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Early Detection of Prostate Cancer by FACS (FACS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2007 by Ziv Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Ziv Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 3, 2007
Last updated: September 4, 2007
Last verified: August 2007
Early detection of prostrate cancer and development of metastases. The research will attempt to match the SCM test (structuredness of the cytoplasmic matrix) in lymphocytes as an early cancer detection test using Florescent Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) as a replacement for the CellScan instrument. The test is based on measurement of cellular changes in response to the specific prostate antigen, PSA.

Condition Phase
Prostate Cancer
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Ziv Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 2007
Case: 1
10 diagnosed men in age 60 - 90 with Prostate Cancer
Case: 2
10 patients with benign growth
Control: 3
10 health volunteers
Control: 4
10 patients diagnosed with other cancer


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Experimental group : Males between the ages of 60-90 years, with medical diagnosis of prostate cancer according to both clinical and hematological examinations, before receiving any medical treatment.

Control Group 1: Males between the ages of 60-90 years, with diagnosed benign prostate hyperplasia -BPH.

Control Group 2: Males between the ages of 60-90 years, medically diagnosed as healthy.

Control Group 3: Males between the ages of 60-90 years, medically diagnosed with another form of cancer, not prostate.

Exclusion Criteria:

Experimental group: Other known cancer or systemic infection. Control Group 1: Other known cancer or systemic infection. Control Group 2:Past hematological disorders nor cancer growth history. other known systemic infection, nor urinary tract infection. Patients hospitalized for orthopedic injuries of any type who are otherwise free of urinary tract infections.

Control Group 3:Other known systemic infection, nor urinary tract infection.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00524823

Contact: Nina Kucherski, MD 050-8434041
Contact: Yihia Johari, MD 050-8434094

Urology Department, Ziv Medical Center Recruiting
Safed, Israel, 20100
Contact: Yihia Johari, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yihia Johari, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ziv Hospital
Principal Investigator: Nina Kucherski, MD Ziv Medical Center
  More Information

Altman, Roberta. The prostate Answer Book. Warner Books, lnc., 1993.
American Cancer Society. National Cnference on Prostate Cancer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: September/October 1994.
Rous, Stephen N., M.D.; The prostate Book. W.W. Norton & Co., 1992. Identifier: NCT00524823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HP 7-251 S
Study First Received: September 3, 2007
Last Updated: September 4, 2007

Keywords provided by Ziv Hospital:
Prostate Cancer
Hyperplasia - BPH
Prostate Cancer, Hyperplasia - BPH, Malignancy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 24, 2017