Androgen Deprivation Therapy Study (ADT)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00743327|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (No Participants completed study)
First Posted : August 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Hypogonadism Metabolic Syndrome Diabetes Inflammation||Drug: Pioglitazone|
Lowering of testosterone levels, by medications or surgery (Androgen Deprivation Therapy or ADT), is commonly used in the treatment of prostate cancer. The adverse effects of low testosterone include decreased sex drive, impotence, decreased lean body mass and muscle strength, increased fat mass, decreased quality of life and osteoporosis.
An increase in body fat and decrease in lean body mass may contribute to a decrease in the body's ability to use insulin effectively, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes. Low testosterone levels are also associated with elevated total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides.
Two groups of non-diabetic men will be studied:
- Men with known history of prostate cancer who were treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy and are now in remission and not receiving androgen deprivation therapy (non-ADT group).
- Men with newly diagnosed or known history of prostate cancer who are being advised by their physicians to begin androgen deprivation therapy (ADT group).
The non-ADT group and half of the ADT group will be observed for the development of insulin resistance/diabetes. The other half of the ADT group will receive a diabetes medication called Pioglitazone (Actos) to evaluate any beneficial effects of this medication in the prevention of metabolic dysfunction.
The study will consist of a screening visit and 6 additional study visits throughout one year. Procedures during this study include blood draws, MRI, CT, DEXA scan, insulin clamp procedures, oral glucose tolerance tests, carotid IMT, pulse wave velocity, neuropsychological testing, physical exams and an optional muscle biopsy.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1 participants|
|Official Title:||Metabolic and Cardiovascular Complications in Men With Prostate Cancer Undergoing Long-term Androgen Deprivation Therapy|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2012|
Participants receiving ADT and pioglitazone
45mg capsule, once daily for 1 year
Other Name: Actos
Participants receiving ADT only
Participants not receiving ADT and in remission from prostate cancer
- Evaluation for the development of incident diabetes [ Time Frame: every 3 months ]
- Evaluation for other cardiovascular risk factors, markers of inflammation and immunological changes [ Time Frame: every 3 months ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00743327
|United States, Maryland|
|NIA Clinical Research Unit located at Harbor Hospital|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21225|
|Principal Investigator:||Josephine M. Egan, MD||National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program|