of radical prostatectomy in treating patients who have locally advanced prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer Procedure: conventional surgery Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Radical Prostatectomy for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer. A Feasibility Study

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Further study details as provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2001
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the success rate of radical prostatectomy in patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
  • Determine the serious toxic event rate of this surgery in these patients.
  • Determine the pN status of patients treated with this surgery.
  • Determine the percentage of patients found to have organ-confined tumors (pT2) after undergoing this surgery.
  • Determine the 2-year prostate-specific antigen-free survival rate of patients treated with this surgery.
  • Determine the surgical morbidity rates of patients treated with this surgery.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo limited pelvic lymphadenectomy and then radical retropubic prostatectomy.

Patients who are found to have pN-positive disease receive further treatment according to the investigator's discretion. Patients with pN0 disease are followed every 3 months for 1 year and then every 4 months for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 32-74 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate

    • Unilateral cT3a, cN0, M0
  • Well or moderately differentiated tumor

    • Gleason score no greater than 7 (4 plus 3 or 3 plus 4)
  • Total serum prostate-specific antigen no greater than 20 ng/mL (Hybritech equivalent)



  • 70 and under

Performance status:

  • WHO 0-1

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • WBC greater than 3,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin greater than 9 g/dL


  • Bilirubin no greater than 1.5 times normal
  • ALT or AST less than 3 times normal
  • PT and PTT normal


  • Creatinine no greater than 1.5 mg/dL


  • No preexisting uncontrolled cardiac disease, signs of cardiac failure, or rhythm disturbances requiring therapy
  • No myocardial infarction within the past 6 months


  • No gross abnormalities on chest x-ray


  • No other disease that would preclude surgery
  • No other prior malignancy except adequately treated basal cell skin cancer
  • No other concurrent primary malignancy
  • No psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical condition that would preclude compliance


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • No prior hormonal therapy that would affect assessment of clinical T staging, margin positivity, or definitive pT staging


  • No prior pelvic radiotherapy that would affect surgical resectability and perioperative morbidity


  • No prior surgery in the small pelvis (vascular surgery, mesh graft hernia repair, any surgery for benign prostatic hypertrophy, or transurethral resection of prostate) that would preclude prostatectomy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00027794

Virga Jesse Hospital
Hasselt, Belgium, 3500
U.Z. Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, B-3000
Istituto Scientifico H. San Raffaele
Milano, Italy, 20132
Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi
Varese, Italy, 21100
Martin Faculty Hospital
Martin, Slovakia, 03659
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Study Chair: Hein van Poppel, MD, PhD University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
  More Information

Responsible Party: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC Identifier: NCT00027794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EORTC-30001
Study First Received: December 7, 2001
Last Updated: September 20, 2012

Keywords provided by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC:
adenocarcinoma of the prostate
stage III prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases processed this record on June 23, 2017