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Prostate HistoScanning for the Non-invasive Detection and Staging of Prostate Cancer and Characterization of Prostate Tissues (PHS-02) (PHS-02)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Advanced Medical Diagnostics s.a. Identifier:
First received: August 30, 2010
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

Study design:

-The study will be a phase I like study to assess the extent to which prostate HistoScanning (PHS, the index test) can identify and characterize foci of prostate cancer when compared to histological samples harvested during radical prostatectomy (the reference test). The study will comprise 3 steps: first, defining the most suitable method for matching the TRUS (TransRectalUltrasonography) to histology (step 1); second, refining the algorithms (training set); third, verification of the PHS performances (test set).

Study objectives:

  • Primary Objective:

    • To evaluate the extent to which PHS can discriminate between malignant lesions of the prostate versus non-malignant tissue in 3D RF TRUS data using radical prostatectomy histological step sectioning as the reference test.
  • Secondary Objectives:

    • To adapt and refine PHS tissue characterisation algorithms using RF data that were previously developed using grey-level data as input.
    • To assess the accuracy of PHS in predicting the volume of prostate cancers determined by histology.
    • To assess the ability of PHS to rule in or rule out the presence of cancer > or = 0.5 cc and of > or = 0.2 cc as determined by histology.
    • To evaluate the ability to discriminate primary Gleason pattern 4 and 5 versus 3 or less in tumours > or = 0.5 cc and > or = 0.2 cc.
    • To assess the ability of PHS to correctly risk stratify patients.

Prostate Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prostate HistoScanning for the Non-invasive Detection and Staging of Prostate Cancer and Characterization of Prostate Tissues (PHS-02)

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Further study details as provided by Advanced Medical Diagnostics s.a.:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
paraffin blocks of prostate specimens

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2012
prostate cancer
Patients with histologically proven prostate cancer (positive biopsy) and who are planned to undergo radical prostatectomy.


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 histologically proven prostate cancer (positive biopsy) and who are planned to undergo radical prostatectomy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: >or=18 year-old
  • Histologically (positive biopsy) proven prostate cancer with primary and secondary Gleason patterns attributed.
  • Patient planned to undergo radical prostatectomy
  • Prostate cancer is deemed to be organ confined (T1-T2, Nx or No, Mx or Mo)
  • No prior treatment for prostate cancer, including any type of hormonal therapy
  • No major calcification is noted during the TRUS (i.e. (Diameter >or=5 mm, spread all over the prostate or blocking to much of the ultrasound signal).
  • Patient willing to give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are either unsuitable or unwilling to enter the study or to proceed to surgical investigation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01191931

Bordet Institute
Brussels, Belgium, 1000
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
Czech Republic
Olomouc Hospital
Olomouc, Czech Republic, 775 20
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Tübingen, Germany, 72076
Semmelweis University
Budapest, Hungary, H-1082
United Kingdom
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom, W6 8RF
University College London Hospital (UCLH)
London, United Kingdom, NW1 2BU
Sponsors and Collaborators
Advanced Medical Diagnostics s.a.
Study Director: Harry Bleiberg, MD
  More Information


Responsible Party: Advanced Medical Diagnostics s.a. Identifier: NCT01191931     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR2P00113
Study First Received: August 30, 2010
Last Updated: October 26, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017