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Androcur Effects on Quality of Life

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 24, 2009
Last updated: April 12, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
Androcur is an antiandrogenic drug, which blocks the action of male sex hormones. Androcur is used for treatment of advanced prostate cancer. This study investigates the effect of Androcur on quality of life of prostate cancer patients who are taking the drug for 12 months

Condition Intervention
Prostate Cancer Drug: Cyproterone acetate (Androcur)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Measure of Androcur Effects on Quality of Life at Prostate Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life change measured by SF-35 questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline, after 3, 6 and 12 month ]

Enrollment: 245
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Drug: Cyproterone acetate (Androcur)

The study drug will be administered either as monotherapy or in combination with other interventions (surgical castration or LHRH analogue treatment).

Daily dosage as monotherapy: 200-300 mg cyproterone acetate. Daily dosage following surgical castration: 100-200 mg cyproterone acetate. Daily dosage in combination with an LHRH-analogue: 100-200 mg cyproterone acetate.

Administration period: 12 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with advanced prostate cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Inoperable prostate tumor or progradiated after surgery/ irradiation therapy
  • Locally advanced tumor or distant metastases is present

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient not fulfil the recruitment criteria
  • Liver disease; Dubin-Johnson syndrome; Rotor syndrome; previous or existing liver tumours (in carcinoma of the prostate only if these are not due to metastases); wasting diseases (with the exception of carcinoma of the prostate); depression; previous or existing thromboembolic processes; diabetes with vascular changes; sickle-cell anaemia.
  • As regards patients with prostatic carcinoma who have a history of thromboembolic processes and/or an existing sickle-cell anaemia, or diabetes with vascular changes, the risk:benefit ratio must be considered carefully in each individual case before the use of Androcur
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00908674

Many Locations, Hungary
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Medical Director, Bayer Hungária Kft. Identifier: NCT00908674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14166
Study First Received: March 24, 2009
Last Updated: April 12, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Cyproterone Acetate
Androgen Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Male
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents processed this record on August 18, 2017