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Proteases in Patients With Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bone

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: February 10, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of bone marrow and tissue from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer.

PURPOSE: This laboratory study is comparing proteases (enzymes that break down protein) in patients with prostate cancer that has spread to the bone with patients who do not have cancer that has spread to the bone.

Condition Intervention
Anemia Metastatic Cancer Myelodysplastic Syndromes Precancerous Condition Prostate Cancer Genetic: fluorescence in situ hybridization Genetic: microarray analysis Genetic: molecular diagnostic method Other: immunohistochemistry staining method Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Procedure: biopsy Procedure: immunoscintigraphy

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Proteases in Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis

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Further study details as provided by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Expression and activity of proteases and related molecules

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: July 2001
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Examine the roles of proteases and protease-associated molecules in bone metastases in patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo bone marrow aspiration and core bone biopsies. Tissues are analyzed by immunohistochemistry methods, in situ hybridization assays, gelatin zymography and/or Western blot analysis, and gene profiling analysis in order to visualize and quantitate protease or protease-related levels.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:

    • Diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer

      • Patients with documented bone metastases on radiologic imaging studies must undergo bone marrow biopsy
    • Male patients ≥ 50 years of age without cancer who are scheduled to undergo bone biopsy for other clinically indicated reasons, including any of the following:

      • Myelodysplasia
      • Anemia
      • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
    • Male or female patients ≥ 40 years of age without metastatic bone cancer who are scheduled to undergo an orthopedic procedure involving removal of bone specimen


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00899665

United States, Michigan
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48076
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Michael L. Cher, MD Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00899665     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000483773
P30CA022453 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: February 10, 2014

Keywords provided by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:
stage IV prostate cancer
bone metastases
monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
de novo myelodysplastic syndromes
previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
secondary myelodysplastic syndromes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Neoplasm Metastasis
Precancerous Conditions
Pathologic Processes
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Neoplastic Processes processed this record on August 18, 2017